1 hour ago

Mayor sticks with Carmen Best as Seattle Police Chief

Interim Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best can drop the qualifier from her title — she’s won the job. Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office announced the selection Tuesday morning.

    Mayor sticks with Carmen Best as Seattle Police Chief
    Interim Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best can drop the qualifier from her title - she's won the job. Mayor Jenny Durkan's office announced the selection Tuesday morning. Initially left off the mayor's list of finalists, Best was put back into consideration after outcry from community groups calling for a "restart" on the process to select the next leader of the Seattle Police Department.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 hours ago

Tallulah’s on its own as Linda bids farewell to Capitol Hill’s 19th Ave E

Brunch on Tallulah’s patio reportedly sealed the deal (Images: CHS)

    Tallulah's on its own as Linda bids farewell to Capitol Hill's 19th Ave E
    Linda Derschang has put a member of her Capitol Hill food and drink family in new hands. The proprietor behind Oddfellows, Linda's and Smith has sold her 19th Ave E project Tallulah's and has something new - but typically Linda - cooking in Belltown.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 hours ago

Plan would double Seattle’s bike share fleet, add more designated bike parking

(Image: SDOT)

    Plan would double Seattle's bike share fleet, add more designated bike parking
    The city's department of transportation is so tickled pink - and orange and yellow and lime green - with floating bike share in Seattle that it wants to double the number of rental bikes it allows in the city.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

18 hours ago

CHS Pics | Athos, Porthos and Aramis — and d’Artagnan, too — in Volunteer Park

Friends share an inflatable couch while watching themes of friendship, loyalty, pride, love, and ambition in Volunteer Park

    CHS Pics | Athos, Porthos and Aramis - and d'Artagnan, too - in Volunteer Park
    The plays were the thing this weekend in Volunteer Park as the annual Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival filled the public green space with drama, comedy, and, thanks to the hot summer temperatures, a general appreciation for more matter with less art. CHS stopped by Saturday's Greenstage performance of The Three Musketeers.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

20 hours ago

Fake FBI agent busted for $130K Central District robbery and string of crimes pleads guilty

A Lake Stevens man charged in a string of fake FBI agent robberies including a $130K rip-off in the Central District pleaded guilty last week to seven federal felonies and now faces up to 20 years in prison.

    Fake FBI agent busted for $130K Central District robbery and string of crimes pleads guilty
    A Lake Stevens man charged in a string of fake FBI agent robberies including a $130K rip-off in the Central District pleaded guilty last week to seven federal felonies and now faces up to 20 years in prison. Investigators say Steven Fisher "used fake credentials in the names of fictional characters or famous fraudsters" to commit his crimes.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

36 hours ago

37 hours ago

From Sun to Sol: New owner lined up for Capitol Hill’s Sun Liquor Lounge

(Image: Sun Liquor)

    From Sun to Sol: New owner lined up for Capitol Hill's Sun Liquor Lounge
    Sun Liquor Lounge, the Capitol Hill bar that went on sale for just under $200,000 earlier this year, might have found a new owner in Andre Sayre, a 30-year-old tech worker taking a break to find a new avenue in life.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

CHS History | Melrose/Pine preservation+development project, Chapel RIP, 12th Ave streetcar proposal

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Melrose/Pine preservation+development project, Chapel RIP, 12th Ave streetcar proposal
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Alley Party 2018? Benefit for immigrant rights will extend music fest enthusiasm into activated backstreet

In a creative fundraising opportunity, E Pike’s Capitol Cider will use the alleyway west of Broadway between Pine and Pike to celebrate multiculturalism and raise money for the Northwest Immigration Rights Project (NWIRP) during the Capitol Hill Block Party, which takes place from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd.

    Capitol Hill Alley Party 2018? Benefit for immigrant rights will extend music fest enthusiasm into activated backstreet
    In a creative fundraising opportunity, E Pike's Capitol Cider will use the alleyway west of Broadway between Pine and Pike to celebrate multiculturalism and raise money for the Northwest Immigration Rights Project (NWIRP) during the Capitol Hill Block Party, which takes place from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Capitol Hill small business owners, City Hall wants to hear from you ASAP

If you run a small business in Seattle, the Office of Economic Development wants to hear from you. Kind of.

