Entries Tagged as 'Business News'
November 19th, 2013 by Doree
All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture at the corner of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 65th Street is closing its doors on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Owners Gretchen Kudla and Andhi Spath tell us they ”look forward to new adventures and to continue serving our neighborhood at Cafe Bambino just down the hill. It as been a wonderful experience buying and selling treasures to you all. Thank you for your support and business.“
Tags: All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture, Cafe Bambino
October 14th, 2013 by Doree
NW 65th Street from 8th to 3rd avenues NW can be claimed by both Phinney Ridge and Ballard. Now, there’s a group called Friends of NW 65th that is hoping to bring renewed interest to businesses and livability in the area.
Check out the group’s Facebook page for daily updates on interesting businesses and events. You also can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to their email list.
Tags: business, Friends of NW 65th
October 4th, 2013 by Doree
Lots to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Here’s a sample; check our Events calendar any time for more.
Friday is the final Phinney Farmers Market of the season from 3-7 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA.
Couth Buzzard Books presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Susan Elliot, Mike Buchman, Chris Mitchell, Roo & The Few — Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and the Science Greeks Discussion Group at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The comedy “The Matchmaker” continues at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.
The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is having its huge Gently Used Kid’s Clothing and Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building.
The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington hosts the third annual Walk & Roll around Green Lake from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. You can register and/or donate online.
Over in Wallingford, the urban farming “Cooped Up in Seattle” 4-H club, is meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Members are from 5-18 years old. The club focuses on projects in poultry, rabbits and sewing. See the group’s Facebook page for more information.
Actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur will present his solo performance of “Rocks in My Bed,” a musical event celebrating jazz musician Duke Ellington, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. “Rocks in My Bed” is aimed at children 6-11, and is specifically designed to be inclusive for people with disabilities, such as children who are deaf or blind.
Empty Sea Studios presents The Paul Hemmings Uketet at 8 p.m. Saturday, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Lucy Kaplansky at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building. Cost for advance tickets is $19 general, $17 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price; $2 more at the door. Kaplansky is well-known for her musical partnerships with Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Dar Williams and Suzanne Vega.
Shepherd’s Counseling Services hosts the annual “Turn the Light On” at from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the east entrance to Green Lake. The free event raises awareness of how to help prevent childhood sexual abuse. Emcee is reporter and writer Mimi Gan; entertainment provided by local guitarist Daryl Redeker and local folk rock band Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount.
October 3rd, 2013 by Doree
The development planned for 101 NW 85th St., across the street from Fred Meyer, has officially filed a land use application to construct a five-story, 104-unit residential building with 8,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and below–ground parking for 104 vehicles.
The development will take over the long-empty building on the corner of NW 85th Street and 1st Avenue NW, plus three neighboring lots.
The development is undergoing SEPA Environmental Determination. Comments on the environmental impact are being accepted through Oct. 16. You can comment online, by email to the Public Resource Center at email@example.com, by fax to 206-233-7901, or by mail to: Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Public Resource Center, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019. Include the project number, project address, and your mailing address.
Tags: construction, development
October 2nd, 2013 by Doree
The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is next Wednesday, Oct. 9, where you’re encouraged to eat out early and often all day long to help raise money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.
The program feeds 150-200 meals three days a week to those in need. The program receives grants from the city and donated food and lots of volunteer help, but it’s not enough. That’s where the Pig Out comes in. Thirty neighborhood restaurants, coffee shops and pubs will donate a portion of their sales that day to the Hot Meal Program. So you can have coffee and a pastry in the morning, take your colleagues out to lunch, and then go out for dinner with the family or drinks in the evening and it all counts.
Last year’s Pig Out raised more than $5,000.
- 74th Street Ale House
- The Angry Beaver
- A la Mode Pies
- Baranof Restaurant
- Barking Dog Ale House
- Blue Glass
- Blue Bird Ice Cream
- Diggity Dog
- Fresh Flours
- In the Red Wine Bar
- Kalbi Grill Express
- Makeda Coffee
- The Olive and Grape
- Oliver’s Twist
- The Park Pub
- Red Mill Burgers
- Ridge Neighborhood Pizza
- Razzi’s Pizza
- Santa Fe Café
- Tangerine Thai
- Teachers Lounge
- Tim’s Tavern
- Stumbling Goat
Metropolis is donating balloons to mark all participating restaurants that day.
If you can’t eat out that day but want to make a direct donation, please send a check to: PNA, Hot Meal Program, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.
Tags: Phabulous Phinneywood Pig Out, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
October 1st, 2013 by Doree
The new Greenwood Bartell Drugs will open on Sunday, Oct. 13, and host a grand opening celebration on Oct. 26.
The new Bartell Drugs is next door to the current store at 100 N. 85th Street, in the space formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video. At 16,085-square-feet, it will be one of the largest in the 61-store chain, and will include a larger pharmacy, an “Urban Market,” and a Growler Station with six rotating regional beers and ales on tap.
The Oct. 26 celebration will include family activities, product samples, free hot dogs and a live radio broadcast, and will also mark the store’s 80 years in Greenwood.
Tags: Bartell Drugs
September 30th, 2013 by Doree
Tony’s Coffee Bar is celebrating its first anniversary at 7001 3rd Ave. NW with a party on Friday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. with free food and drinks, and live music by Nu Klezmer Army.
Tags: coffee, Tony's Coffee Bar
September 27th, 2013 by Doree
Here are highlights of what to do in and around Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Bite of Broadview is from 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 405 N. 117th St. (North 117th Street between Dayton Avenue North and Phinney Avenue North will be closed from now until 6 p.m. Sunday.)
Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA, in the Brick Building.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Debra Cowan in concert (Mark Graham opens) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $15 general, $13 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids are half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.
With a voice that blends Celtic and Appalachian styles, Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary folksongs. Her performances give listeners old and new story-songs, reflecting human experiences – and sometimes offering short, comedic ditties – all the while encouraging the audience to join in on choruses and refrains.
Matt The Electrician in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Randy Bowles and Rebecca Cohen in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project concert fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Girl Genius Comics — Phil & Kaja Foglio (readings, signings, meet and greet) at 6 p.m. Sunday.
And don’t forget that Metro’s fall service revisions begin Saturday. In our neck of that woods, Route 5 is adding two trips on Saturdays; Route 48 is adding and changing some trips; and Route 358 is getting added trips mid-day to increase service frequency to every 12 minutes. Check out Metro’s website for details.
September 20th, 2013 by Doree
Here are highlights of events happening in and around Phinney-Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the upper parking lot.
Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA, in the Brick Building.
This weekend Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Jump Ensemble Jazz Concert — Mark Filler, Gregg Robinson, Marty Hasegawa at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Music and Stories From The Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Northern Tunes Session with the Rhythm Rollers at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Seattle Folklore Society hosts Uncle Bonsai at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in the Brick Building. Reserve seats at Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.
Taproot Theatre begins its four-week run of “The Matchmaker” this week, 204 N. 85th St.
Seattle Parks and Recreation has its last life jacket sale of the season at Green Lake’s Evans Pool from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Life jackets are available in sizes from infant to youth large for $20 and for teens to adult size XXXL for $30.
September 20th, 2013 by Doree
Taproot Theatre‘s latest production, “The Matchmaker,” opens this week.
The Matchmaker promises a story of love, adventure and humor with heart. Thornton Wilder’s hit comedy about love, money and the love of money has matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi brokering true love for a wealthy businessman. Will anyone get what their heart desires? Unlikely circumstances and hilarious complications bring surprises at every corner in this play that inspired Hello, Dolly!
Tags: taproot theatre
September 19th, 2013 by Doree
Updated: Here’s a photo from the folks at A-1 Pianos. Neighbors spent the day playing both pianos and enjoying a rest on the bench.
Earlier: Tomorrow is PARK(ing) Day, where 45 parking spots in the various spots around the city will turn into temporary parks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In our neighborhood look for a pop-up park in front of A-1 Pianos at 7020 Greenwood Ave. N. And, yes, there will be a piano out there! Check out a map of all (PARK)ing Day locations here.
September 13th, 2013 by Dale
The city of Seattle recently released an app for Android and iPhone devices that lets you conveniently photograph, map and then report issues such as abandoned vehicles, graffiti and potholes, the moment you see them.
Prior to the app’s release, your options were to make a phone call, show up in person at a city office or use a mobile-unfriendly online service request form.
While a PC-based online service request form is more detailed and has additional reporting options (the app will include an illegal dumping reporting option on an upcoming release), the app trumps that by eliminating the inconvenience of having to go home and plunk yourself down in front of a computer to make a report.
Since the app’s release a month ago, it’s been downloaded more than 2,800 times, but only about 1,80o requests have been made. About 44 percent have been for graffiti, 27 percent for “other,” 15 percent for potholes and the remainder for parking enforcement and abandoned vehicles.
The low number of requests to downloads ratio may be one indicator the app needs some work. Another one is Google Play Store comments and personal experience: Trying to make a graffiti report immediately after installing the app on a Samsung S3 Android phone caused the app to crash. After rebooting the phone, it showed the report had been submitted three times.
Perhaps the iPhone faithful are having a more bug-free experience…
Then there’s a point of confusion: Submitted requests are marked as “closed” before the reported issue is actually addressed.
For example, a graffiti report entered two weeks ago was marked as closed a few days later, yet the graffiti on some sidewalk ramps still remained as of earlier this evening, well beyond the city’s 10-day timetable for removing graffiti from it’s property in keeping with the Graffiti Nuisance Ordinance.
The “closed” indicator just means the report has been successfully handed off to the department that’s responsible for dealing with it, not that it’s actually complete, according to Katherine Schubert-Knapp, communications director for the city’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services.
“Several folks have asked about that, so we’re going to change some information on the website,” to explain it, Schubert-Knapp said. She went on to say it’s a limitation of the system the city is using to track the reports. In a follow-up email, she included some additional details:
When checking the status of a service request submitted through Find It, Fix It, the tracking information may show that the status is Closed. Closed indicates that the report has been accepted by the City of Seattle, though the graffiti removal may still be pending.
When graffiti is reported, the report is dispatched to the responsible agency for abatement. Because the various agencies use different systems and processes for managing the abatement of graffiti, we’re unable to give real-time status updates.
You can check on the status of any service request by calling the Customer Service Bureau at 684-2489 (CITY). Please be sure to have the service request number ready to expedite the process. You’ll find it listed at the top of the screen when you view your request on your mobile phone.
One hopes something can eventually be done to make the status of reports more clear on the app as well.
Despite the bumps, the app shows promise for making it easier for people to take simple actions to alert the city to issues that need attention.
Not into using an app? You can make reports in person at City Hall, a Neighborhood Service Center, over the phone at (206) 684-2489, or via that service request form on the City’s website.
For those of you who have tried the app, let’s offer our .02 cents to help the city make it better: What’s your take? What would improve it?
Tags: apps, crime, crime reporting, graffiti, potholes, seattle, technology