(Image: Lucky 8s)
One of the smaller entities in the transformation of 14th and Union into an island of food and drink activity is closing its doors after one last night of service — and delivery.
Lucky 8s China House will shut down tonight after just under a year and a half of operation on 14th Ave.
Owner Bracey Rogers confirmed the closure with CHS.
“Unfortunately, we just were not getting enough business to support all the overhead,” Rogers said. “We definitely had [our] diehard fans, but just not enough.”
The restaurant opened in time for New Year’s Day 2012.
“We’ll have a lot of dishes that people will be familiar with,” the project’s chef Justin Strnad said at the time. “We’re not fusion or anything. It’s our version of Chinese/American food. Housemade everything.”
Lucky 8s was built out of the space created by the overhaul of the old La Panzanella bakery for Oola. Belltown transplant Zoe filled its neighboring space while bear bar Diesel snuggled it to the north. The venture worked hard for notoriety amidst a wave of new food+drink players on the Hill. A mini-wave of Chinese-themed eateries also opened up around the same time including Chungee’s, Regent Bakery and the ill-fated Bako where Bait Shop floats today.
After closing down Friday night, Rogers says there will be a party for staff and regulars on Saturday. The restauranteur says Lucky 8s has been an education.
“The whole process has been a great learning experience for me,” he writes. “Hopefully I will be carrying this knowledge on to a potential new project.”
News from the E Pike Tim Burgess for Mayor camp this afternoon:
Statement by City Councilmember Tim Burgess
(Seattle, WA) – Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, a candidate for Mayor of Seattle, today issued the following statement:
“Our city needs new and visionary leadership in the Mayor’s office that truly brings people
together to accomplish great things for all of Seattle. I had hoped to provide that leadership as
Mayor. Continue reading
It’s hard not to be silly about it. We’re assuming the same kind of giddy, childish humor was on display at the end of liquor prohibition, too. Thursday, the needs-a-new-name Washington State Liquor Control Board released a timeline and 46 pages of draft rules for licensing, sales and accounting in a nascent recreational marijuana economy. We’ve included the entire draft document and the board’s timeline for implementation, below.
The draft proposals includes everything from licensing requirements for a legal marijuana dealership to the new logo and information box to be used on WA State-certified weed packaging. Continue reading
Longboard vs. Walgreens (Image via SPD)
Moment of impact (Image via SPD)
Chances are, you might know one of these May Day riot suspects. Seattle Police are again turning to the public to help identify suspects caught in images and video recorded during the 2013 May Day marches, protests and vandalism that marked the left a handful of businesses damaged on Capitol Hill.
SPD has posted images and video of eight suspects here.
Following 2012′s May Day incidents in downtown Seattle, police also posted pictures in hopes of identifying suspects. Five people were ultimately charged in late November. Four of the cases remain in the court system — one of the suspects has pleaded guilty.
Video of some of the suspects’ actions distributed by SPD is below. Continue reading
Look, authentic corn meal (Image: Orale Chamo)
As you head over to the Broadway Farmers Market this Sunday, make sure to save room for Orale Chamo, a new Mexican/ Venezuelan hybrid food stand so authentic its owners tracked down the same flour they grew up with in their home countries to make their creations here in Seattle.
The three ladies behind Orale Chamo describe their cuisine as Venezuelan and Mexican arepas “remixed.” Marisa Franco, Gloria Zambrano, and Lex Mederos, longtime friends and recent Seattleites, decided to bring together two different cultures of food to create a fresh experience. The stand will operate — for now — exclusively at the Sunday market on Capitol Hill.
(Image: Orale Chamo)
An initial struggle in the operation was finding the authentic ingredients that the women used growing up. “We wanted the same brand of flour that is actually used in Mexico and Venezuela, and because we are new to Seattle, it was hard to figure out how to find that at first,” Zambrano said.
Police were searching for a suspect believed to be responsible for a stabbing at Broadway and Pine on the sidewalk in front of Walgreens. UPDATE: Police say the victim was stabbed during an “altercation” in Cal Anderson and walked to Broadway.
We are still confirming details of the attack that was reported just before 9 PM.
A witness tells CHS the victim appeared to have been cut on the arm in the attack. UPDATE: Seattle Fire reports it transported a male teen from the scene with a stab wound. The male was in stable condition.
Police searched the Broadway area for a suspect believed to be involved with the crime.
The knife attack comes just days after a stabbing in Cal Anderson Park a few blocks away.
UPDATE: SPD has released its preliminary report on the incident:
Police remain on the lookout for the suspect in a stabbing that occurred in Cal Anderson Park tonight. At approximately 8:53 p.m. officers responded to Broadway Avenue and East Pine Street to contact a male victim who had been stabbed a short time earlier (the victim walked to that location to call 911). After interviewing the victim, officers determined the stabbing actually occurred in Cal Anderson Park. The victim had gotten into a verbal altercation with a male suspect that escalated with the suspect stabbing the victim in his left arm and back. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The victim and suspect are not believed to be known to each other.
The victim, a male in his 20′s, was treated by fire department medics at the scene and subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male in his 30′s wearing all dark clothing. Officers conducted an area search however, the suspect remains at large.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
As we are about to lose yet another independent bookstore and used books, too, will be in shorter supply come summer, here are two community-oriented efforts to keep the pages turning on Capitol Hill.
We told you earlier about the Miller Community Center “little library” — here it is:
Here’s a closer look at what’s available for your reading pleasure: Continue reading
A revival of the Q-Patrol is not the answer. A Capitol Hill-based group with hopes of citywide influence next week is holding a rally and march to push back on what they see as a rise in crime in the neighborhood and a growing sense that streets like Broadway, Pike and Pine are unsafe at night.
The event will also be the start of a new “Safe Space” program to create a strong foundation for a Capitol Hill-wide “block watch” program by turning first to the area’s business community.
“We’ve decided we will start with local businesses first,” Social Outreach Seattle founder and executive director Shaun Knittel tells CHS. “Business block watches have proven successful and produced a drop in crime.”
The CAPITOL HILL ANTI-CRIME/VIOLENCE MARCH & RALLY will also feature the launch of our neighborhood business watch program, BLOCK WATCH. Continue reading
Capitol Hill’s cycling commuters will be celebrated — and given free stuff — Friday for the annual Bike to Work Day. Below, you’ll find a map of BtWD stations around the Hill including the annual bagel pit stop on 12th Ave:
Join Schemata Workshop and Central Physical Therapy & Fitness for fresh Eltana bagels, free reflectors, games, and prizes. We are located at 1720 12th Ave, on 12th Avenue between E Howell St & E Olive St. Look for the big red bike rack in front of the former Lucky Devil Tattoo Parlor.
Seattle Bike Blog calls the day “a glimpse into Seattle’s cycling future” –
The centerpiece event of the day is a morning ride from KEXP’s Dexter and Denny studio to City Hall for a rally. The ride leaves KEXP at 7:45 a.m., and the rally starts at City Hall at 8.
The Seattle Bike to Work Day station map is below. Have fun and enjoy the ride. Continue reading