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A little of this and a little of that

Lots of news tidbits from around the neighborhood lately. Here’s a roundup.

SPACE at 7200 Greenwood Ave. N. is having a sale on home decor items on Wednesday as it prepares to close up shop by the end of the week. Owner Emily Lauderback says SPACE is selling 250 square feet of cork flooring, 30 Matrix Stackable Chairs, exterior containers and plants, 45 yards of curtains, and more.

Theo’s Fresh Produce at 8221 Greenwood Ave. N. now has a liquor license to sell beer and wine.

Greenwood True Value at 7201 Greenwood Ave. N. has a giving tree for the non-profit Treehouse, which helps foster children. Return gifts by Dec. 16.

The 85th St. Market at 656 NW 85th St. has changed its name to Chuck’s 85th St. Market. Owner Chuck Shin tells us he has also changed the liquor license from grocery to wine and beer specialty store, which allows him to sell kegs and have wine and beer sampling in the store. The store’s new website is www.chucks85th.com.

PAWS Cat City at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N. will be staying in Greenwood just a little longer than originally planned before moving to the U-District. Cat City will be open in Greenwood through Dec. 26 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Picnic just got a great shout out from Molly Wizenberg, author of the popular Orangette blog and co-owner of Delancey pizza in Ballard. Her story in the December issues of Bon Appetit magazine details her quest for the perfect lentil soup. She says she found it in Picnic co-owner Anson Klock’s curried lentil soup (p. 91).
Wizenberg writes, “We’ve been eating it for lunch every day lately, and unless Anson makes up a new recipe, I don’t foresee a reason to stop.”

The Phinney Neighborhood Center is accepting donations of hams, pies, juice and coffee for the PNA Soup Kitchen’s holiday meal on Dec. 22. Bring donations to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., by Dec. 21. For more information call (206) 783-2244 or email alis@phinneycenter.org.

Neighbors in the 600 block of NW 84th St. will be lighting luminaria along the sidewalks on Saturday evening for their annual event.

Taproot Theatre has completely sold out the rest of the run of “Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Carol.” The theater is, however, selling standing room tickets for the balcony. When patrons call, Taproot is also suggesting they check out a nearby theater company, Seattle Public Theater, at the Green Lake Bathhouse, which is currently staging “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” through Dec. 24.

Doney Memorial Pet Clinic is holding a pet food drive through the end of December at Aurora Veterinary Hospital, 8821 Aurora Ave. N., and Crown Hill Pet Supply, 9053 Holman Rd NW. “Doney Memorial Pet Clinic is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that provides free veterinary services, food, and medication to the pets of homeless and low-income residents of Seattle,” according to a press release. The clinic needs donations of wet and dry cat and dog food, cat litter (open bags are okay), new or gently used pet carriers, leashes, collars, beds, grooming tools, pet shampoo and toys.

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