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If you see someone dressed as a gorilla in Phinney-Greenwood today or tomorrow, don’t panic!

April 10th, 2014 by Doree

A-1 Pianos at 7020 Greenwood Ave. N. in Phinney Ridge is promoting its Friday night Artwalk event by having someone dressed in a gorilla suit handing out flyers tonight and tomorrow. An employee at the store tells us someone freaked out the last time they did this and called the police after seeing the gorilla hiding in the bushes and eating a banana.

The store’s artwalk theme is based on April Fool’s Day and is called “Bad Art Walk” and “features paintings by various artists from a private collection that is questionable, tacky, corny, campy…kitschy – or just plain ‘bad.’ There will be an opportunity to vote for the ‘baddest’ art entry.”

So, to recap, if you see someone dressed as a gorilla in the neighborhood today or tomorrow, it’s okay. But do send us a picture!

Here’s the gorilla buying a banana at Ken’s Market.


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Man steals wallet from A-1 Pianos, runs to catch bus to get away

November 9th, 2012 by Doree

Marie at A-1 Pianos tells us that a man walked into the store at 7020 Greenwood Ave. N. around 11:45 Friday morning, went into the office and stole a wallet, then ran across the street to catch the #5 bus downtown.

She says they have surveillance video of the man, who was African-American, about six feet tall, 180-200 pounds, wearing a leather jacket and cap. She says they recognized the man, because he has periodically stopped by the store asking for a job.

In the meantime, if anyone finds a wallet, I.D. and credit cards, please contact A-1 Pianos at 206-783-7055 or info@a-1pianos.com.

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