Thinking Like a Lake Union Watershed

Thinking Like a Lake Union Watershed

When those of us who live around Lake Union survey the waters we hold in common, it is from a diversity of neighborhoods.  The mix of apartments, houses and floating homes in Eastlake, the offices and restaurants on the south end, Westlake’s high-density apartment building “Riviera,” the traditional but rapidly changing Wallingford and Fremont.… More

Take a Walk on the Labyrinth

Take a Walk on the Labyrinth

If you’re feeling a bit stir crazy these days and need a walk, a mission, there’s a new labyrinth at St. Patrick’s Church (2702 Broadway E.) to go check out.

The church installed the labyrinth last summer on its grounds across the street from Roanoke Park.… More

Pete’s comes back better than ever

Pete’s comes back better than ever

Eastlake’s beloved Pete’s Supermarket and Wine Shop (58 E. Lynn Street, Seattle 98102) reopens tomorrow Friday, March 27, at 6 a.m.  Just six weeks have passed since closing for the remodel.

It’s a soft opening. 

“Not everything will be complete,” said owner, John Bennett.… More

What’s open food-wise in Eastlake?

What’s open food-wise in Eastlake?

Update 3/20/20: Son of a Butcher is now offering take out with a 10% discount to boot Monday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Pomodoro is also now offering take out with a 20% discount Wednesday – Saturday 5 to 8:30 p.m.More

The borders of Eastlake: East

The borders of Eastlake: East

Before I-5 came into existence, the eastern border of Eastlake was a bit of blur. It could have gone as far as 10th Avenue as Ma Bell extended her EA phone prefix for Eastlake about that far and sometimes farther.… More

Councilmember Pedersen draws a crowd for January 30 Eastlake Town Hall

Councilmember Pedersen draws a crowd for January 30 Eastlake Town Hall

Nearly 200 people turned out on a damp January night for a town hall meeting with District 4 Councilmember Alex Petersen. Transportation issues were the big draw at the Eastlake Community Council-sponsored meeting, but other topics ranging from homelessness to a progressive tax system also came up during the 90-minute meeting in the TOPS Seward school cafeteria.… More

RapidRide will transform Eastlake – for better or worse that is the question

RapidRide will transform Eastlake – for better or worse that is the question

Seattle’s proposed RapidRide bus line and bike lanes will transform Eastlake Ave., the main street though Eastlake, by removing all parking and reducing the flexible four lane street to two lanes only. Pushing out cars, the proposed plan creates more capacity for moving people into and out of Eastlake and connecting them to major transit routes.More

Medieval France meets 21st Century Seattle

Medieval France meets 21st Century Seattle

It’s not very often that a gift to the King of France turns up on the shores of Lake Union. But it has at MOHAI.

The gift, a fantastic miniature replica of the real-life Mont-Saint-Michel, a medieval cathedral, abbey and village, built on an island in France between Normandy and Brittany, was created by monks in the 17th century for King Louis the XIV.… More

New Large Development at 3101 Eastlake Ave. E.

New Large Development at 3101 Eastlake Ave. E.

Did the psychic reader see this coming?  Her house, the place next to her, and places south and in back (basically all small structures on the block south of Lake Union Café) will be demolished to make way for a seven story building with over 120 units (98 efficiency units and 28 small apartments, mostly studios, including two one-bedrooms).… More

Ride the Ducks are out – an expanded park is in

Ride the Ducks are out – an expanded park is in

It happened ever so quietly after years of acrimonious debate and neighborhood lawsuits. Rather than build a private boat ramp next to Terry Pettus street-end park in Eastlake, Ride the Ducks sold its property to neighboring U.S. Seafood this year, who in turn is selling a portion, as planned, to the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.… More