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

 

Works Progress hosting women’s business networking event May 18

May 11th, 2016 by Doree

Works Progress, a co-working space at 115 N. 85th St., is hosting a women’s business networking event in support of the new nonprofit Women’s Business Incubator, which supports mothers in business.

On May 18, from 7-8:30 p.m., business coach Janis Machala from Paladin Partners will give a brief presentation called “Getting started in Seattle’s Business Community,” followed by a Q&A, then networking time and cocktails. On-site childcare is available.

Hosted by the Women’s Business Incubator (WBI). WBI is a nonprofit business center for women with a focus on local business and leadership. We are dedicated to help women succeed as entrepreneurs, business owners and in their freelance careers by providing training and assistance in these five critical areas: 1. Leadership; 2. Funding; 3. Mentorship, training and business services; 4. Professional office space, business services and start-up assistance; and 5. Quality drop-in childcare services for infants thru pre-K.

Cost is $25; childcare is an additional $5. Sign up for the event online.

Comments Off on Works Progress hosting women’s business networking event May 18Tags: , , ,

U.S. Small Business Administration offering low-interest federal disaster loans to businesses affected by March 9 natural gas explosion

May 5th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association has received word that the U.S. Small Business Administration has officially agreed to offer low-interest federal disaster loans to businesses affected by the March 9 natural gas explosion that destroyed three businesses and damaged another 50.

Here’s the email the PNA sent to affected businesses:

Yesterday we heard from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) that they are offering disaster assistance to small businesses economically impacted by the Greenwood Gas Explosion.

The SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received on April 29, from Gov. Jay Inslee.

“Small, nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said SBA’s Seattle District Director Nancy Porzio.

“These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Porzio added.

Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 4 percent for small businesses and 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years, and are restricted to small businesses without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

Get help: The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering free, personalized consulting to help affected businesses in their recovery. Businesses owners may contact the SBDC from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by telephone at (509) 358-7765.

DOWNLOAD SBA ASSISTANCE FACT SHEET

Comments Off on U.S. Small Business Administration offering low-interest federal disaster loans to businesses affected by March 9 natural gas explosionTags: , , , , ,

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.

GOCyclery-temp-location-4-20-16-resized

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!

Comments Off on G&O Family Cyclery reopens in temporary spot after shop heavily damaged by Greenwood explosionTags: , ,

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.

Comments Off on Insurrection’s store is closed, but they’re open for online business and in person by appointmentTags: , , ,

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.

Comments Off on 1 restaurant and a record shop coming to NW 65th StreetTags: , , ,

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.

Herb n Care - for lease sign-resized

Comments Off on Herb(n) Care building for leaseTags: , , ,

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.

Comments Off on Reminder: Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat is this afternoonTags: , , ,

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.

LuckyDogClothing-outside-resized

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.

LuckyDog-inside

CommentsTags: , ,

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.

Comments Off on Networking Dropout Hour at Works Progress today as part of Seattle Startup WeekTags: , , ,