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 email@example.com and I'll add you to the list.
Have a great holiday!
FOOD AND DRINK
Hard to believe the summer is almost over. Labor Day is this coming Monday so it must be true.
Will your Eastlake business be open on Monday? If so, what hours will you be open and are you planning anything special? Please post your details in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post the list later this week.
Have a great holiday!
The Fourth of July is Wednesday and many Eastlake businesses will be open for the holiday. Our list is below.
The weather forecast looks promising. It won’t be the hottest Fourth ever but the clouds should part for the Lake Union fireworks and your backyard barbecue.
If you’re trying to get in or out of Eastlake during the day or during the fireworks show in the evening, check out our previous post for all the details on where to drive and park, and what to tell your guests.
Details on all the events going on around the lake can be found in our previous post and also at the websites for the Family 4th (they do the fireworks) and the Wooden Boat Show (it ends on Wednesday).
One of the best ways to get in and out of Eastlake is on a Metro bus. Metro will be running on a holiday schedule, which is the same as their Sunday schedule. Get more details at Metro's website.
And Seattle Public Utilities reports that there will be normal garbage collection on Wednesday. The North Transfer Station will be...
According to SeattlePI.com, more than 850 stores in Washington have applied for a license to sell hard liquor under new rules put in place by the passage of Initiative 1183.
That initiative, passed by voters in November, gets the state out of the liquor sales business. Gone will be the state liquor stores. Now you'll be able to buy hard booze at stores that receive a spirits license from the state.
So far, the only store in Eastlake to apply for a spirits license is Pete's Super Market at E. Lynn and Fairview E. Pete's application is "pending," according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board's website. Pete's is known for its big wine selection.
Vanessa Ho, writing at SeattlePI.com, says I-1183 "allows stores at least 10,000 square feet to sell vodka, gin and other spirits. There’s an exception for smaller stores, if no other store sells liquor in its 'trade area.' The state still needs to define that term."
It's almost 2012 and Eastlake is getting ready to celebrate!
Here are the local businesses that will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. This list isn't definitive. Businesses not listed may be open. Call to check ahead.
If I've missed your business, please add yourself in the comments or email me at email@example.com and I'll add you to the list. I'll be updating the list this afternoon.
Happy New Year!
NEW YEAR’S EVE (Saturday, Dec. 31)
FOOD AND DRINKS
The Christmas holiday is upon us and many Eastlake businesses will be closed. Since the holiday is on a Sunday, many businesses have chosen to also be closed on Saturday, Christmas Eve, in addition to Christmas Day.
If you need supplies or want to go out for a meal or a drink, your best bet is to do it on Saturday. Two businesses (Eastlake Bar and Grill and the Eastlake Zoo) will be open on Christmas Day and one (Flower Lady) may be.
If I've missed your business, please add your hours and details to the comments.
Have a happy holiday!
The holidays are upon us and it's time for Eastlake Ave.'s annual lists of which businesses are open here on Christmas and New Year's.
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?
And what about New Year's Eve and New Year's Day? Local restaurants and bars: I'm looking at you! Anything special planned? Will you be open on either day and if so, what hours?
Please let me know 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll publish a list later in the week.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
As you might expect, it's pretty quiet in Eastlake on Thanksgiving. A few businesses will be open:
Metro Bus service: Buses will be on a Sunday schedule (fewer trips, lower fares) and on a reduced weekday schedule (fewer trips...
Thanksgiving is almost here.
We're gathering information on which Eastlake businesses will be open on the holiday and we'll publish before the holiday. Will your Eastlake business be open? If so, what hours? And, are you planning anything special for the day?
Send your information to me and I'll add you to the list: curtmilton (at) comcast.net.
Here's what's up with businesses in Eastlake:
Blind Pig coming to Nettletown space: Several blogs are reporting that former Anchovies & Olives chef Charles Walpole is going in to the space on Eastlake Avenue (2238 Eastlake Ave. E.) recently vacated by Christina Choi's Nettletown. Walpole told Seattle Eater that he expects the menu to "consist of 10 to 12 small dishes that will change every day." There will also be a crudo or ceviche and a $35 "surprise menu" "where we just cook for that person." No word on when he'll open.
VideoQuest closing: Eastlake's video store (2234 Eastlake) is closing, done in by competition from the Internet, according to posters in the neighborhood. Their closing sale is on through September. They'll be open noon to 9 p.m. until they close.
Autism consulting firm opens office: STEPS (Success Through Education Play & Support), an autism consulting company, is moving in to the office space next to Pomodoro in the Areis Building. According to the company's website, they provide...
The Fourth of July is coming up fast. As we have done for the past two years, we'll be publishing a list of which businesses are open in Eastlake on the holiday.
Please let me know if your business is open and we'll add you to the list. If you're doing anything special for the holiday, be sure to include that as well.
Either put your holiday hours in the comments for this post or email me at email@example.com
Have a great Fourth of July!
UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. Grand Central Bakery, Patrick's Fly Shop and Mort's Cabin are also open today.
The weather may still say "winter" but the calendar says "summer."
Memorial Day is Monday and many Eastlake businesses will be open. Our list of who in the neighborhood is open is published below. If you're staying close to home, you don't need to leave Eastlake to find much of what you might need.
If your business is open and didn't make the list, email me and I'll add you.
