Seattle the third-hottest spot for startup IT jobs (Seattle PI)
Pioneer Square is where many Seattle startups hatch their plans, over coffee, of course. Seattle is the third-hottest area for startup IT jobs, according to Payscale.com.
Council Committee Approves Streetcar Construction (PubliCola)
The First Hill streetcar is being built as mitigation for Sound Transit’s decision to eliminate a planned underground stop on First Hill; it will run from First Avenue S. in Pioneer Square, dip into the Central District via South Jackson St., and loop back along Yesler down to Broadway, terminating at Broadway and Denny.
A Far From Complete List of Alternative Art Galleries in the Seattle area! (Seattle PI)
Located on First Avenue South in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, Flatcolor Gallery features local and national underground contemporary artists in a relaxed gallery setting.
The Canary Mask: From Side Project to Orders in a Weekend (Xconomy)
About a week ago, Jerome Healy’s idea for creating cheap, durable, reusable filter masks for developing countries was pretty much just that—an idea. That changed last weekend, when Healy attended the Social Enterprise Weekend event held in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
City to invest $1.1 million in Seattle neighborhoods (My Wallingford)
The city says the [Only in Seattle] campaign, “highlights the hidden gems of shopping and dining in Seattle’s neighborhoods.” Other neighborhoods joining the Only in Seattle marketing effort are Fremont and Pioneer Square.
Caffe Umbria’s Coffee Inspires Reevaluation of Facts (Voracious)
The Caffe space occupied by Umbria is gorgeous and deserves a visit, even if you don’t drink coffee. If you do drink coffee, Umbria’s brew is quality, and (pursuing an Italian ideal that, in Italy, is determined by the inclusion of the far more stridently flavored Robusta coffees, alongside the Arabica beans we have come to know in this area of the world) provides a significantly different “target” flavor profile from much of what you will find on Seattle’s coffee scene.
A Shotgun Wedding Chapel Right Here in Seattle (My Northwest)
If you want a quickie, shotgun wedding, you no longer need to travel to Las Vegas. You can get married right here, at Shotgun Ceremonies in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
Mobile marketing firm Lenco picks Seattle for new HQ (GeekWire)
Lenco Mobile has relocated its headquarters from Santa Barbara, California to Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, the lastest in a string of California companies that have set up operations here in order to mine the region’s tech talent.
Stadium Place project raises $20M in securities offering (PSBJ)
The financial backers of Stadium Place, a big residential project under construction on the North Lot of CenturyLink Field, have raised $20 million in a $51.5 million securities offering, according to a regulatory filing.
Seattle gaming studio gambles on Sony’s PlayStation Vita (Seattle Times)
The Vita, which launched in the U.S. on Feb. 22, is a handsome device that reflects Sony’s experience building polished entertainment hardware. “It’s scary,” said Millar, chief executive of Fun Bits Interactive, a 16-person studio in Pioneer Square. “It’s definitely a risk, but Sony’s such a good partner, letting us create something different, first and foremost.”