East Madison YMCA gets upgrades

Six YMCA of Greater Seattle locations have been upgraded, including the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA.

LAND USE | September 2013

Land use permit applications and decisions in Madison Park. 

LAND USE | Sept. 6, 2013

Land permit applications for Madison Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

UW at Forefront of suicide prevention

The UW is commemorating World Suicide Prevention Day with the launch of its Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention. 

Preschool open house on Saturday

Seattle’s Progressive Preschool will have an open house on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, at its new location.


Updates from the Leschi and Madison Park Community Councils. 

CITY CRITTERS | Window shopping with Tucker

The next time you find yourself strolling the streets of downtown Madison Park, make sure to stop in front of the Children's Shop window. Along with a tidy display of clothes and toys for the tots, you'll most likely find yourself looking into a pair of big brown eyes set in the black-fur face of Tucker, a 3-year-old pug and Boston terrier mix.

Master hatter closes iconic Madrona shop

Conley Hats has, after 23 years, left Madrona. We have truly enjoyed our shop on 34th Avenue. We have experienced the many wonders of Madrona.

It'll be business as usual for Madison Park Hardware

Contrary to rumors, longtime owner Lola McKee has no intentions of retiring soon

Though rumors have been circulating about the status of Madison Park Hardware, the store is “not closing,” said owner Lola McKee.

Local butcher opens another location

Bill the Butcher hopes to attract fans with organic offerings

A Madison Valley retailer is going old-school in Magnolia.

Businesses on the move in, out of Madison Park

Ropa Bella, a women’s clothing store formerly located on the first floor of 4105 E. Madison St., now sits empty. After five years at the location, the shop has moved, and filling its vacant building space will be a new branch of Key Bank.

Madison Park Hardware sold to employee, homegrown resident

Lola McKee recently announced that the Madison Park Hardware store has been sold, effective Monday, Nov. 1.

BUSINESS NOTES | January 2011

MANAGEMENT: Brooke O’Malley has been named manager of KeyBank’s new branch, at 4105 E. Madison St., in Madison Park, which will open Feb. 14.

Architect flies coop to create garden home for chickens

Backyard chicken coops are increasing in popularity throughout America, but many urban chicken farms struggle with how to house chickens without turning a backyard into a barnyard.

Longtime psychiatrist suspended, sued over sexual misconduct

Last year, the local mental-health community gained a bit of unwanted notoriety when the state announced that it was investigating longtime Madison Park psychiatrist Dr. Richard T. Adamson.