A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Eater Seattle: Oliver’s Twist for sale

April 28th, 2017 by Doree

“Eater Seattle” reports that Oliver’s Twist, both the 6822 Phinney Ave. N. location and its younger sister bar in Magnolia, are for sale.

The owners tell “Eater Seattle” they’re not in a hurry to sell, and are looking for the right buyer who will be a good fit for the neighborhood.

You can read the full report here.

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Advance Nails & Spa reopens after renovations after last year’s fire

April 27th, 2017 by Doree

Advance Nails & Spa at 7700 Greenwood Ave. N. reopened last week. The nail salon was seriously damaged in an electrical fire last June.

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6 neighborhood restaurants part of Thursday’s Dining Out For Life

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

Dining Out For Life is this Thursday with dozens of restaurants in the Puget Sound region donating 50 percent of that day’s proceeds to Lifelong’s programs that support people facing serious illness and poverty.

Phinney Ridge’s Red Mill Burgers, Phinney/Ballard’s Stock Farm to Table Cafe and The Tin Hat Bar & Grill, and Greenwood’s The Olive and Grape, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse and Razzi’s Pizzeria are participating.

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3 Wishes Seattle women’s specialty boutique opening May 6 at 7413 Greenwood Ave. N.

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

3 Wishes Seattle, a women’s specialty boutique, is planning its grand opening celebration at 7413 Greenwood Ave. N. on Saturday, May 6. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, with a special trunk show from 12-4 p.m. Visitors can enter to win a free pair of shoes, and customers get a free gift with purchase.

The boutique will offer European “comfort shoes” like Dansko and Naot, plus clothing and accessories made in the U.S., Europe and Asia that it calls “Sophisticated Northwest wear for work, travel and everyday.”

Follow the boutique’s Facebook page for updates.

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10 PhinneyWood neighborhood businesses are finalists in ParentMap’s Golden Teddy Awards

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

Ten Phinney Ridge and Greenwood businesses are finalists in ParentMap’s annual Golden Teddy Awards.

You can vote now through April 30. Voters are automatically entered to win prizes.

  • Phinney Market Pub is in the top five for Kid-Friendly Restaurant.
  • Razzi’s Pizzeria is a finalist for Family Pizzeria.
  • Green Bean Coffeehouse is a finalist for Corner Coffee Shop.
  • Seattle ReCreative for Rainy-day Refuge and Note-perfect Music or Art Camp.
  • Woodland Park Zoo for Tourist-in-Your-Own-Town Attraction, Awesome Animal Attraction, and its annual WildLights is a finalist for Can’t-miss Holiday or Seasonal Event.
  • Childish Things for Cool Kids’ Clothing Shop and Essential Baby or Maternity Shop.
  • Top Ten Toys for Awesome Book or Toy Shop.
  • Kiley Riffell Photography for Favorite Family Photographer.
  • Music Together at Music Center of the Northwest for Engaging Infant + Tot Class.
  • Illumination Learning Studio for Passport-ready Language or Art class.

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City Cycle opening in Janus apartment building April 29

April 17th, 2017 by Doree

City Cycle indoor cycling is opening in the Janus apartment building at 117 NW 85th St. Its soft opening will be April 29 through May 5, with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 6, with free classes at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., plus snacks and a Lorna Jane trunk show.

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Champion Wine Cellars coming to Greenwood Avenue at 85th Street

April 10th, 2017 by Doree

Champion Wine Cellars is moving into the space between The Lodge and Teachers Lounge at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N.

The original location on Denny Way closed earlier this year to make way for development.

We’ve got a message in to the owners and will update you when we know more about their opening date.

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Phinney Center looking for members for new steering committee on business district grant

April 6th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association has received a $35,000 “Only in Seattle” grant to help strengthen the business district, and it’s looking for steering committee members.

In response to business owners’ interest in strengthening the business district of the Greenwood and Phinney areas, the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) applied for a grant through the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle Initiative (OIS). OIS empowers neighborhood business districts to organize around a common vision and attract investment.

Grant and Goal
PNA received a $35,000 grant from OIS to gather information about the current state and needs of our business district. The ultimate goal is to create a strategy for a more cohesive, balanced and thriving Phinney/Greenwood business district that is based on the needs of the entire community. This information-gathering project will help determine what steps we can take to help our business district thrive.

We plan to study the current state of our business district in terms of business inventory and balance, neighbors’ perception of the district, what stakeholders would like to see change or improve and how they’d like to see that change happen. We will then begin to use the information we collect to create a strategy for the district that the community can rally behind. Our proposed time frame for these activities is April-December 2017.

Next Steps
Our next step is to bring together a Steering Committee of about 9 stakeholders who represent the various demographics, geographic areas and interests of our community, including both businesses and residents. The Steering Committee will work with PNA staff to decide what we need to learn, what questions to ask and how best to gather information from the neighborhood. We expect the committee to meet about 10-12 times between May and December, for about 2 hours per meeting, at times to be selected by the group. If you are interested in participating in the Steering Committee please email alexg@phinneycenter.org by Monday, April 17th. Please note that there may be more interest than space on the committee, and as we work to make sure all interests are represented we may not be able to give a seat to everyone who indicates interest.

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The Phinery home store opening at 65th and Phinney on April 29

March 22nd, 2017 by Doree

Phinney Ridge Interiors owner Becky Ducsik will open a home furnishings space on Phinney Avenue North at North 65th Street (the space formerly occupied by Frock) on April 29.

Ducsik tells me the store will sell one-of-a-kind furniture pieces (dressers, end tables, credenzas, etc.) and home decor items such as decorative pillows, mirrors, throw blankets, lighting and accessories, plus original artwork and photography.

The Phinery also will offer professional interior decorating and design services, color consultation, custom furniture refinishing, custom draperies and pillow covers, and painting services. Pricing for all services will be available on The Phinery’s website when the store opens.

She also plans to hold free seminars on topics such as interior lighting design to enhancing curb appeal, and paid workshops for certain home decor projects (for example, how to mount and frame kids artwork, create a growth chart, recover throw pillows, or create chalk paint furniture). Those paid workshops will include music and drinks, and will be offered on weeknights and weekend mornings. Online signups for classes will be available in May.

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