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As all locals know, Seattle is home to a bevy of deliciousness in the worlds of both food and drink, and the list is growing daily. We are also blessed to enjoy stunning views from basically every angle and a vibrant and eclectic culture, buzzing with life and activity. At no time does this city become more alive and beautiful than during the summer.

Sipping locally made beer, spirits, and wines so good they will make you forget the name Napa Valley, all while enjoying the warm sun and refreshing ocean breeze are essentially par for the course around here in the summertime-and that’s just for starters.  The idea of encapsulating all of the magical aspects of Seattle Summer in a single evening seems overwhelming, if not impossible. That is until you experience Pike Place Market’s Sunset Supper.

Yet another incredible event hosted by the Pike Place Market Foundation, Sunset Supper brings together countless local artisans and vendors of finely crafted foods and beverages for a fun and flavor filled evening in the heart of the beautiful, world-famous Pike Place Market. Sweet, savory, brewed, distilled or fermented, if it’s local and delicious, chances are, you’ll find it at Sunset Supper.

For Sunset Supper, the Market transforms into the perfect venue for a party of 1,400 guests featuring live entertainment and over 90 of the Pacific Northwest’s best wineries, breweries and restaurants. Cap of this night of enchantment with dancing under the stars, for something straight off the Silver Screen.

Your ticket to this memorable night includes unlimited food and drink while supplies last, and unlimited good times too!

At Sunset Supper, you can feel good about the great time you’re having too, as proceeds go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation in their fight to end hunger, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without.

See the list below of the fabulous vendors participating in this year’s event and visit their website to learn more about this incredible event and all the work the Pike Place Market Foundation does to help better and give back to our amazing community.

 

From the website

VENDOR LIST:

Savory:

Athenian Seafood Restaurant

Café Campagne

ChefSteps

Davids & Co

DeLaurenti Food & Wine

Etta’s

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Hitchcock Restaurant

Ivar’s Acres of Clams

Kaspars Special Events & Catering

Luc

Maree Bistro & Bar

Matt’s in the Market

North Bend Bar & Grill

Outlier

Paseo Caribbean Sandwiches

Pike Place Chowder

Shaker + Spear

Succulent Catering

That Brown Girl Cooks!

The White Swan Public House

Thomas Management Cuisine

Uli’s Famous Sausage

Whole Foods Market

Sweet:

Bluebird Ice Cream

ChefSteps

Choukette – éclair’art

Ellenos Greek Yogurt

Fran’s Chocolate

Le Pichet / Café Presse

Los Agaves

Macrina Bakery

Seattle Pops

Shug’s Soda Fountain + Ice Cream

Storyville Coffee Company

The Essential Baking Company

Scarlata Chocolate

Spirits:

3 Howls Distillery

Black Rock Spirits

Copperworks Distilling Company

Heritage Distilling Co.

Sidetrack Distillery

Westland Distillery

Brews & Beverage:

Dirty Bucket Brewing Company

DRY Sparkling

Elysian Brewing Company

Fremont Brewing Company

Georgetown Brewing Company

Hellbent Brewing Company

Iron Horse Brewery

Jones Soda Co.

Louis Raison Cider

Lowercase Brewing

Number 6 Cider

Old Stove Brewing Company

Pear UP Cider

Pike Brewing Company

Silver City Brewery

Wine:

Alexandra Nicole Cellars

Armstrong Family Winery

Array Cellars

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Coral Wines

Damsel Cellars

Desert Wind Winery

Dusted Valley

Forgeron Cellars

Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery

Latta Wines

Lauren Ashton Cellars

Mackey Vineyards

Market Vineyards

Naches Heights Vineyard

Patterson Cellars

Portlandia Wines

Precept Wine

Rainier Wine

Sinclair Estate Vineyards

Structure Cellars

Succession Wines

The Woodhouse Wine Estates

Three of Cups Winery

Torii Mor Winery

Tranche Cellars

Treveri Cellars

Wilridge Winery

Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market-

Friday August 18th 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Tickets:
General Admission | $175 | 7:30PM admission. Enjoy food, wine, spirits and dancing under the stars on the NEW MarketFront!

Patron table (10 seats) | $2,750 | Reserve a table for 10 guests! 7PM admission. A place for you and your friends and family to retreat to under a tent with exclusive beverage and wine service. Enjoy impressive waterfront views on the NEW MarketFront!

