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Photos by Brandon Macz: Purr Cocktail Lounge had its going away party on Wednesday, July 19. It will reopen later this year in the old Pub Montlake space.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Purr Cocktail Lounge had its going away party on Wednesday, July 19. It will reopen later this year in the old Pub Montlake space.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:42 AM
After more than a decade on the Hill, Purr Cocktail Lounge said goodbye to its longtime patrons, and welcomed them to a new Montlake location — slated to open soon.
  • Liz Dunn, chamber refresh Pike/Pine retail map

    Spearheaded by neighborhood developer Liz Dunn, Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor has a refreshed retail map that will likely need another update in the near future.
    The last Pike/Pine retail map was produced in 2013 through $10,000 in Capitol Hill Block Party mitigation funds.

  • 1833 Broadway gets higher marks in second design round
    The East Design Review Board on Wednesday provided a more favorable assessment of a mixed-use development on Broadway than it did when the project first came before the group in January.
  • Review board clears Harvard hotel project
    Plans for a hotel on Harvard Avenue passed through the East Design Review Board on Wednesday, but people visiting Capitol Hill will have to wait some time before making a reservation.
  • Pike Flats to include permanent mural fixture
    Capitol Hill has been changing a lot in recent years, as old buildings are being redeveloped or torn down, and new buildings come in. Recently, a mural was painted on the side of the building at 722 E. Pike St., with the message: “Keep Cap Hill Queered.” That building was torn down a few days later.
  • Trinity Parish sells air rights for 30-story condo tower
    Caydon Property Group inked a deal with Trinity earlier this month to purchase the church’s air rights, allowing it to replace outdated facilities with a 30-story mixed-use residential tower. Trinity will have three floors of administrative and nonprofit space within the development’s podium.
  • Redhook Brewlab grand opening in August

    It’s Facebook official: Redhook Brewlab will have its grand opening inside the Pike Motorworks Building 3-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.
    With plans to shut down and sell its 22-year-old Woodinville brewery, the brewpub will become Redhook’s new connection to Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area, providing experimental small-batch collaboration beers made by head brewer Nick Crandall and other local brewers.

  • PPUNC: Developers addressing group’s design guidance
    The Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council thanked Union Street Apartments developers on Monday for considering its previous feedback on design of the mixed-use development.
  • Organized neighbors remain unhappy with design for PCC Market, apartment complex
    A mixed-use building proposed to replace City People’s Garden Store on East Madison Street in Madison Valley went through its fourth public comment meeting June 6, and the project’s most vocal opposition remained unhappy with the design.
  • Blue Moon Burgers owner responds to online racism allegations
    Following a Facebook post last week, Blue Moon Burgers owner Charlie Olson issued a response Friday stating he does not condone the racist comment made over a company iPad regarding cooks at one of his restaurants.
  • Kelly Springfield redevelopment clears landmarks board
    The Kelly Springfield redevelopment project faced one of its final challenges on Wednesday, June 7, before moving forward with construction, presenting the latest design to the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board for approval. The project received certification approval, with one board member voting against the design. 
  • SHARPLY opening first retail shop in Capitol Hill
    Online men’s casual sportswear retailer SHARPLY will end its pop-up venture in University Village at the end of May, filling the gap with its first permanent brick-and-mortar store in Capitol Hill.
  • UPDATED: Africatown back on MidTown Center redevelopment team
    It’s déjà vu at MidTown Center in the Central District, where once again Africatown Community Land Trust is situated to develop a portion of the 106,000-square-foot superblock.
  • Demolition making way for The Point

    The old Sayre Law Offices building came down quickly on Monday, making way for a seven-story mixed-use development to be constructed in First Hill.
    The Point, so named due to its triangular shape, the prow at the intersection of East Boylston, Union and University streets, will include 36 market-rate apartment units on six levels above ground-floor retail.

  • Convention center to return with revised public benefits package

    Developers for the Washington State Convention Center Addition proposed a $30 million public benefits package in exchange for three alleyway and two street vacations during a packed meeting of the Seattle Design Commission on May 18.


  • Hunters Capital acquires 15th Avenue QFC property

    Hunters Capital has used proceeds from its sale of the Ford Building to acquire the QFC building on 15th Avenue East for future redevelopment.
    The property at 415 15th Ave. E. came on the market about five months ago, and went through several potential buyers, said Jill Cronauer, Hunters Capital chief operating officer.

  • Wikileaf moves operations to Capitol Hill
    Online marijuana resource site Wikileaf has moved its operations to Capitol Hill, but don’t call them about making a purchase — they don’t sell weed.
  • Union Street Apartments developer receives community help
    The development team for the Union Street Apartments development has much to think about after a belated meeting with residents to walk the neighborhood on Monday, May 8.
  • Sound Mental Health making room in Capitol Hill

    Sound Mental Health president and CEO Patrick Evans will soon be packing up his desk and taking administrative staff with him to Tukwila.
    The move will be a boon to SMH’s Capitol Hill campus, Evans says, and the clients it supports with mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services.

  • Elliott Bay Book building sells for $14M
    The historic Capitol Hill building housing the Elliott Bay Book Company has sold for $14 million to MJM Holdings, a Washington limited liability company.
  • Harvard Exit remodel, restoration nearly complete
    The Harvard Exit Theater is close to reopening, offering a blend of historic and modern style. However, the prospect of a double feature being played there again is unlikely.
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