1 hour ago

Union cocktail lounge will bring together Capitol Hill gay bar legends

...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...

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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...

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.
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1 hour ago

Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins

Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. “From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time,” the city announcement for the search reads.

    Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins
    Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. "From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time," the city announcement for the search reads.
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9 hours ago

18 hours ago

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation

A sidewalk baptism on Harvard Ave (Image: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church)

    Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation
    It's not the typical Capitol Hill landlord and tenant situation we're used to reporting here on CHS. The Presbyterian church that has stood at the corner of Harvard and Howell for 95 years will soon be in search of a new congregation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

25 hours ago

Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault

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

    Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Carjacking pursuit: Police swarmed the area around 16th and Spring just af...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

39 hours ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley — sitting — on E Madison

We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol’ Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that last part up. But for a dog who spends so much time around tree houses, Huxley would prefer — very much — to be on the ground. “If you sit on the ground, he will sit on your lap,” Jen tells CHS about her 125-pound sitting companion. “Even when you are on the ground trying to do other stuff…”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley - sitting - on E Madison
    We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol' Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that l...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

47 hours ago

Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight ‘molotov cocktail’ attack

An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and “molotov cocktails” that failed to explode.

    Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight 'molotov cocktail' attack
    An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and "molotov cocktails" that failed to explode. All information in this report has not yet been confirmed by police and is based on East Precinct radio dispatches.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Seattle's Essential Neighborhood Restaurants

...actually the cozy Capitol Hill dwelling of Harry’s Fine Foods on the corner of Bellevue and Mercer. The menu bears dishes as varied as the decor: cauliflower that’s caramelized until deep...

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Pub 3019 Beacon Ave S

Late Night, Recommended Menu, Romantic, Wine Bar 7902 35th St. SW

$ Mexican 6031 Airport Way S

$ Latin 1719 SW Roxbury St

$$ American/New American 5041 Wilson Ave S

$$ Latin 4869 Rainier Ave S

$ Japanese 82 Stewart St

$$ Japanese 515 S Main St

$ Vietnamese 2519 S Jackson St

$$ Global 1412 E Union St

$$ American/New American, Bakery/Pastry Shop, Coffee Shop 1101 E Pike St

$ Coffee Shop, Wine Bar 4401 Fremont Ave N

$$ Gastropub 3645 Wallingford Ave N

$$ American/New American 5451 Leary Ave NW

    Seattle's Essential Neighborhood Restaurants
    The buzzy stretch of Greenwood Avenue has bars and restaurants and taprooms aplenty, but the 24-hour diner with an adjoined karaoke bar remains a singular treasure. Breakfast and lunch menus are available morning or night; here your last meal of the day may actually be the most important one after drunkenly singing bygone hits in the bar opposite the diner's entrance.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

2 days ago

Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District

A tour of the 22nd and Union village in 2016

    Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District
    People living near 18th and Yesler will gather Tuesday night to learn more about a plan to bring more neighbors to the area in a new Tiny House Village project from the Low Income Housing Institute. "This new village will shelter homeless families, homeless students, seniors, veterans, singles and people with pets," the announcement from LIHI says.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Central District’s Williams remembered as business — and neighborhood — leader

Williams in a Juneeteenth parade (Image: CHS/Central District News)

    Central District's Williams remembered as business - and neighborhood - leader
    DeCharlene Williams, one of the most visible advocates of preservation and inclusive growth in the Central District in her decades heading the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, has died, her family announced this weekend. "This morning at 9:06 AM I lost one of my best friends, my mom DeCharlene Williams to uterine sarcoma cancer," her daughter Rita Green posted Sunday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway

The start of a pleasant Saturday hike

    CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway
    Every hour or so Saturday and Sunday morning starting this weekend, hikers could set out from Broadway on their start of a climb up the most popular trail in the region. The Trailhead Direct service Saturday celebrated its expansion to Capitol Hill Station with a bus breaking through a ceremonial banner and a collection of urban hikers ready for a day on the mountain.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Up against a wall of *if*, here’s *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill

If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan… And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition…

    Up against a wall of *if*, here's *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill
    If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan... And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition... How much of the roughly $237 million in head tax revenue will come to Capitol Hill?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul — But first, is it a landmark?

One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection — from earthquakes.

    94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul - But first, is it a landmark?
    One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection - from earthquakes.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

5 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

CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers

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

    CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
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5 days ago

Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried… again

From Sound Transit’s “Background Information for Section 4.10, Geology and Soils” appendix before First Hill Station was cut from U-Link planning

    Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried... again
    Any hope of a First Hill light rail station being part of Sound Transit 3 appears to have been left in the dust after deliberation by the transportation agency's Elected Leadership Group Thursday afternoon.
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5 days ago

Itto’s Tapas Bar honors Moroccan flavors of a mother’s cooking

601 Summit Ave. E., Capitol Hill

    Itto's Tapas Bar honors Moroccan flavors of a mother's cooking
    The owners of Toscana Pizzeria on Capitol Hill have revamped the space, opening a second rendition of the popular Itto's Tapas Bar, first in West Seattle. Share story Last fall, after 18 years on Capitol Hill's Summit Avenue, Toscana Pizzeria became Itto's Tapas Bar. Everything about the place is different except the ownership.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

6 days ago

Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington

Images from The Most Dangerous Year, a documentary that follows a group of Washington State families with transgender kids who joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation

    Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington
    In December of 2015, Vlada Knowlton and her family were adapting to the realities of their five-year-old daughter Annabelle's transgender identity, and after a difficult period of adjustment things were going great. Then she got a phone call.
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6 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments

From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments
    From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development The City of Seattle continues to seek public input on the environmental review of options to encourage the development of more in-law apartments and backyard cottages that would allow for more rental housing in the city's single-family zones.
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6 days ago

6 days ago

Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop

Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.

    Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop
    Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown

It’s not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall:

    Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown
    It's not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall: Friday, May 18 is Bike Everywhere Day. This year people on bikes will ride together, demonstrating demand for a safe and protected network of places to bike in Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway

(Image: Alex Garland/CHS)

    With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway
    Even with the city's new head tax on the books, a group of Broadway businesses have decided not to wait for new funding streams to start - and their decision on how best to put the money to use shows how the priorities to the issue can differ in the distance between City Hall and Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 17

Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 18-24: Taylor Swift, La Luz, and more

El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle (206-381-3094 or elcorazonseattle.com).

Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Boylston Ave. E., Seattle (206-588-6959 or fredwildliferefuge.com).

Highline Bar, 210 Broadway E., Seattle (206-328-7837 or highlineseattle.com).

Jai Thai (Broadway), 235 Broadway E. Seattle, (206-322-5781 or punchlinefridays.com).

Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., No. 10, Seattle (kremwerk.com).

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Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-709-9442 or thebarboza.com).

Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (206-675-9116 or bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com).

Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-397-3564 or capitolcider.com).

Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-553-5282 or caferacerseattle.com.)

Central Saloon, 207 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-622-0209 or centralsaloon.com).

Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepard Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (waywardmusic.org).

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle (206-324-8000 or chopsuey.com).

Columbia City Theater, Bourbon Bar, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (columbiacitytheater.com).

Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-628-0303 or comedyunderground.com).

Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-3640 or conorbyrnepub.com).

Egan’s Ballard Jamhouse, 1707 N.W. Market St, Seattle (206-789-1621 or ballardjamhouse.com).

Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle (fremontabbey.org).

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-0212 or highdiveseattle.com).

The Kraken Bar & Lounge, 5257 University Way N.E., Seattle, (206-522-5334).

Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-5653 or laughscomedyclub.com).

Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-522-1168 or littleredhen.com).

Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle (206-632-2020 or nectarlounge.com).

Owl & Thistle, 808 Post Ave., Seattle (206-621-7777 or owlnthistle.com).

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (theroyalroomseattle.com).

SeaMonster Lounge, 2202 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-633-1824 or seamonsterlounge.com).

The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle (206-526-9854).

Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-628-3151 or showboxonline.com).

Skylark Cafe & Club, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-935-2111 or skylarkcafe.com).

Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack, 5606 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-762-7900 or slimslastchance.com).

Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., Seattle (206-286-1312 or studioseven.us).

Substation Seattle, 645 N.W. 45th St., Seattle (substationseattle.com).

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-4880 or sunsettavern.com).

Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-789-3599 or tractortavern.com).

Triple Door, Musiquarium 216 Union St., Seattle (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).

    Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events May 18-24: Taylor Swift, La Luz, and more
    Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Friday Blues Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, 8 p.m., Highway 99 Blues Club; $18-$28. Comedy Billy Anderson, Mike Masilotti, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Comedy Underground; $6. Mekki Leeper,...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 17

May 16

Slow news week: ‘Actively falling’ Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed

Before

    Slow news week: 'Actively falling' Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed
    Rest in pieces, er peace, Volunteer Park tree #399-176094. You will be missed. Monday, a Seattle Parks crew responded "after hours" to remove the 40-foot, " actively failing " fir tree that was reported leaning over the road inside Volunteer Park. The 24-inch-trunked white fir started to fall because its roots failed, the tree folks say.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway

With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill.

    First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway
    With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill. Junkichi debuted last month on Broadway but CHS wasn't able to attend the grand opening so here's a look inside.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice

Vero Berrero-Kolb at work

    On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice
    Students at Seattle Central College got what they've been asking for this school year when the campus inaugurated a degree emphasis in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). "Students wanted to get credit for emphasizing on these issues," said faculty member Vero Barrero-Kolb, who helped create the program.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop

Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine’s Supergenius Tattoo shop.

    Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop
    Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine's Supergenius Tattoo shop. Police were called to the shop around 9:45 PM to a report of a robbery involving a teen male and woman. It's not clear if the shop was held up or if a customer was robbed in the 1400-block 10th Ave incident.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 16

May 15

Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements

The Judkins Park Community Council says its solution for the stretch of Jackson SDOT focused on would cost $500 (Image: Judkins Park Community Council)

    Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements
    A Central District neighborhood group had the strange experience earlier this month of asking the city to stop work on improvements Seattle Department of Transportation claimed it asked for. "It is heartbreaking as we were so excited to get a grant to have improvements in the Jackson Street Business District," organizers for the Judkins Park Community Council posted about the situation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill’s The Egyptian

Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes — or less.

    Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill's The Egyptian
    Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes - or less.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

‘Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating’ — East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival

I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace.

    'Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating' - East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival
    I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace. "It's mainly that we're busy," Liu tells CHS of the long, deliberate process he seems to undertake when opening new spaces on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

It’s harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit

With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle’s edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.

    It's harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit
    With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle's edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 15

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