9 hours ago

Pike/Pine entrepreneur tells Big Mario’s goodbye as he gears up for stadium Gridiron project

Meinert, center, on patrol on E Pike

    Pike/Pine entrepreneur tells Big Mario's goodbye as he gears up for stadium Gridiron project
    Capitol Hill-born Big Mario's has been sold. But don't be sad. Your favorite chain of faux dive pizza bars is in familiar, local hands. Dave Meinert, a Seattle nightlife entrepreneur with his fingers in many of the most popular venues in the core of Pike/Pine entertainment district, announced he has been bought out of the three-location pizza chain by his longtime partners and frequent collaborators.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

12 hours ago

Blotter | I-5 death, Broadway hate assault, E Pine thumb stabbing

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | I-5 death, Broadway hate assault, E Pine thumb stabbing
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. I-5 death: Monday morning commuters were witness to a horrific scene along...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

16 hours ago

Families Belong Together protests on June 30th include Seattle rally

Jayapal at a Father’s Day rally in downtown Seattle against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

    Families Belong Together protests on June 30th include Seattle rally
    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is calling for "a mass mobilization to demand the Trump administration stop its practice of separating families." The U.S. Representative from Washington's 7th Congressional District is calling on her constituents to join a nationwide Families Belong Together protest on June 30th: Families Belong Together Seattle "This is the moral test of our time and we must show up together to protect innocent children and their parents," Jayapal's message to supporters reads.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

17 hours ago

With a snip of a ribbon, two years of construction starts on Capitol Hill Station development

On the warm night of June 19th, 2018 a celebration did its best to fill the empty space around Broadway’s Capitol Hill Station as ground broke on the new development that includes new retail, 428 housing units — 176 of which are affordable housing, and a new community plaza featuring the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway remembering those who have succumbed to the disease.

    With a snip of a ribbon, two years of construction starts on Capitol Hill Station development
    On the warm night of June 19th, 2018 a celebration did its best to fill the empty space around Broadway's Capitol Hill Station as ground broke on the new development that includes new retail, 428 housing units - 176 of which are affordable housing, and a new community plaza featuring the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway remembering those who have succumbed to the disease.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

38 hours ago

Remembering DeCharlene Williams, Central District celebrates Juneteenth ‘freedom day’

The Buffalo Soldiers Of Seattle, 9th-10th Cavalry (Image: Karen Toering)

    Remembering DeCharlene Williams, Central District celebrates Juneteenth 'freedom day'
    Seattle is marking Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom and the end of slavery in the United States, with parties and events again in 2018 though it has lost one of its driving forces behind the holiday. The King County Council issued a proclamation this week recognizing the importance of the celebration.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

40 hours ago

Seattle-Area Preschool Students Help Raise $25,000 for Charity

The Goddard School preschool students throughout Seattle, WA replaced their pens and pencils for paint brushes and created masterpieces for an art auction that raised $25,000 for local nonprofit, Art with Heart. The Goddard Schools throughout the Seattle, WA area came together to raise money for the Seattle-based nonprofit that creates therapeutic art resources and materials for children facing trauma, grief or adversity. Preschoolers creations were auctioned off and the proceeds were donated to Art with Heart.

For more information visit: www.goddardschools.com/seattle

42 hours ago

City Council considering changes to how Seattle prosecutes hate crimes

The Seattle City Council will begin the legislative process Tuesday afternoon to change the way hate crimes are prosecuted in the city.

    City Council considering changes to how Seattle prosecutes hate crimes
    The Seattle City Council will begin the legislative process Tuesday afternoon to change the way hate crimes are prosecuted in the city.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

True Hope Village, a tiny piece of Seattle’s big homelessness and affordability problem, moves forward in the Central District

Employees of Vulcan gathered for a day of community service to construct the 30 homes destined for the Central District’s True Hope Village (Image: Vulcan)

    True Hope Village, a tiny piece of Seattle's big homelessness and affordability problem, moves forward in the Central District
    Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council is set to approve the legislative underpinning to Mayor Jenny Durkan's "bridge housing" plan creating a $9.5 million a year program for shelter and "tiny house" encampments. So-called bridge housing is the rare cog in Seattle City Hall's engine that still seems spinning forward for solutions to the city's intertwined homelessness and affordability crisis.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Doghouse’s leather and kink retail project set to kick new life into 107-year-old Pike/Pine building with a (probably) racy past

A Capitol Hill leather and kink shop is set to be at the heart of an overhaul of an overlooked but history-packed 107-year-old building on a key E Pike block.

