2 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

9 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

17 hours ago

23 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

31 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

33 hours 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

41 hours ago

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

3 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

3 days ago

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

4 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
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

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.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Sponsored: Seattle high-rise 90 percent sold; design credits offered

The 41-story, 389-unit high-rise is scheduled to open at 1808 Minor Ave. in the second half of 2019.

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...such as taller ceilings, private terraces or two-story loft environments. Penthouse homes on the 39th and 40th floors also feature Miele appliances with gas cooking and natural stone countertops with waterfall island...

    Seattle high-rise 90 percent sold; design credits offered | Provided by NEXUS
    NEXUS is the only condominium high-rise being offered for presale in downtown Seattle, and is the only new for-sale offering to be delivered in 2019. Share story SEATTLE - Just 31 homes remain available for purchase and personalization at NEXUS, a luxury condominium tower being built in the northeast corner of downtown.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

5 days ago

This Week in Restaurant News: Soft Serve, Street Food, and Seafood Towers

Kukree roves all over Seattle. On Monday find them at 425 Terry Avenue North; on Tuesday, they're at 800 Stewart Street. Schedules are published weekly on Kukree’s Facebook page and SeattleFoodTruck.com.

The popular Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill roaster is coming to Third and Pine very soon. A tease on Twitter claimed they’re adding the “finishing touches” on the space. This café will be the fourth installment for the company.

    This Week in Restaurant News: Soft Serve, Street Food, and Seafood Towers
    Openings Kukree Chef Aarthi Sampath brings global dishes like biryani and seasonal grain bowls to the streets from her colorful food truck that debuted this month. Find these healthful quick eats on Mondays at Terry and Republican and Tuesdays at 800 Stewart Street. Coming Soon East Trading Co.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

5 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.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 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.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 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

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

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

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).

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).

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

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

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

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

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

6 days ago

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

Death Cab for Cutie Announce a Free Show at the Paramount

...limited to a single day. May 21 the theater will host the Show Divine at Ninth and Pine. Today STG announced that Seattle indie stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie will play a free...

    Death Cab for Cutie Announce a Free Show at the Paramount
    The Paramount Theater turned 90 this year, but the celebration is not limited to a single day. May 21 the theater will host the Show Divine at Ninth and Pine. Today STG announced that Seattle indie stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie will play a free concert at the theater on June 23 at 8pm.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

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