Pioneer Square was full of activity last week — and most of it was positive. Events full of people, announcements of fantastic new businesses moving in, and moving forward with the Revitalization Committee. Check it out:
The curse of the ‘Sinking Ship’ (Seattle Times)
Great article about the sinking ship parking lot — I hate this thing, but it doesn’t look like there will be any changes in the near (or even distant) future.
Elliott Bay Book Co. plans its move, plus other bookish news (Seattle Times)
EBBC’s last day in the Square is March 31st and it will reopen in Capitol Hill on April 12th. Don’t forget that Elliott Bay Cafe is staying in the neighborhood! Help support the businesses that stay and stop there for lunch often.
Courtyard in Seattle to open in historic Building (Hotel World)
Courtyard by Marriott coming to the historic 1904 Alaska Building (2nd & James), and is planned to open May 2010. Here is a link to their new website.
Luigi says “ciao” for now to DeNunzio’s in Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)
DeNunzio’s is “temporarily closing” (due to landlord disputes) while they look for a new location.
Galleries and artist lofts reinvent historic spaces in Pioneer Square (SU Spectator)
What? We have art galleries down here?
PSIDCPDA urges voters to amend and bring 2ESHB 2912 to a floor vote (NW Asian Weekly)
Did you stop reading the title as soon as your eyes got stuck on that ridiculously long acronym? (I know mine did). Try clicking on it anyways and see if you’re willing to email/call to help Pioneer Square + the International District.
Apple files suit against HTC as Android takes off (Seattle Times)
The most awesome piece of news to pull from this article is that Pioneer Square has a secretive software development lab! And you guys thought Pioneer Square wasn’t that cool. Just one more reason to be jealous of us down here.
That’s Italian! Pizzas are hot and fast at Via Tribunali (Seattle Times)
Via Tribunali coming to Pioneer Square! With 5 other Seattle locations, this is great news for Pioneer Square. They plan to open March 15 and will be located on Prefontaine at the Caffe Vita location (will become Caffe Vita + Via Tribunali)
Watch it: The Future of Pioneer Square (Seattle Channel)
CR Douglas takes a look at current efforts in Pioneer Square to revitalize the neighborhood. Also, there’s a poll on the site and apparently 75% of people who took it feel optimistic about the neighborhood’s future. Do you?
Persian Hip-Hop Tonight at Ibiza in Pioneer Square (Publicola)
I think the title says it all — check it out if you like Persian Hip-Hop.
Wiggs + Dave (Yvonne Wong Photography)
I know it’s from back in January, but I just found the post and had to post it — fantastic photos of a wedding shot in Pioneer Square. I forget the building’s name, but what a great place to have a wedding!
Are Cream Cheese Hot Dogs Really a Seattle Thing? (Seattle Weekly Blog)
A review of (very drunk) businessmen trying out Cream Cheese Hot Dogs from an (illegal) vendor outside of the Last Supper Club.
4Culture needs help (their blog)
4culture seems to be added to many larger bills and organizations when it comes to seeking funding — and they need your help. Click the link to see what you can do.
Planning a Great Neighborhood in SLU (Seattle PI – in SLU)
In addition to the International District, yet another neighborhood that is willing to take the affordable housing units that WE DON’T WANT (and definitely don’t need).
Me, You and Everybody Who Likes Art (Stranger – Line Out)
A review and pics of First Thursday.
Photos from Deli’s B:Scott opening (21arrondissement)
Tat’s Deli is hiring! (Craigslist)
International Women’s Day Rally (twitpic)
Apparently there was a rally in Occidental on Saturday. I could see it from my balcony (but was too lazy to walk down — sorry!). I can’t find anything about it online, but the link is to a pic someone took while they were down there.
Call for Artists for ARTSPARKS 2010 (Blog4culture)
Submissions due this Friday — I hear they’ve gotten some good ones, so make sure to get your entry in on time.