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New Year’s holiday: Here’s what’s open in Eastlake

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. Info on garbage collection has been addd (see below) No garbage collection on Saturday.

Second week, second holiday. More businesses will be open in Eastlake for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day than were open at Christmas.

At least five local restaurants — Cicchetti, Eastlake Bar and Grill, Kristos, Nettletown and Serafina — are having special New Year’s Eve menus. Reservations are required at several of these. Check the list below and their websites for more information.


Did we miss anyone or is something wrong? Let me know: curtmilton@comcast.net.

NEW YEAR’S EVE
FOOD AND DRINK:

  • Azteca, 1823 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Website: www.aztecamex.com
  • Cicchetti, 121 E. Boston. Special New Year’s Eve Night in Morocco menu. Call 206-859-4155 for reservations. Check website for details. Hours: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Website: Click here.
  • Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave. E. Special New Year’s menu, champagne toast and party favors. Reservations available but not required: 206-957-7777. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Website: www.neighborhoodgrills.com/eastlake/index.html
  • Eastlake Zoo, 2301 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 1 p.m – 2 a.m. Website: www.eastlakezootavern.com/
  • 14 Carrot Cafe, 2305 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Grand Central Bakery, 1616 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Website: www.grandcentralbakery.com
  • Hiroshi’s, 2501 Eastlake Ave. E. Live jazz on New Year’s Eve. Hours: Dinner 5-9 p.m. Website: www.hiroshis.com
  • Kristos, 3218 Eastlake Ave. E. New Year’s Eve Party features live DJ, champagne toast at midnight. Space limited, RSVP recommended: 206-588-8885. Hours: 9 p.m.-close. Website: www.kristoseastlake.com
  • Le Fournil, 3230B Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website: www.le-fournil.com.
  • Louisa’s Cafe Bakery, 2379 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Website: www.louisascafe.com
  • Nettletown, 2238 Eastlake Ave. E. Special New Year’s Eve dinner, reservations required: 206-588-3607. Hours: Lunch — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 7:15-10 p.m. Website: www.nettletown.com.
  • Pazzo’s, 2307 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Pomodoro, 2366 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Website: www.pomodoro.net
  • Romio’s Pizza & Pasta, 3242 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Website: www.eastlakeromios.com.
  • Serafina: 2043 Eastlake Ave. E. Special New Year’s menu, reservations required: 206-323-0807. Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight. Website: Click here.
  • Starbucks, 2344 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Website: www.starbucks.com/store/12504
  • Tamura Sushi Kappa, 2968 Eastlake E., Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. Website: www.sushikappotamura.com
  • Voxx Coffee, 2245 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Website: voxxseattle.com.

GROCERIES:

  • Pete’s Wine Shop, 58 E. Lynn. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Website: www.peteswineshop.com
  • Neighborhood mini-marts are usually all open.

OTHER:

  • Eastlake Mail, 2226 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 1-3 p.m.
  • Flower Lady, 3230 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 10 a.m.-9p.m. Website: www.seattleflowerlady.com
  • Lake Union Mail, 117 E. Louisa. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website: www.lakeunionmail.com
  • Video Quest, 2234 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S DAY
FOOD AND DRINK:

  • Azteca, 1823 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Eastlake Zoo, 2301 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 3 p.m – 2 a.m. (may open earlier) 
  • 14 Carrot Cafe, 2305 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Hiroshi’s, 2501 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5-9 p.m.
  • Kristos, 3218 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-late night. 
  • Louisa’s Cafe Bakery, 2379 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Pazzo’s, 2307 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Pomodoro, 2366 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Romio’s Pizza & Pasta, 3242 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 1 p.m.-11 p.m. 
  • Starbucks, 2344 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Tamura Sushi Kappa, 2968 Eastlake E., Hours: 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Voxx Coffee, 2245 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

GROCERIES:

  • Pete’s Wine Shop, 58 E. Lynn. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Neighborhood mini-marts should all be open.

OTHER:

  • Flower Lady, 3230 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Video Quest, 2234 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

BUSES:
Metro is on a reduced schedule (some commuter and school oriented-routes don’t run, regular fares) on Friday. They’ll be on a Sunday schedule (fewer trips than weekdays, reduced fares) on Saturday.

For more information on Metro’s holiday schedules, check their website.

