Archive for February, 2014

New commercial studio rental available in Pioneer Square

February 28, 2014  |  Announcement, Business, PI  |  No Comments

$150 half-day / $250 full-day studio rentals!

Monday through Friday 

FLUTTER STUDIOS is Seattle based creative production house and photo rental studio catering to the most discerning local visual artists and production teams. We want this space filled with the best artists in town, so for a limited time we are offering a very special rate. You will not find a better studio space in Seattle for your money.

Our beautiful 1,900+ sqft, loft-style studio features 22 foot-high ceilings, 100 year old exposed brick walls, huge open work space, conference room with French doors, and mezzanine viewing deck . FLUTTER STUDIOS centrally-located in the heart of Pioneer Square, just feet away from the waterfront.


  • 1,900+ square feet, 22 foot-high ceilings
  • Fully equipped studio, complimentary grip
  • Profoto lighting systems and Hasselblad digital backs for rent
  • Loft-style hang-out & concepting lounge
  • Mezzanine Deck
  • Hair & Makeup station
  • Styling office & changing room
  • Surround sound audio
  • Fully private use of space
  • Keyless entry
  • Convenient and secure Pioneer Square location


Half-day Studio Rental (5 hours) non-commercial – $150

Full-day Studio Rental (10 hours) non-commercial – $250

These special rates are subject to availability, and may change at any time











Please email or call for your commercial project needs, or event space rentals 

114 Alaskan Way S. #104
Seattle, WA 98014
t: (718) 755-1770


Marination owners opening “good bar”

February 27, 2014  |  Announcement, Business, Food, PI  |  No Comments

Eater has information about a new business coming to Pioneer Square:

Come summer, the new concept fromMarination’s Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison will open in the Pacific Commercial Bank building on 2nd Ave. and Main St. next to Easton’s upcoming pizzeria.

Waterfront events in March

February 27, 2014  |  Event, PI, Waterfront  |  No Comments


Whether you’ve followed the project for years, you’re brand new in town or you’re somewhere in between, Waterfront Week is a great opportunity to take part in a dynamic conversation about Seattle’s future waterfront and what it will mean to the city and its residents. Each event will offer something unique – the latest waterfront design updates, a two-day conference on the importance of art and play in public spaces and a kid-friendly day of activities along the waterfront. Details about each event are below, and all Waterfront Week events are free and open to the public.

Waterfront Week Events
Waterfront Week 2020
Wednesday, March 5
5:30-8:30 PM
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
Designer James Corner will join City and civic leaders to share the newest waterfront design work. Hear and see how designs have evolved, including updates on key east/west connections, the new Alaskan Way, Union Street Pier, Pier 62/63.

Art, Design & Play: Liane Lefaivre
Friday, March 7
6-8 PM
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium
Vienna-based architectural historian Liane Lefaivre will discuss play as a design tool for architects, city planners, and public artists. Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle for a reception immediately following to continue the conversation.

Art, Design & Play: Ideas from Around the World
Saturday, March 8
10 AM-4 PM
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Visionary designers, artists, and historians from across the globe will present and discuss the past, present, and future of play in art and design.

Field Day
Sunday, March 9
Meet us at Hillclimb Plaza across the street from the Seattle Aquarium
10 AM-4 PM
Join us for a day of kid-friendly activities along the waterfront! Share your memories in our time capsule, adopt a gribble, learn about habitat along the waterfront and get the seawall construction VIP experience.

Fixing the Pergola #HowSeattleRiots

February 4, 2014  |  Call to Action, PI, Sports  |  No Comments

From the Fixing the Pergola GoFundMe page:

On Sunday February 2nd, the Seattle Seahawks made history by dominating Superbowl XLVIII and the 12th Man roared in triumph. From Bothell to the U-District, Ballard to Pioneer Square, we filled Seattle streets with our dancing, cheers, and Seattle’s iconic polite style of celebration. Polite or not, there was a party foul in Pioneer Square. Seattle’s historic Iron Pergola was damaged to the tune of $25,000. Now it is time to clean up after ourselves, because this is truly #HowSeattleRiots

Let’s give the parks department some help in replacing the things we broke, and show that the Seahawks truly have the best fans in the league.
In just 17 hours, they are almost at $8,000 (with the majority of the donations being $12 of course) — but that’s a lot of amazing support. Please check out the GoFundMe page for our pergola and consider donating.

Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade – Wednesday, February 5th

February 3, 2014  |  Event, PI, Sports, Traffic Alert  |  No Comments

Below is a photo of what Pioneer Square looked like after the Superbowl. I’m sure you’ve seen the crazier images in the news of people climbing on the pergola — 1st ave closed down. From my side of it (and without complaint) — we had to wear earplugs to go to sleep because the yelling and horn honking was never ending and surprisingly loud. It was amazing:


Below is a message from the city regarding the official celebration parade:


A Welcome Home Victory Celebration Parade is scheduled for 11:00am – 1:30pm Wednesday, February 5th, which is anticipated to have significant impact on traffic throughout the Seattle downtown area. Please be prepared for longer-than-average commute times and increased traffic and inform all downtown businesses with employees and guests who at or coming downtown on Wednesday.

The parade starts on 4th Ave south of Denny Way and ends at Century Link Field.


How this will affect downtown residents, businesses, employees, guests, and visitors:

  • Estimated drive time could double, so plan ahead.
  • I-5 and SR99 will be open all day.
  • Access points coming to and from the downtown core will be impacted during the parade.  Mercer St and Edgar Martinez Dr are suggested best routes for I-5 waterfront access.
  • Expect bus delays and reroutes during the parade.  See Metro’s website for more information.

Support and messaging:

City and regional safety and security agencies are prepared for and will be supporting the parade and celebration.  The 12th Man is the best fan in the country and cares about the great Northwest.  The City of Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks encourage every fan to act responsibly before, during, and after the game.  The country’s eyes are upon us, let’s honor our team and take care to not do anything that would detract from their outstanding achievement.