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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.
  • Hunters Capital lines up buyer for Ford Building
    Hunters Capital has a letter of intent from a prospective buyer for the Ford Building in Capitol Hill that wants to keep Elliott Bay Book Company where it is.
  • The Runaway new identity for Moe Bar

    After a two-month overhaul on 10th Avenue, Neumos is back and Moe Bar is now The Runaway.
    “It’s crazy how many iterations,” said Jerry Everard during The Runaway’s unveiling last Wednesday, March 8. “I was telling someone it’s probably had 20 remodels in 25 years.”

  • Cat cafe entrepreneur scratches out lease

    More than a year after Caitlin Unsell set out to create a cat cafe in Capitol Hill, NEKO is now slated to open on East Pine this summer.
    “I was dead-set on Capitol Hill,” Unsell said, “and every broker I worked with tried to get me into other areas.”

  • Only in Seattle funds boosting economic development efforts on Hill
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and Capitol Hill Housing have been partnering to promote economic development in the neighborhood for more than eight years, applying together annually for Only in Seattle funds through the city’s Office of Planning and Community Development.
  • Sun Liquor Distillery moving production off Hill
    Sun Liquor Distillery is moving production off Capitol Hill in order to keep up with demand, but owner Michael Klebeck hopes to keep his bottle shop and bar open on East Pike for some time.
  • Central Co-op digitally preserving '98 donor tiles before construction
    Central Co-op is slated for landlord improvements at 16th and Madison, which means saying goodbye to the building’s donor wall. Before then, the cooperative reports it is working to digitally preserve each tile.
  • Postal Plus finds new Capitol Hill location

    Postal Plus owner Ed Zhang has found a new Capitol Hill location for his business in time to move off 15th Avenue East with minimal disruption to service.
    Zhang has been serving post office customers from his small outpost at 1463 E. Republican since 1987. He began looking for a new spot last year, when he learned his rent would be nearly double.

  • Aesop opening signature store in Capitol Hill
    Aesop is opening its second Seattle location Friday, March 3, on East Pine in Capitol Hill.
  • 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.
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