GARBAGE PICKUP:
SDOT says garbage will be collected on New Year’s Eve Day as scheduled. Have your trash out by 7 a.m. to ensure pickup. No garbage collection on Saturday. 

First houseboat float arrives at Wards Cove

UPDATE: This post has changed since it was first published. The slip numbers for the float that just arrived and the float coming in February were incorrect.

The first houseboat float has arrived at the Wards Cove dock. The float for slip number 8 arrived the week of Dec. 13.

Construction of the home atop the float will begin in the next few weeks, according Mary Durkan, the real estate agent representing the Wards Cove development.


A fourth slip on the dock, number 1, recently sold, according to Durkan’s e-mail. That makes a total of four slips sold at Wards Cove. The float for slip number 9 is being built off site and is expected to arrive in February. The float and house for slip number 11 are being built off site and are expected in March.

A total of 12 slips are being offered on the Wards Cove dock which was previously the site of the company’s offices and storage. Due to changes in shoreline laws, these may be the last new houseboat slips to be offered for sale on Lake Union.

Check the Wards Cove map to see the layout of the development.

See our post from last March about the redevelopment of Wards Cove, which includes an office building, a marina and a public beach.

Holiday hours, round two: Are you open for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day?

OK, you know the drill: If you’re an Eastlake business that will be open on New Year’s Eve and/or New Year’s Day, let me know and I’ll include you in our list of holiday hours to be published later this week.

If you’re planning something special for either day, include that info as well. Hours that you’ll be open are also helpful.

Post your info in the comments below or e-mail to me at curtmilton@comcast.net.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Eastlake weekly police reports: Numerous burglaries, noise disturbances are highlights

Highlights of this week’s Seattle Police reports for Eastlake include several burglaries, both residential and commercial:

  • Dec. 21: Noise disturbance, 200 block of E. Boston St., 4:14 a.m.
  • Dec. 21: Burglary, non-residential, forced entry, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:21 a.m.
  • Dec. 21: Burglary, no force, residential, 1800 block of Franklin Ave. E., 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 21: Vehicle theft, 1500 block of Franklin Ave. E., 8:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 22: Noise disturbance, 200 block of E. Louisa St., 10:35 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: Trespass, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:48 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: Property damage, non-residential, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: Vehicle theft, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Commercial burglary, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3:37 a.m.
  • Dec. 25: Commercial burglary, 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E., 11:14 a.m.
  • Dec. 26: Noise disturbance, 3200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:50 a.m.

See the complete map at SeattleCrime.com.

FarmBoat Ends its 2010 season and Begins Planning for 2011 Improvements

As reported last week, this Thursday afternoon will be the last opportunity for shoppers to browse through the many local vendors at the FarmBoat in 2010. After today, it will be closed until its spring market, which is projected to start in late March, depending on the growing season. At today’s final 2010 winter market, the Farmboat’s usual vendors will be accompanied by music from the Seattle Waldorf School and food provided by Nollies.

 

With 2011 rapidly approaching, FarmBoat’s organizer, Captain David Petrich is already preparing for the spring season. Plans are currently in the works to obtain more vendors and to start a smaller market boat that will service communities along Lake Union and other local waterways. A few proposed stops include Eastlake’s own Terry Pettus Park and the Lynn Street Park near Pete’s Wine Shop. Other spots currently being discussed include locations near the Center for Wooden Boats, Gas Works Park and Auga Verde. Deliveries to these places will be arranged via an online pledge system, where customers can pre-order market fresh products on the FarmBoat website.

 

Captain Dave hopes that this smaller service will help bring farm fresh goods to neighborhoods without farmers markets. This healthy outlet he believes will help people obtain and eat the 17 to 22 pounds of fruits and vegetables a week that is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Holiday hours: Here’s what’s open in Eastlake on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Christmas is here and, like last year, the best advice is to do your shopping, eating and drinking on Friday, Christmas Eve. Most businesses will be open but many will be closing early.

On Christmas Day, the only restaurant we found that will be open is the Eastlake Grill. If you need a libation, the Eastlake Zoo will open in the evening.

If I’ve missed anyone, please add your business to the comments.

Check below the list for info on garbage pickup and bus service.

Happy Holidays!

CHRISTMAS EVE
FOOD AND DRINK:

GROCERIES:

  • Pete’s Wine Shop, 58 E. Lynn. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Website: www.peteswineshop.com
  • Neighborhood mini-marts are usually all open.

