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- At a forum for employees following the events in Charlottesville, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz denounced the violence, hatred, and empowerment of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread, also publicly condemned extremist “alt-right” groups this week.
- Trash Tiki, a global tour encouraging bartenders to tackle the rampant ingredient waste that typically results from making cocktails, is crashing the bar at Seattle’s Navy Strength on August 29 before heading to Vancouver for a couple of nights.
- Mod Pizza, the Seattle-based fast-casual chain, is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, according to the annual Inc. 5000 list.
- Coindexter’s arcade bar will open September 1 at 8556 Greenwood Ave. N. with 12 taps, pinball and arcade machines, grilled cheese sandwiches, Skee-Ball, and, hopefully, works from local artists.
- So much for Tacoma as a respite from the housing crisis in Seattle: Though prices are still lower overall in the City of Destiny, rents are rising faster in Tacoma than they are in Seattle. Kent is right there in the mix, too.
Update 12/18/17: This post has been edited to use the non-trademarked term “arcade bar” to refer to Coindexter’s.