Here is the bad news. You live in a neighborhood where a craft old-fashioned doughnut costs $2.75. The good news? It might be the best old fashioned you’ve ever had.
Also, you should eat fewer doughnuts anyhow.
Half and Half Doughnut Co. — from the man who helped grow Top Pot from Summit Ave to the largest scale doughnut operation in the city — is now open on E Pike with a case full of filled old-fashioneds, fritters, and a craft take on the overlooked but now risen to new heights doughnut holes — here called bomba or bombs.
After a quiet weekend start, expect a busy Tuesday morning in the new shop. Continue reading →
Capitol Hill retailer and designer Fresh Tangerine suffered a devastating hit to the young business after an early morning burglary last week that emptied the E Pine store of thousands of dollars — and months of work — in handmade jewelry.
“We lost 2,085 pieces of inventory which is a retail value of $51,887 along with a couple of other of jewelry items from our cash drawer,” owner Kim Kogane said of the Thursday, October 10th, 5 AM break-in. “It took us a couple of months to create that much inventory and plus all of the labor from Operations to Quality Control everything, package it, and transport it to the store. It is a devastating loss for the business especially as we move into our busiest time of year.” Continue reading →
In recent years, the influential political group has gathered in the University District for its meetings and endorsement sessions. Tuesday’s meeting will include two new resolutions — one a “Rent Control Resolution” and another “End Sex Work Arrests Resolution.”
The group meets every third Tuesday.
The 43rd was also busy in the neighborhood over the weekend canvassing for D3 Socialist Alternative incumbent Kshama Sawant in her race against challenger Egan Orion.
It’s not every election year you’ll find the Democratic-focused group working to get out the vote for someone outside the party.
In September, the 43rd voted to endorse Sawant, the first ever endorsement of a non-Democrat by the 43rd District group.
Ballots are slated to be mailed out Wednesday for the November 5th General Election. Thursday, the drop boxes open. You can find all of CHS’s Election 2019 coverage here.
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A recent Spacecraft work party (Image: Spacecraft)
One of Capitol Hill’s oldest homes for creative retail spaces and restaurants is making space for a crafty new addition.
Spacecraft, a community arts and craft space targeting “screen addicted adults” and “people who don’t necessarily consider themselves artists,” is getting its final coats of paint and collecting supplies for a planned October opening in the 101-year-old Broadway Alley building.
“I’ve always been crafty, always kind of a dabbler,” Alison Cantor tells CHS. Describing how challenging it is to find space to do those things with “people living in smaller and smaller spaces,” Cantor says Spacecraft will be a place to spread your project out and work on your art somewhere better than the kitchen table.
Charges haven’t yet been filed against the shooter but the club’s new owners say they are taking action after last weekend’s early morning shooting outside Capitol Hill nightclub The Baltic Room.
“We are taking this matter very seriously and strive to provide an enjoyable experience while maintaining safety of all patrons, employees, and neighbors,” Rachel Keith told CHS in a statement about last Saturday’s 2 AM shooting that sent two to the hospital. Keith said the club has hired “a few more security guards,” and implemented an earlier last call time.
Keith tells CHS the Baltic was clearing out for the night “when a fight between a few people began in the middle of the street up past Woody’s.” Continue reading →
Seattle is conceding on an important legal battle in the campaign to save the city’s Showbox music venue championed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, campaigned for by District 3 rep Kshama Sawant, and fought for by groups like Historic Seattle.
In the deal announced this week by the Seattle City Attorney, the city will pay the Showbox property’s owner Roger Forbes $915,000 to cover attorney fees and both sides agreed to move forward with a King County Superior Court Judge issuing his final ruling after quashing the city council’s temporary expansion of the Pike Place Historic District to protect the building and stop a planned sale. Continue reading →
Developers working on the project to create a new seven-story, mixed-use building at the site of Capitol Hill’s City Market say the popular corner store is part of the plan.
“I am happy to report that City Market will be coming back into the new building,” Charlie Bauman of developer Barrientos Ryan tells CHS. “We are excited to be working with them to integrate their new store into the development.” Continue reading →
After only one month of business, Broadway’s coffee Dreamboyz are now men.
Dreamguyz Espresso, to be exact.
After making international news with Seattle’s second* ever man-kini coffee shack, the business had to make a quick shift, owners tell CHS, after some ownership issues came up with a company in the United Kingdom over the coffee window’s original Dreamboyz name.
The Dreamguyz folks aren’t naming names but The Dreamboys male strip shows do big business “every Saturday night in 13 UK cities.”
Meanwhile, the show goes on at the Broadway walk-up and drive-thru coffee business under the new Dreamguyz Espresso name.
They had better include a giant wall for the City Market poster sign maker to continue their impressive body of work.
Early filings with the City of Seattle show plans are in motion for a “Olive + Bellevue” project, a planned seven-story “multi-family building with ground floor commercial space” to rise along E Olive Way above the property currently home to City Market and its laundromat sibling.
Developer Barrientos Ryan and architect Caron have begun the process of planning the new project. Charlie Bauman of Barrientos Ryan tells CHS his firm is “very early in this process.” Continue reading →