CHS History | Tallulah’s born, Q Patrol, Canterbury sale, the dangerous light poles of 2010

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:



‘Please refrain from donating to panhandlers’ — Capitol Hill Uncle Ike’s sign targets handouts

That Brown Girl Cooks chef has ‘Seattle Soul’ plans for new Central District restaurant

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Crybaby Musician’s Grant

From Crybaby Studios

The mission of the Crybaby Musician’s Grant is to provide an artist or group of artists with a rehearsal studio and resources—history needs musicians, storytellers, and idols.

The CMG will be awarded on a quarterly basis to a band or individual that needs a space to create their music. The recipient/s will receive 3 months access to a private studio outfitted with basic recording gear, drum kit, and PA with 24-hour access to record and practice for live performances.

Apply here:

With the price of real estate in Seattle going through the roof there is little extra cash for artists to rent a music studio. The goal of this fund is to support the local music scene and to promote the importance of access to creative space for every demographic. Crybaby is thrilled to offer this grant so talented musicians can focus on their art without having to worry about making the rent.

In the near-future, Crybaby hopes to grow the fund by throwing shows and asking for donations of cash, equipment, and services. Making music can be an expensive endeavor but we can’t imagine living in a world without music.

The CMG board members choosing the recipients for 2020 are:
Leigh Stone
Sharlese Metcalf
Edward Wolcher
Alaia D’Alessandro
Marianne Goldin

If you are interested in making a donation, please email Leigh at

Special thanks to:
Northwest Polite Society for hanging the posters around town

Capitol Hill Community Post | Pagliacci Pizza’s Pike Street Store Opening December 14

From Pagliacci Pizza

Pagliacci Pizza is moving its Broadway store to 415 E Pike Street, the same building that houses the company offices and customer service center. The Broadway store will close December 10, and the Pike Street store will open December 14.

The Pike Store will feature a slice bar, spacious dining room, beer and wine, and pick-up and delivery service. A collage of posters by Seattle’s legendary graphic designers and Pagliacci pizza box artists Ames Bros will decorate the dining room. The move allows Pagliacci to expand its downtown delivery area, which will include Pioneer Square.
Another reason for the move is to have the space to add a test kitchen and Pagliacci’s Center for Excellence, the company’s dedicated training center.

Dorene Centioli-McTigue opened the doors of the pizzeria Seattle came to know and love as Pagliacci in 1979. In the early years, Pagliacci was the only pizza place in the area using fresh local ingredients to top their pies, a practice that is still in place today.
Pagliacci Pizza’s award-winning pies, salads, and more make the restaurants a popular dining choice. Pagliacci’s slice bars offer a quick dine-in option, and Pagliacci’s experienced drivers will deliver whole pies, pastas, calzones, gelato and beverages—even beer and wine—to the customer’s door. Pagliacci’s handy mobile app, website and a dedicated customer service team make ordering quick and easy.

Pagliacci Pizza has 25 stores throughout the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Over the decades, Pagliacci has been voted a Seattle favorite in many polls and won many awards, including Best Pizza numerous times in Seattle Weekly and Seattle Magazine.
To learn more, and to order online, please visit To keep up with all the latest news, follow Pagliacci Pizza on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Shop the Hill: Small Business Saturday brings big ‘Night Market’ event to Melrose

Small Business Saturday has become an annual marketing event for American Express to encourage shoppers to visit their local brick and mortar stores on one of the busiest shopping times of the year. It’s a worthy cause even with the big company backing.

On Saturday on Capitol Hill, in addition to lots of independent retailers doing their own things, there will be a Melrose Night Market including restaurant and shops of the popular market along with 20 other vendors from Seattle Made – a collaboration of approximately 600 local Seattle businesses.  Among the Seattle Made vendors will be: Firefly Kitchens; Filigree & Shadow; Kitten Mittens; and Laughing Elephant. Buskers and live entertainment will be present, and there will be a raffle with proceeds going to Seattle Made.  The event is free to the public.

CHS is also proud to do its part to help the local business community. This year with the help of GSBA’s new Capitol Hill Business Alliance, we’re again rolling out Shop the Hill. Check it out for daily updates on great gift ideas, sales, and useful tips like where to score your Capitol Hill Christmas tree.

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CHS Pics | Giving thanks for the bounty at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market

Last Sunday on a crisp afternoon, CHS found the sidewalk and plaza along Broadway in front of Seattle Central filled with the tents and vendors of the weekly Capitol Hill Farmers Market as shoppers stocked up on fresh vegetables and goods for their upcoming holiday feasts.

The dusk-like sunshine of an unusually dry Seattle November was a reminder that the sun will, indeed, be setting on this regular neighborhood scene. Don’t worry. There will be a new dawn in 2020. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Where to get a Christmas Tree? Stevens PTA

From the Stevens Elementary PTA

Support our local public elementary school by purchasing your holiday trees and greenery from the Stevens PTA!

Order online now and then come select your tree at Stevens Elementary School (19th & Galer) on Friday, December 6th from 6-9 pm or Saturday, December 7th from 9 am – 2 pm. We offer standard porch as well as WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY to 98102 and 98112. (Online orders close on Monday, December 2nd, but you can still come to the popup the day of and purchase your tree and greenery.)

Stevens PTA has been doing this tree sale as a fundraiser for over 20 years! Buy your holiday tree and greenery with us and know that your purchase is going to help neighborhood students and teachers.

We appreciate your support!

Stevens Elementary Tree Sale

Selector Records adds new stop on Hill-proximate vinyl tour

(Image: Audrey Frigon for CHS)

(Image: Audrey Frigon for CHS)

By Audrey Frigon, CHS Fall Intern

In the digital age of music streaming, vinyl records just won’t die. With record sales reaching their highest revenue level since 1988, Capitol Hill and the nearby have sustained a few shops that have survived long enough to cash in on the resurgence. And sometimes, something new comes along.

Selector Records and Apparel opened earlier this month off the beaten track on E Madison.

After eleven years DJing in Hawaii, Seattle native Sherman Crawford moved back home with the goal of opening a record store business. “I always had a dream of having a record store and that opportunity fell into my lap with this building,” he said. This building, located on 23rd and Madison, previously housed Looters Records. Crawford stumbled upon the store and moved in upstairs. When the record store closed, Crawford took over.

A music lover his whole life, Crawford first began collecting records and cassettes when he was eight years old. But the real beginning of his music addiction came in 1992 when he attended a rave and discovered the world of underground techno and dance music. “I was enthralled by the energy of the music and became obsessed,” Crawford said. As his fascination and love of the music grew, so did his record collection.

That music became the inspiration for his store. “When I came back from Hawaii I saw a void. There were no other stores focusing on underground techno music, especially new releases, and I wanted to fill that void,” said Crawford. Continue reading