OTHER:

  • Eastlake Mail, 2226 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 1-3 p.m.
  • Flower Lady, 3230 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Website: www.seattleflowerlady.com
  • Lake Union Mail, 117 E. Louisa. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website: www.lakeunionmail.com
  • Video Quest, 2234 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY
FOOD AND DRINK:

  • Eastlake Bar and Grill. Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight. 
  • Eastlake Zoo. Hours: Probably opening around 5. Will stay open as long as there are customers.

OTHER:

  • Flower Lady may open as well. Call ahead: 206-325-5751.

BUSES:
Metro will be on a reduced schedule (some commuter and school-oriented routes don’t run, regular fares) on Friday and Monday-Friday Dec. 27-31.

Sunday schedules (fewer trips than weekdays, reduced prices) will be in effect on Christmas Day.

For more information on Metro schedules, check their web page.

DISPOSAL STATIONS:
The North Recycling and Disposal Station in Fremont/Wallingford will be closed on Christmas Day.

If you have curbside food and yard waste collection, you can put your Christmas tree and greens out during your regular collection day for no extra charge between Dec. 26 and Jan. 9. Cut the tree into sections six feet or shorter with branches less than four feet. Sections should be bundled. Multi-family buildings can put one tree next to each yard waste container for free.

If your tree has flocking or ornaments or tinsel, it will be collected as extra garbage at an extra charge.

Trees and greens can be dropped off for free at the North Recycling and Disposal Station between Dec. 26 and Jan. 9. Trees must be in sections eight feet or less and trunks no bigger than four inches in diameter. Three tree limit per vehicle.

Weekly police reports: Commercial burglaries, trespass incidents, DUIs and more

Highlights of Seattle Police reports this week include trespass incidents, commercial burglaries, DUIs and more:

  • Dec. 14: Fire in apartment, 2233 Minor Ave. E., 1:59 a.m. (see our previous post)
  • Dec. 14: Fraud, identity theft, 2000 block of Eastlake E., 10:27 a.m.
  • Dec. 14: Trespass, 3300 block of Fuhrman E., 12:21 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Theft, auto accessories, 2300 block of Franklin Ave. E., 12:05 a.m.
  • Dec. 15: Trespass, 2300 block of Eastlake E., 3:52 a.m.
  • Dec. 15: Car prowl, 2300 block of Boylston E., 8:34 a.m.
  • Dec. 15: Trespass, 2200 block of Eastlake E., 9:10 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Accident investigation, 1800 block of Fairview E., 10:19 p.m.
  • Dec. 16: DUI, 2800 block of Franklin E., 12:15 a.m.
  • Dec. 16: DUI, 2700 block of Franklin E., 8:53 p.m.
  • Dec. 18: Street robbery, forced, 3200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 1:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 20: Car prowl, 2000 block of Minor E., 9:45 a.m.
  • Dec. 20: Burglary robbery, 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E., 11:15 a.m.
  • Dec. 20: Commercial burglary, 1100 block of Fairview E., 1:36 p.m.
  • Dec. 20: Commercial burglary, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3:39 p.m.
  • Dec. 20: Residential burglary, 2300 block of Franklin Ave. E., 4:25 p.m.

See the complete map at SeattleCrime.com.

Holiday business hours: Will you be open Christmas Eve and Christmas?

It’s almost Christmas. Will your Eastlake business be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? If so, will you be offering any holiday specials? Will your hours be different from usual business days?

Please note if you’re open, the hours and any other information either in the comments to this post or in an e-mail to me at curtmilton@comcast.net. I’ll publish a list later in the week.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

More on how to help mom, daughter burned out of Eastlake apartment

UPDATE: This post has been updated since it was first published. Details about an online support fund have been added.

The folks at Cupcake Royale have more information on how to help one of their managers, Jaime, and her daughter, Hannah, who lost most of their posessions when their apartment on Minor Ave. E. burned on early Tuesday morning.

A Google spreadsheet shows you what the family needs, everything from clothes to food for their dog, Pearl.

The main need the family has now is for money. Folks at Cupcake Royale have started an online fund where you can donate. They’ve raised $985 so far. Click here to logon and donate.

The family is currently living in a hotel. The biggest need is money to help them get into a new place to live. You can donate any amount at the Capitol Hill Cupcake Royale, 1111 E. Pike.