This week in CHS history | Canon opens, John T. Williams remembered, Yancy Noll murder

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On the List | Punk Rock Flea Market punk rocks the CD’s Punk Rock Post Office

PRFM_Strangerlogo_WPIt’s punk not to give a shit about rain. With plans for 80 vendors inside the old post office at 23rd and Union and another 70 in the parking lot, plus DJs, a bar, and food offerings, the Punk Rock Flea Market could be even more interesting if the forecasts for (much needed) weekend rain come through.

And, remember, “there are NO LIMITS on what can be sold” —

The PRFM is a full on flea market with everything from music and clothing, to furniture, computers, stereo equipment, handmade apparel, shoes, vegan treats, porn, housewares, info from nonprofit groups, books, art, taxidermy, bikes, pet costumes, skateboards and whatever else we can fit into the space. Our “Punk Rock” name refers as much to the DIY spirit of the event as it does to any particular music or lifestyle.

All of that — and more — for $1 price of admission.

Meanwhile, also on the thrifting/rain-wary end of things, Pistil Books is planning its annual outdoor book sale for the alley at 1414 E Union for Saturday. Look for a reschedule if it’s raining. Postponed due to rain!

Do a little rain dance Saturday night with dozens of your closest friends as Dancing in the Street joins the action around the final weekend of the E Pike pedestrian zone pilot.

4_Neverending_Story-233x235Rain will also threaten the final scheduled night for this year’s schedule of free outdoor movies in Cal Anderson. The Neverending Story is slated to play Friday night — check for updates.

The moon will be out rain or shine — you can stumble down the Hill to the Arboretum Saturday for the Japanese Garden’s Moon Viewing Festival. Oops. Sold out!

For things to do on and around Capitol Hill — or to add your own event — check out the CHS Calendar.

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This week in CHS history | Chop Suey for sale, Ada’s says ‘hello’

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East Precinct assault and robbery reports up 13%

We mentioned the latest SeaStat statistical analysis report (PDF) from SPD Thursday in our post about this Saturday’s planned anti-crime vigil and march. Here’s a more full look at this month’s report’s East Precinct components.

Overall in 2015, serious crimes against persons are up sharply — 13% — in the East Precinct:Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 3.57.37 PMWhile in the city as a whole, the same serious category is up 3%:Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 3.57.16 PMHere’s a closer look at the citywide robbery totals and where they are occuring:Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 3.55.24 PMMeanwhile, the summer’s gunfire activity shows a rise in non-fatal shootings and a 23% jump in reports of shots fired: Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 3.55.38 PMMeanwhile, parking garage burglaries remain an issue on Capitol Hill:Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 3.55.59 PM

CHS Community Post | CenturyLink launches Prism TV in Seattle

Seattle 1 Gig mapBy CenturyLink
– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that  residents and businesses in some areas of Seattle can now subscribe to Prism® TV, an interactive TV service delivered through CenturyLink’s nationwide fiber optic network. Prism® TV is a new alternative to cable and satellite services, providing customers with advanced features and the latest in entertainment technology.

In mid-2014, CenturyLink began deploying fiber-enabled 1 gigabit broadband service to residential and business customers throughout various Seattle neighborhoods. This fiber broadband service is available today to more than 100,000 homes and 5,500 business locations in the Seattle area. CenturyLink is now making additional investments to offer entertainment services such as Prism® TV.

“CenturyLink is pleased to bring a new choice in video services to Seattle. Prism TV’s innovative technology is the perfect complement to our 1 gig services,” said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink vice president of operations for Washington. “We appreciate the City of Seattle’s role in modernizing outdated regulations that allowed us to build our fiber optic network and bring new competitive choices to the market, first our gigabit service and now Prism TV.”

Advanced features offered by Prism® TV include a wireless set-top box, whole-home DVR, a mobile app for watching programming at home or on the go, an extensive video on demand library and an app center for accessing social network sites. In addition, Prism® TV offers a large selection of sports channels, including the NFL Network, Pac12 Network, Fox Sports North and SEC Network as well as premium mobile content from HBO GO®, MAX GO®, STARZ Play and SHOWTIME Anytime®.

Prism® TV is currently available to some residents and businesses in many Seattle neighborhoods, including West Seattle, Ballard, Beacon Hill, Central District, Capitol Hill, Mount Baker and Green Lake.

Customers who want to learn more about Prism® TV or see if it is available in their area should visit Customers can also visit the CenturyLink retail store located in the Southcenter Mall in Seattle.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

CHS Community Post | Chop Shop Now Open for Breakfast & Lunch

By Kirsten Graham PR
SEATTLE, August 18, 2015 — Chef Ericka Burke and the Chop Shop crew are thrilled to be adding breakfast and lunch to the restaurant’s daily lineup. As of today, Chop Shop Cafe & Bar will be open Monday through Friday at 8am, and Saturdayand Sunday at 9am.

