Eastlake roundup: Wards Cove moves, ‘Nutcracker’ performer, new massage providers

News from around Eastlake:

Wards Cove moves offices: It’s the end of an era as the Wards Cove company has moved out of its offices in the 2800 block of Fairview Avenue E. The company, which operated a fishing fleet in Alaska, has occupied space on the Lake Union waterfront in Eastlake for decades. In the last few years, the firm has redeveloped its location into commercial office space, a marina and a dock for houseboats.

Joel Blair, director of real estate for the company, says the firm’s offices have been relocated to North Lake Union, although he will stay in a space on Fairview. One of the tenants in the office building behind the original Wards Cove office will be taking over the space. The new tenants should be in the space by mid-January.

Local student in “Nutcracker:” An Eastlake student is dancing in this year’s production of “Nutcracker” at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Tiona Francisco, a sixth grader at Forest Ridge, dances the role of Tall Servant at PNB through Dec. 27.

New providers at Eastlake Massage: There are three new providers at Eastlake Massage, 3103 Eastlake Ave. E. They are:

  • Melanie Silwick, LMP, a 2004 graduate of the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Weaverville, N.C. She specializes in deep tissue and treatment massage. Melanie worked at various spas across the country before moving to Seattle.
  • Erin Forbush, LMP, has been in practice for six years. She learned deep tissue and Swedish massage at Bastyr University and the Brenneke School of Massage. 
  • Phi Huynh is licensed as an East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) and nationally board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated from Bastyr University and also studied at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he received advanced Chinese herbal training. He specializes in treating allergies, automotive and sport related injuries.

Eastlake Massage is currently offering a special: $150 for three massages.