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Photo courtesy of Enchant Vertical Dance: Jessica Trimble overcame homelessness and body shaming, going on to open Enchant Vertical Dance, a pole dancing studio in Capitol Hill in 2015.
Photo courtesy of Enchant Vertical Dance: Jessica Trimble overcame homelessness and body shaming, going on to open Enchant Vertical Dance, a pole dancing studio in Capitol Hill in 2015.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:18 AM
Jessica Trimble wants people to know that pole dancing isn’t just for sensual dance; that it can build strength and flexibility, be used as a form of expression and a storytelling device.
  • Redhook tests its Brewlab in Capitol Hill
    Redhook Brewery showed off its Capitol Hill Brewlab on Thursday night, with tours of the eight-barrel brew system, bites from the kitchen and 16 small-batch collaboration beers.
  • Stumptown closing on East Pine
    Stumptown Coffee Roasters will consolidate its Seattle operations later this month, when it closes its East Pine Street location.
  • Good Vibrations purchasing  Babeland stores in NY, Seattle
    After decades of paving the way for sex-positive feminism, iconic sex-toy retailers Good Vibrations and Babeland will be merging. Good Vibrations, which was founded 40 years ago to create such a business specifically catering to women, will be acquiring Babeland.
  • EDRB approves latest Union St Apartments design to move ahead
    SeaLevel Properties presented its latest Union Street Apartments designs at the second Early Design Guidance meeting on July 26, receiving unanimous approval to move forward for a master use permit submittal. The East Design Review Board was happy to see the applicant respond and implement its recommendations from the first EDG.
  • Inés Patisserie closing, will be replaced by new French bakery

    Not every change in Capitol Hill means things can’t stay somewhat the same.
    After three years in the neighborhood, Inés Patisserie is closing shop. But people won’t have to wait long to get their French pastry fix.

  • 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.

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