The Areis Building – A Gem for small business in Eastlake

After 10 years on Capitol Hill, Jeremy Steward of JSteward Bodywork will be moving his massage practice to the Areis Building in Eastlake.  As larger condo development projects blossom on Capitol Hill and other neighborhoods, small affordable office space becomes harder and harder to find. The Areis Building is a gem for small business owners and sole proprietors such as Jeremy.   Massage practitioners, acupuncturists and mental health counselors make up a large part of the businesses within the Areis Building, bringing their clients and increasing commerce to Eastlake Avenue.  There are few other office buildings in the city, let alone Eastlake, that cater specifically to small businesses.  By providing professional & affordable small office space, The Areis Building is supporting a varied and rich ecosystem of businesses in Seattle, allowing all levels of entrepreneurship to thrive.  Visit one of the many businesses within The Areis Building, and make a contribution to your own health and the health of independent business in our neighborhood and city!

University Bridge reopens after bad Monday crash that injured 2

The University Bridge was closed for several hours Monday evening after a two-car crash that caused life-threatening injuries for one driver.

According to the SPD Blotter, a Volkswagen Passat was traveling south on the bridge at 6:45 p.m. when it was hit mid-span by a Toyota MR2 that was traveling north. The Toyota crossed the center line and collided with the Passat.

Both drivers were treated at the scene by Seattle Police and Seattle Fire Department personnel. The Toyota driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with significant life-threatening injuries. The Passat driver was also taken to Harborview for treatment.

Blood was obtained from the Toyota driver at the hospital as police investigate if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The bridge was closed for several hours as the accident scene was investigated. It was reopened late Monday evening.

Christina Choi Little Library is Open for Visitors!

The Christina Choi Little Library is now installed on the south side of Louisa street just East of Lake Union Mail.  Christina was Eastlake-raised, Eastlake-schooled, an Eastlake restaurant owner (Nettletown), neighbor and friend.  Those responsible for building, painting and installing remain unidentified.  Thank them with your use of her library.

Eastlake UnSplit!

On Wednesday January 9th, the steering committee for the Districts Now campaign voted to unsplit Eastlake.  In its original October 2012 launch announcement, Eastlake was split down its middle between the Roosevelt and Capitol Hill districts at Lynn Street.  Thanks to the strong and positive campaigning of many Eastlakians, Districts Now agreed with our reasoning and shifted the boundary to unify Eastlake within the Roosevelt district.

         The Districts Now campaign, the proposal for electing Seattle City Council by 7 district seats and two at-large seats, will enter the signature gathering phase in a few weeks to qualify for the November 2013 ballot.

          Districts Now is on Facebook, for all who would care to “LIKE” the campaign. 

anyone have a reliable, trusted cleaning person?

I have a one-bedroom, one-bath home in Eastlake, about 1,000 sq ft.   I’m looking for a referral for a reliable, trusted and affordable cleaning person to come clean my home once every 3 weeks.  Please respond to this thread if you have one to refer, or email me at jessikers11(at) – I would appreciate it!  

Time change for talk on Eastlake trees

The talk on “Trees in Eastlake and Seattle” set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at TOPS@Seward School library will start a little later than previously announced.

The talk, sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, will begin at 7:45 p.m. Before that, you’re invited to join your neighbors at 6 p.m. in the TOPS library to watch the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

After the debate, Arthur Lee Jacobson, author of “Trees of Seattle” will speak and show photos of Eastlake trees. Bring a mystery tree leaf to get it identified and find out how to help inventory Eastlake trees.