SEATTLE'S NEW SHOWROOMS


New York Times
January  22, 2013
By Catherine M. Allchin

A century ago, Seattle’s original Auto Row was home to chandeliered showrooms, which became all but forgotten after car dealers moved to the suburbs. By the post-World War II era, grand buildings on parallel Pike and Pine Streets stood empty. Low rents eventually attracted artists and musicians to the area, and the ’90s grunge scene spawned bars and music venues. In the last decade, preservation-minded developers transformed many of those automotive buildings into offices, apartments and shops, restoring original windows, old-growth beams and wood floors. Today the Pike-Pine Corridor is the epicenter of the popular Capitol Hill neighborhood, claiming some of the best restaurants, nightclubs and vinyl record stores in the city.

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January 22, 2013
SHOP SMALL: A SEATTLE GIFT GUIDE

coco + kelley
December 15, 2012
By Cassandra LaValle

Good morning friends! I had this post all written and scheduled to go up today, but in the wake of yesterday’s events, things like gift guides and celebrating seem to be quite secondary don’t they? But, there is one thing that still makes this post relevant today, and that is community.

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December 15, 2012
MADE IN AMERICA: GIFT IDEAS

ABC News
July 13, 2011
By David Muir and Sharyn Alfonsi

You saw it. The "Made in America" team knocking on doors in a Seattle neighborhood. From house to house to house, we emptied homes of furniture and other household items that had not been made in the U.S.Then, residents were hit with the real challenge: Find one thing left in their homes—or at a store—that had been manufactured here and that they could not wait to share with the rest of the country.

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July 13, 2011