On weekdays, breakfast will include a European-style breakfast buffet complete with housemade preserves and toast, granola and yogurt, fruit, a juice du jour, and Stumptown coffee. The $12 buffet is available until 11am—afterwards, lunch items will be available in addition to the standard breakfast menu until 3pm.

The breakfast menu includes savory dishes like a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, bacon, heirloom tomato, herb aioli, and Gruyere or the Chop Shop Breakfast, a hearty plate comprised of a bone-in ham steak, herb-roasted potatoes, and two eggs any style. On the sweet side, there’s Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with peaches, almonds, and maple syrup or Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with blackberries.

On weekends, the breakfast menu will be on offer from 9am until 3pm—no buffet on the weekends. The lunch menu will become available in addition to the breakfast menu everyday at 11am.

The lunch menu offers four salads, including the Chop Salad, a bountiful bowl of kale, pulled chicken, bacon, salami, cherry tomatoes, white beans, avocado, Gruyere, and a soft-boiled egg, dressed with green goddess. There are also five sandwiches—all served with housemade pickled vegetables. Sandwiches range from Braised Pork with cabbage slaw, cilantro, and fresno aioli on a toasted sesame bun to the Open-Faced Egg Salad Baguette, with smashed egg, tarragon aioli, radish, pickled red onion, and cornichon. There are a handful of larger plates too, like a steak with marrow toast or a mélange of summer veggies in broth with pasta and greens.

Also, a new “Best Hour” will be on every day from 3pm until 5:30pm, when dinner begins. The menu includes a selection of $8 sandwiches and salads, as well as three $6 cocktails, like the Garden Party with bourbon, mint, garden herbs, and powdered sugar.

Burke is delighted to have Chop Shop open all day for the neighborhood. She and the team are all looking forward to seeing new faces in the dining room all day long. The juice bar is open as well, serving espresso and grab-an-go food from 8am to 3pmevery day. Leisurely breakfast, quick lunch, after-work cocktail, or convivial dinner—Chop Shop has got it all.

Opened in July of 2015, Chop Shop Cafe & Bar is the anchor tenant of Chophouse Row, a mixed-use building situated in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 1424 11th Avenue. The restaurant comes from local chef Ericka Burke, owner of the beloved Volunteer Park Cafe and Canal Market. Chop Shop caters to neighborhood locals and visitors alike with a seasonal dinner menu full of bright flavors and a European-style breakfast bar and a lunch menu comprised of salads and sandwiches. Chop Shop is open Monday through Friday at 8am, and 9am on weekends. Lunch is served daily from 11am – 3pm, followed by the Best Hour from 3pm – 5:30pm. Dinner is daily from 5:30pm – 11pm. For more information and to make reservations, call 206.535.8541 or visit

Chop Shop Juice & Provisions is the casual sibling spot to Chop Shop Cafe & Bar, located at 1424 11th Avenue in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Open daily from 8am to 3pm, the small spot serves fresh-pressed juices, Stumptown espresso, and housemade baked goods. Grab-and-go salads and sandwiches are also available, and coming soon, a selection of kitchen provisions and gifts. For more information, visit

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

"Seattle Thunderstorm A rare thunderstorm over Seattle, with Harborview Medical Center in the foreground." (Image: Aaron Brethorst via Flickr)

“Seattle Thunderstorm A rare thunderstorm over Seattle, with Harborview Medical Center in the foreground.” (Image: Aaron Brethorst via Flickr)

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On the List | Linda’s Fest rocks E Pine, Vibrations fills Volunteer Park

We hope you saved some energy for this late into the hottest Seattle summer… ever. While the weather has taken a turn for the wetter, there’s a full slate of things to do around Capitol Hill.

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Baso needs your help curating work of Capitol Hill street artist


(Image: @michelledirkse via Instagram)

If you’ve walked Broadway, you’ve seen Darryl Ary’s work — usually set up in front of Dick’s. Everything for sale. Artist and big Red Wall mural creator Baso Fibonacci is looking for help from the people who have bought Ary’s paintings to help put together a show of the outsider artist’s work:

Hey, I’m putting together a show of Darryl’s work this thursday at Vermillion. Trying to find as many people as possible to loan pieces they have of his and was wondering if you would be willing to put up a post asking people to bring work by tomorrow (tuesday the 11th) around 6p. The show runs through Sept. 5th, thanks, baso.

You can learn more about the Darryl Ary show starting at Vermillion later this week here.

This week in CHS history | The DeLuxe turns 50, First Hill homicides

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