June 7th, 2013 by Doree
Earlier this week we told you about several businesses coming and going in Greenwood and Phinney. Here are two more.
Diggity Dog Hotdog & Sausage Co., currently in Wallingford, is opening a second location in Greenwood, next door to Chocolati Café, at 8317 Greenwood Ave. N. They told me today they hope to open around the beginning or middle of July.
And women’s clothing boutique Hip Zephyr, at 6421 Phinney Ave. N., is moving to Mercer Island. Hip Zephyr’s last day in Phinney Ridge is June 15; it will open in Mercer Island on June 18.
Tags: Diggity Dog, Hip Zephyr
June 7th, 2013 by Doree
Update: Here’s more info from the SPD Blotter:
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are currently investigating a car/pedestrian collision that occurred in the intersection of North 130th Street and Greenwood Avenue North shortly after 9:00 this morning.
At about 9:05 am , officers responded to a report of a child struck by a car at N. 130/Greenwood Avenue N. There had been a report just a minute prior to that of a recklessly driven vehicle southbound on Greenwood. Officers determined that the involved car in the collision was the same one.
The vehicle drove through the intersection, striking the 7-year-old girl and an adult female who were crossing in the crosswalk. The vehicle continued travelling southbound after striking the pedestrians.
Officers located the car in a parking lot just south of the collision scene. The elderly male driver was evaluated by Seattle Fire and transported to an area hospital for treatment. TCIS detectives and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded to the scene. He was evaluated by the DRE officer for any signs of impairment from drugs and/or alcohol. The results of those tests are pending.
The child was transported to an area hospital with what is believed non-life-threatening injuries. The adult female was not injured. This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Earlier: The Seattle Times reports a 7-year-old girl was hit by a car while in a crosswalk near Broadview-Thomson K-8 this morning.
The Times article says witnesses reported the girl was carried on the hood of the car for about 30 feet, then flew another 15 feet through the air. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with bruising and bleeding, but didn’t appear to be seriously injured.
Tags: Broadview-Thomson K-8, car accident
June 7th, 2013 by Doree
Lots to do in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend. Here are some highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.
The Phinney Farmers Market opens for the season from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, bread, ready-made foods and more.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 & Guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Brazilian Folk Music by Choroloco at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Taproot Theatre continues its run of “Bach at Leipzig.”
Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.
Tim’s Tavern presents Karaoke with Katybelle at 8 p.m. Friday, Happy Hour Bingo at 4 p.m. Sunday, and Live Jazz Sundays at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Woodland Park Zoo’s Bear Affair is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to stay safe in bear country by properly storing food and garbage.
Harbor Church, 9204 11th Ave. NW, is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday with a free pancake breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m., and a free Mad Science show for children at 10:30 a.m.
Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr hosts a District II Community Meeting from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.
Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club is hosting an International Regatta on Green Lake this weekend. Athletes from all around Puget Sound and Western Canada will compete in the 34th annual Ted Houk Memorial Regatta. This is the largest Olympic-style flat water race series in the Pacific Northwest. Races begin at 8 a.m. each day.
Nearby in Ballard, the Second Ascent Ballard Criterium begins at 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of people are expected to cheer on bike racers, and some downtown Ballard streets will be closed.
Also in Ballard, Crush Kids’ Cancer is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Cancer Advocacy Network Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital to host “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” at Hale’s Palladium from 5:30-10:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 8 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person; food and beverage are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer research, and shave donations will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund the most promising pediatric cancer research nationwide.
In Fremont, streets will be closed tonight for the Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay.
And don’t forget that Metro Transit will implement its quarterly service changes beginning Saturday.
June 6th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development is holding an Early Design Guidance Meeting for a planned development at 101 NW 85th St. The property on the southwest corner of 1st Avenue NW and NW 85th Street currently houses an empty building and a large parking lot, plus an adjacent empty lot, and another lot with a home, which will be demolished.
This is what the lot looked like a few months ago when Seattle Department of Transportation was using it to store equipment while working on paving projects.
