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For One-of-a-Kind Giving: Try an Artwalk!

Among Seattle’s great neighborhoods are a dozen monthly Artwalks, and they’re ready for holiday shoppers!  All types of media are featured, but most Artwalks also have music, food and special events, too. Artwalk hours are from 6-9 pm unless otherwise noted. Below is a timeline of what’s happening when during December, as well as when Artwalks are held year-round. Click on the neighborhood name for their weblink.

December 1st (first Wednesdays)

WallingfordOne of the largest of the neighborhood art walks, most located right on 45th St N.

 

December 2nd (first Thursdays)

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Pioneer SquareThis venue is so big, it’s best to check their website where you can choose what kind of art you’re searching for.

ChinatownThis month, they also have Shop-o-Rama events on Saturdays from December 4-18.

 

December 3rd (first Fridays)

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Fremont – You don’t need a First Friday to party at Fremont, but this month also hosts the Annual Lenin Lighting!  Join the fun at 5 pm and stay for shopping at many venues.

 

December 9th (second Thursdays)

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Capitol Hill –Hours for the Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk runs from 5-8 pm.  Wander around more than 50 venues, with activities varying every month.

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West Seattle – Over 60 merchants covering West Seattle Junction, Alki Beach, Admiral District, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy District and Delridge.  This month’s hours are extended for late night shopping.

 

December 10th (second Fridays)

Greenwood/Phinney –Located along Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N.

 

December 11th (second Saturdays)

Ballard — Start at the south end of Ballard Ave, work your way up the street to Market and beyond!

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Central District   – Held at 23rd Ave and E Cherry St from 1-5 pm.

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Georgetown – Art Attack at over 30 venues, covering the neighborhood, the Horton Building, south of Corson and North Airport Way.

 

December 16th (third Thursdays)

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Belltown – Art, food and music all around Belltown.

Upper Queen Anne – No active website available.  Look for the balloons in front of participating venues along Queen Anne Ave N.

 

If you’d like to see all the Artwalk information at a glance, Seattle Councilman Nick Licata has a great arts link.  Check it out for all kinds of Seattle culture information. And happy shopping!

First Hill Streetcar: Funded and Moving Forward!

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This was a great week for rail news! We posted an article on high-speed trains a few days ago and now we have word that the Sound Transit Board has finalized $132.8 million in funding for the First Hill Streetcar line. Covering a 2 ½-mile route, construction is expected to begin in 2011 and finish in 2013.

Plans are to link the First Hill Streetcar line to the Capitol Hill and Chinatown/International Districts. Stops are planned at nearby light rail stops, the medical centers of Harborview, Swedish, and Virginia Mason, plus Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University.

Monies for the line were approved by the voters two years ago, but initial plans were being made to put an underground light rail stop on First Hill. This has now been officially scrapped due to construction problems and the cost to cover them.  Steps are now being taken to select a general contractor/ construction manager, and is expected to be awarded the week of December 13th.

Finally, before the first shovel of dirt is ceremoniously turned for the First Hill line, the City Council needs to decide two outstanding issues.  The first is where to place the terminals in Pioneer Square.  Community meetings will be set up with local residents and business leaders to determine the best locations, and then submitted for a vote. The second is for a maintenance yard and barn. Two sites under consideration are the city’s Charles Street Shops at South Dearborn and 8th Avenue South, and at a block bordered by East Yesler Way, Boren and 12th Avenues, plus East Fir Street.  The latter choice is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority, and would need their approval.

Down the track, the First Hill line could be extended another half a mile at its most northern stop on Capitol Hill, as well as extending a mile into downtown to connect to the South Lake Union line.  The extensions would need federal funding, but it’s expected that their grants of up to $75 million could cover both projects.  

For more project info, just click on this link.

Stroupe Scoop: June 2009 Sales Stats, Featured Building, & Featured Listing

scoop_06_09This month we have featured the Jackson Square Building as the building of the Month.  We also have a new featured 1 bedroom plus den at The Parc and a beautiful 1 bedroom plus den at The Pomeroy.

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Our Home Hotel – 75 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Address: 75 S. Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

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DESCRIPTION

Previously known as the Alaska Hotel, this Romanesque-style brick building was built in 1982 and is now commonly known as Our Home Hotel.  The building has only 17 unique loft homes and is just steps away from restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping, the waterfront, nightlife and sport arenas.  These rarely available condominiums have the charming features only found in Pioneer Square–such as brick exposed walls and late 1800′s design.

PICTURES

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1892
  • Number of Units: 17
  • Number of Stories: 4
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Elevator, Fire Sprinklers, Lobby Entrance, Rooftop Terrace

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Caffe Umbria
  • Cowgirls Inc
  • Cutty Sark
  • D’Adamo-Woltz Gallery
  • Elliott Bay Book Co
  • Glasshouse Studio
  • Grover Thurston Gallery
  • Interesting Stuff
  • Juan O’Riley’s
  • Kibo Galerie
  • Megan Mary Olander
  • Palace Rug Gallery
  • Quizno’s Subs
  • Pop-In Mini Mart
  • Robins Jewelers
  • Seattle Fitness

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.

