Many interesting things happen at 11th and Pike — especially the semi-annual paring of the shoes. Fall brings the Capitol Hill shoe farmers out of their humble luxury apartments to cut back the latest crop of kicks hanging from the Pike/Pine utility wires where they are grown. The area at 11th is extremely fertile thanks to the presence of 35th North and Bait which supply many growers with fresh pairs allowing the harvesters to replant their old sneakers. The end of Value Village on the block led many to believe the days of shoe harvests on the street might be over. On the contrary, farmers CHS spoke with employed by Centurylink say the yields are now higher than ever.