    Doghouse's leather and kink retail project set to kick new life into 107-year-old Pike/Pine building with a (probably) racy past
    A Capitol Hill leather and kink shop is set to be at the heart of an overhaul of an overlooked but history-packed 107-year-old building on a key E Pike block.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Video shows reported racial harassment at Capitol Hill QFC

Here is the video of a confrontation between a manager and two black customers inside Capitol Hill’s Harvard Market QFC that, the Seattle Times reports, resulted in the employee’s suspension and an apology from the company.

    Video shows reported racial harassment at Capitol Hill QFC
    Here is the video of a confrontation between a manager and two black customers inside Capitol Hill's Harvard Market QFC that, the Seattle Times reports, resulted in the employee's suspension and an apology from the company. The posted video begins with the men at the Pike and Broadway store's self-checkout as they are being told to leave the grocery by the manager and security.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Design board settles on big new mural to solve Capitol Hill building’s color problem

The mural is planned to cover this giant blank cement wall currently facing the FAME Church parking lot

    Design board settles on big new mural to solve Capitol Hill building's color problem
    Murals solve everything. The fix for this Capitol Hill building forced to return to design review this week because it has the wrong color siding will be a giant mural running the length of the western wall below the Broadcast Apartments.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

20 years of community engagement set to pay off as ground breaks on Capitol Hill Station’s ‘transit oriented development’

The future view of “Building A” from Broadway (Image: Hewitt)

    20 years of community engagement set to pay off as ground breaks on Capitol Hill Station's 'transit oriented development'
    On Tuesday, June 19th, a celebration for the groundbreaking of the new development at Capitol Hill Station will be held at the Broadway site. The event will include live music, the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Farmers Market, and food and drinks from local businesses.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 13

Here’s why there are no Pride banners on Broadway

The 2018 Dyke March will bring plenty of rainbows to Broadway

    Here's why there are no Pride banners on Broadway
    Nobody seemed to notice when the snowflakes didn't go up around Christmas. But a few readers have asked CHS to check in on a symbol of Pride missing from the Broadway streetscape again this year. There are no Pride banners on the street's utility poles.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 13

Blotter | Beating victim found on Melrose, cyclist hit at 12th/Alder

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | Beating victim found on Melrose, cyclist hit at 12th/Alder
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Melrose beating victim: Police are investigating a robbery and assault aft...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 13

What’s next for Seattle’s head tax? Sawant pivoting on ‘Tax Amazon Movement’ after repeal

(Image: The Tax Amazon Facebook group)

    What's next for Seattle's head tax? Sawant pivoting on 'Tax Amazon Movement' after repeal
    Even as they voted to repeal it, Seattle City Council members said Tuesday that an employee hours tax is probably the city's best route forward to creating an alternative, non-regressive revenue stream to combat Seattle's affordability crisis. The moves begin, now, to come up with a new, stronger tax plan.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 13

Jun 12

Capitol Hill’s Honeyhole loses round in trademark battle over name

The Corleone is definitely worth a court challenge (Image: Honeyhole Sandwiches)

    Capitol Hill's Honeyhole loses round in trademark battle over name
    Pike/Pine dive bar and sandwich joint the Honeyhole is facing a legal battle over its very essence: its classic name.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 12

Good news, Amazon, Seattle won’t be taxing you after all

Tuesday at high noon, the Seattle City Council will begin a special meeting session to vote on a repeal of the newly passed tax on its largest businesses to help pay for homelessness services and affordable housing in one of the fastest growing, most expensive cities in the nation.

    Good news, Amazon, Seattle won't be taxing you after all
    Tuesday at high noon, the Seattle City Council will begin a special meeting session to vote on a repeal of the newly passed tax on its largest businesses to help pay for homelessness services and affordable housing in one of the fastest growing, most expensive cities in the nation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 12

Jun 11

CHS Pics | Celebrating Capitol Hill’s ‘only holiday’ at the Volunteer Park Pride Festival

“Was supposed to rain but didn’t” is pretty much the way Pride celebrations roll every June in Seattle. Saturday, around 12,000 people enjoyed the sun breaks at the annual Volunteer Park Pride Festival.

