Monthly Archives: August 2012

These Eastlake businesses are open on Labor Day

Summer comes to its unofficial end this weekend with the Labor Day holiday on Monday.

Many Eastlake businesses will be open on Monday. Our list is below, as well as info on garbage collection (normal schedule) and Metro bus routes.

If I missed your business, please let me know at and I’ll add you to the list.

Have a great holiday!


  • Azteca, 1823 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Website:
  • Borsalino’s Pizza & Pasta, 3242 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Website:
  • Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight. Website:
  • Eastlake Zoo, 2301 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 2 p.m – 2 a.m. Website:
  • 14 Carrot Cafe, 2305 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Website:
  • Louisa’s Cafe Bakery, 2379 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. They’ll have brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Website:
  • Pazzo’s, 2307 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Website:
  • Ship Canal Grill, 3218 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight. Website:
  • Starbucks, 2344 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Website:
  • Subway, 2240 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sushi Kappo Tamura, 2968 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. Website:
  • Voxx Coffee, 2245 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website:


  • Eastlake Market, 2244 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 5 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Hamlin Market, 2729 Eastlake Ave. E. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Pete’s Wine Shop, 58 E. Lynn. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website:


Buses: Metro will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day. Check their web page for more information.

Garbage and disposal stations: Seattle Public Utilities says garbage, recycling and food waste pickup will be on the normal schedule on Monday. The North and South Recycling and Disposal Stations will be open regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The North Station is at 1350 N. 34th St. in Fremont.

Metro reroutes buses off Fairview N. during construction

If you ride a Metro bus between Eastlake and downtown, you noticed a change starting a week ago: Buses now stay on Eastlake rather than going down Fairview after they pass the Eastlake and Fairview intersection.

The change is temporary and is related to the construction on Mercer Street in south Lake Union. Mercer is now a two-way street and Fairview is temporarily restricted to one lane northbound. This temporary reroute is expected to last for four to six months, according to Metro.

The following routes are affected by the reroute: 70, 71, 72, 73, 83 and 309. Those routes will stop on Eastlake at Aloha, Mercer, John and Howell streets.

For more information, check out the reroute map PDF attached to this post. Metro also has more details on the reroute and how to get to the temporary Eastlake bus stops on their blog.

A dozen Eastlake floating homes featured in Sept. 9 tour

UPDATE: This event is now sold out.

ORIGINAL POST: If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to live on a houseboat you’ll be able to find out during the annual Seattle Floating Homes Tour from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

The event will feature 12 floating homes on the Eastlake side of Lake Union. Tickets are $25 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. The event usually sells out so early purchase is recommended. Tickets include electric shuttle boat service between each end of the tour. You can also walk to each home and do the tour in any order. 

The event benefits the Floating Homes Association, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

Among the houseboats on the tour will be one of the new homes at Wards Cove. This house features a sod roof (see photo), solar auxiliary power storage and a hollow cement float that acts as a control room and laundry area.

Participants in the tour will also be able to visit the Eastlake P-Patch and the historical display at Wards Cove, the former headquarters of an Alaska seafood business.

There will be restrooms available for tour participants. There will also be free espresso as well as food and drinks for purchase. Wear comfortable slip-on shoes, tour organizers say. There are stairs and uneven surfaces. You’ll be asked to either remove your shoes or put on slippers in the homes.

Need more information? Check out the Floating Homes Tour’s Facebook page or email You can also take a video preview of the tour.

Popular mailbox returns to Eastlake corner

It seems like a small thing, but in the context of busy urban lives the convenience of a neighborhood mailbox can be very important. An Eastlake mailbox that had been removed is back and neighbors are pleased.

The blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox at the corner of E. Lynn and Minor E. is one of the few left in the neighborhood. When it was removed earlier this summer to make way for a new curb cut, neighbor Phyllis Hatfield became concerned. She lives nearby and uses the box frequently. Other mailboxes in Eastlake, including one on the west side of Eastlake in the 2800 block, have been removed in recent years to save money.

Hatfield first called the Post Office on Broadway to ask if they knew what was up with the box. The person she talked to there said that a survey had found there wasn’t enough mail coming in to the box to warrant replacing it. 

A call to the city produced better results. A city staffer called Hatfield back and said the mailbox would be returned and on Monday of this week it was.

Hatfield is grateful but worries that the box will be removed if it isn’t used. Her message: Bring your outgoing mail to Minor and Lynn!

“A lot of people are not going to see it,” she said, noting that there is often a car parked in front of it. “If people don’t use it, the post office is going to pull it out.”

 Check the map with this post for the exact location and get mailing!

Eastlake police reports for the week include two vehicle thefts, drug possession, more

Police reports in Eastlake in the past week include two stolen vehicles, an arrest for heroin possession and more:

  • Aug. 23: Vehicle theft, 3300 block of Fuhrman Ave. E., 5 a.m.
  • Aug. 24: Identity theft, 2600 block of Franklin Ave. E., 10:54 a.m.
  • Aug. 24: Bicycle theft, 2000 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 5 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: Property damage, graffiti, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., midnight
  • Aug. 25: Vehicle theft, 2200 block of Franklin Ave. E., 3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 27: Accident investigation, 1100 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 7:29 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: Accident investigation, 2700 block of Franklin E., 5:20 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: Trespass, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:09 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Disturbance, Fairview Ave. N. and Eastlake Ave. E., 12:10 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Heroin possession, felony warrant arrest, Eastlake E. and E. Nelson Pl., 1:07 a.m.

I’d love to walk/sit your dog!!

Hello! I am an exercise loving, outdoorsy person who works from home and would love to walk your dog while you are at work or dog sit and walk for your dog while you’re out of town. I have two dogs, a golden retriever and a king charles spaniel who love friends. If you would like to get your dog outside with other dogs to play during the day, or don’t want to take it to be boarded on your out of town venture then let me know! I am cheap and just love animals and would love the opportunity to use my at home work experience for good by walking and caring for other animals :)

Please email me!

(I will do the Eastlake area only)

Eastlake police reports for the week: Vehicle theft, 2 burglaries and more

Seattle Police reports from Eastlake in the past week include a vehicle theft, two burglaries and more:

  • Aug. 7: Burglary, forced, residential, 200 block of E. Howe St., 2:29 p.m.
  • Aug. 8: Car prowl, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2 a.m.
  • Aug. 8: Vehicle theft, 100 block of E. Lynn St., 11 p.m.
  • Aug. 9: Attempted grocery store shoplift, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 8:47 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: Car prowl, 2700 block of Boylston E., 7:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 2200 block of Yale E., 8:10 p.m.
  • Aug. 15: Driving while intoxicated, SR 520 westbound offramp at Roanoke, 12:15 a.m.
  • Aug, 15: Narcotics complaints, E. Roanoke at Yale E., 8:28 a.m.