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Photos by Brandon Macz: Customers check out the Night Market at Chophouse Row on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Customers check out the Night Market at Chophouse Row on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:57 AM
Bar Ferd’nand owner Matt Dillon is connecting people to small farmers inside the Chophouse Row courtyard in Capitol Hill, but says he’s not looking to create a new farmers market to compete with the many that already exist in Seattle.
  • Setting stage for Town Hall

    Almost a century old, Town Hall is gearing up for its grand restoration, and is giving the public a chance to see all the secrets hidden inside the city’s historic landmark.
    Building tours for the public have been taking place the last few weeks, with the last one happening on Wednesday, May 24.

  • Saint Mark's begins $10M cathedral renovation

    Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral has been added to over the years, but the vision for the iconic building in North Capitol Hill that started in the 1920s was never realized.
    Now, well on its way to a $10 million fundraising goal, Saint Mark’s is receiving a renovation that will make it as it was meant to be before the stock market crash of 1929.

  • Arcade Plaza packs them in
    After several months providing respite and vintage gaming nostalgia to passersby at Summit Avenue and East Olive Way, Arcade Plaza was given a proper opening on Thursday.
  • Assessing Freeway Park
    Giving up their Saturday morning, a group of urban planners, architects, engineers and citizen activists toured Freeway Park’s series of irregularly linked plazas perched over Interstate 5.
  • March for Workers and Immigration Rights
    A two-hour rally for sign-making and speeches — delivered to an open field under a cold Monday morning rain —  began at Judkins Park, followed by a march to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne that passed through the Central District, Capitol Hill, First Hill and the Sixth Avenue downtown corridor. The event was organized by El Comite, Working Washington and the May 1 Action Coalition.
  • Bloc the Juvie pops up to oppose youth jail
    In the late afternoon, just a few miles away from Westlake Center, activists began gathering outside the King County Juvenile Detention Center on East Spruce Street in the Central District, after the location for the pop-up block party Bloc the Juvie was announced.
  • May Day mismatch
    Tradition in Seattle has been that May Day goes first to marching for workers and immigrant rights. Then the anti-fascists and anarchists take to Westlake Park, followed by a typically raucous march that ends when police break it up. Much of the same still happened this year, but the pro-Trump rally and march was a first.
  • Liberty Bank artists show their colors
    During an open house Wednesday, April 26, at Centerstone, nine artists presented brightly colored murals, sculptures, paintings and photographs that will eventually adorn the walls of the Liberty Bank Building, at the site where Seattle’s first black-owned bank once stood at 24th and Union.
  • Capitol Hill Housing plans Northgate light rail station development
    BRIDGE Housing CEO Cynthia Parker turned out to be more than just Capitol Hill Housing’s keynote speaker during its annual fundraiser dinner — she’s also a partner in future transit-oriented development in Northgate.
  • What is Love?

    Capitol Hill businesses SugarPill and Substantial teamed up earlier this year to create the Love is Action campaign, offering open-source designs for civic action.
    Now the neighborhood community council, chamber of commerce and First Covenant Church Seattle have co-opted the Love is Action message to build awareness and support in the community.

  • March for Science
    It was Saturday morning, and Sasha and Jeff Jones had decided to spend it standing on the Cal Anderson Park ballfield with signs to support funding for scientific research. Neither are scientists by trade, but they’re both big fans of astronomy and “pretty much anything that has to do with space,” Jeff said. But what really worries them is current policy on climate change, and potable water.
  • Residents talk Pike People Street

    The Seattle Department of Transportation has a new strategy for Pike People Street this year: all 10 events this summer will be at the same time.
    Attendees of the Capitol Hill Renters Initiative’s April meeting had a chance to weigh in on possible activities and issues SDOT should consider when planning the event.

  • Going beyond Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill Housing is looking to expand its services outside Seattle, the affordable housing developer working toward financial sustainability.
    At the annual Capitol Hill Housing stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, April 18, CEO Chris Persons told attendees a name change is also being considered as the agency rethinks its service area.

  • PPUNC strategizes making conservation, mandatory housing affordability work together
    The Pike/Pine corridor doesn’t have many character structures left over from the ’40s and earlier, but preservation-minded Capitol Hill residents like Liz Dunn don’t want to see them come down over mandatory affordable housing requirements being developed by the city.
  • Historical society strategizes landmarks public project
    The Capitol Hill Historical Society held a brainstorming session Saturday, bouncing around ideas for a landmarks project that would highlight the history of the neighborhood.
  • Governor says America needs to make sure Trump is a 'temporary shadow,' not a 'permanent stain'
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week shared his insight into the latest controversial topics and addressed the importance of ethical leadership under the new presidential administration.
  • Put a lid on it

    With money on the table from the Washington State Convention Center Addition public benefits package, the Lid I-5 group continues to push for a feasibility study to cover portions of Interstate 5.

     
  • Pike People Street triples down

    From a summertime intro to a soggy fall varietal, this year’s Pike People Street program is a mix of what seemed to work for the first two.
    First tested over three Saturdays in August 2015, Pike People Street is a program that creates a pedestrian-only portion of East Pike while attempting to activate the space for socializing, entertainment, shopping and dining.

  • Community checks out Volunteer Park Amphitheater final design
    Owen Richards Architects presented the final schematic designs for a new Volunteer Park amphitheater during an open house last Thursday, April 6, where the public had a chance to weigh in on the project.
  • Pride and prejudice
    Plans for two local solidarity marches to coincide with a national pride and unity walk in Washington, D.C., have created tensions between Seattle PrideFest and Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally organizers.
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