With signs of a ‘plateau,’ Washington pauses COVID-19 reopening rollbacks meaning Seattle can stay in Phase 3 — for now

Faced with the prospect of his largest county sliding back, ongoing concerns about economic impacts, and with the prospect that the current wave of COVID-19 spread may be plateauing, Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a two-week pause in the state’s … Continue reading

COVID-19 made Bay Area real estate startup miss out on Capitol Hill — for now

By Jethro Swain The COVID-19 crisis has churned up the waves of redevelopment hitting Capitol Hill and the Central District in ways we’ll be sorting out for your years. If one planned 11th Ave development two blocks north of Cal … Continue reading

This week in CHS history | COVID-19: ’90+ days of lockdown,’ May Day 2020 — 2019: Elysian makeover — 2011: ‘First high-rise apartment building in 35 years’

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2020   Washington extends COVID-19 restrictions through May, readies ‘four phase’ plan for reopening with limits on groups, restaurant capacity, and travel

‘90%’ — In tiff with Seattle City Council over COVID-19 hazard pay, Kroger says most employees ‘chose to continue working with QFC’ but has no answers on what’s next for Capitol Hill grocery

The numbers behind the decision may not exactly add up but the 15th Ave E QFC is still set for its final day of business Saturday as Ohio-based parent company Kroger continues to point the finger at specific Seattle leadership … Continue reading

Hurray for the PPP! Here’s a look at which Capitol Hill area restaurants, breweries, bars, design firms, and schools took federal loans to survive the COVID-19 crisis

By Ben Adlin Oddfellows has watched one hell of a year unfold from its historic building at 10th and Pine. After a record 2019, the pandemic brought an abrupt shutdown in March followed by a takeout-only reopening in May. After … Continue reading

This week in CHS history | COVID-19: Restrictions extended, grocery store changes, 2018: 30 years of Vivace, 2011: Block Party adds third day

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2020   Washington extends COVID-19 restrictions another month More COVID-19 tweaks to Capitol Hill grocery shopping: lines to get in, one-way aisles, U-Scan bottlenecks, and $2/hour ‘hero’ pay

‘This QFC is Closing April 24, 2021’ — Shelves already bare at 15th Ave E grocery slated for shutdown over COVID-19 hazard pay

With just over two weeks until its announced closure, many shelves at Capitol Hill’s 15th Ave E QFC have already been emptied of discounted groceries and booze. Signs went up this week announcing a clearance sale at the market that … Continue reading

Phase everybody: Washington will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 15th

Washington officials are opening the gate on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for the 6.3 million people in the state 16 and older starting April 15th. Gov. Jay Inslee announced all the state’s adults will become eligible in two weeks joining a … Continue reading

Washington addresses the Vivace paradox, adds restaurant workers to COVID-19 vaccine eligibility ranks starting March 31st

Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington health officials are solving the Vivace paradox: How can you allow restaurants and cafes to reopen with increased indoor seating capacity without making sure the workers who serve those un-masked eating and drinking customers are … Continue reading

‘The most precarious situation that we’ve ever seen’ — Seattle considers right to counsel and extending COVID-19 crisis eviction moratorium through 2021 — UPDATE

The Seattle City Council is set to vote Monday on “right to counsel” legislation that would entitle anyone facing eviction to an attorney at no cost. Under the bill, sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the city’s Department of Construction and … Continue reading