Post Mews – 611 Post Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104

Address: 611 Post Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

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DESCRIPTION

First known as the Elgin Hotel, Post Mews was later recognized, and still referenced to today as Traveler’s Hotel.  Architect Albert Wickersham designed the brick building in 1913 and has since been renovated sometime during the 70′s.  There are only 7 unique live/work zoned lofts and located just steps away from clubs, restaurants, sport stadiums, the waterfront, and an array of art galleries.

PICTURES

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1913
  • Number of Units: 7
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Parking: None
  • Pets: Cats Only
  • H/O Dues Included: Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Fire Sprinklers, Outside Entry, Rooftop Terrace, Security Gate

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Antique Importers
  • Bass Northwest
  • Cafe Paloma
  • Cow Chip Cookies
  • Hayek’s Leather Furniture
  • Magic Mouse Toys
  • Marcus’ Martini Heaven
  • Pioneer Square Saloon
  • Pioneer Square Video
  • Snowboard Connection
  • Trattoria Mitchelli

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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The Lofts – 210 3rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

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Address: 210 3rd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

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DESCRIPTION

If you’re looking for a high-end industrial loft, these are them.  These lofts feature giant wood beams and most have 11 foot high ceilings.  The 1904 built building also has the industrial charm of exposed brick walls and plank floors.  It’s Pioneer Square location is also near plenty of art galleries and nightlife.  Although these lofts can provide an interested buyer with all the classical elements one could possibly want from a loft, they’re rarely available and get snatched up quick.

PICTURES

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1904
  • Number of Units:17
  • Number of Stories: 5
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Cats Only
  • H/O Dues Included: Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Elevator, Lobby Entrance

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • 4 Culture
  • 88 Keys
  • Akanyi African & Tribal Art
  • Art Gallery
  • Aristocrat’s Club
  • Foster/White Gallery
  • Fuel
  • Masins Furniture
  • Modern Design Sofas
  • Seattle Police Museum
  • Something Old Something New
  • Swannies Comedy Underground
  • Tiki Bob’s Cantina
  • Togetsu

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.

Comedy Underground Reopens October 2nd

September 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Pioneer Square

Shut down due to building renovations, the Comedy Underground will reopen and offer tickets this Friday for $5.  Friday’s headliner is Susan Rice.  BUY TICKETS

Comedy Underground Seattle
109 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 628-0303

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Post Hotel – 606 Post Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Address: 606 Post Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

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DESCRIPTION

The Post Hotel was originally the Fischer and McDonald Wholesale Store.  The 5-story brick building is square in plan with flat roof and parapet.  The commercial spaces face Yesler Way, and the residential entrance is on Post Alley.  Rarely will any of these units be on the market considering there are only 14 unique loft homes of which have charming exposed brick walls and hardwoods.

PICTURES

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1892
  • Number of Units: 14
  • Number of Stories: 5
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Parking: None
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Disabled Access, Elevator, Fire Sprinklers, Lobby Entrance

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Antique Importers
  • Bass Northwest
  • Cafe Paloma
  • Cow Chip Cookies
  • Hayek’s Leather Furniture
  • Magic Mouse Toys
  • Marcus’ Martini Heaven
  • Pioneer Square Saloon
  • Pioneer Square Video
  • Snowboard Connection
  • Trattoria Mitchelli

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.

Merrill Place – 97 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Address: 97 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

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DESCRIPTION

Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, Merrill Place is an original loft style community just steps away from shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.  The entrance opens up to a private courtyard with a large water feature and secondary entrance to Il Terrazzo Carmine.  Originally built in 1905, Olson-Walker Architects and NBBJ Group received an Honor Award from AIA in 1985 for redesigning the building.   Homes still feature exposed wood beams, exposed brick walls, and floorplans gracious on square footage.  The community of only 16 units rarely has homes on the market making this address highly desirable.

PICTURES

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1905
  • Number of Units: 16
  • Number of Stories: 4
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: No Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Disabled Access, Elevator, Lobby Entrance, Security Gate

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Beba’s Delicatessen
  • Cowgirls Inc
  • The Cutty Shark
  • Dept of Social & Health Svcs
  • Elliott Bay Book Co
  • FX McRory’s
  • Il Terrazzo Carmine
  • Kagedo
  • Palace Rug Gallery
  • Seattle Fitness
  • Studio 904
  • US Post Office

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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Stadium Lofts – 589 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Status: Proposed: 2010
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square/SODO

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DESCRIPTION

At the edge of downtown, where Pioneer Square, the International District and SoDo converge, the city comes alive with a rhythm all its own. Experience the ever-changing beat for yourself at the refreshingly original Stadium Lofts.

ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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