Police search for suspects after deadly shooting in parking lot above Broadway and Pike — UPDATE

Police were searching for possible suspects after a shooting that left one person dead at the Harvard Market parking lot late Friday night above Broadway and Pike.

Officers were called to the area just after 11:30 PM to a report of shots fired in the area.and a male suspect with a gun seen in front of Bartell’s. Continue reading

I drank this on Capitol Hill: Cafe Pettirosso’s Chill Pill

Roxy is a newer addition to 11th Ave’s Pettirosso. Working as a bartender since June, they are already adding drinks to the menu. While new to Pettirosso, Roxy has plenty of Hill experience — at First Hill’s Hideout and Vito’s.

When Roxy isn’t developing new cocktails, they work as an artist, both as a costume designer, and, recently, as a woodworker. Continue reading

Police search for suspects after 21st and Union shootout, E Cherry carjacking — UPDATE

Photo of the crash scene from a neighbor

Seattle Police and the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter searched for suspects after a round of gunfire and car crash near 21st and Union Friday night.

Multiple 911 callers reported more than a dozen shots fired in the street along 21st Ave just after 9 PM. Arriving police found multiple damaged vehicles and a red Camaro crashed nearby, according to East Precinct radio reports.

As the helicopter searched the area from above, an SPD K9 unit took to the ground to try to track the vehicle’s driver who reportedly left a phone behind in the crashed car at the scene.

There were no reported injuries and no arrests. Continue reading

Happy 2019 — There is now seating at Dingfelder’s Delicatessen

You have to admire the way one of the best stories in Capitol Hill food and drink in 2018 has played out… all the way into 2019.

Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, now riding a solid 12 months of hype, has grown into the old commercial kitchen building it took over at 14th and Pine so gradually, that, yes, we’re giving it a headline for finally adding seating. Continue reading

Crazy auto theft includes 911 calls reporting owner on SUV’s hood before hit and run crash on Capitol Hill

Seattle Police received a harrowing 911 call Tuesday night — the owner of a new white Subaru SUV reportedly jumped onto the hood of the car trying to prevent it from being stolen as it was driven east near 7th and Pike downtown.

The owner was apparently able to quickly extract herself from the dangerous predicament but police soon received a report of a hit and run crash on Capitol Hill near Belmont and Pike involving the stolen vehicle around 8:45 PM. There were no reported serious injuries.

The car was later spotted headed northbound on I-5 but there were no immediate reports of police recovering the vehicle or catching up with the suspect.

Police were looking for a white male who appeared to be in his 30s with red or blond hair, a goatee, and wearing a black beanie at the time of the heist, according to West Precinct dispatches.


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Coworking giant WeWork coming to Capitol Hill in preservation incentive-boosted Kelly Springfield project — UPDATE

The future of 11th Ave is coworking (Image: Ankrom Moisan)

The preservation-incentive boosted development that is turning the old Capitol Hill Value Village space — and before that, REI, and before that, the Kelly Springfield Motor Truck Company — into an office and retail complex in the heart of Pike/Pine will be filled with desks from coworking startup WeWork.

The Puget Sound Business Journal broke the news Tuesday on the plans for the company to be the sole tenant in the five-story building, filing the project’s 70,000 square feet or so of office space with WeWork’s brand of glossy coworking space, entrepreneurial and “business incubator” services, and, maybe a WeWork company store. Continue reading

Day and night: How Oddfellows overcame rough start to mark 10 years in Pike/Pine

Linda Derschang

Born in the wake of Obama’s victory when patriotism was fashionable and in a Pike/Pine neighborhood where the idea of a daytime-focused business was still a major gamble, Linda Derschang’s “cafe and bar” Oddfellows celebrates a decade on Capitol Hill this week with a Tuesday party.

Inappropriately enough, it starts at 8 PM.

“Oddfellows was the first business I owned equally focused on day and night,” Derschang tells CHS. “It needed to look good at nine in the morning, one in the afternoon, and six at night.”

Oddfellows debuted this week in 2008 in the historic Odd Fellows building at 10th and E Pine and has endured in a changing neighborhood while, yes, looking good around the clock with its big hall-style windows, brick walls, and fellowship lodge neon out front.

Its survival and thriving position as the venerable Capitol Hill High School and Pike/Pine 98122 cafeteria is a testament to Derschang’s style, the neighborhood’s population boom, and community support, Derschang says, through the cafe’s rocky and roll-y start. Continue reading

#WeCanKatsuDat: Shota Nakajima’s 2019 Capitol Hill plans include deep-fried skewer joint Taku

Chef/owner Shota Nakajima is ready to build something new (Image: @takuseattle)

Though the flow of Capitol Hill restaurant openings in the neighborhood’s waves of new construction has slowed, there are still a few spaces to fill before the next wave of development hits. Neighborhood chef/owner Shota Nakajima is preparing to fill one of those gaps with his take on Osaka street food.

Taku, a kushikatsu deep-fried skewer joint, is slated to join the Pike Motorworks development in the new year. City of Seattle permit paperwork shows the 1,300-square-foot bar and eatery will snuggle into the E Pike face of the preservation incentive-boosted development between furniture and design retailer Arden Home and the Capitol Hill outpost of the Portland-based Salt and Straw ice cream chain. The seven-story development opened for residents and its centerpiece Redhook Brew Lab in 2017.

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While lanterns filled Volunteer Park for its annual holiday celebration and shoppers and art lovers wandered the last Capitol Hill Art Walk of the year, the center of the neighborhood’s holiday spirit Thursday night just may have been found on a dumpster in the alley behind Neighbours running between Pike and Pine. Continue reading

With sammies and fries, Sunset Fried Chicken makes ‘good partnership’ in Queer/Bar’s kitchen

(Image: Sunset Fried Chicken)

In the beginning, there were no chicken sandwiches on Capitol Hill.

Then there was Ma’ono at the Rhino Room. But that didn’t last long. Then Sunset Fried Chicken sandwiches rose at 12th Ave’s Rachel Ginger Beer. But Ma’ono came back to the Hill and took over that gig. Now, Sunset is back and Queer/Bar is the happy landing spot.

The spicy chicken sliders from Capitol Hill-centered master of the small space Monica Dimas are now taking over the kitchen at Queer/Bar, the 11th Ave gay bar and — now — fried chicken sammie purveyor. Continue reading