The age of parklets and streateries has arrived. The
City of Seattle unveiled its sixth public outdoor lounging space
Saturday. Feb. 21, during the grand opening of the Uptown parklet,
located in front of the SIFF Cinema.
More than 15 years ago, the process was started that gave Magnolians a
major gift of written history in “Magnolia: Memories & Milestones,”
written and published by a dedicated corps of volunteers.
The restaurant biz is tough (long hours, physically demanding) but
rewarding (happy and well-fed customers, more psychic than financial
satisfaction). Which explains why, time and again, a place fails despite
a good location, closes even though it looks full every night.
As Bertha the tunnel-drilling machine makes headway toward
its repair pit, Seattle’s leadership is also aiming to make progress on
Eric Mandel is the new staff reporter for Pacific Publishing Co.’s
Capitol Hill Times, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, City Living Seattle
and Madison Park Times.