    CHS Pics | Celebrating Capitol Hill's 'only holiday' at the Volunteer Park Pride Festival
    " Was supposed to rain but didn't" is pretty much the way Pride celebrations roll every June in Seattle. Saturday, around 12,000 people enjoyed the sun breaks at the annual Volunteer Park Pride Festival. The event has morphed from a family picnic into a day of information and action - there were more than 100 booths this year - and music.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 11

Chamber pulls back on plan to expand ‘Business Improvement Area’ and property assessments across Hill

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is pulling back on a years-long plan to expand a Business Improvement Area (BIA) property assessment that would provide hundreds of thousands of dollars for providing street clean-up and merchant support across the neighborhood.

    Chamber pulls back on plan to expand 'Business Improvement Area' and property assessments across Hill
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is pulling back on a years-long plan to expand a Business Improvement Area (BIA) property assessment that would provide hundreds of thousands of dollars for providing street clean-up and merchant support across the neighborhood.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 09

‘Hope in Seattle’ — Community Care Day brings a little extra help to Cal Anderson

Jimmy Berry, an attendee at Community Care Day in Cal Anderson

    'Hope in Seattle' - Community Care Day brings a little extra help to Cal Anderson
    The 2018 Community Care Day, held at the Cal Anderson Shelter House across from Central Lutheran Church, brought community members from across Seattle to a central location Friday providing medical services, hot food, hygiene kits and vital information for anyone who needs a little extra help.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 09

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 08

CHS Pics | All dogs are good dogs at fourth annual First Hill Fidos

Now in its fourth year, First Hill Fidos filled the park with furry friends and their fans Thursday night. As the doggos marked their territory in our hearts, neighbors met each other for the first time, and some new friends were made in the process.

    CHS Pics | All dogs are good dogs at fourth annual First Hill Fidos
    Now in its fourth year, First Hill Fidos filled the park with furry friends and their fans Thursday night. As the doggos marked their territory in our hearts, neighbors met each other for the first time, and some new friends were made in the process.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 08

Starch? Sure. Redevelopment? Not yet — All Seasons owners say they’ll hold onto E Olive Way property

The Kims want you to know All Seasons Cleaners, the E Olive Way drive-thru dry cleaners and home to on the Hill’s busiest little weekend flea markets, won’t be going away — not for a few more years, at least.

    Starch? Sure. Redevelopment? Not yet - All Seasons owners say they'll hold onto E Olive Way property
    The Kims want you to know All Seasons Cleaners, the E Olive Way drive-thru dry cleaners and home to on the Hill's busiest little weekend flea markets, won't be going away - not for a few more years, at least.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 07

Capitol Hill’s one-of-a-kind Unicorn planning White Center expansion

(Image: The Unicorn)

    Capitol Hill's one-of-a-kind Unicorn planning White Center expansion
    Unicorn owner Adam Heimstadt is planning for the longterm. Last summer, the Pike/Pine nightlife entrepreneur purchased a former White Center bowling alley that has been used for everything from a church to a tattoo parlor for $2.45 million.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 07

Capitol Hill Pets | Alice completing her circle in Cal Anderson

CHS met Indira (human) who was watching Alice (canine) for her friend Tess (human). Alice is a 3-month-old “mostly or completely Pomeranian.” Indira tells us it took a while to get to the park. “We were walking her down here and she can’t walk straight apparently,” she (human) said. “She’ll scuttle sideways and realize she’s sideways and walk in a big circle and start all over again.” We (human) highly recommend a walking friend like Alice.

    Capitol Hill Pets | Alice completing her circle in Cal Anderson
    CHS met Indira (human) who was watching Alice (canine) for her friend Tess (human). Alice is a 3-month-old "mostly or completely Pomeranian." Indira tells us it took a while to get to the park. "We were walking her down here and she can't walk straight apparently," she (human) said.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 07

Neighborhood grant will help power new South Asian literary festival from 12th Ave’s Tasveer

12th Ave’s Tasveer’s grant will help power a new literary festival (Image: Tasveer)

    Neighborhood grant will help power new South Asian literary festival from 12th Ave's Tasveer
    The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has selected four District 3 projects to receive more than $200,000 in 2018 Neighborhood Matching Fund support. The awards are part of more than $1 million in matching funds for 22 community-based projects announced this week.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 07

Seattle police are looking for a man they believe raped three women on Capitol Hill in 2014

He was allegedly driving a Ford or Chevy SUV at the time of the abductions, in which investigators say he sexually assaulted the women while parked in a lot outside Miller Park Community Center, located in the 300 block of 19th Avenue East.

