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A slew of affordable (for Seattle) cocktails light up the eclectic drinks menu at the brand-new Stampede Cocktail Club. The Gin Old Fashioned (pictured) is a bitter, citrusy delight.
Photos by Ryan Murray A slew of affordable (for Seattle) cocktails light up the eclectic drinks menu at the brand-new Stampede Cocktail Club. The Gin Old Fashioned (pictured) is a bitter, citrusy delight.
Monday, June 4, 2018 1:11 PM
Out in Fremont for a late night? Not sure where you can get some dumplings, an inventive cocktail and an Instagram photo of a dinosaur head?
  • WSDOT releases Montlake Market survey results

    Neighborhood business’ fate remains uncertain as SR 520 Bridge replacement looms

    It is feasible to preserve the Montlake Market and still reconfigure Montlake Boulevard during the next phase of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, but it will add millions to the project.

  • When hiring a contractor, start early and choose wisely

    Working with a contractor sounds daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare for your next project with these useful tips.

    The process of hiring a contractor can be very stressful. But if you take your time and do your homework before hiring, you can save a tremendous amount of time, money and anxiety, and still achieve great results.

  • Growing Safe Harbor

    Interbay tiny house village expands, adds facilities for residents

    When Interbay Village opened on the Port of Seattle’s Tsubota property near the Magnolia Bridge in 2017, there were more residents than there were tiny houses, so a number of them moved into dormitory-style tents.

  • Safeway redevelopers ready to begin design process
    Residents give feedback at March open house

    Developers behind plans to level the old Queen Anne Safeway and replace it with a store double its size, with roughly 280 apartments on top, took community feedback one last time on Tuesday before proceeding with designs for the project.
  • Review boards clear Midtown Commons

    Lake Union Partners to begin two-year construction in July

    After four rounds of critical review of the Midtown Center superblock redevelopment, Lake Union Partners received the green light on Wednesday to proceed with the master use permit process.

  • On those chilly Seattle mornings, heated floors are worth the hype
    If you’ve ever felt the warmth of a heated floor on a cold, rainy Seattle day, then you know it makes a big difference in your comfort level. There are few people who wouldn’t appreciate the added warmth in their home during cooler months, especially when they learn that heated floors are relatively energy-efficient. If you’re considering a new home, the cost of adding in-floor heating to a single-room remodel is a relatively inexpensive upgrade, given the immense satisfaction that comes along with it.
  • A major remodel requires the right pro — and lots of patience

    How long does a major remodel take from start to finish?

    In Seattle, whole-house remodels can take a year or more.
    Whether you want to renovate a home you just purchased or one you’ve lived in for decades, you may be shocked to find out just how long it takes. To make the process faster and easier, let’s break it all down.

  • Improving accessibility will help older homeowners age in place
    As we age, the seemingly simple tasks we once took for granted can become much more trying. But there are changes you can make to your home’s kitchen and bathrooms that will make them more manageable to your parents and allow you to stay there longer as you get older.
  • After the blizzard
    It was beautiful. Characteristically, the city turned the event into a party It will be interesting to see if there is a spike in births come next November. My nephew, who was staying with me, ever the organized, well prepared soldier, rushed to the grocery store to stock up. The place was mobbed.
  • Is repairing an appliance on the fritz worth the effort?
    Your washer is leaking, food in the freezer is thawing, the clothes in the dryer are damp, and the oven refuses to bake. When should you replace an appliance?
    Some of my older home appliances, such as my washer, dryer, and kitchen appliances, aren’t working as efficiently as they used to. How do I determine when it’s time to replace an appliance?
  • Your Home is Your Castle: How to Protect it Through the Years
    (StatePoint) For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance.
  • Contractor works out preliminary design for SR 520 project that could spare neighborhood grocer

    It will take longer and cost more money to save Montlake Market during construction of the Montlake phase of the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement Project, but residents at a January WSDOT meeting remained steadfast in their desire to keep their small neighborhood grocer.

  • Revising the Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan
    Updated legislation comes out this month ahead of council consideration

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has released her draft plan for redeveloping the Fort Lawton site on Magnolia Bluff with affordable housing and added parks space.

  • Seattle City Council to consider SR 520 O&M agreement

    SDOT is asking the Seattle City Council to approve an operations and maintenance agreement that lays out the future roles of the city and state following completion of the State Route 520 West Approach Bridge South replacement that will come with added public amenities.

  • With devastating fires and smoke beginning to define our summers, and the recent large earthquake in Alaska, do you feel the clock is ticking for a climate emergency in Seattle? How prepared are you if a catastrophic event strikes our region?

  • How can I make my small ‘box’ home feel larger?

    Q: I live in a small home — less than 900 square feet — that was built post-World War II. The design, also known as a “War Box,” has no entryway, three small bedrooms, one bathroom and little storage. What can I do to make my space feel larger and more functional?

    A: It’s easy to dismiss a War Box home as a tear-down, but at the time they were built, these structures were built to last, making them ideal candidates for a remodel. With thoughtful renovations, you can make your home feel modern and functional.

  • HeartBeet Cafe offers raw-food options in Queen Anne

    Monika Kinsman’s HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe is keeping it raw and healthy after opening in Queen Anne at the beginning of the month.

    HeartBeet operated in Roosevelt for a decade, and Kinsman had been eyeing Queen Anne for a second location. With the loss of parking and other access challenges created by construction of the Roosevelt light rail station, she decided to close shop there, she said.

  • The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to approve an expansion that will make Seattle home to the 32nd NHL franchise team beginning in the 2021-22 season.
    “Seattle, the NHL is thrilled to welcome you,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during a Tuesday news conference. “I know, obviously, that those words are words that the passionate and patient fans in Seattle have longed to hear.”
    The Seattle team, which still lacks a name, will play in the NHL’s Pacific Division, the board also voting Tuesday to move the Arizona Coyotes into the Central Division.
  • Sound Transit narrows down possibly lite rail extensions in Interbay
    In the world of public transportation planning, time moves a bit faster than it does for the rest of us. While opening a needed transportation project in 2035 may seem like a long wait for regular Seattle commuters, for the planners at Sound Transit it seems like they are rushing to meet a deadline. 
    In the past month, Sound Transit has transitioned to the next step on the new West Seattle and Ballard Link extensions, which will narrow down the best option for Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay and Ballard. 

    Seattle’s MVPs behind the KeyArena’s clearance for an $850 million expansion broke ground on the two-year project on Wednesday, Dec. 5, a day after hockey fans learned the city will once again be home to an NHL team.

    The iconic roof to the KeyArena will be raised and preserved during construction, as developer Oak View Group expands the arena from 400,000 square feet to 750,000, which involves going an additional 15 feet down.

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