The developers have proposed a five-story building with 104 residential units, and ground-level retail. Parking will be provided at and below grade.
The design meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St., in the library. Written comments will be accepted through June 24 by email to PRC@seattle.gov, or by mailing to: City of Seattle – DPD – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.
DPD information on the process:
An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The first phase of Design Review includes the Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the Early Design Guidance meeting, the following occurs:
- The applicants will present information about the site and vicinity as well as early massing design concepts.
- The public may offer comments regarding the design of a development on the subject site.*
- The Design Review Board will provide guidance and identify those Design Guidelines of highest priority for the design as it moves forward towards Master Use Permit (MUP) application.
- Following the meeting, DPD will issue a written Early Design Guidance report summarizing the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or otherwise requested a copy.
*Please note that public comment at the EDG meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc.) may be sent to DPD following notice of that review.
Tags: 101 NW 85th St, construction, Department of Planning and Development, development, DPD
June 6th, 2013 by Doree
Greenwood and Crown Hill are the winners of Waste Management’s “Think Green Recycling Challenge.” The six-month campaign challenged 10 neighborhoods to recycle more and reduce waste.
The “Wednesday North neighborhood (Crown Hill/Greenwood)” was the grand prize winner for reducing the overall amount of garbage sent to the landfill. The $40,000 prize will be donated to the non-profit(s) of the neighborhood’s choice. The Phinney Neighborhood Association is the partnering organization for the challenge; they’ll spearhead the effort to decide where the money goes.
Tuesday North (Ballard), Wednesday South (South Park/Georgetown/Delridge), and Friday North (Wallingford/Green Lake) earned $3,300 each to donate to a local non-profit of their choice.
Each of the ten communities has something to be proud of: the average increase in diversion rate –the amount of material kept out of the landfill — increased 1% across all competing neighborhoods, and collectively the neighborhoods composted and recycled over 3,000 tons more than the previous year!
A celebration for the four winning neighborhoods will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.
Tags: landfills, Phinney Neighborhood Association, recycling, Think Green Recycling Challenge, waste, Waste Management
June 5th, 2013 by Doree
Foreign exchange program Mondes Nouveaux/Horizons du Monde is looking for families in our neighborhood to host French students for three weeks this summer.
For more information about the program and students, contact Jamin Henderson at 360-661-0552 or email@example.com.
Tags: foreign exchange students, Mondes Nouveaux
June 4th, 2013 by Doree
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will lead a conversation about human trafficking from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The free discussion is called “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads.”
The conversation will be led by State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking. The event will explore complex questions related to the ethics and policy around this issue, past and present. It will address misconceptions about human trafficking, confronting the fact that human trafficking is a billion-dollar, global industry. Its focus will be primarily on sex trafficking and how and why it happens in this area. Historical accounts, films and current events will be used to provide context. Finally, the event will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human-rights groups.
Tags: human trafficking, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles
June 4th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 tonight (Tuesday), at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Room of the Blue Building.
On the agenda:
- Aurora Avenue Improvement Project
- New PRCC officers/goals
- Building updates: Zoo NW Parking; 5555 Phinney Townhomes/SF Homes project
- Report on meeting with Councilwoman Bagshaw re: Woodland Park Zoo
Tags: Phinney Ridge Community Council
June 4th, 2013 by Doree
The mural that once covered the wooden fence where four Greenwood businesses were destroyed in a 2009 arson, has been reborn at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse’s new beer garden.
The so called “arson mural” was created by local artists as a sign of hope and rebirth for the neighborhood, after more than a dozen arsons terrorized the neighborhood over the course of several months. The worst arson destroyed four restaurants next to Taproot Theatre, which owned the building housing those restaurants. Taproot built a fence to cover the scarred ground from view, and artists painted a mural depicting neighborhood scenes, such as the Greenwood Car Show and a firefighter saving a cat, plus a phoenix rising from the flames.
