We confirmed that the merchant has in fact closed. Anyone who has an outstanding Groupon voucher can contact us at www.groupon.com/support for a return.
Also, I would take issue with the first commenter. More than 500,000 merchants have featured deals on Groupon, including Seattle-based Starbucks. Plus, our re-feature rate with merchants is more than 50 percent.
We saw this question in the Forums the other day, from “Schellsburg”:
So, is Chabela’s closed? Their door has been locked for at least a week, and their phone number goes ring…ring…ring. The menus are still taped to their windows, and there’s no visible indication on the storefront what might be going on. Would be a pity, as we enjoyed the food the few times we’d been there…
And Frankie’s response:
Kind of looks like it. Right after I got a Groupon. So I’m out ten bucks. Discovered this on Thursday last week.
I’ve been phoning the restaurant every day for the past few days and haven’t been able to reach anyone. Plus, it’s been dark inside for over a week now.
Personally, my family and I ate there in early May and were pretty underwhelmed with the food and the service, though I know there were several readers (including Schellsburg above) who posted far better experiences there. Either way, I hate to see another business in the neighborhood that’s gone dark.
Mayoral and City Council candidates are headed to Gas Works Park next week for a special lunchtime Q&A.
Hosted by the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fremont, Ballard, Queen Anne, and U District Chambers, this 90 minute lunch will be on Wednesday, June 19, from 12:00PM to 1:30PM at the Gas Works Park Pavilion (2101 N. Northlake Way). The cost is $20 which covers a catered picnic lunch. Here’s the full scoop:
This fun annual event grows every year and with the picnic shelter – rain or shine, this is always a great place to talk with all the candidates before the primary to determine who you will support, vote for and maybe even work to help elect.We welcome:Mayoral Candidates: Mike McGinn, Tim Burgess, Bruce Harrell, Kate Martin, Ed Murray, Peter SteinbrueckWe will also be joined by Candidates for City Council as well as representatives from various initiatives.$20 includes a picnic lunch by Cafe Turko with dessert by Cameron Catering!Click here to RSVP. This is your chance to meet face-to-face with candidates for office and get your questions answered over a picnic lunch!
The program will run Tuesdays & Thursdays July 2 – August 20 (no tutoring on July 4). and orientation begins next Tuesday (June 18). Volunteers meet with their buddies from 4 to 5 p.m. and can come at 3:30 to help set up and stay until 5:15 to help clean up. They encourage volunteers to commit to coming for the entire program, but they are flexible. Here’s more from FamilyWorks:
Looking for awesome Reading Buddies to read with kids this summer
FamilyWorks and the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club are teaming up to provide a summer reading program called “Reading Buddies”. This program connects volunteers with 6-12 year olds twice a week to read and do literacy activities together. Our goal is to support and encourage the love of reading and to help students retain reading comprehension skills over the summer vacation.
-Are at least 16 years old
-Enjoy spending time with children ages 6-12
-Able to come regularly throughout the program and can call/e-mail if unable to attend at the last minute
A benefit concert will be held at the Neptune Theater (1303 NE 45th St.) this Saturday (June 15, beginning at 6:00pm), to honor Felipe. This is an all-ages show and the suggested donation is $10 at the door (to benefit Felipe’s family). Here are more details from the Seattle Theatre Group’s webpage:
Join us for a celebration with musicians playing in tribute to Felipe, who tragically died on May 17th of heart complications from a life-long heart condition. The funds donated at the door or online will support Felipe’s beloved wife Katy Lauzen Cañete and their baby son Rio Malai Cañete. If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to the Cañete family fund, accessible online here.Felipe Cañete, 1976 – 2013, a native of Chile, lived in Seattle for the past 8 years with his wife Katy. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Talca in Chile and studied theater. As a child growing up in Chile, he performed as a singer and dancer in local festivals. Felipe was a musician and actor who brought those creative skills into teaching children Spanish in independent schools including Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, University Cooperative and Billings Middle School in Seattle, and through Sing with Señor with Soleil Kelley.
Sing with Señor: Soleil Kelley and Billings Middle School students: www.singwithsenor.com
“Adios Felipe”: composed by Sabrina Brazier and performed by her Billings Middle School music students accompanied by Soleil Kelley
Olivia de la Cruz, lyrical soul singer/songwriter and guitarist
Whitney Monge, Seattle alternative soul, www.whitneymonge.com
Rob Granfelt Band, Sacred Heart School Graduate
Eduardo Mendonca, from Show Brazil Productions
Jake Shaw & Lydia Ramsey
Luc & the Lovingtons: www.lucandthelovingtons.com
Massive Monkees, break dancing 28-member Seattle Bboy crew, winners of 2004World Bboy Championship
Adrian Xavier, blends singing with sax and fiddle, www.adrianxavier.com
The Cumbieros, a Seattle-based Chilean style Cumbia band
Saltwater Salmon Fishing Course
Fridays, June 14 – July 19 (not 7/5); 7 – 9:30pm
Hosted at Wallingford Community Senior Center
Learn all about saltwater salmon fishing in this fun, affordable, five week course. Great for beginners and experienced anglers alike! Hands-on practice with knots and bait, helpful information about local hot spots, and gear and technique recommendations included! Proceeds help fund camp scholarships for youth. Offered by the Seattle Poggie Club. $60 per person and $30 per add’l family member. Call 206-525-3593 for more info.
One of our neighbors (in the 4100 block of Densmore) is moving and is having a garage sale this Saturday. Some of the other neighbors are joining in to make it our 3rd annual block-wide garage sale.
The garage sale is this Saturday, June 15, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The Densmore/41st block is directly across from the SE corner of Hamilton.
Folks are also invited to participate if they have items they’d like to sell. Drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll connect you to the organizers.