    Capitol Hill small business owners, City Hall wants to hear from you ASAP
    If you run a small business in Seattle, the Office of Economic Development wants to hear from you. Kind of. Thanks to a weekly newsletter from the office of West Seattle's City Council rep Lisa Herbold, we just heard about this OED small business survey that will help the department "prioritize their programs and services, as well as to inform pilot projects, such as the Legacy Business Program."
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 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

3 days ago

4 days ago

‘Pay by plate’ will mean no more parking stickers in Seattle (and you probably still won’t be able to find a spot to park at night on Capitol Hill)

The end of the stickies

    'Pay by plate' will mean no more parking stickers in Seattle (and you probably still won't be able to find a spot to park at night on Capitol Hill)
    Parking on Capitol Hill should be more convenient under a new "pay by plate" system coming to Seattle that will allow people to enter their license plate number to pay for parking rather than print out a sticker and put it on their window.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

It’s time to sign up for the 2018 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day

Registration is now open for the 2018 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day at capitolhillgaragesale.com. This year’s sale is Sunday, August 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The center of the big day is Cal Anderson. Along with the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, CHS is proud to once again help sponsor this fun community event.

    It's time to sign up for the 2018 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day
    Registration is now open for the 2018 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day at capitolhillgaragesale.com . This year's sale is Sunday, August 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The center of the big day is Cal Anderson. Along with the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, CHS is proud to once again help sponsor this fun community event.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

The last Capitol Hill pizza joint without a pop-up DJ bar

(Image: Southpaw)

    The last Capitol Hill pizza joint without a pop-up DJ bar
    Much of Capitol Hill's recent food and drink news has been about putting existing spaces to use for new projects. Add Southpaw to the list - though, in the case of John Sundstrom's 12th Ave pizza joint, the summer news is about making space to add something new.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Northwest Film Forum search open for new leader

(Image: NWFF/Elisa Huerta Enochian)

    Northwest Film Forum search open for new leader
    In April, CHS reported on the planned exit of Northwest Film Forum's executive director Courtney Sheehan after the former intern successfully transitioned the organization to a new mission beyond the screen. NWFF is now searching for a new director to take over after Sheehan's departure: The Executive Director is a collaborative, visionary leader joining Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in an exciting time of programmatic and operational evolution.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

You can cowork with Capitol Hill’s new Consulate of Mexico at the Harvard Exit

Via Craigslist

    You can cowork with Capitol Hill's new Consulate of Mexico at the Harvard Exit
    Monday, the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle opened for its first day of official diplomatic business in the overhauled Harvard Exit. You can make the old theater your office, too: The Harvard Exit building (807 E. Roy St) has Class A office space in the heart of Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

City Council takes up landmarking of Broadway’s Eldridge Tire building

Capitol Hill’s next landmark is set to begin its path through the Seattle City Council on the way to official historical protection.

    City Council takes up landmarking of Broadway's Eldridge Tire building
    Capitol Hill's next landmark is set to begin its path through the Seattle City Council on the way to official historical protection. Broadway's Mission Revival-styled Eldridge Tire Company won designation last year after the landmarks board agreed the auto row-era design was worthy of protection.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

CHS Pics | Machine House Central District makes winning debut

That guy who is probably not really Steven Gerrard seemed to be having a grand time. His pal Zlatan Ibrahimović? Less so.

    CHS Pics | Machine House Central District makes winning debut
    What's it like opening Machine House Brewery's new Central District neighborhood pub as your home nation's team is playing its biggest World Cup game in more than a decade? "It's extremely stressful," UK-born Bill Arnott tells CHS. "We had a health inspection a half an hour before the last game - and then that went to penalties."
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 10

Community group, SDOT in 2019 push to make Pike/Pine a safer route for bikes

(Image: CHS)

    Community group, SDOT in 2019 push to make Pike/Pine a safer route for bikes
    A missing east-west connection in Seattle's bike infrastructure could open next year. Or it might not happen until 2021. Either way, bike lanes along the Pike/Pine corridor, connecting Broadway to 2nd Ave are coming. Bike advocates are hoping that linking these two existing corridors will help increase bike usage overall.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 09

CHS Pics | A true groundbreaking to fill the empty lots around Capitol Hill Station

In June, CHS paid the moment its due as officials made speeches and used a giant pair of scissors to slice a ribbon and “break ground” on the four seven-story buildings set to rise around Capitol Hill Station, creating hundreds of new affordable and market rate homes, a new community plaza, and thousands of square feet of retail space on the busy block in the heart of Broadway.

