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The Early Design Guidance Review Board will hold a second review meeting with developers and architects behind a proposed residential and commercial development at 2925 E. Madison St., where a PCC Market will sit between three stories of apartments and two levels of parking.
  • Africatown wants to take over Midtown Center redevelopment
    A failed deal to transform a superblock in Seattle’s Central District is being seen as a great opportunity for the community to take the property and reshape its vision to something that reflects and benefits the neighborhood’s African American heritage.
  • Tiki bar replacing Clever Dunne's  after Queen Anne exit
    From Irish pub to Polynesian-themed karaoke bar: Hula Hula is moving to Capitol Hill, replacing Clever Dunne’s on East Olive Way.
  • Hunters Capital selling building housing iconic Elliott Bay Book Company
    Hunters Capital Chief Operating Officer Jill Cronauer says it wasn’t an easy decision to put the Ford Building — home to Elliot Bay Book Company, Oddfellows Cafe+Bar and Totokaelo — up for sale.
  • First Hill senior living towers clear design review
    The 24-story First Hill senior living community development project on Terry Avenue has passed the second stage of Seattle’s Design Review program with flying colors and is moving forward. The East Design Review Board met on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the recommendation stage to hear applicant’s solutions and proposals to the board’s guidance from the early design meeting for 620 Terry Ave.
  • More retail for Chophouse Row
    Chophouse Row this week announced three new tenants that recently opened or are opening this month in its ground-floor retail spaces.
  • Chamber launches Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area campaign
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of a campaign to create a new business improvement area around the neighborhood during Wednesday’s State of the Hill event.
  • Bonney-Watson puts Capitol Hill funeral home on the market
    Bonney-Watson listed its longtime Capitol Hill funeral home for sale on Wednesday, receiving more than 30 inquiries in the first few hours. After several years of declining business, CEO Cameron Stock says the decision to sell the property was difficult, but the company still has plans to serve Capitol Hill into the future. 
  • Sleep Train rebranding under Mattress Firm ownership

    Sleep Train announced Wednesday it will be renaming all 318 of its stores to Mattress Firm.
    Mattress Firm acquired Sleep Country in 2014, the company changing its name to Sleep Train in October 2015.

  • Ghost Note broadcasting at different frequency
    Broadcast Coffee served its last cup of joe on Bellevue Avenue in Capitol Hill last Tuesday, passing the keys to Christos Andrews the very next day to begin renovating the space for Ghost Note.
  • Eldridge Tire building passes initial landmark review

    One of two Broadway properties owned by Seattle Central College will continue through the city’s landmark review process.
    The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board quickly rejected 1515 Broadway from consideration during its Wednesday meeting, but found the mission revival style of the Eldridge Tire building at 1519 Broadway warranted a closer look. More details are to be provided to the board on March 15.

  • Kelly Springfield Building moves on
    Plans for redeveloping the historic Kelly Springfield Building to include three stories of prime office space in Capitol Hill didn’t run into any major roadblocks during last Wednesday’s East Design Review Board meeting.
  • Madison Valley PCC project moves forward
    The East Design Review Board tentatively approved of the latest proposal by architects for a Madison Valley PCC market with three stories of apartments on top, following a lengthy comment period from residents still concerned about the project’s impact to the neighborhood.
  • Design board admires First Hill Medical Office; Broadway project not so lucky
    As Capitol Hill and First Hill continues to change and new developments increasingly pop up around the neighborhoods, two more projects went before the East Design Review Board last Wednesday.
  • Charlie's on Broadway closes again after year under new ownership
    A little more than a year after the reopening of Charlie’s on Broadway, the new owners closed the longtime bar and restaurant, citing hard economic times in a letter posted outside the building.
  • Redwood owners considering return after completion of new development
    Redwood owners Mat and Lisa Brooke were ready to close their bar, having already found a spot to lay down new roots in Port Angeles. Then developers of the seven-story apartment building that will replace the Redwood asked the Brookes if they’d like to come back.
  • Review board addresses massive Midtown Center
    First the neighbors took stock of the super block Midtown Center project at 23rd Avenue and East Union. Then it was the East Design Review Board’s turn to cut the proposed development down to size.
  • Central District weighs in on Midtown Center
    Keep the post office. The Central District has enough grocery stores. Create a Pike Place Market-style retail section. Put in a community play space. Design apartments suitable for families.
  • New Pike/Pine bag program means higher costs for some businesses
    It’s been two months since the city adopted a dumpster ban in the Pike/Pine retail corridor of Capitol Hill. While Seattle Public Utilities reports the new garbage bag program has been running smoothly, not all businesses are happy about the increased cost.
  • Much to wine about
    A few years back Capitol Hill couple Samuel Hilbert and Alex Oh were tired of waiting for a neighborhood wine shop, so they decided to create their own.
  • Capitol Hill Passive House design passes narrowly
    The East Design Review Board narrowly passed a recommendation for the city’s potentially first multifamily Passive House project on Wednesday, after Curtis Bigelow constructed a long list of arguments for blocking 1300 East Pike.
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