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Neighborhood news roundup: businesses opening, moving or expanding hours, ZooTunes lineup, city grants

JRA Bike Shop just moved from NW 84th Street and 8th Avenue NW to 1120 NW 85th St.

Have a Heart recreational marijuana shop has opened in the infamous “Checkers” location on the corner of NW 85th Street and 3rd Avenue NW. In October we told you that the owners had applied for a medical marijuana dispensary, business permit under the name The Healing Corner. But that shop never appeared to open and they never responded to an email request for more information. Over the last several years, that building was a dance club and then a meeting space for a clean-and-sober club, and spent many years in between unused. The checkerboard pattern has remained throughout but is now green and white. Have a Heart’s hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Phone is 206-829-8931.

The recently-opened Stock Farm to Table Cafe at 500 NW 65th St. is already expanding its hours beyond breakfast and lunch and adding dinner Wednesday through Friday nights. New hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

ZooTunes has announced its first three summer concerts, with UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey with The Wailers on July 21; The B-52s with special guest The English Beat on July 24; and “Weird Al” Yankovic on July 26-27. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Seattle Tilth is accepting applications for spring Master Composter/Soil Builder volunteer training in Wallingford. Applications are due March 6.

Initiative 123, which aims to build an elevated park and garden bridge along the waterfront instead of tearing down all of the Viaduct (and is led by Phinney-Greenwood activist Kate Martin), is holding a presentation and Q&A from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Neighborhood Street Fund Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the first round of funding from the Levy to Move Seattle. The levy gives the program $24 million to support community prioritized transportation improvements. Applications must be completed by April 17.

Projects qualify if they meet the following criteria:

  • Large, but not too large (generally between $100,000 and $1 million to design and construct)
  • Related to transportation
  • Located within SDOT right-of-way (city streets and sidewalks)
  • Have the support of their local neighborhood District Council

Past projects have included new sidewalks, curb bulbs and crossing improvements, festival streets and plazas, sidewalk repair, and pedestrian lighting. It’s up to the community applying for the program to identify a problem they would like to solve, and present a proposed approach.