Monday, February 25, 2008

Neighborhood Notes

Full Throttle Bottles is open for business! The grand opening event won't be held for another week or so, but Full Throttle Bottles, a new beer and wine shop, has soft-launched. Come by and say hi to Erika, Mike, or Aimee (but not today, as they're closed on Mondays). 5909 Airport Way South.

What's up at 13th and Shelton? Has anyone heard about a little cafe and theater that will be going into the old deVos corner store at 13th and Shelton? Do tell!

Whatever happened to Rainier Valley? A reader points out that the P-I has renamed it.

Grow in Georgetown. The Oxbow P-patch has Oxbow P-patch, right by the Hat and Boots, has a few open spots. Sign up for one.

Swing and eat in Georgetown. Somewhere in Time, Unlimited (SITU), a local historic costumed group, will host a 1920's Prohibition era dance with potluck dinner Sunday, March 30th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Georgetown Ballroom, 5625 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. Music to be provided by Chicago 7 (of Beacon Hill), and dances will include the Charleston, tango, Lindy Hop and other early swing dances. Dinner will be potluck, and guests are encouraged to bring a dish fitting the theme. Come in your best flapper dress or zoot suit, as a movie starlet or gentleman in disguise. Cost is $20 for SITU members and $25 for non-members. Non-members may join SITU for $10 per person or household, per year; check the website or call Rita Harris at 206-720-7606 for a membership form and instructions on where to send it.

9 Lb. Hammer has a little sister in South Park. The 9 Lb. Hammer folks have just opened Loretta's, a steakhouse and bar at 8617 14th Avenue S. The Seattle Weekly likes it.


Anonymous said...

re: Old DeVos Grocery

Jennifer said...

There's a front page article about the new theater at the old grocery story in today's Beacon Hill News. I think this is kind of exciting!

Jennifer said...

There's a couple of other tidbits I've been meaning to pass along to you but keep forgetting when I'm here.

First, have you heard that El Quetzal is getting a liquor license? Woo hoo! Finally a beer to wash down my huaraches! Anyway, my neighbor (who seems to know quite a bit about what's going on in the neighborhood) said they're still probably a month away from getting it, but it's in the works nonetheless.

Also, you might have already noticed this, but the Soleil salon at Beacon and Hanford has closed. My same neighbor has already emailed the Pagliacci's, Spiro's, and Mad pizza joints asking them to look into moving into that space. I haven't remembered to ask her if she's heard back. I think I'm going to start bugging people about this space too. What would you like to see there?

CJ said...

Loretta's is wonderful. Seemingly inspired by the same era as King's in Ballard, but without all the foofoo girls and boys of Ballard.

Once the Airstream is set up in the back patio, Lorettas is going to be a GREAT summertime joint.