Seattle PI, fresh of its big peat bog scoop, has some more news you can use — the Jimi Hendrix statue on Broadway might be moving to a park in the Central District:
Jimi Hendrix Park opened in spring 2006 after the city approved a $309,000 parks levy and a name change for the Colman School Parking Lot Development at 2400 S. Massachusetts St.
It’s got green grass and an irrigation system, but nothing to commemorate its namesake — yet.
Janie Hendrix said she hopes to throw a concert and release party for a renovated park with more landscaping and Hendrix-related structures in 2012. To make that park a reality, she and other park supporters hope to raise as much as $1 million in park levies and from the public, she said.
Article reports that developer Michael Malone who owns the building currently home to EveryDay Music and the Hendrix sculpture is open to the idea of the statue making the CD move.
With EveryDay about to join Elliott Bay Book Co. around the corner on 10th Ave and condos, apartments and mixed-use development rising around him, we’re with Malone. Jimi doesn’t need Broadway. The Hendrix era is over. The Chihuly era begins.