Pioneer Square in the News
February 22, 2012  |  News, PI

Now Growing | Pioneer Square’s Mushroom Farm (NYTimes)
Last year, the architects decided to rent the ground-floor storefront space in their Pioneer Square office building and turn it over to an ever-changing roster of pro-bono design projects, residencies, community collaborations and other initiatives. The latest is Mushroom Farm, an installation that opens today and runs through March 8.

Seattle poster of bare, fatted actress sparked ire (Seattle Big Blog)
Would this poster for Pioneer Square’s Fat Tuesday festival work in 2012, in the age of undie runs and pantsless rides? When it was introduced in 1978, the Seattle poster caused protests from women’s groups, HistoryLink wrote Thursday.

Seattle: If this is a bust, what will a boom look like? (Crosscut)
During the economic downturn, the city and region have been setting the stage for the next boom.

Mayor, Investor Propose “Self-Funded” Half-Billion-Dollar Arena (PubliCola)
Although not quite located in Pioneer Square, the talk is for just south of the other two stadiums adjacent to our neighborhood. It’s not talked about in the article, but debated slightly down in the comments.

PS Vita: In a world of mobile phones, do handheld gaming devices have a future? (Geekwire)
Fun Bits, a 12-person startup in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, is making a big bet on the PS Vita. Escape Plan, a distinctive black-and-white puzzle adventure game, is a Vita launch title that sells for $14.99 through the PlayStation Network.

Bathroom art: Stuff people do in Seattle’s restrooms (Seattle Big Blog)
The women’s bathroom at the New Orlean’s restaurant makes the cut for interesting art. So does the men’s restroom at the Central Saloon. And the women’s.


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