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South Lake Union Food Trucks Suddenly Everywhere!

There’s even a great website now to track ’em.

Landlubbers test the waters with home on Lake Union


A 2,000-square-foot home attracted lots of stares as it was towed across Lake Union on Friday and wrangled into place along the shoreline. It was a 30-by-40-foot floating home, and crews painstakingly positioned it into one of the last remaining homesites on the water. Anxiety peaked as crews maneuvered the house between pilings.

“It was a little […]

Add Broad Street Closure to Mercer Street Closure this Weekend

This weekend features another closure of the ramps connecting Mercer with I-5, but it will also have one added twist.

SDOT crews will close the stretch of Broad Street between Westlake and 9th Avenue North simultaneously as the Mercer closure. That means Broad will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

This […]

Seattle City Council Approves Food Carts

 The Seattle City Council passed a much-discussed street food bill Monday that will allow food trucks to sell in public spaces.

So …will vendors now move to create a food scene to rival Portland’s?

Street food in Seattle had previously been limited to private property. But the popularity of local food trucks Skillet and Marination Mobile – […]

South Lake Union’s Cinema On The Lawn Returns

South Lake Union’s only outdoor movie series, Cinema on the Lawn, has returned. And, because I couldn’t think of any clever way to open this article, here’s a bit of movie trivia for you:

Stars of all three 2011 Cinema on the Lawn features had roles of varying sizes in a summer 2007 blockbuster […]

Death of SLU Farmer’s Markets are greatly exaggerated

While Metrocenter YMCA killed proposals for a Cascade Neighborhood Market, South Lake Union will still be home to two small farmer’s markets this summer. First Farmboat Lake Union Park Floating Market already started and will be each Thursday from 11am-3pm on the historic steamship Virginia V.

Second, Pike Place Market Express will return with an […]

Seattle police sergeant disciplined over ethnic-insult incident

A Seattle police sergeant who responded to the South Lake Union robbery investigation in which a gang detective threatened to beat the “Mexican piss” out of a prone Latino man has been suspended for 10 days without pay for lack of supervision.

Police Chief John Diaz imposed the penalty on Sgt. Keith Swank, the acting […]

Fremont Zombie Walk A Huge Success

The Red White and Dead zombie walk on Saturday, July 2, 2011 in the Fremont neighborhood attempted (and succeeded) to break a Guinness World Record for the largest number of zombies walking together. The previous record of 4,093 was broken by Fremont’s gathering of 4,522 zombies. One of our photographers made it out for the … […]

A Dead Bird In Fremont

I’ve always been a pickup truck guy, and long ago I learned that meant you’re the go-to man when a friend needs something, well, picked up. For a brief period in my 20s I had a bumper sticker on one of my vehicles that read, “Yes, this is my pickup, NO I will not help […]