Capitol Hill is helping The Elliott Bay Book Co. celebrate its grand opening by throwing a ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ block party on Thursday April 15th from 4 – 7 p.m. on 10th Ave. between Pike and Pine.
“The Chamber is delighted that Elliott Bay is coming to Capitol Hill. We think it’s an incredible draw for our neighborhood and we want to bring them into the community and encourage residents and businesses to support the store by shopping there,” said Jack Hilovsky, executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. “They offer tremendous possibilities to continue to enhance the retail district of Pike and Pine.”
New Belgium Ale is sponsoring the beer garden and Neumos is donating stage equiptment and a tent for a live band to perform. They haven’t decided on an artist yet, but are looking for someone to play for free. Members of the City Council will preside over the official ribbon cutting and Hunters Capital has invited Mayor Mike McGinn, but no word yet on whether or not he’ll be in attendance.
Via Tribunali, Café Vita, Pike Street Fish Fry and Quinn’s are just a few of the local companies donating goods and services to show their support. Hunters Capital LLC, the real estate company that owns the building Elliott Bay Books is moving in to, is footing the bill and networking closely with the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, which will receive proceeds from money raised. They’re providing a large banner that will stretch across 10th Ave. and telling the businesses in their networks about it though e-mail blasts and word of mouth.
“Everyone’s been terrific — their support has been overwhelming,” said Jill Cronauer, director of property management for Hunters Capital. “This is a great community here on Pike and Pine. Elliott Bay Books will be a great asset to the community and we hope there’s a great turnout and that they feel welcome.”