Once again this year, I’m rounding up the top ten stories from the past year ordered, as always, by unique page views. No single story walked away with the top spot by racking up tens of thousands of views; all the top posts received a few thousand views which is typical of a post on this site. Excluded are forum posts created by you, the readers. These can sometimes garner two or three thousand views, but while I’ve always limited the top ten list to actual articles, this year the forums have been unavailable for the past few months while we try to sort out a spam problem. So, even more reason to give them a pass.
Jordan authored the lion’s share of the top ten, writing seven of them. Business openings and closings figured prominently, and there were two articles making the top ten that concerned the North Lake Tiny House Village. A smattering other stories rounded out the list.
Here then are the top ten Wallyhood stories of 2019:
- Octopus Slithers East, New Hope For Guild 45 Property (author: Jordan, 3,194 page views). With the Octopus out, that space could now be sold to the owners of the Guild buildings on either side making way for … something. It’s not clear if that’s happening, though.
- Last Supper at the Blue Star (author: Jordan, 2,812 page views). Back in February, they decided that dinner was something they were not going to continue to serve. You can still get breakfast there.
- Tailgate at the Iron Bull (author: Jordan, 2,409 page views). At the time this was written, in June, the plan was for a new sports bar called Tailgate to open in the space of the Iron Bull. Now, the plan is for the Octopus to relocate here.
- Northlake Tiny House Village To Close (author: Jordan, 2,196 page views). At the time this was written, in October, it was slated to close, but then the city gave it a reprieve. As far as I know, it is still open.
- Lockout at Tiny House Village (author: Jordan, 2,071 page views). An earlier article, from March, about the turbulence at the Tiny House Village.
- May Restaurant & Lounge Closed (author: Adam, 1,836 page views). It will reopen, still as a Thai restaurant, called Sisi Kay.
- Big developers are taking Seattle for a ride with HALA upzone legislation (author: Susanna, 1,818 page views). The Seattle City Council approved zoning changes for Wallingford back in March. Could this be our last HALA article??
- Renaming streets of Seattle’s Fremont to the U District (author: Robert Ketcherside, 1,739 page views). A history of the names of streets in our area.
- Incident on 2nd (author: Jordan, 1737 page views). The Incident involved a single rampage with a couple of B&Es and an assault.
- Changes to I-5 South Onramp from 45th Street (author: Jack, 1,627 page views). HOV lane traffic used to be able to enter the freeway without pausing, but now, because of the large amount of cheating, both the HOV and general lanes are metered.