3 days ago

The Belmont debuts as Capitol Hill wine bar transforms to add cocktails to the mix

A quick change at E Pike and Belmont (Image: The Belmont)

The Belmont is located at 518 E Pike. It is open Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 to 10 PM, and 5 PM to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. You can learn more at belmontseattle.com.

    The Belmont debuts as Capitol Hill wine bar transforms to add cocktails to the mix
    The revolution is over. It's time for a cocktail. Owner Mark Brown tells CHS that the closing of his Capitol Hill wine lounge and bottle shop Revolution Wine is also the opening for a project with a new twist.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill’s Footprint Wine

Sustainability is one of the strongest forces driving Dillon to open this business at 1222 E Madison, which previously housed The Growl Store, an inventive but ultimately unsuccessful beer venture that inspired...

    Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill's Footprint Wine
    Seattle is beer country with more breweries than any other city in the nation. Kenneth Dillon, a Seattle wine aficionado, has decided to do something about evening the score - and doing it with a new, more environmentally friendly approach. Dillon plans to open his own unique Footprint Wine bar and tap on E Madison by September.
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5 days ago

Design review slated for Capitol Hill apartment building’s missing ‘champagne’

Design review: 1420 E Madison

    Design review slated for Capitol Hill apartment building's missing 'champagne'
    Design review: 1420 E Madison For lack of "metallic champagne," Capitol Hill's newly completed Broadcast Apartments building will, indeed, face a rare post-construction design review Wednesday night.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 07

Deputy in 13-hour Capitol Hill standoff charged for pepper spraying cops

The long standoff shut down several blocks around E Howell and Belmont

    Deputy in 13-hour Capitol Hill standoff charged for pepper spraying cops
    The off-duty King County Sheriff deputy who told police he had a shotgun and engaged in a 13-hour standoff with police inside his Capitol Hill apartment last week did, indeed, have a firearm in the unit. Prosecutors say police found the weapon, ammunition, and a pepper spray canister inside the fourth-floor apartment of Berdon Parsons following the incident.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

With its new Cardinal Union ‘vertically-oriented middle school’ nearly complete, Capitol Hill’s Seattle Academy also eyes 12th Ave expansion

The project would be the third major project for the academy following the 2015 opening of its science and engineering-focused Stream building at 13th Ave and Spring.

    With its new Cardinal Union 'vertically-oriented middle school' nearly complete, Capitol Hill's Seattle Academy also eyes 12th Ave expansion
    Tuesday night, seniors at Capitol Hill's Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences celebrated their commencement ceremony as the school year comes to a close. Next fall, the private secondary education institution's middle schoolers will be the first to attend class in the brand new $48 million Cardinal Union building that now rises with its mix of grey- and cream-colored bricks at the school's 13th Ave corner.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 05

Inspired by China’s Seattle-like land of plenty, Plenty of Clouds coming to 15th and Pine

Inspired by China’s Seattle-like land of plenty, Plenty of Clouds coming to 15th and Pine

    Inspired by China's Seattle-like land of plenty, Plenty of Clouds coming to 15th and Pine
    A pair of restaurant veterans who came to Seattle to be part of an Ethan Stowell project will take the space where his Anchovies and Olives shuttered last year forward into a new life as Plenty of Clouds, a project focused on flavors from South Central China set to open at 15th and Pine this summer.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 03

CHS History | Laughing Buddha move, Pike/Boren bike death, why Broadway will ‘never’ have a target

SWAT responds to report of man with gun in building at 10th and Union — UPDATE

    CHS History | Laughing Buddha move, Pike/Boren bike death, why Broadway will 'never' have a target
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 24

Union cocktail lounge will bring together Capitol Hill gay bar legends

Capitol Hill’s gayborhood will grow back onto a new block as Union, a cocktail lounge serving the gay community, will open in the old Zoe restaurant space at Union and 14th.

...s first gay bars, sporting large windows and a log fireplace. Across the street at 15th and Madison, Engelmann managed C.C. Attle’s which was a competitor until Thumper’s closed in...

