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- Downtown’s former Lusty Lady strip club, with all of its pun-laden signage, is being transformed into a boutique hotel. In the basement, former Zig Zag barman Erik Hakkinen hopes to open the Pink Lady cocktail bar by the end of this year.
- Seattle Times critic Providence Cicero visited Port Townsend’s new destination restaurant, Finistère, and called the food “impeccable” and “delicious.”
- Bluebird Ice Cream has closed is Capitol Hill shop and is searching for a new home within the neighborhood by summer. Phinney Ridge and Fremont locations remain open.
It's Nov 1, and it's time for a big announcement. Our original Pike Street store location, now in its 9th year, is closed for the winter. We're moving to a new location, opening summer 2018! Follow us online here to find out more about our new spot. In the meantime, you can still get your Bluebird fix at our other locations in Fremont and PhinneyWood this winter. And, as long as we're getting sentimental, a huge thanks to all of our awesome customers. We'd be nowhere without you guys! Xoxo :@ myc1996
- Pop-up pro Eric Rivera is hosting his former Alinea boss, world-renowned chef Grant Achatz, at his Addo space for two nights in February. But only the swiftest of mouse-clickers nabbed a seat; tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale yesterday.
- Seattle’s new tax on sugary drinks has taken effect, resulting in price increases at grocery stores and other retailers for items like Coca-Cola and Gatorade. Costco suggests shoppers head to the Tukwila or Shoreline locations — i.e., shop outside of the city to avoid the tax.