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Neighborhood news roundup: new businesses, fruit harvest, artist pop-up shop

August 13th, 2013 · Comments

Here’s a roundup of business and neighborhood news.

Taproot Theatre has extended its run of “Illyria” (an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” ) by one week, through Saturday, Aug. 17.

The Park Pub, at 6114 Phinney Ave. N., has been sold and is now owned by Justin Sauvageau, who has installed new big-screen TV’s especially to watch Husky and Seahawks games. The Park Pub’s hours are 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday, and 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Beats and Bohos, a vintage clothing and record shop, has moved into 7200 Greenwood Ave. N. It replaces Stuf Consignment, which recently moved to 9200 Holman Road NW.

Fred Meyer in Greenwood has applied for a liquor license to do beer and wine tastings.

Enchanted Magickal Gift Shoppe has moved into 6417-A Phinney Ave. N. The store offers palm and tarot card readings, love spells and potions, candles, incense and herbs.

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Design Hovie Studios is moving in right next door, at 6419 Phinney Ave. N. The studio is leaving Ballard, where it had been since 1998, to a larger space. Design Hovie Studios specializes in creating logos, brand identity systems, print collateral, and web design for firms in the U.S. and Italy.

Greenwood Mandarin at 73rd and Greenwood Avenue closed at the end of July. Its sister restaurant, Ballard Mandarin, at 5500 8th Ave. NW, remains open.

Red Mill Burgers recently donated $1,000 to the Greenwood Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s programming. Red Mill owners John, Babe and Michael Shepherd made the donation in memory of their mother, Rosemary.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is warning residents of suspicious people knocking on doors in Greenwood and other nearby neighborhoods asking for donations for the club. The Club says it does not use door-to-door solicitations.

City Fruit is looking for residents with fruit trees who are unable to use or pick their summer crop. City Fruit volunteers will harvest the fruit for people in need.

City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. We help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit and work to protect urban fruit trees. City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to harvest extra fruit and distribute it to food banks, meals programs, senior centers, schools and others who can use it. In the past three years we have harvested nearly 30,000 lbs of fruit. If you have extra, please join us in this effort.

To donate fruit … If you have unsprayed, healthy fruit to donate, contact City Fruit at info@cityfruit.org. Give us your name, address, type of tree and a way to reach you. We will contact you about scheduling a harvest.

To Volunteer…If you would like to volunteer with City Fruit, please visit our website and fill out our on-line volunteer sign-up form.

The Studio of Awesome is hosting a “pop-up” shop this week of local artists’ crafts.

The Studio of Awesome, a private studio and education space located just above Mori Japanese Restaurant at 101 N 85th Street Suite 201, presents an exclusive one-week-only retail shop they have dubbed, “The Pop-Up of Awesome”. The upstairs venue features work from over 20 talented local artists who make everything from jewelry to kid’s costumes, candles to housewares, and even hand-blended vegan perfumes.

The Pop-Up of Awesome is scheduled to be open this week, Monday through Friday, August 12th – 16th from 12pm to 6pm (sometimes later – look for the “open” sign in the upstairs window above the restaurant).

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