The mural was taken down when Taproot began work on a new building in that space. That new building will house a second theater, scene shop, offices and a cafe. Taproot’s addition will open late this summer.
Tags: arson, arson mural, beer garden, mural, Naked City Brewery, taproot theatre
June 3rd, 2013 by Doree
There appear to be a lot of changes coming to Greenwood. Here are a few that we know of at the moment.
Our friends at Capitol Hill Seattle report Bill’s Off Broadway will be opening a second location, at 8560 Greenwood Ave. N., the current site of Sip & Ship, which will soon be moving to an as-yet-undisclosed location in the neighborhood. Bill’s on Greenwood hopes to open Sept. 1.
A new bar called Katzenklavier, at 123 N. 85th St., next to Rhea Healing Essentials, has applied for a liquor license.
Pike Place Market’s Alibi Room is opening a second location in the former location of Snoose Junction Part Dieu, 10406 Holman Rd. NW. Corey Ramey tells us they’re currently in the build-out stage. They’re installing a bar on the first floor in front of the garage doors, for an open-air bar in nice weather, and outdoor seating as well. Greenwood’s Alibi Room also will serve brick oven pizza.
“While we can never recreate the unique feel and atmosphere of the original Alibi Room because there aren’t many locations in this city with the history of Pike Place Market, our goal is to be a good affordable neighborhood restaurant and lounge,” Ramey said in an email.
Illumination Learning Studio is moving into 7720 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, on the ground floor of the Ridgemont condominiums (where Lemon Meringue boutique was a few years ago). Illumination will offer music and educational programs for children from ages 18 months up to 9 years, including an After School Program for ages 5-9, Kindergarten Readiness for ages 3-5, Piano Lab Players for ages 4-9, and Little Movers for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Conscious Care Cooperative has moved into the space formerly occupied by Collective Health, at 8554-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N. The medical marijuana dispensary’s grand opening was Saturday.
G & O Family Cyclery is moving into the former Terra Bella Flowers space, at 8417 Greenwood Ave. N.
G & O Family Cyclery is an emerging cargo and family bike shop, the first of its kind in Seattle. Seattle’s cargo bike market is going swiftly. This makes sense, Seattle’s biking community is expanding to include folks who are previously interested, but concerned about cycling. These potential new commuters, potential car-replacers, and potential lifestyle cyclists have adult concerns: errands, kids, jobs. They need bikes that are fun to ride, not too heavy and able to lift and haul their kids, their gear, their groceries. They need to have a place to purchase and service these bikes that will treat them with respect and interest for their newness to cycling, not with derision for not already being “in the club.” At G & O, we understand that.
G & O will be a great place to come in and talk bikes, gear and routes, as well as talk naptime routines and potty training.
We are parents, nerds, daily cargo bike riders and sweethearts. Our shop will be lovely, inviting and comforting.
Tags: Bill's on Greenwood, Conscious Care Cooperative, G & O Family Cyclery, Illumination Learning Studio, Katzenklavier, Sip & Ship, The Alibi Room
June 3rd, 2013 by Doree
The Seattle Public Library is hosting a series of firefighter story times for preschoolers at neighborhood libraries this summer. The story times will highlight fire safety, and the firefighters will even display some of their firefighting equipment and trucks.
All story times are free.
Story times closest to our neighborhood are: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.; and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
Tags: firefighters, reading, Seattle Public Library
May 31st, 2013 by Doree
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., has leased the adjacent parking lot from Yen Wor Garden Chinese restaurant, and is turning the space into a beer garden.
Here’s what it looked like Friday morning, as workers try to get it ready in time for a soft opening in the next week or two.
Yes, that’s a Henry mural on the wall. And there’s another interesting Henry painting along the concrete wall.
The opposite wall is being painted to cover the old graffiti.
Marketing Director Bryan Miller said Naked City also will display the mural that used to cover the fence next to Taproot Theatre after the 2009 arson destroyed the adjacent building.
Tags: beer, beer garden, construction, Naked City Brewery