    CHS Pics | A true groundbreaking to fill the empty lots around Capitol Hill Station
    In June, CHS paid the moment its due as officials made speeches and used a giant pair of scissors to slice a ribbon and "break ground" on the four seven-story buildings set to rise around Capitol Hill Station, creating hundreds of new affordable and market rate homes, a new community plaza, and thousands of square feet of retail space on the busy block in the heart of Broadway.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 09

CHS Pics | Plenty of Clouds settles in at 15th and Pine

Travis Post and Lisa Zack at Plenty of Clouds

    CHS Pics | Plenty of Clouds settles in at 15th and Pine
    Flavors of South Central China by way of New York City have settled in at 15th and Pine. Plenty of Clouds debuted over the post-4th of July holiday weekend as two Ethan Stowell alumni have started a new restaurant generation in the space formerly home to his longtime Capitol Hill favorite Anchovies and Olives.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 08

CHS History | Candidate Durkan CHS interview, Cal Anderson Pokestop, HALA plan released

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Candidate Durkan CHS interview, Cal Anderson Pokestop, HALA plan released
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 08

Pikes/Pines | The great Capitol Hill eastern cottontail mystery of twenty eighteen

@jseattle moved back after 5 years away from Capitol Hill, now there are definitely rabbits… pic.twitter.com/6aNVEsdzjj

    Pikes/Pines | The great Capitol Hill eastern cottontail mystery of twenty eighteen
    @jseattle moved back after 5 years away from Capitol Hill, now there are definitely rabbits... pic.twitter.com/6aNVEsdzjj - Mark Thomas (@markct) June 28, 2018 Has anyone else noticed the sudden appearance of rabbits on the Hill? Growing up in Seattle, I can't recall many rabbits sightings.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 08

Best added to mayor’s Seattle Police Chief interview list

Best

    Best added to mayor's Seattle Police Chief interview list
    With community groups calling for a "restart" on the process, Carmen Best is back in the running to lead the Seattle Police Department. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the decision Saturday to add Best to the final interview list as, Durkan said, one of the three original finalists had removed himself from the process.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 07

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

Jul 07

Jul 06

CHS Pics | France vs. Uruguay on 12th Ave

Fans at Cafe Presse

    CHS Pics | France vs. Uruguay on 12th Ave
    World Cup drama continued Friday morning as France took on Uruguay in the first quarterfinal match of the tournament. The crowd at 12th Ave's Cafe Presse was as partisan as you might expect. Warning: Contains spoilers!
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 06

Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants

Africatown has been awarded a major grant as part of more than $5 million in funding for equitable development in Seattle.

    Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle's first Equitable Development grants
    Africatown has been awarded a major grant as part of more than $5 million in funding for equitable development in Seattle. "Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has displaced far too many and left behind many of our neighborhoods and businesses," Mayor Jenny Durkan said about the grants.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 05

CHS Pics | A Capitol Hill vacation to lovely South Lake Union for 4th of July fireworks

New CHS summer intern Nick decided to take a holiday at the shore this Independence Day, joining the massive crowd at South Lake Union Park for Seattle’s big fireworks show. CHS usually visits with the crowds that gather along Capitol Hill’s I-5 Shores but new reporters at CHS sometimes bring new ways and it is probably telling that the Capitol Hill-South Lake Union border means less and less as Seattle’s central core grows. Nick found an excellent view and probably more than a few Capitol Hill faces in the crowd. Maybe CHS will make a 4th of July vacation an annual thing. If you have some Independence Day fireworks pictures to share — from Capitol Hill.. or beyond —  let us know in comments.

    CHS Pics | A Capitol Hill vacation to lovely South Lake Union for 4th of July fireworks
    New CHS summer intern Nick decided to take a holiday at the shore this Independence Day, joining the massive crowd at South Lake Union Park for Seattle's big fireworks show.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 05

Capitol Hill Community Post | 12th Avenue Stewards donate chairs to 12th Ave Square Park

From the 12th Avenue Stewards 

    Capitol Hill Community Post | 12th Avenue Stewards donate chairs to 12th Ave Square Park
    From the 12th Avenue Stewards In time for the 4th of July, 12th Avenue Stewards donated five movable "adirondack" chairs to 12th Avenue Square Park at 12th and E. James Court. The colorful chairs provide impromptu seating for visitors to relax and soak up the sunshine.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 05

Machine House Central District pub ready for Wold Cup debut on E Jefferson

(Image: @machinehouse)

    Machine House Central District pub ready for Wold Cup debut on E Jefferson
    Just as the World Cup gets really serious, Machine House is ready to debut its new Central District pub: MHB Central District is opening this weekend at 1315 E. Jefferson St. Doors open 7am this Friday 7/6 for the start of the World Cup Soccer Quarter Finals!
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 05

