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12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival returns to Capitol Hill this Sunday!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

WHEN: August 14, 2011 from Noon – 6:00 p.m (This Sunday!)

WHERE: 12th Avenue, between E. Madison & E. Pike on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

COST: Free.  All food priced at $5.00 or less

CAPITOL HILL, SEATTLE –   Bring the family and experience Pike/Pine’s 12thAvenue in its second annual neighborhood street festival.  Enjoy performances from local artists and taste small plates from Seattle’s most eclectic mix of local restaurants – priced at $5 and under!  Building on last year’s successful debut, the 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival returns on Sunday, August 14th.  Closing 12th Avenue to vehicles between E. Pike and E. Madison Streets, the pedestrian-friendly celebration showcases the best of the neighborhood.

Stroll down restaurant row and discover favorite dishes from 12th Avenue and nearby eateries such as Poquitos, Lark, Plum, Café Presse, Osteria La Spiga, Caffe Vita, Barrio, Zobel Ethiopian Restaurant, High 5 Pie, Caffe Pettirosso, Bluebird Microcreamery, Molly Moon Ice Cream, Poquitos, Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant, Skillet, The Local Vine, Tavern Law, Kokeb, Via Tribunali, and Boom Noodle.

Shop local by visiting neighborhood retailers at the festival such as Sweatbox Yoga, Health First Chiropractic, Retail Therapy, Porchlight Records, Doghouse Leathers, 14th Avenue Hair, Bootyland, Barre3, Zipcar, Broadway Veterinary Hospital, Oola Distillery, Acupuncture Associates and Wellness Group, Golden Fish Bodyworks, Anchor Bodyworks, Swedish Medical Center, and Gilt City.

Find out more about 12th Avenue nonprofits and community organizations at the info booths of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Hill Community Council, Washington Bus, the Greater Seattle Business Association, GLSEN Washington State, 3 Dollar Bill Cinema, Seattle Out and Proud, Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Capitol Hill Housing.

“In the spirit of the Italian holiday Ferragosto, 12th Avenue restaurants and retailers will showcase their goods and services in a celebration of community, friendship and entertainment,” stated Sabrina Tinsley, co-owner of Osteria La Spiga.

The festival is the signature event of the 12th Avenue Initiative, a neighborhood plan working with businesses, residents and local institutions to strengthen the 12th Avenue Community.

For more information, or to get involved with the festival, contact Alex Brennan at (206) 204-3832 or abrennan@capitolhillhousing.org.  The 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival is produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation.

12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival Sponsors: Seattle University, Swedish Medical Center, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, DEI Creative, Cleanscapes, Dunn & Hobbes, The Douglas Building at Seattle University, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, CapitolHillSeattle.com, Central District News.com, Seattle Gay News, Caffe Vita, La Spiga, Via Tribunali, & Zipcar.

Contact: Alex Brennan

Phone: (206) 204-3832

ABOUT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING: Capitol Hill Housing provides affordable housing and leads community development efforts— helping families, immigrants and the recently homeless.  Based in Capitol Hill, we have properties in nine Seattle neighborhoods.  Since 1976, we have served low and moderate income residents and worked to improve the Capitol Hill neighborhood for all.

CHH helps people of limited means have a home. We provide a secure, affordable home to more than 1,600 people each night, including hundreds of children.  We place a special focus on affordable housing for families.  In neighborhoods where two and three bedroom homes are rare, CHH works to develop new large apartments.

Our Community Development work focuses on transit oriented development, preservation of historic buildings, creating walkable neighborhood, running the 12th Avenue Initiative and  supporting a thriving commerical district on Capitol Hill.  We strive to impact specific households we serve as well as the entire community.

CHH currently owns and operates 42 buildings across Seattle, including historic Seattle apartments and new, award-winning projects.  We are proud to develop buildings in a community context and provide affordable homes that strengthen the neighborhoods we live in.