FOOD AND DRINK:
The Memorial Day holiday is almost here. Is your Eastlake business going to be open Monday, May 30? If so, let us know either by posting in the comments below this post or by emailing me at curtmilton (at) comcast.net. I'll compile a list and post it on Eastlake Ave.
If you are open, this is a great chance to let Eastlake residents know. Thanks for your help!
The Seattle Times is reporting that ZymoGenetics will keep a presence in its iconic building, the former Lake Union Steam Plant, at the south end of the Eastlake neighborhood.
There had been a question about whether Zymo would remain in the building after the company was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb last year.
The Times quotes a Bristol-Myers Squibb spokesperson as saying the firm would maintain offices in the building. The Times says local officials say there will be about 275 people in the Zymo office, but the Bristol-Myers Squibb spokesperson couldn't confirm that.
Read more of the Times report here.
New building proposed: The Times is also reporting that Alexandria Real Estate Equities is planning to build a six-story biotech building across the street from Zymo at 1150 Eastlake Ave. E. There's a 60-year-old, single story building and parking lots on the site currently.
Alexandria's plans include asking the city to vacate East Nelson Place, a dead-end street at the north end of the development...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YEAR’S EVE
NEW YEAR’S DAY
For more information on Metro's holiday schedules, check their website.
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.
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 email@example.com. I'll publish a list later in the week.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Thanksgiving is quiet in Eastlake. Not many businesses are planning on being open. Here's a few that will be open:
Metro bus service: Buses will be on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving (fewer trips, lower fares) and on a reduced weekday schedule (fewer trips on some routes, regular fares) on Friday. Eastlake routes with some trip cancellations on Friday include the 49 and the 70.
For more information on holiday bus service, visit Metro's website.
Solid waste collection: There will be no garbage, food, yard waste or recycling collections...
Thanksgiving is next week. We'll be publishing a list of businesses that are open on Thanksgiving.
Will your business be open on Thanksgiving? Will you be open the day after Thanksgiving? Let us know! Either put your hours in the comments to this post or e-mail me at curtmilton (at) comcast.net.
The Eastlake Merchants Association will be meeting twice this week, once for its regular monthly gathering and a second time at a workshop on the neighborhood, its character and how the merchants fit in.
The monthly meeting is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Cicchetti, 121 E. Boston. Anyone who owns or works at an Eastlake business is welcome.
The second meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Union Crew, 11 E. Allison St. Again, any local business owners or employees are welcome.
The nascent merchants' group has been meeting for several months, talking about issues facing local businesses and how they might work together to market themselves and the neighborhood. The group is still very informal and hasn't elected officers. The group has completed a mission statement:
UPDATE: This post has been updated since it was first published. A comment from Susan Kaufman has been added.
The award, sponsored by the Women Business Owners, a Puget Sound organization for women entrepreneurs, judges finalists "based on their entrepreneurial spirit, ethics and community spirit, financial management skill, and the difficulty and risk they have endured to achieve their success," according to the WBO website.
Kaufman, a native New Yorker, grew up eating Italian food. After creating two successful restaurants in Juneau, Alaska, she opened Serafina on Eastlake Avenue in 1991. The restaurant has won numerous accolades and awards. Last year, Kaufman purchased the building behind Serafina and turned it into her newest restaurant, Cicchetti.
Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO of Bramble Berry, 2009 Nellie winner and 2010 Nellie judge, said of Kaufman:
"I am still reeling from last night," Kaufman said in an e-mail. "It was the most amazing experience, being in the company of my incredibly talented co-finalists as well as a room full of accomplished, caring women. ... I had no idea how much this would mean to me until I actually experienced the entire event. It is truly an amazing feeling to be recognized this way, and I will stay in the "glow" as long as possible."
Kaufman is a long-time Eastlake resident and activist. She lives near her restaurants and is a believer in local and sustainable food. According to a press release, her kitchen garden supplies herbs and vegetables to the restaurants.
The Nellie honors Nellie Cashman, a pioneer businesswoman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and gold prospector.
The big news in local biotech companies was last week's announcement that ZymoGenetics has been acquired Bristol-Meyers Squibb for $885 million.
ZymoGenetics has been the main occupant of the old Lake Union Steam Plant since the builidng was remodeled in the 1990s. And, as Luke Timmerman writes at Xconomy.com, many people are wondering what will happen to the staff and the building after the new owner takes over.
ZymoGenetics bought the building in 1993 and, Timmerman reports, spent $25 million to refurbish it. Later, the company sold it to Alexandria Real Estate Equities with an agreement to lease it for 15 years, a deal that was later extended another two years.
The question is what would happen if Bristol-Meyers Squibb decided to leave part or all of the building, Timmerman writes. The space isn't set up for multiple tenants and there aren't many biotech firms large enough to need the building. Nothing is certain right now, he writes, quoting a ZymoGenetics spokesperson:
Labor Day is Monday and many Eastlake businesses will be open. The list is below. At the bottom of the post is information on bus schedules and trash collection:
There's a holiday coming on Monday: Labor Day. Will your Eastlake business be open? What hours? Planning anything special for the holiday?
Let us know by putting a note in the comments below or e-mail me at curtmilton (at) comcast.net. I'll publish a list of who's open sometime this weekend.
Have a great holiday!
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