A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

G&O Family Cyclery reopens in temporary spot after shop heavily damaged by Greenwood explosion

April 20th, 2016 by Doree

G&O Family Cyclery has reopened in a temporary storefront just one block north of its shop that was heavily damaged in the March 9 natural gas explosion.

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The new address is 8554-1/2 Greenwood. Since the new space is smaller, they’re having a moving sale to get rid of some inventory. The shop’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).

Welcome back G&O!

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Insurrection’s store is closed, but they’re open for online business and in person by appointment

March 25th, 2016 by Doree

Insurrection Performance, at 8403-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N., is moving everything out of its shop, which was heavily damaged by the March 9 natural gas explosion, and into storage. However, they’re still open for online business and by appointment at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., where they’ve rented a room for customer appointments.

Insurrection was heavily damaged by the March 9 natural gas explosion, which leveled three businesses directly north.

Insurrection was heavily damaged by the March 9 natural gas explosion, which leveled three businesses directly north.

Over the last 10 years the store has morphed from western apparel and boots to vintage clothing and now to leather motorcycle gear.

This morning a crew from Servpro, which specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration, was at the store, cleaning and boxing up everything to put in storage. Insurrection’s Sally (who didn’t want her last name used) told me the blast separated the north wall from the ceiling and then water poured into the back room, making the structure unstable.

“The water damage in the back was a big surprise to me,” she said. “We’ll come back when we can.”

In the meantime, customers can call the store at 206-550-3545 to make an appointment to view off-the-rack items as well as for measuring and fitting for custom orders.

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1 restaurant and a record shop coming to NW 65th Street

January 27th, 2016 by Doree

Thanks to our friends over at West Woodland Neighborhood blog for letting us know about two new businesses opening along NW 65th Street in the nexus of Phinney-Ballard. Stock restaurant is going in to the space formerly occupied by The Ridgeback Cafe, and Jigsaw Records is going into the residential/music venue in The Josephine building.

You can find all the details here.

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Herb(n) Care building for lease

January 12th, 2016 by Doree

Herb(n) Care, a medical marijuana shop at 8301 Greenwood Ave. N., appears to be closed. There’s a For Lease sign in the window, the door is locked during business hours, no one answers the phone and phone messages have not been returned.

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Reminder: Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat is this afternoon

October 31st, 2015 by Doree

HungerGoblin14-resizedJust a reminder that our neighborhood’s annual Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at participating businesses is set for 12-3 p.m. today (Saturday). Look for the Hunger Goblin posters in the windows, or just follow the crowds.

While a fun event for children, it’s also a fundraiser for the Greenwood Food Bank. Anyone in costume can trick or treat, but children are encouraged to donate either a can of food or $2 at various donation stations along Phinney and Greenwood avenues during the event, or at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., the week before. Those who donate will receive a special Hunger Goblin sticker to wear.

And remember that lots of children will be out trick or treating tonight in the dark. Please drive slowly and watch for people wearing dark clothing. If you’re trick or treating, please bring a flashlight or other lit up object so cars so can see you.

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Lucky Dog Clothing, selling vintage clothes and retro video games, opens in Greenwood

October 28th, 2015 by Doree

Cousins Gus Hohlbein and Jordan Stevens have opened Lucky Dog Clothing in the front two rooms of a home at 8201 Greenwood Ave. N.

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The two started selling used clothing on eBay while students at Western Washington University in Bellingham. After graduating last spring, they decided to rent part of their aunt and uncle’s house for the retail shop. Jordan’s dog, Frank, is the store’s mascot.

Lucky Dog buys, sells and trades premium men’s clothing, shoes and hats, as well as retro video games.

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Networking Dropout Hour at Works Progress today as part of Seattle Startup Week

October 27th, 2015 by Doree

Works Progress, a co-working space at 115 N. 85th St., Suite 208, is hosting a Networking Dropout Hour from 4:30-6 p.m. today (Tuesday), as part of Seattle Startup Week.

Startup Week is a five day celebration of the thriving Seattle Startup community. There are many free events around the topic of entrepreneurship and growing your business. For a schedule of events in downtown Seattle, you can go here: http://seattle.startupweek.co/

In Greenwood, Works Progress, our neighborhood coworking space, is hosting the Networking Dropout Hour for all those folks that live up north and want a chance to network, but also want a head start on getting home! Get connected at this event with some light cocktails and wine – meet coworking members and ask questions about the benefits of a shared work space for your start-up.

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Vineyard Wine Shop moving from Greenwood to Edmonds

October 20th, 2015 by Doree

Update Nov. 9: Vineyard Wine Shop’s new location is now open at 9657 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020. Phone is 206-542-4490. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The shop continues to offer biweekly tasting events every 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m.

Earlier: Vineyard Wine Shop, at 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., is moving to Edmonds after this weekend. Vineyard specializes in “old world” wines from the classic wine regions of France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

Through this Saturday, the shop is selling all domestic and “new world” wines (Americas, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada) at 20 percent off.

Thanks to Chris for the tip!

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Vegan ice cream shop and bakery, The Cookie Counter, coming to Phinney Ridge

October 14th, 2015 by Doree

The Cookie Counter, a vegan ice cream truck, is adding a brick and mortar location at 7415 Greenwood Ave. N., next door to Yanni’s Greek Restaurant (where Wahe Guru Yoga used to be).

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Everything we make is plant based and we have a lot of gluten free options. Once we open we will have “milk ‘n cookies happy hour” for the after school crowd, we’d like to be a fun, happy, family friendly place – we are excited to be a part of the neighborhood! Everything we make is made in small batches & with lots of love & organic ingredients! We’ll have an espresso bar, plant based ice creams, cookies, full size pies & pies by the slice, and for the morning menu – hand pies, gluten free pop tarts, breakfast cookies, and biscotti.

Owners Chris and Chelsea hope to open by January, but since the space has a walk-up window, they’ll be running themed “pop ups” on the weekends until they officially open.

  • Fridays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, 3-9 p.m. — Coffee, hot cocoa and cookies
  • Saturday Oct. 17, 12-4 p.m. — Apple pies, apple hand pies, apple oatmeal cookies, apple ice cream, caramel apple ice cream, ice cream sandwiches
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 12-4 p.m. – Pumpkin pies, pumpkin hand pies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 12-4 p.m. – For Halloween they’ll be passing out free mini cookies to trick or treaters and selling 30 packs of mini cookies
  • Sundays, Oct. 18, 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Coffee, hot cider, hand pies, pop tarts

They’re running a Kickstarter campaign to help with the renovations. You can see store updates on their Facebook page.

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