    Seattle police are looking for a man they believe raped three women on Capitol Hill in 2014
    An analysis of DNA evidence has linked the three attacks, between February and July 2014, to one perpetrator. Anyone with information on him should call the agency's sexual-assault unit at 206-684-5575.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 06

Power knocked out to Seattle Central after reported electrical vault fire

Seems like half the fire department is out here. Smokey smell. pic.twitter.com/tHRHAyfk4V

    Power knocked out to Seattle Central after reported electrical vault fire
    Seems like half the fire department is out here. Smokey smell. pic.twitter.com/tHRHAyfk4V - matt mitgang (@mmitgang) June 6, 2018 A reported transformer explosion and electrical vault fire near Harvard and E Olive St. left a few rattled nerves and some smoke in the air but only Seattle Central's main building lost power in an incident that began around 4 PM Wednesday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

Police say DNA evidence links suspect with three 2014 Capitol Hill rapes

(Image: SPD)

    Police say DNA evidence links suspect with three 2014 Capitol Hill rapes
    Armed with new DNA evidence, police have released a forensic sketch of a suspect they believe could be responsible for three 2014 rapes on Capitol Hill including an attack that took place in the Miller Community Center parking lot that July.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

Capitol Hill Block Party announces full 2018 lineup including new ‘psychedelic’ headliner

(Image: Jim Bennett/CHBP)

    Capitol Hill Block Party announces full 2018 lineup including new 'psychedelic' headliner
    The Capitol Hill Block Party has announced its full slate of 100+ acts for the music festival that fills E Pike every July. Included in the update is a new headliner to close down the 2018 edition of the event with a Sunday night of psychedelic rock.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

Mt Zion Baptist Church becomes a Seattle landmark

The congregation itself dates back to 1890, and is the largest African American congregation in the state of Washington—and the oldest Black Baptist church in Seattle—but the building itself, designed by the firm Durham Anderson Freed, was constructed in 1962 at 19th and Madison.

    Mt Zion Baptist Church becomes a Seattle landmark
    Mt. Zion Church, a cultural cornerstone for Seattle's black community in the Central District, is about to become a Seattle landmark. The congregation itself dates back to 1890, and is the largest African American congregation in the state of Washington-and the oldest Black Baptist church in Seattle-but the building itself, designed by the firm Durham Anderson Freed, was constructed in 1962 at 19th and Madison.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

Jun 06

Scarf dancer arrested at Folklife, charged in alleged groping of minor

Boe the scarf dancer remained jailed this week, arrested at Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival two weeks ago after a group of juveniles at the Seattle Center event told police the 70-year-old had groped their friend as he danced and handed out paintings.

    Scarf dancer arrested at Folklife, charged in alleged groping of minor
    Boe the scarf dancer remained jailed this week, arrested at Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival two weeks ago after a group of juveniles at the Seattle Center event told police the 70-year-old had groped their friend as he danced and handed out paintings.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

Blotter | Early morning SWAT raid at Capitol Hill house, Louisa Boren greenbelt rescue

nice to wake up to the police about to raid someone’s house pic.twitter.com/MpJmGtluMd

    Blotter | Early morning SWAT raid at Capitol Hill house, Louisa Boren greenbelt rescue
    nice to wake up to the police about to raid someone's house pic.twitter.com/MpJmGtluMd - David Lubell (@davidlubell) June 6, 2018 See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

Seattle’s floating bike shares: Most are parked just fine, thanks, and pretty much nobody is wearing a helmet

There are 10,000 orange, green, and yellow bikes available for rent on the streets of Seattle — and, the city says, around 7,000 of them are parked without blocking the sidewalk, presumably upright, and not underwater.

    Seattle's floating bike shares: Most are parked just fine, thanks, and pretty much nobody is wearing a helmet
    There are 10,000 orange, green, and yellow bikes available for rent on the streets of Seattle - and, the city says, around 7,000 of them are parked without blocking the sidewalk, presumably upright, and not underwater.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 06

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See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. SWAT raid: At least two people were taken into custody in an early Wednesday morning SWAT raid on a Capitol Hill house near 19th and E Howell. According to reports from people living in the area, booms from police explosive devices went off around 6 AM and an armored SWAT vehicle was parked in front of the house. [ 193 more words ] https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2018/06/blotter-early-morning-swat-raid-at-capitol-hill-house-louisa-boren-greenbelt-rescue/

    Blotter | Early morning SWAT raid at Capitol Hill house, Louisa Boren greenbelt rescue
    nice to wake up to the police about to raid someone's house pic.twitter.com/MpJmGtluMd - David Lubell (@davidlubell) June 6, 2018 See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.
    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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