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The Sneakery celebrates 10 years in the neighborhood

February 23rd, 2016 by Doree

The Sneakery is celebrating its 10th anniversary at 612 NW 65th St. with 20 percent off everything in the store this Thursday through Sunday. The Sneakery sells socks, shoelaces, and shoes in sizes from infant 4 to adult 14. They specialize in original heritage collections from brands such as Converse, Vans, Saucony, New Balance, Asics and Seattle-based Brooks, plus many more, such as Gola, Palladium and Tretorn.

Novelty socks are available in thousands of styles, including cats, Star Wars characters, Seahawks and Sonics players, emojis, and performance styles for running. Shoelaces also come in thousands of colors, lengths, styles, and fabrics, from 30 inches up to 72 inches.

The Sneakery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Phone is 206-297-1786.

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The Cozy Nut Tavern is open

July 9th, 2014 by Doree

The-Cozy-Nut-Tavern-logo-resizedThe Cozy Nut Tavern opened today at 123 N. 85th St. It bills itself as a “Neighborhood bar looking to provide the Greenwood common with some good beers, drinks, and friendly company.”

According to its Facebook page, the tavern will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Cornuto expanding into neighboring space

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

Cornuto Pizzeria, at 7404 Greenwood Ave. N., is expanding into the neighboring space that previously housed Assemble Gallery & Studio and then The Flourish Collection.


That will more than double the restaurant’s dining space. That additional room was open for the first time during last Saturday’s car show with temporary tables and chairs. They’re now waiting for the real furniture to be delivered, hopefully in the next couple of weeks. The room will be filled with two-person tables that can be moved together for larger parties.


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Potential legal pot store locations in Phinney-Greenwood

May 3rd, 2014 by Dale

Two winning locations in the Liquor Control Board’s lottery to open 21 legal pot stores in Seattle are on the edges of the PhinneyWood neighborhood.

And if some of the top 21 applicants fail to qualify, three neighborhood locations in the high 20s in the lottery could get an opportunity to open up shop.

In order for that to happen, some of the top 21 applicants must fail the more rigorous process to actually open. To get a license, the applicants must get approval of their financial and operations plans, pass criminal background checks, build their stores and pass a final inspection. If that doesn’t happen, the Liquor Control Board will start working its way down the lottery list to reach the 21 store limit set for Seattle.

The two closest locations in the top 21 are:

#3 in the lottery: GG Gourmet Enterprises, 9550 Aurora Ave. N

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#13: Bud Bouquets, 817 NW 85th St., which currently houses Blend Herbal Spa

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If at least five of the top 21 fail to qualify, Phinney-Greenwood could have pot stores in its future. The three locations outside the top 21 are:

#26 in the lottery: Paradoxical, 323 N 105th St.

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#27: Herb’s House, which now runs a medical marijuana clinic and cafe at 716 NW 65th St.

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#29: Green Connection Northwest, 417 NW 65th St.

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According to The Seattle Times, state officials are set to start issuing licenses starting in early July.

Our sister site, My Ballard, has a story about five pot store locations in Ballard making the top 21. And a story by our news partners The Seattle Times, goes into more detail about the lottery across the rest of the city and state.

Visit the Liquor Control Board site for a full list of lottery results. (Click the Marijuana Lottery Results link).

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Metropolis greeting card and gift store is for sale

April 10th, 2014 by Doree

The owners of Metropolis on Phinney Ridge are ready to retire so they’ve put the greeting card and gift store up for sale, according to the store’s Facebook page.

“This is a great opportunity for someone to own a unique and established business in a loving and growing community of loyal customers,” according to the Facebook post.

The store has been on Phinney Ridge for more than 33 years. The asking price is $55,000, which includes everything inside the store. Co-owner Terry Heiman is willing to help during the transition period. Direct inquiries to him at pvtravel@aol.com.

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Cobblestone Used Furniture closing after 42 years in Greenwood

March 3rd, 2014 by Doree

Cobblestone Used Furniture, 8404 Greenwood Ave. N., is closing after 42 years in Greenwood. Owners Phil (known as Pepper to his friends) and Malka Aust are retiring. All remaining inventory is on sale at 50 percent off, including tables, dressers, bureaus, nightstands, chairs and artwork. Cobblestone is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

They plan to close by the end of April, and say a new (unnamed) tenant is making plans for the space. The Austs own the building.

Cobblestone started on Leary Way in the early 1970s, later moving to Greenwood, where it occupied various locations from North 73rd to North 85th Street.

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All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture closing this Sunday

November 19th, 2013 by Doree

All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture at the corner of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 65th Street is closing its doors on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Owners Gretchen Kudla and Andhi Spath tell us they “look forward to new adventures and to continue serving our neighborhood at Cafe Bambino just down the hill. It as been a wonderful experience buying and selling treasures to you all. Thank you for your support and business.

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‘Friends of NW 65th’ promotes life and business in East Ballard/West Phinney Ridge

October 14th, 2013 by Doree

NW 65th Street from 8th to 3rd avenues NW can be claimed by both Phinney Ridge and Ballard. Now, there’s a group called Friends of NW 65th that is hoping to bring renewed interest to businesses and livability in the area.

Check out the group’s Facebook page for daily updates on interesting businesses and events. You also can email them at friendsofnw65th@gmail.com to be added to their email list.

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Final Phinney Farmers Market, live music and theater in the neighborhood this weekend

October 4th, 2013 by Doree

Lots to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Here’s a sample; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Friday is the final Phinney Farmers Market of the season from 3-7 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. at the PNA.

Couth Buzzard Books presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Susan Elliot, Mike Buchman, Chris Mitchell, Roo & The Few — Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and the Science Greeks Discussion Group at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The comedy “The Matchmaker” continues at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is having its huge Gently Used Kid’s Clothing and Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building.

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington hosts the third annual Walk & Roll around Green Lake from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. You can register and/or donate online.

Over in Wallingford, the urban farming “Cooped Up in Seattle” 4-H club, is meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Members are from 5-18 years old. The club focuses on projects in poultry, rabbits and sewing. See the group’s Facebook page for more information.

Actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur will present his solo performance of “Rocks in My Bed,” a musical event celebrating jazz musician Duke Ellington, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. “Rocks in My Bed” is aimed at children 6-11, and is specifically designed to be inclusive for people with disabilities, such as children who are deaf or blind.

Empty Sea Studios presents The Paul Hemmings Uketet at 8 p.m. Saturday, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Lucy Kaplansky at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building. Cost for advance tickets is $19 general, $17 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price; $2 more at the door. Kaplansky is well-known for her musical partnerships with Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Dar Williams and Suzanne Vega.

Shepherd’s Counseling Services hosts the annual “Turn the Light On” at from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the east entrance to Green Lake. The free event raises awareness of how to help prevent childhood sexual abuse. Emcee is reporter and writer Mimi Gan; entertainment provided by local guitarist Daryl Redeker and local folk rock band Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount.

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