Our neighboring ‘hoods have had some interesting stuff to report last week. Here’s a recap of the haps:
Flowers? Aw, You Shouldn’t Have
Fremont Universe reports a mysterious midnight gardener who’s been leaving elegant flora and fauna around.
Aquatic Divers and Darlings
My Green Lake posted a recent Evening Magazine piece on the Aqua Follies that performed every summer from 1950-1965 at Green Lake’s Aqua Theater.
Tasty Thai Mobile
The Eastlake Ave. blog raves about Kaosami’s Thai Truck parked behind the Silver Cloud Inn. You may know the original Kaosami in Fremont, and this mobile version serves up lunch every weekday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A Rose By Any Other Name…
PhinneyWood reports that after 20 years, children’s clothing and toy store Mimi Rose is closing on September 30.
A Road Diet Alongside the Snappy Dragon
Publicola reports that SDOT is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss plans to eliminate parking on the westbound side of Roosevelt, between 75th and 85th streets, to make room for bike lanes.
Financial Woes for The Grand Illusion
Seattlest writes that the Grand Illusion in the U-District is getting hammered by the economy. Known for its late-night screenings and Avant-garde features, the Grand Illusion is selling memberships starting at $30.
U Light Up My U-District
Back in February, we reported the rollout of Seattle City Light’s new LED program, which officially kicked-off last week in Ballard. U District Daily announced that lights would soon be installed in the U-District, above 45th.
Last Call for the Roanoke Tavern?
According to Capitol Hill Seattle, back in May, the owners of the Roanoke Tavern had been told they were losing their lease since a new buyer was set to purchase their building on 10th Avenue. The tavern’s owners had also made an offer on the building, but were outbid by potential buyers, who then withdrew. Stay tuned for more details.