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  • Hanok offers traditional Korean fare with Western twist

    For Han Kim and Jade Ok, opening Hanok restaurant in Madison Park is a dream 15 years in the making.
    The Korean and Asian-fusion spot is now open.

  • Honey Deux opens in Madison Valley
    The overdue Honey Deux is open in Madison Valley, providing retail and express services that are expected to grow as the skincare business nears a November grand opening.
  • St. Clouds closing in Madrona

    Sixteen months after taking over the business, Michael McGloin is closing St. Clouds restaurant in Madrona at the end of the month.
    “I’ve known that we were going to have issues. I thought I was going to make it through the end of the year,” McGloin said, “but I think it was something that was, the pressures were just too much.”

  • MPBA seeks donations for Madison Park holiday lights
    The Madison Park Business Association is seeking donations for the annual holiday tree lighting fund, which wraps the trees in the Madison Street business core with lights every year.
  • Fashion is her business
    Annie Abbott has an eye for fashion, and she’s made it her business to help people find their style.
  • Kaiser Permanente pulls plug on Christmas trees
    Kaiser Permanente’s upcoming $400 million renovation plans for its Capitol Hill campus mean Seattle Area Support Groups will be unable to use the health-care company’s 17th Avenue East parking lot for its Christmas tree sale this year, ending a traditional fundraiser spanning nearly 30 years.
  • New leader steps in at Spectrum Dance

    The new executive director for Spectrum Dance Theater in Leschi, Tera Beach’s introduction to the organization solidified her desire to lead it.

    “It happened a lot quicker than I thought it was going to happen,” she said.

  • Only in Seattle funding available to boost business districts

    The Office of Economic Development is making $1.4 million in business district improvement funds available through its annual Only in Seattle initiative. Neighborhood organizations, businesses and property owners are encouraged to work on a common vision for a business district, and any can apply for project funding by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

  • Raising a glass for Mark Long
    Mark Long made a lot of friends in his nearly three decades running the Attic in Madison Park, many of whom raised a glass in his memory on Wednesday.
  • Country Doctor on schedule for 2019 dental clinic opening
    Country Doctor Community Health Centers executive director Raleigh Watts says the nonprofit’s new Capitol Hill dental clinic is set to open on time and on budget, taking current clients first in an effort to maximize its suite of health care services.
  • SLIDESHOW: 2018 Madison Park Art Walk
    Shops, restaurants, banks and real estate offices were abuzz with activity during the 2018 Madison Park Art Walk.
  • Something to wine about
    Ever since Leschi Market’s major expansion of its wine section in the late ‘90s, community organizations up and down Lake Washington have come to the store to collaborate on fundraisers.
  • Dacha Diner bringing Eastern European comfort food to Capitol Hill

    The Independent Pizzeria owner Tom Siegel describes his upcoming Dacha Diner as an unpretentious place to come for Eastern European comfort food. The difference in the two restaurants will be night and day, says business partner Joe Heffernan.

     
  • Leschi ArtWalk steps into seventh year

    The seventh annual Leschi ArtWalk runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
    People can visit with various artists, jewelry makers, leather crafters and more at booths in front of businesses on Lakeside Avenue.

  • Madison Books eyes November opening

    Tom Nissley is hopeful he can open Madison Books in Madison Park by November, filling a void felt in the neighborhood for more than a decade.
    “We just get that there’s this hunger for having this store right in the middle of everything,” said Nissley, who has owned Phinney Books in Phinney Ridge since 2014.

  • Korean-fusion restaurant replacing Bella Viet Café in Madison Park

    Madison Park has a way of backfilling its losses. A Thai restaurant is going away, and another will take its place. Long after losing its bookstore, a new one will soon open on East Madison Street.

     
  • Cheese Platters comes back with more
    Joyce Hosea is having a blast in her kitchen, thinking of what scratch-made offerings will show up next at Cheese Platters and More.
  • Central District couple delivers The Postman

    After two years of planning, KeAnna and D’Vonne Pickett have opened The Postman in the Central District.
    D’Vonne Pickett's great-grandfather, Jacques Chappell, worked as a United States Postal Service mail carrier in the Central District for 37 years. He passed away in February, and a silhouette of his smiling face is the business logo for The Postman.

  • Community restoring Madrona Ravine
    Located off Madrona Drive and East Pike Street, the Madrona Ravine is filled with invasive greenery that has taken over the local flora and fauna, concerning local residents about the long-term ecological wellbeing of their neighborhood.
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