Underground Tour: ‘Til Death Do Us Part

August 20, 2014  |  Event, Fun, PI  |  No Comments


Come to a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Underground Tour:

Help the bride and groom solve a marital murder mystery when a member of the wedding party is murdered.

Take your own vows to help solve this crime before it’s too late!

If you’re attending the world’s worst wedding then you should dress like it.

Pull out your unfortunate bridesmaid dress, terrible ties and downright disastrous wedding attire!

Price is $65 per person General Seating
$75 per person Premiere Seating
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
18+ Event



FLEURT grand opening Thursday from 5pm – 7pm

August 19, 2014  |  Announcement, Business, Event, PI  |  No Comments
photo credit: pioneersquare.org

photo credit: pioneersquare.org

Celebrate FLEURT’S grand opening in Pioneer Square on Thursday, August 21st, 5 pm to 7 pm. Welcome them to the neighborhood with drinks, light snacks and giveaways.

Starting out 4 years ago in West Seattle, local darling neighborhood gift and flower shop FLEURT has expanded and opened a second location in Pioneer Square.

“After a year of researching for a second location for FLEURT, we kept coming back to Pioneer Square. Luck may have it that we stumbled upon a beautiful old space reflective of our current style and aesthetics at our West Seattle shop – but with an added twist of urban delight”. – As quoted by owner and lead designer Sam Crowley.

FLEURT Pioneer Square (nicknamed Fleurt PS) offers alluring rustic décor (think sun drenched white washed walls and rolling display tables), pops of vibrant color from the carefully curated gifts, and not to mention the swoon worthy and delightful selection of lush local flowers and artfully potted plants.

Sam Crowley – the Australian born creative force behind the brand FLEURT has been dubbed “the accidental florist”. With a background in product development and marketing within the fashion, gift and home décor markets – FLEURT’S eclectic mix of gift worthy products, flowers and plants all come together in a seamless fashion that has you awestruck from the moment you walk through the front door.

FLEURT is widely known for its floral design work. You can stop by FLEURT anytime and pick out fresh flowers, order online and have flowers delivered throughout Seattle for any occasion or event – and let’s not forget flowers for weddings.

FLEURT has been voted BEST FLOWER AND INDOOR GARDEN SHOP – Seattle magazine 2012, and BEST GIFT AND CARD SHOP – Seattle magazine 2013.

FLEURT has graced the pages of several print publications and blogs including the front cover of Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom Magazine, Seattle Bride Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Met Magazine, RUE magazine. Southern Living Bride magazine, Style Me Pretty blog, Wedding Chick blog, Ruffled Blog – to name a few.

FLEURT Pioneer Square is located at: 112 South Washington Street (just north of Occidental Square Park)

National Night Out Against Crime – August 5th in Occidental Park

July 30, 2014  |  Event, PI  |  No Comments


From the Office of the Mayor:

This year marks the City of Seattle’s 30th Annual “Night Out Against Crime” celebration on Tuesday, August 5th.

Recently, Mayor Murray laid out a comprehensive public safety plan for Seattle that underscores the importance of providing opportunities for youth and community members to enjoy their streets and public spaces citywide. The Mayor believes Night Out is a great example of the types of opportunities that exist for reconnecting community to Seattle streets.

Night Out, an annual national event hosted locally by the Seattle Police Department, shows that residents and City government can mobilize resources and energy together to move toward a safer and more connected Seattle. We hope you’ll join in making this Seattle’s best Night Out yet.

Attend a Picnic in the Precinct:

Another key element of safer communities is when we all know our local police officers. Coming up are several opportunities for you to get to know the Seattle Police Officers who protect your neighborhood. Meet the new Chief of Police, Kathleen O’Toole, your local police officers, and other community members at one of four upcoming Picnics in the Precincts:

  • Tuesday, August 5th: West Precinct Picnic / National Night Out
    Occidental Square in Pioneer Square, 5pm – 8pm


Traffic Alert: Rock n’ Roll This Weekend

June 18, 2014  |  Announcement, Event, PI, Traffic Alert  |  No Comments


Just a reminder that the Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is this weekend.

In addition to the race on Saturday, the expo will be in Pioneer Square on Thursday and Friday.

You can check out a map and schedule of road closures on their website here:



World Cup Alley Double Header – TODAY!

June 16, 2014  |  Alley, Event, News, PI, Sports  |  No Comments


Iran v Nigeria @ 12pm
USA v Ghana @ 3pm

Bring your lunch or just drop by and watch World Cup Soccer in Nord Alley

June 12 Brazil v Croatia 01:00pm
June 13 Spain v Netherlands 12:00pm
June 16 Iran v Nigeria 12:00pm
June 16 Ghana v USA 03:00pm
June 17 Brazil v Mexico 12:00pm
June 18 Spain v Chile 12:00pm
June 19 Uruguay v England 12:00pm
June 20  Switzerland v France 12:00pm
June 22  USA v Portugal 03:00pm
June 23 Cameroon v Brazil
Croatia v Mexico
June 24 Japan v Colombia
Greece v Cote d’Ivoire
June 25 Honduras v Switzerland
Ecuador v France
June 26 USA v Germany 09:00am
June 26 Korea Republic v Belgium
Algeria v Russia
June 30 Round of 16 01:00pm
July 1 Round of 16 01:00pm
July 8 Semi Finals 01:00pm
July 9 Semi Finals 01:00pm
July 12 3rd Place 01:00pm
July 13 FINAL in Occidental Park 12:00pm

Call to Action: Public Safety Open House

Occidental Mall

Pioneer Square Public Safety Open House

Thursday, June 12
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
301 Occidental Ave. S

Please join the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Pioneer Square BIA, and the Pioneer Square Residents Council to share your concerns and ideas about public safety in our neighborhood. Your input is vitally important and will be key in developing a multifaceted set of strategies regarding street civility and public safety. Those strategies will include:
Advocacy with the Mayor, Police Chief, City Departments and the City Council

  • Implementation of tools and strategies for neighborhood residents and businesses
  • Communication strategies

Help us spread the word. Share this with your co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Then mark the date on your calendar and drop by to join the conversation. This is an all-day open house format so everyone can drop by as schedules allow.

One more thing. Please take a moment to complete our survey regarding your observations and perceptions at http://bit.ly/PSQsafety2014

See you on June 12.

Red Bull Soapbox Race is coming to Pioneer Square on August 24th!


Get your team together and apply by May 30th! 



Not to be confused with the youth soapbox derby, Red Bull Soapbox Race is a national race for amateur drivers, which is fueled by creativity and competitive fun – not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.

Teams are judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. This criteria has inspired a piano, a baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive cob of corn, a jail cell and even the Golden Gate Bridge to grace the Soapbox starting blocks.  Since the first Red Bull Soapbox Race took place in Belgium, in 2000, more than 40 Red Bull Soapbox Races have been held around the globe, attracting up to 120,000 spectators for a single event.

[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.