Individual Patron Seating | $275 | Reserve seats at a table for you and your guests! 7PM admission. A place for you and your guest(s) to retreat to under a tent with exclusive beverage and wine service. We will assign you a table! Enjoy impressive waterfront views on the NEW MarketFront! Please indicate upon checkout if you would like us to seat you with specific guests and we will do our best to accommodate.

 

Sunset Supper is poised to be a night to remember, and likely an event you’ll want to return to every year!

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The Urban Design Forum, a member committee which addresses critical planning and design issues facing the Puget Sound area, is presenting a panel discussion on Seattle’s evolving streetcar system on April 27th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  The discussion will focus primarily on the Center City Connector, which will link the South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines, creating a comprehensive line servicing the central core of Seattle. The Central City Connector will serve the City of Seattle’s three intermodal hub areas including the Westlake Intermodal Hub, Colman Dock Intermodal Hub, and King Street Intermodal Hub. The Connector will provide convenient transfers to the 3rd Avenue Transit Spine at both ends of Downtown, to Link Light Rail via multiple Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) station entries, and to Sounder Commuter Rail at King Street Station.

The panel leading the discussion will include representatives from SDOT, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and Parsons Corporation.

 

Details

Date: April 27

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Center for Architecture & Design

Designing a Seattle Streetcar System: The Center City Connector w/ Urban Design Forum

According to public records, Beacon Capital Partners just paid more than $13.1 million for a full block of prime Seattle waterfront property. The early-20th century Maritime building sits 5-stories high at 911 Western Ave..  Seattle’s plans of building a $1 billion waterfront promenade once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is removed, has caught the attention of many real estate companies looking to cash in on the venture. After the removal of the viaduct, this building will be sitting pretty with a wonderful waterfront view.

Beacon, one of the most active real estate investment companies, says the Puget Sound Business Journal, currently owns Seattle’s tallest office building, the Columbia Center. Recently Beacon placed the 76-story, $725 million building on the market and are talks to sell to Hong Kong-based investors, Gaw Capital Partners. Purchased by Beacon in 2007 for $621 million, the towers initial occupancy rate fell to a painful 60 percent, which is now up to a promising 91 percent leased.

In picking up the waterfront Maritime building on Western, Beacon has the option, per zoning rules, to build a 160-foot-tall mixed commercial building, but the company hasn’t shared what their plans are for the space. Nonetheless, with all the promise of the planned Seattle waterfront face lift, it seems like this may be a prime investment piece.

 

Seattle is booming. In 2013 it was the fastest growing city in the U.S. with about 18,000 new residents, according to the Census Bureau. And there’s no sign of slowing down.

According to the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) the steepest demographic growth in the city’s most populous neighborhood, Downtown, is children ages 5-9. There have been more births to downtown families in recent years than to any other Seattle Public School attendance area, and the number of K-12 students living downtown has increased nearly 25 percent since 2007. The need for a downtown school is huge.

As if conveniently, the former Federal Reserve building located at 1015 2nd Ave between Madison and Spring streets is currently up for grabs. Downtown groups, coordinated by the DSA, are urging Seattle Public Schools to seize the opportunity to build a much-needed public school.

“In the past, once children reached the age of five their families were leaving Downtown due to a lack of family amenities,” wrote DSA President/CEO Kate Joncas in a letter to the school district. “We’re finding more and more families are now choosing to stay, but they want a neighborhood school. Attracting and retaining families is a top priority for keeping Downtown a diverse, vibrant and healthy neighborhood.”

According to Federal Law, the government will grant a federally owned property to a public entity at no cost if it is to be used for public interests, which includes a school. The downtown groups see the former Federal Reserve building as a convenient and cost-effective way to establish a school in Seattle’s core.

Other perks of the building’s location are access to public transportation, vicinity to educational resources such as the Central Library and Seattle Art Museum, and the large multiple-story facility.

There is currently just one public high school downtown—Center School in Seattle Center, but there has been no elementary or middle school in the area for almost 65 years. The DSA estimates that about 600 students who live downtown commute to nearby neighborhoods for school.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and requires millions of dollars in renovations, so a decision still has to be made about whether or not it’s the best option for the DSA’s dream downtown school.

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