Monthly Archives: November 2011

Eastlake police reports: Burglary, theft, more

Eastlake police reports for the week include a burglary and a theft from a construction site:

  • Nov. 9: Theft, construction site, 1200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 10: Car prowl, 200 block of E. Galer, 11:28 p.m.
  • Nov. 11: Burglary, residential, no force, 800 block of E. Gwinn Pl., 11:03 p.m.
  • Nov. 11: Assault, aggravated, gun, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:05 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: Prostitution, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3:23 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: Accident investigation, 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E., 7:20 p.m.
  • Nov. 15: Prowler, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:06 p.m.

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New buildings proposed in Eastlake; public meeting Monday

Several new developments are on the drawing boards for Eastlake, including a proposed 200,000 square foot laboratory at Fairview E. and E. Blaine.

The Seattle Times reports that Washington Real Estate Holdings has filed paperwork for the lab building. There isn’t a tenant yet for the four-story project which goes before the Design Review Board on Jan. 4. The company told the Times it won’t have to make a decision on whether or not to build until permits are granted in about a year.

Eastlake Ave. blog reader EastOfTheLake wrote last week that plans have been submitted to the city for a six-story apartment building at 219 E. Galer. Read his post here.

The Eastlake Community Council is sponsoring a public meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, to talk about these projects and others planned in the neighborhood. The ECC meeting is at TOPS@Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E., and everyone is invited.

According to the ECC, there are also plans brewing for a street vacation and laboratory at 1150 Eastlake Ave. E. as well as a skybridge or tunnel under Eastlake between two buildings occupied by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

Among the projects the ECC meeting will consider are plans for the former NOAA site at 1801 Fairview Ave. E. That 8.5 acre site is being offered for sale, as we reported in September. No sale or specific plans for the site have been announced.

Eastlake police reports for the week: two burglaries, disturbances and more

The week’s Eastlake police reports include two burglaries:

  • Nov. 1: Burglary, secure parking, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E.: Sometime between 5 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 2 someone stole a bicycle valued at $950 off a wall rack in the parking garage. A black bike lock was cut and was found lying nearby.
  • Nov. 2: Auto recovery, 1800 block of Franklin E., 9:44 a.m.
  • Nov. 2: Fraud, including identity theft, 2800 block of Harvard Ave. E., 5:29 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Property theft, E. Hamlin and Eastlake E., 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 4: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and University Bridge, 12:07 p.m.
  • Nov. 5: Disturbance, 2300 block of Minor E., 3:22 a.m.
  • Nov. 6: Disturbance, Eastlake E. and Lynn E., 9:43 a.m.
  • Nov. 7: Property found, 2200 block of Boylston Ave. E., 4:34 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: Burglary, residential, no force, 2300 block of Boylston Ave. E., 10:25 p.m.

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Public Meeting Nov 14th: NOAA Site, Skybridge, Other South End Projects

MON., NOV. 14: PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT THE NOAA SITE, A POSSIBLE EASTLAKE AVE. SKYBRIDGE, AND OTHER SOUTH END PROJECTS, 6:30-9 P.M. AT TOPS-SEWARD SCHOOL, 2500 FRANKLIN AVE. E. Hear about developers’ plans for the 8.5 acre former NOAA site (1801 Fairview Avenue E.), now zoned industrial; for a research lab and street vacation at 1150 Eastlake Ave.; and a private skybridge or public tunnel across Eastlake Ave. between two Fred Hutch buildings. Also discussed: an SPU diesel generator at 140 E. Blaine St.; improved shoreline walkway along Fairview Ave. E. south of Blaine Street with reconfigured intersection at Fairview Ave. N.; and opening up WSDOT’s gated pathway and views under and next to I-5 in the four blocks south of Colonnade Park. Questions?

Eastlake restaurant notes: Kristos closes, Blind Pig opens, Cicchetti has music

Kristos Eastlake closes: The last day for Kristos Eastlake was Sunday, Nov. 6. In an email, Kristos’ owners say there will be a new restaurant in the location, the Ship Canal Grill, which is set to open this coming weekend.

The Kristos farewell email thanked the neighborhood for its support:

“From all of us at Kristos Eastlake, we want to thank you for being a valued customer and friend. We feel we have built an amazing family in our neighborhood bar and restaurant and we have had a lot of fun serving you.”

No details on what will be on the menu at Ship Canal Grill. The restaurant’s website, which is still being built, says they’ll have a “Dawg loft, pool room & bar.” Sounds like the Husky crowd will be welcome. We’ll provide more details as we get them.

Blind Pig opens: Chef Charles Walpole opened his new restaurant, Blind Pig, on Nov. 3 in the space formerly occupied by Nettletown (and by Sitka + Spruce before that) at 2238 Eastlake Ave E. Doesn’t look like there’s a website yet but you can follow the restaurant on Twitter.

They’re open for dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

To give you an idea of what’s on the menu, their Twitter feed has a photo of the first dish to leave the kitchen: roasted Chiogia beets, homemade ricotta, puffed farro and fresh herbs. A photo of the menu board shows dishes such as fried Marcona almonds, Castlevetrano olives, stuffed Medjool dates, crispyskin steelhead, culotte steak and pork belly with charred carrots, radicchio and eggplant puree. Prices range from $4 to $15.

Vinyl Night at Cicchetti: Every Thursday is Vinyl Night at Cicchetti, 121 E. Boston. A DJ will be spinning vinyl records (remember those?) from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The music will be “mostly jazz, soul, funk, old-school hip hop and some modern,” they say. Best of all: No cover charge.

Eastlake police report highlights this week include 2 car thefts, an armed robbery

Highlights of Eastlake police reports for the week include two car thefts, an armed robbery and three car prowls:

  • Oct. 25: Auto theft, 1900 Fairview Ave. E., 8:38 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Mischief, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:51 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Property found, 2000 block of Fairview Ave. E., 1:45 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Armed robbery, 2500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 1:51 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Accident investigation, 2000 block of Yale Ave. E., 7:13 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Bicycle theft, 1100 block of Fairview Ave. N., 7:20 p.m.
  • Oct. 27: Car prowl, 200 block of E. Louisa, 2 a.m.
  • Oct. 27: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property (parking structure), 100 block of E. Lynn, 7:46 a.m. No signs of forced entry.
  • Oct. 27: Property destruction, 3200 block of Fuhrman Ave. E., 12:14 p.m.
  • Oct. 27: Auto theft, 2200 block of Franklin Ave. E., 6:58 p.m.
  • Oct. 28: Accident investigation, Harvard E. and E. Allison, 6:31 p.m.
  • Oct. 29: Car prowl, 200 block of E. Howe St., 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Car prowl, 2000 block of Franklin Ave. E., 2:27 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Liquor violation, Eastlake E. and E. Lynn, 3:47 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: Disturbance, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 1:47 a.m.

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