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Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:44 PM
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.
  • 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.
  • Review board tells Union Street Apartments developer to reach out to community
    The development team behind the future Union Street Apartments building made a local faux pas Wednesday night, when architects skipped what has become a customary vetting process with the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council.
  • Central leaves the station
    Members of Central Co-op gathered at Washington Hall on Sunday afternoon for the annual owner meeting to discuss and make crucial decisions for the co-op’s future, learning there that expanding to complement Capitol Hill light rail wasn’t in the cards.
  • McDemolition on First Hill
    Demolition of the First Hill McDonald’s on Madison started Tuesday, April 18, making way for a 17-story apartment tower by Holland Partner Group. Shoring and excavation work to lay the foundation and four levels of below-grade parking is expected to start in May.
  • Hula Hula tiki bar opens on E. Olive Way Friday

    Tiki-karaoke bar Hula Hula has reassimilated in Capitol Hill following its closure in Queen Anne, with plans for a grand reopening on Friday.
    “The layout is pretty much the same as it was,” said owner Keith Robbins before a soft opening Tuesday night. The liquor license came in Monday. “There’s been people poking their noses in, for sure, but we just peeled the wrap off the glass today.”

  • California dreamin'

    Poke is one of the latest food trends to inundate Seattle over the past year, but Rory Rodgers and Joe Om say the craze is even greater in California’s Orange County.
    When Rodgers and Om, best friends since high school, decided to open a poke restaurant of their own, they packed up and headed north.

  • The Riveter combining business, wellness
    A new women-centered coworking space, The Riveter, is slated to open May 1 in Capitol Hill. Founders Amy Nelson and Kim Peltola have a goal of opening 20 sites when all is said and done.
  •  Rapha brings brand of cycling culture to Seattle
    London-based cycling and retail company Rapha has been on a roll with its U.S. expansion, opening its Seattle Clubhouse in the Excelsior building at Melrose and Pine on March 22.
  • Knack finds room to grow in Chophouse Row

    Knack owner Laura Jennings was ready to move her online gift shop well before the need to vacate the old Fran’s Chocolate building on East Pike.
    “We were squeezed into the old Fran’s Chocolate kitchen,” she said. “It really wasn’t set up for us in an optimum way, but that was when we were small.”

  • Postal Plus up, running after weekend move
    Postal Plus is now open for business in its new spot in Capitol Hill, and postmaster Ed Zhang is happy with the change.
  • Online review site offering deaf-friendly training to Capitol Hill businesses
    It’s not always easy for deaf people to dine out or shop. The right attitude and a little effort can make all the difference, says Melissa “Echo” Greenlee, founder of Deaffriendly.com
  • Salt & Straw scoops up Capitol Hill spot
    Nationwide coffee subscription service? Check. A Redhook small-batch craft brewery and pub? In progress, but check. A Portland-born Salt & Straw Ice Cream outpost? Add it to Pike Motorworks sometime in late summer.
  • Madison McDonald's coming down soon for 17-story apartment tower
    First Hill residents are down a McDonald’s, and as soon as next year will be looking up at the 17-story apartment tower replacing it.
    The building and golden arches could be coming down as soon as next week, said Nick Hoffman, project manager for Holland Construction Management, which handles Holland Partner Group developments.
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