[Updated] Pioneer Square Spring Clean – 5/17/2014

April 3, 2014  |  Call to Action, Event, PI, Residents  |  No Comments


Volunteer for the Pioneer Square Spring Clean!

Great things are happening in Pioneer Square, yet there is still a lot of work to do! Be part of the solution and join us on Saturday, May 17th for the annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean. Help brighten up the neighborhood! Open registration

Event Details

Event is from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM in Occidental Square Park. Lunch will be served after 12 PM. You may choose your t-shirt size and lunch preferences during registration. After you register, keep an eye on your email in the coming weeks for a selection of tasks you may be assigned to for the event (we will ask for your top three choices – make sure you respond!).

Public transportation is strongly recommended, but if you are driving visit DowntownSeattleParking.com for nearby parking lots.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter! We’ll be posting updates and pictures of the event using the #PSQclean hashtag. Use #PSQclean to help us find your pictures and comments!

Register here

E. Smith Mercantile turns One!

April 1, 2014  |  Business, Event, PI  |  No Comments

E smith


please join us for an extra special evening in celebration of our first year in business. We have some great surprises in store including swag bags, drink specials and delicious eats!

Festivities commence at 4pm.

Special Happy Hour cocktails and snacks will be in effect all night.

FREE swag bag to the first 25 patrons (get ‘em while they last!!).*
Sample some of our early summer menu delights.
Surprise musical guest!
Purchase raffle tickets and win a great prize! All proceeds going to support the Seattle Tilth Youth Garden Works.

*$35 minimum purchase required.

Pre-order Raffle tickets

Fans invited to Safeco Field Open House Today

March 31, 2014  |  Event, PI, Sports, Traffic Alert  |  No Comments

Motorists in downtown Seattle and the SODO District may encounter more traffic than usual during this afternoon’s commute as an expected 20,000 Mariners fans flock to Safeco Field to view the team’s road opening game against the Los Angeles Angels.

The game is being broadcast live on MarinersVision HD and will be watched on the field’s large screens. There’ll be free T-shirts at the gate, music, food and beer specials.

The $1 adult admission fee will go to benefit Northwest Harvest while children under 14 will get in free, but must have tickets for admission. The first pitch of the game is set for 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. For more details, please click here.

Exciting Upcoming Events at Delicatus

March 13, 2014  |  Business, Event, First Thursday, Food, PI  |  No Comments


Saturday Dinner Series March 15th, 7pm
Our monthly Pre-fixed Family Style Dinner that focuses on locally sourced ingredients with a general theme or focus.  Our upcoming dinner still has a few seats available and is focused on Duck.  The Menu is here.

It is $40 per person for 3 courses plus an aperitif to start and something sweet to finish.  This is a fun casual dining experience with our Chef Aaron Willis talking about the the food, where it comes from and why he created the dish.  It would be great to have more locals take advantage of these dinners as they are always a good time.

Dine Around Seattle March 2nd-March 27th
This is a biannual event citywide with a Pre-Fixed menu focused on local, sustainable product. It is a 3 course meal with a choice of 1 of 3 items per course (Apt, Entree, Dessert) for $30.  Reservations are recommended as we get pretty busy.  We are the only restaurant in Pioneer Square and 1 of a few within walking distance for local in PSQ.  We serve Dine Around Mon-Thurs from 5-9pm.  You can see the menu here.

1st Thursday at The Kitchen by Delicatus with Sous Sol Winery
We are opening on 1st Thursday for tastings of Sous Sol Wine.  The Kitchen by Delicatus is our experimental kitchen and event space just 2 blocks south at 309 1st Ave S and Sous Sol Winery is our winery located in the front of that space.  We will be showcasing the art work of Ethan Jack Harrington & Jennifer Cullen with cocktails available and complimentary tastings of Sous Sol.  Open from 5-9pm.

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.

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 http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/ 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.

PS Residents Council meeting Wednesday night

December 3, 2013  |  Event, PI, Residential Council  |  No Comments


Just a reminder that the Pioneer Square Residents Council is having the last meeting of the year this Wednesday — come and meet your neighbors and enjoy drinks and light appetizers from Rain Shadow Meats.

Wednesday, Dec. 4th
@ “the nolo” rooftop deck (520 Occidental Ave S. – new apartments in the North lot)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
social mixer w/appetizers and drinks

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
resident meeting

All Pioneer Square residents are invited to attend

• Business Sponsor introductions
• Financials and 501(c)(3) status
• Grant writing possibilities
• By-Laws and next steps
• DSA (Downtown Seattle Assn.) report
• BBQ report
• Alaskan Way update
• Street Car update

New business
• New Seattle Council Districts/map
• Resident Parking Survey Interest

Save the Date: Residential Council Meeting 12/4

November 18, 2013  |  Event, PI, Residential Council  |  No Comments
psqrcJust a quick save the date before the holidays are upon us.
Our Q4 meeting for 2013 will be:
Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: The nolo clubhouse on the rooftop
All PS residents are welcome, so bring a neighbor. We’ll have something to sip and snack on. Agenda will be sent out later, with a final reminder.
For more information, you can follow the Pioneer Square Residents Council on Facebook here.

Two-year anniversary of Milepost 31

November 15, 2013  |  Event, Viaduct  |  No Comments


Can’t believe it’s already been two years. Here’s the invite:

Join the Washington State Department of Transportation and our partners as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of Milepost 31, the SR 99 Tunnel Project information center in Pioneer Square.

Before you head out in the cold for the Pioneer Square tree lighting ceremony, come warm up with a cup of hot cider and some history, and learn about Bertha the tunneling machine’s journey underneath downtown Seattle.

December 5, during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday
4 – 8 p.m.
Brief speeches at 6:30 p.m.
Milepost 31, 211 First Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Since opening Milepost 31 in December 2011 the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program has:

Completed a 400-foot-long and 80-foot-deep launch pit.
Named our tunneling machine Bertha, and assembled her in her launch pit.
Started digging the SR 99 tunnel.
Welcomed more than 20,000 visitors to Milepost 31 and Pioneer Square.
Led hundreds of tours to the tunnel site viewing platform.

Park for free in Pioneer Square at participating garages on First Thursdays from 5 -10 p.m. Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com for other parking options.

Can’t make it to the event? Find out how you can take a tour of the SR 99 tunnel viewing platform!

Milepost 31 is an award-winning information center that highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square, and provides an inside look at the SR 99 Tunnel Project.


Todd Trepanier
Program Administrator
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

PSq + CID Historic South Downtown Mixer

November 13, 2013  |  Event, PI  |  No Comments

Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District’s Historic South Downtown board members invite you to attend their annual mixer. The event will be held Thursday evening, November 21st, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

This year’s mixer will be in the CID’s newest café/event space, the Eastern Café, located at 510 Maynard Avenue South. We will be serving complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine.

Mingle with friends and neighbors. Learn about our growing economies. Take part in their annual new board member election process.