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...a competitor until Thumper’s closed in October 2006. C.C. Attle’s relocated to 1701 E Olive Way in 2011 and the rivalry was mostly lost to history...

Union will be located at 1318 E Union.

    Union cocktail lounge will bring together Capitol Hill gay bar legends
    Capitol Hill's gayborhood will grow back onto a new block as Union, a cocktail lounge serving the gay community, will open in the old Zoe restaurant space at Union and 14th. The new Union will represent a great coming together of rival legends of the gay bar scene.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 23

Celebrating ten years of Vermillion with owner Diana Adams

...roots in Adams’s previous foray into Capitol Hill art-bar entrepreneurship — Aftermath Gallery on 12th and Spring, in the space currently occupied by Canon. After she was priced out of that location...

...priced out of that location, she discovered her current space, a former thrift shop on 11th near Pike, and began building it out in 2006. She served as general contractor, cobbling together equipment...

    Celebrating ten years of Vermillion with owner Diana Adams
    When Diana Adams opened Vermillion she wanted it to feel like an art opening every night. People always have fun at openings, she reasoned, but the rest of the time they don't necessarily feel comfortable in galleries.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 22

City says missing color means Capitol Hill’s completed Broadcast Apartments must go back to design review

“We think it’s an extremely attractive building. It’s been very successful,” Trent Mummery tells CHS about the Metropolitan Homes development now standing on the northwest corner of 15th and Madison. “We’re puzzled why this issue is even coming up.”

    City says missing color means Capitol Hill's completed Broadcast Apartments must go back to design review
    The 70 or so residents living inside and the owners of an incoming restaurant don't seem to mind one bit but a newly constructed Capitol Hill building has a major color problem and is likely headed back to the design review board to sort things out. "We think it's an extremely attractive building.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 14

Worker dies after forklift flips at Madison Valley construction site

A worker at a construction site died Monday morning, apparently crushed when a forklift unloading materials from a waiting truck flipped on the sloping pavement of E John at 26th.

    Worker dies after forklift flips at Madison Valley construction site
    A worker at a construction site died Monday morning, apparently crushed when a forklift unloading materials from a waiting truck flipped on the sloping pavement of E John at 26th. Seattle Fire and police flooded the area around 26th and John around 10:45 AM for a heavy rescue response but the worker died at the scene.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Apr 24

Moving day in Madison Park at the Russian Consular Residence

...out played out under the swirl of geopolitical intrigue that  has touched down here at E Madison and 38th Ave E. In March, CHS reported on the Trump administration’s expulsion of Russian diplomats in response...

    Moving day in Madison Park at the Russian Consular Residence
    It was moving day at Seattle's Russian Consular Residence where diplomats, workers, and their families spent the morning packing belongings, gear, and equipment into a small convoy of trucks waiting in the alley. Meanwhile, the Russian flag still flew above the historic Hyde mansion.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Apr 19

‘Community Package’ including affordable housing, park cash gets support in Convention Center expansion hearing

...public benefits to be exchanged for the vacation of “Block 33, Block 43, Block 44, Olive Way & Terry Avenue.” The city land is planned to be part of the construction of the estimated $1...

...be paid for with package funding. The proposed public benefits package includes millions for the Pike and Pine lanes that would connect to “the existing bike lanes on Broadway and 2nd” and form...

    'Community Package' including affordable housing, park cash gets support in Convention Center expansion hearing
    Fine tuning some $83 million in public benefits - and how quickly the cash to pay for them will be delivered - was the theme of the night as neighborhood, transit, and public space advocates came to City Hall Wednesday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Apr 15

Here’s how Mandatory Housing Affordability might open up a new horizon in Pike/Pine preservation: 8 stories

11th at Pine’s Richmark Label building — primed for preservation-boosted redevelopment

    Here's how Mandatory Housing Affordability might open up a new horizon in Pike/Pine preservation: 8 stories
    You don't see many eight-story buildings in Seattle, but they may start sprouting up in Pike/Pine and other places around town in the coming years. The reason has to do with the way affordable housing will interact with historic preservation. Eight stories is an odd height.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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