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Archive for February, 2010

Recycle your bubble wrap and padded envelopes!

Friday, February 26th, 2010


Do you know what to do with used bubble wrap, padded envelopes and other packaging material? Unless you’re trying to make a fun dress as modeled by this creepy mannequin, you’re in luck because local businessman Alan Goldwasser will reuse your packaging materials.

You usually can’t recycle this stuff so this is a welcome change to dumping it in the trash and knowing that it will just sit in the landfill for another 100 years.

For more information on Alan’s good work and his local partners, check out the full story on the CHS blog .

You can drop off bubble wrap and padded mailers at Retrofit Home (currently at 12th Ave between Union and Pike but moving to 11th Ave and Pike later this spring). Unfortunately no styrofoam peanuts will be accepted.

12th Avenue Stewardship Meeting Tonight

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Just a reminder that the 12th Avenue Stewardship group is meeting this evening.

Thursday, February 25
Seattle University Alumni & Admissions Building
(corner of 12th and E Marion)

All are welcome and there will be food and beverages.

- Conversation with Ethan Melone of SDOT on the First Hill-Capitol Hill Streetcar
- Conversation with folks from the Capitol Hill Community Council on streetcar issues
- Planning and design discussion for the James Ct. Park and woonerf
- Brainstorming locations for a new park in the 12th Avenue Urban Village

What’s for lunch at Watertown?

Friday, February 19th, 2010


This is just one of the many reasons we love Watertown! Thanks to the Stranger Slog for posting this picture earlier.

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting next week

Friday, February 19th, 2010


The 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee is having their monthly meeting next week. Please note the new time.

Thursday, March 25th 7:00pm
Seattle Alumni & Admissions Building

(corner of 12th Avenue and E Marion Street)

Agenda topics include:

  • Conversation with Ethan Melone from the Seattle Department of Transportation on the First Hill/Capitol Hill Streetcar
  • Conversation with folks from the Capitol Hill Community Council on their view on the streetcar
  • Planning and design discussion for the James Court Park and adjacent woonerf
  • Brainstorming locations for a new park in the 12th Avenue urban village

Please join us.  Food and beverages will be provided.

Retrofit Home Gets a New Home

Friday, February 5th, 2010


Our good buddies over at Retrofit Home are leaving 12th Avenue for a bigger and better store. Don’t worry – you will be able to find them just around the corner at 11th and Pike in the old Aria space. Check out the Capitol Hill Seattle blog for more details.

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Just a heads up that the 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee will not be meeting at its regularly scheduled time this month.

The next meeting will be Thursday, February 25th at 7pm at the Seattle University Alumni & Admissions Building.  More details on agenda items coming soon.

Streetcar, Streetcar, Streetcar!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010


There’s more on the First Hill-Capitol Hill Streetcar in the Seattle PI recently. There’s a lot of the same information in this article that folks probably know already. However, there are some more public meetings coming up if you haven’t weighed in regarding your alignment preference.

Looks like these are open houses so please stop by anytime during the times below to share your comments and ask your questions.

Tuesday, Feb. 9th
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Union Station
401 S. Jackson Street

Thursday, Feb. 11th
11:30am – 1:00pm
and then later from

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue

As always, there’s more info and a place for public comment here at the Seattle Streetcar website.

Marjorie Comes to Capitol Hill

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010


Donna Moodie’s restaurant Marjorie, which closed at its Belltown location, is re-opening its doors on Capitol Hill just off 12th Avenue. The Seattle Times has a good article with all the details here and we look forward to checking out the restaurant when it opens at the Chloe (1412 E Union).

In the article, Donna shares her excitement about the move to Capitol Hill, and how the vibrancy of the neighborhood and the proximity to the Central Area were important factors in the relocation. We can’t help but toot our own horn a little bit and note that Capitol Hill Housing might have done some not-so-subtle advertising to encourage Donna to relocate to this area.  What can we say, we’re proud of 12th Avenue and know that this area has a lot to offer as well as a lot to gain from engaged business owners.

Look for Marjorie to open in the coming months!