2 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

3 hours ago

Let’s Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome ‘Period of Maximum Constraint’

...summer. We could expand on them with painted bus lanes, particularly at key sections like Olive Way and John Street near Broadway...

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...The major addition to the transit network will be a new downtown transit pathway using Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and providing transit lanes in some stretches but not in others. This should provide a...

...still benefit from more transit priority. Route 5 got an important queue jump at the Aurora Ave and Bridge Way N interchange and piggybacks on RapidRide E Line BAT lanes on Aurora Avenue. Finding space for...

...easy. However, more queue jumps could ease other bottlenecks, like the congested (and confusingly named) Fremont Way N and Fremont Ave N intersection. And there does appear to be room for a BAT lane on Greenwood Avenue...

    Let's Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome 'Period of Maximum Constraint' " The Urbanist
    The news on One Center City has not been very uplifting. The effort to keep Seattle moving during coming transit logjams got a re-brand to "Imagine Seattle," but it appears to still be lacking for bold imagination and timeliness.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

3 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

24 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

28 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

45 hours 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

4 days ago

4 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

6 days ago

Seattle-area music-and-nightlife events June 15-21: The Decemberists, Chris Thile and more

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

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

El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle (206-381-3094 or elcorazonseattle.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., #10, Seattle (kremwerk.com).

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

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)

The Fremont Tavern, 3517 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-420-4709).

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).

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 June 15-21: The Decemberists, Chris Thile and more
    Friday Blues The Hank Shreve Band, 8 p.m., Highway 99 Blues Club; $17-$27. Comedy Brooks McBeth, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., The Comedy Underground. Greg Behrendt, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Parlor Live; $25-$30. Laugh-Off Semi Finals, 8 and 10 p.m., Laughs...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

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 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 10

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 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

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

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