Change from the inside doesn’t always look as nice as it does from the outside. Two examples this week of big media looking at the “new!” Capitol Hill and saying, “I like it!”
First, the Wall Street Journal visits Seattle, chats with Howard Shultz of all people who says something really nice about Healeo and declares:
Throughout the city, quiet blocks have come to life with new eateries, drinkeries and upscale shops. The south side of the Capitol Hill neighborhood—in parts an urban no-mans land a decade ago—is now a stomping ground for artsy Seattleites of every age.
Hipster haven Cha Cha Lounge is just steps from the indie Elliott Bay Book Company (in a new industrial-chic location), Paris-inspired Café Presse and eclectic, nuovo-Italian eatery Spinasse.
Meanwhile, local glossy Seattle Metropolitan weighs in with 52 New Restaurants, Bars, and Shops in Capitol Hill — but really, they’re talking about Pike/Pine too:
The Pike/Pine nabe is evolving so fast that, when we set out to record all the new restaurants, bars, and shops that have opened since about 2009, we realized we’d have to list a few sight unseen—since we couldn’t travel into the future to visit the places coming in July and August.
Enjoy it while it lasts,
Pike/Pine south Capitol Hill. We wouldn’t be shocked that tides and time will have everybody excited about Broadway around, say, 2016.