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


Crosswalk Tavern closed, new owners to open Coindexter’s pinball arcade

July 6th, 2017 by Doree

A long-time bartender at Naked City Brewery and two friends have purchased the Crosswalk Tavern at 8556 Greenwood Ave. N. and are turning it into a pinball arcade called Coindexter’s.

JR DeMartino, who has worked at nearby Naked City for seven years, Nick Benitez and Isaac Rivelle plan to fill Coindexter’s with about a dozen pinball machines, plus classic arcade games, pool and Skee-Ball.

DeMartino says Coindexter’s will serve a few basic food items, such as chicken strips, fries, tater tots and burgers, plus alcohol.

He says neighbors have been asking for pinball ever since the Silverball Saloon, which was supposed to open next to Naked City two years ago, never did. And he says his employers at Naked City have been very supportive. He hopes Coindexter’s games will draw in people from inside and outside the neighborhood, who will then patronize other bars and businesses.

They hope to have Coindexter’s open sometime in mid-August when remodeling is done.

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Celine Patisserie opens at Greenwood and 68th, serving traditional Viennese pastries

June 27th, 2017 by Doree

Celine Patisserie just opened at 6801 Greenwood Ave. N., in the spot formerly occupied by Picnic.

Alexei and Daniela Bucos opened Celine as a traditional viennoiserie (a type of pastry), preparing everything on site, and offering everything from ham and cheese croissants to smoked salmon sandwiches, monkey bread, tiramisu, macarons, mousse cake, raw and vegan cakes, and Italian coffee.

The couple is originally from Moldova, but also lived in Italy for many years.

Celine is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. It is currently closed on Sunday but that could change.

The bakery doesn’t have a website or Facebook page yet, but Alexei tells me those should be up and running in the next day or two.

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Satay Bar opens in Greenwood

June 1st, 2017 by Doree

Satay Bar has opened at 8317 Greenwood Ave. N., next to Chocolati Cafe.

According to its Facebook page, it serves “Southeast-Asian cuisine with a Thai twist.” Phone is 206-679-3443.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car moving from Ballard to Greenwood

May 22nd, 2017 by Doree

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is moving from its 7301 15th Ave. NW location to NW 85th Street near 3rd Avenue NW in Greenwood, where the laundromat used to be.

An Enterprise spokesperson tells me the company has outgrown the Ballard space, and the Greenwood location will have more space for parking and the office.

The new location is under renovation and will open sometime mid-summer.

Thanks to Lynn for the tip!

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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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