October 11th, 2016 by Doree
Bluebird Ice Cream is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Phinney Ridge this Friday evening with special flavors (from some of their greatest hits to “favorite one-offs” and some retired flavors), plus face painting and other fun activities.
The celebration at 7400 Greenwood Ave. N. runs from 5-10 p.m.
Next door, Caffe Vita will offer an affogato bar (vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso) and Cornuto Pizzeria will have $5 personal pizzas.
Tags: Bluebird Ice Cream, business, Caffe Vita, Cornuto Pizzeria
October 11th, 2016 by Doree
Our neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treating in the business district is set for 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at businesses all along Phinney-Greenwood avenues. Look for the Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat posters in the windows of participating businesses.
Anyone in costume can trick-or-treat, but you can also buy a $2 sticker or donate a can of food for the food bank at various donation stations along Greenwood-Phinney avenues, or at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., to get a special Hunger Goblin’ sticker.
Tags: business, Halloween, Hunger Goblin' Trick or Treat, trick-or-treating
September 26th, 2016 by Doree
Turntables & Trails has opened at 8314 8th Ave. NW (just south of Seattle Electric Bike), selling new and used audio equipment and outdoor gear.
“I love giving people bargains and/or trading to get someone out the door with a new (to them) turntable for the first time, or a backpack for their first camping trip,” Owner Spencer Carson said by email. “I also carry some toys, Legos, and games for the kids! The location is one block from Chuck’s Hop Shop which means I’ve already had several parents and kids stop in to grab Legos or toys before heading to Chucks.”
Turntables & Trails is open from 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 1-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Tags: business, Turntables & Trails
September 14th, 2016 by Doree
Valhalla Sandwiches, the first brick-and-mortar location of the food truck Now Make Me a Sandwich, has opened at Greenwood Avenue North and North 82nd Street, where Kalbi Grill used to be.
Valhalla Sandwiches owner Ryan O’Toole in front of his new restaurant, along with his food truck. Photo by Mike Veitenhans.
Valhalla Sandwiches is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Tags: business, Food & Drink, Now Make Me a Sandwich, Valhalla Sandwiches
August 30th, 2016 by Doree
Friday Afternoon Tea, an online tea store for the past six years, is hoping to open its first brick-and-mortar location at 6410 Phinney Ave. N., where Violet Sweet Shoppe used to be (and Mae’s Café before that).
Owner Friday Elliott is also a self-professed “geek” who wants her tea shop to be a hangout for gamers with organized game nights, as well as craft nights and book clubs. She also plans special workshops on pairing and blending teas, and educational tea tastings for groups.
Friday Afternoon Tea has a Kickstarter campaign through Sept. 14 to raise enough money to secure the location and renovate and furnish it.
Tags: business, Friday Afternoon Tea, Kickstarter, tea
August 15th, 2016 by Doree
Gorditos Mexican restaurant has reopened after being heavily damaged in the March 9 natural gas explosion that destroyed three businesses around the corner, and damaged another 50.
The restaurant, at 213 N. 85th St., announced on its Facebook page Saturday morning that it was reopening that day, and crowds appeared brisk. KING 5 had a nice story that night.
Mr. Gyros, which was one of the businesses that was destroyed in the blast, is parking its food truck most afternoons and evenings in the now-empty lot on Greenwood Avenue North between North 84th and 85th streets.
Tags: business, Food & Drink, Gorditos, Mr. Gyros, natural gas explosion
July 6th, 2016 by Doree
Works Progress, a coworking space at 115 N. 85th St., Suite 202, is hosting a free Business Resource Panel at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. The event is in collaboration with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Business Impact NW, the Seattle Public Library, and Ventures.
The panel will be a great opportunity to hear from and ask questions of free community providers of business resources and consulting. Get more information about how to book time with a business coach, where to obtain business training and financing, how to get help with your business plan, and more!
Featuring panelists from:
- Business Impact NW
- Seattle Public Library
- City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
RSVP online or call 206-466-1624.
Tags: business, Business Impact NW, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Seattle Public Library, Ventures, Works Progress
June 20th, 2016 by Doree
Bill’s on Greenwood, a sports bar at 8560 Greenwood Ave. N. for the last 2-1/2 years, has been sold to Bleachers Pub, a sports bar that is losing its current space at 8118 Greenwood Ave. N. because the land was sold to the city to be developed into a park.
Bill’s on Greenwood will become Bleachers Pub by the end of June.
According to a press release by Bill’s on Greenwood owners Don and Colleen Stevens and Bleachers owners Shane Toupal and Loc Tien Nguyen, the city notified Bleachers nearly three months ago that it must be out of its current location by June 30.
Bleachers Pub’s current location, and the adjacent building, are being turned into a park.
The Stevens also own Bill’s on Capitol Hill and say they found themselves spread too thin between the two locations, so they were happy to sell Bill’s on Greenwood to an established neighborhood business.
Bill’s on Greenwood will close sometime next week, between June 26-30. Bleachers will reopen in that spot sometime in early July.
Tags: Bill's on Greenwood, Bleacher's Pub, business
June 14th, 2016 by Doree
The City of Seattle is conducting an online survey to learn about neighborhood businesses that serve as community gathering spots that have closed or are in danger of closing.
Seattle is a dynamic, growing city, replete with opportunity. But as the city develops, occasionally it loses longtime businesses (restaurants, bars, theaters, etc.) that are beloved to its residents—or an atmosphere is created that threatens to displace them. To that end, we’d love it if you would fill out a very short survey which tells us a bit about the businesses that serve as community gathering spots in your neighborhood that you’ve loved and lost—or fear may be in peril—so as to create an atmosphere in which they might better thrive going forward.
The survey results will help the Mayor’s Commercial Affordability Taskforce to determine what policies or funding support could help preserve the city’s iconic small businesses.
The survey asks the following questions:
- Which closed business(es) do you miss?
- Where was it located?
- Do you know why it went out of business?
- Why was this business important to you?
- Is there a business you fear may go away? Why?
Tags: business, City of Seattle