On Capitol Hill corner with interior design and excellent window shopping history, Blu Dot Seattle now open

(Image: Nick Turner for CHS)

    On Capitol Hill corner with interior design and excellent window shopping history, Blu Dot Seattle now open
    Seattle became better furnished this week when Blu Dot, a contemporary furniture retailer and global interior lifestyle brand, opened the doors of its new Capitol Hill location. "We like the mix of all the different things going on in Capitol Hill," said Maurice Blanks, COO of Blu Dot and one of the Minneapolis-headquartered company's founders.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 04

SPD investigating after escaped inmate reportedly shot by corrections officer at 8th and Yesler

An escaped King County Jail prisoner was shot by a corrections officer near 8th and Yesler Wednesday morning, according to radio reports.

    SPD investigating after escaped inmate reportedly shot by corrections officer at 8th and Yesler
    An escaped King County Jail prisoner was shot by a corrections officer near 8th and Yesler Wednesday morning, according to radio reports. All information regarding this incident is preliminary. SPD has confirmed it is investigating an "officer involved shooting." According to SPD and Seattle Fire radio dispatches, an inmate was reported to have escaped custody from Harborview around 10:15 AM.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 04

CHS Comics | My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

    CHS Comics | My Country, 'Tis of Thee
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 04

At least one person shot as gunfire rattles Central District’s Midtown Center

(Image: @sdottraffic)

    At least one person shot as gunfire rattles Central District's Midtown Center
    At least one person was shot in the leg and bullet casings were found spread across the intersection after a volley of gunfire from a vehicle that quickly sped away from 23rd and Spring Tuesday night.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 03

Capitol Hill Pets | Nala, lion-like, on Broadway

It would seem that the name Nala is popular for any dog in Seattle that is colored — even slightly — like a lion. This two-month-old Pit Bull/Boxer mix was trying out the treats at Mud Bay on Broadway when we stopped in for a visit. A new addition to the family, her personality as a people puppy is already shining through. As she lives in a house with Ebrima and Rahel and a large family, Nala doesn’t sleep much yet, which her humans hope changes soon. Give Nala a pet if you catch her on the street. Roarrrr!

    Capitol Hill Pets | Nala, lion-like, on Broadway
    It would seem that the name Nala is popular for any dog in Seattle that is colored - even slightly - like a lion. This two-month-old Pit Bull/Boxer mix was trying out the treats at Mud Bay on Broadway when we stopped in for a visit.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 03

Jul 02

Why isn’t Capitol Hill more afraid of crime?

The 33,000 or so residents and countless more visitors on Capitol Hill have experienced a reported violent crime like homicides, rape, robbery, and assault every day on average in 2018.

    Why isn't Capitol Hill more afraid of crime?
    The 33,000 or so residents and countless more visitors on Capitol Hill have experienced a reported violent crime like homicides, rape, robbery, and assault every day on average in 2018. In Ballard, the rate of violent crime has been about half of busy Capitol Hill's pace.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 02

Capitol Hill’s Holy Names hopes changes to underground parking plan help move project forward

A rendering of the new gym planned to sit atop the controversial underground parking at Holy Names

    Capitol Hill's Holy Names hopes changes to underground parking plan help move project forward
    Some neighbors continue to oppose the project but Holy Names Academy is hoping changes to its plan for a new five-level underground parking garage and a new surface parking lot on its North Capitol Hill campus will help move the project forward with city planners.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 01

CHS History | Real World on Capitol Hill, Bellevue/Denny standoff death, Capitol Hill Station ‘Pride flag’

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Real World on Capitol Hill, Bellevue/Denny standoff death, Capitol Hill Station 'Pride flag'
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 30

Eyewitnesses: Capitol Hill’s mystery soda machine has disappeared

Omg Capitol Hill, Seattle’s mystery soda machine is gone pic.twitter.com/nGYV1MPmRj

    Eyewitnesses: Capitol Hill's mystery soda machine has disappeared
    Omg Capitol Hill, Seattle's mystery soda machine is gone ⁉️ pic.twitter.com/nGYV1MPmRj - Allen (@ussherpress) June 30, 2018 Breaking news from just off Broadway: The Capitol Hill mystery soda machine is gone. We're checking in with area businesses including the Broadway Locksmith to see if they can shed any light on the apparent removal of the pop machine that has garnered global pop culture attention for its mysterious provenance.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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