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Crown Bar details and facade

Sep. 1, 2007
Charlie McManus' new spot on Sixth Ave. called Crown Bar has a new facade up where the former Gary's Steakout used to be. McManus' Primo Grill blog has some...

Goodies from our garden

Sep. 1, 2007
The last couple of weeks have yielded a bumper crop of tasty, tiny roma tomatoes from our small urban garden. Fresh off the vine they're like candy to me....

Breakfast @ PSP 7 days a week

Sep. 2, 2007
The demand is there and Puget Sound Pizza will now serve breakfast 7 days a week. Here's a note from Jim: ...due to increased downtown demand Puget Sound Pizza...

Sunday, Funny Sunday ~ Low high chair

Sep. 2, 2007
"Is this some kind of cruel joke?! Don't make me pull myself up there and slap you all!"...

Video ~ Late summer thunderstorm over Tacoma

Sep. 4, 2007
Last night the earth and sky rumbled over Tacoma. A great thunderstorm and associated squall slammed into us. Sarah and I had fun watching it approach from our upstairs...

National Guard Armory photo safari

Sep. 5, 2007
Last Tuesday I had the privilege to join a group of other local photographers for a safari inside the National Guard Armory. The nearly 100 year old building made...

Murry Morgan Bridge closed tomorrow

Sep. 6, 2007
The BE Daily is reporting that the Murray Morgan Bridge will be closed tomorrow between 7am and 5pm and next Wednesday and Thursday. Sounds like some overdue work is...

10 story sculpture planned for Hotel Murano?

Sep. 7, 2007
Will the new Hotel Murano (in the old Sheraton) sport a large outdoor sculpture when it's ready in November of this year? A flyer for the brokerage company leasing...

"I Am Curious... Yellow" - Today @ 10am

Sep. 9, 2007
The undisclosed location for this event has been disclosed. Head down to Tollefson Plaza today between 10am and 2pm. Details are slim save for this being a nod to...

Photos ~ I Am Curious... Yellow

Sep. 9, 2007
Though the Plaza proper was full of post-runner related booths and such (see Bank to Bay) he group putting on the "I Am Curious... Yellow" art yard sale had...

Lunch visit to Matador

Sep. 10, 2007
Paid my first visit to downtown's Matador restaurant yesterday with Sarah and friends Galen and Reena. We stopped by for lunch on a stunning day and after I had...

Guiding principles toward Tacoma streetcars

Sep. 10, 2007
The push to bring streetcars back to Tacoma is still alive and well. KFnet friend Chris forwarded me this doc of principles of how a system here in town...

Nick-n-Willy's pizza opening Sept. 22

Sep. 11, 2007
The new sit down and/or take out pizza place in the heart of Proctor is opening September 22nd. Nick-n-Willy's will be open that Saturday in the space just off...

Party for Mr. Jones

Sep. 11, 2007
Mr. Jones of Jones Glass, a well-know salvage yard and shop here in Tacoma, is retiring. A party is being thrown for him next month. Link to the FeedTacoma...

Margaret's makes a mean breakfast quiche

Sep. 12, 2007
At the behest of tacomachickadee and Tacoma Mama, Sarah, friends Angela, Steve and I stopped by Margaret's [ map ] downtown before work on Monday. Though 7am seemed pretty...

Air Force Reserves retirement and picnic at McChord

Sep. 13, 2007
Last Saturday my buddy Steve passed a major milestone in his life. He retired from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron over at McChord AFB after 23 years of service....

Downtown business owners get legal on the Olympus

Sep. 14, 2007
Downtown business owners Laura Hanan and Kris Blondin are suing the owners of the Olympus Hotel for improper management. Todd Matthews reports in the Tacoma Daily Index that both...

LeMay to break ground in Dec. 2007

Sep. 14, 2007
Could it be that we'll actually see this thing happen? The City Council seems to think so after unanimously voting to approve changes to their agreement with the LeMay...

Paint it like you just don't care...

Sep. 15, 2007
...how distracting you may be to nearby traffic flow. ;) Yesterday on the way home I made a double take at what indeed was a lovely sight. A gentleman...

Sunday, Funny Sunday ~ Breaking Up Is Card To Do

Sep. 16, 2007
"Uh, re-stock of depressing cards on aisle 5."...

Photos ~ Tacoma Maritime Fest 2007

Sep. 17, 2007
This weekend was my first ever visit to the Tacoma Maritime Fest and a really enjoyed myself. Favorite by far was the dock dog jumping. The pups showed tons...

Can Woody's hold their waterfront spot?

Sep. 18, 2007
Woody's Wharf had a solid weekend of advertisements scattered throughout and around the Maritime Fest. It raised our awareness enough to give them a shot. Sarah, Angela and I...

Coffee & Rhetoric for 9/27

Sep. 19, 2007
The in-person local talk show Coffee & Rhetoric is back next Thursday. This month's topic is the reemergence of Tacoma's First Night. The master minds behind the event will...

Pole in the Plaza

Sep. 20, 2007
On the way to work this morning Sarah and I noticed a bit of activity in the Plaza downtown. A large, wooden pole is being installed by city crews....

Subpoena and testimony filed in Warren residency case

Sep. 20, 2007
Todd Matthews posted an article in the Tacoma Daily Index regarding subpoenas and testimony filed in the case challenging City Council candidate Ronnie Allen Warren's residency. From the article... Rachel...

Market Street to get new lines?

Sep. 21, 2007
It may not sound like much but keeping Tacoma roads well marked is important. There are hand painted markings along Market Street near 19th. They're along the side of...

Sunday, Funny Sunday ~ Animal Antics

Sep. 23, 2007
Coco the neighborhood cat and Colby tangle. Fortunately for Colby,there was a window between them. And Michael has the following hilarious video of him trying to convince a pug Harriet...

Downtown nuisance response at tipping point

Sep. 24, 2007
Most folks in Tacoma know of Laura Hanan's perennial fight to keep downtown a viable place for business and residents. She even squelched some of her own diligence snapping...

Photos ~ Inaugural reverse Sounder commute to Tacoma

Sep. 24, 2007
Todd Matthews, of Tacoma Daily Index fame and a daily commuter from Seattle, took a journey on the first reverse Sounder train to Tacoma this morning. He liked the...

Tacoma urban living guide coming Friday

Sep. 24, 2007
Want to learn how live and urban life here in Tacoma? The group that puts out South Sound magazine is releasing Tacoma Live this Friday. According to the BE...

Nick-n-Willy's a fresh choice for North Enders

Sep. 25, 2007
The new Nick-n-Willy's in Proctor had it's grand opening this weekend after about a week of tests with family, friends and passers by. Sarah and I stopped by there...

Prium updates Economic Development Council re: Winthrop

Sep. 25, 2007
An afternoon meeting of the Economic Development Council today had Prium providing an update about the Winthrop. The replacement low-income housing was the key topic the City wanted to...

Downtown development town hall meeting Oct. 3

Sep. 26, 2007
Pierce County Councilmember Timothy Farrell has organized a town hall meeting on downtown Tacoma development. Panelists will include City Council members, City and county economic development staff, and representatives...

Powell to get his day in court

Sep. 26, 2007
After requesting three subpoenas recently Donald Powell is asking for two more and now has a hearing date set for Oct. 9. Powell's request for one was bounced around...

Architect says Sounder extension comes with '100-year' impacts

Sep. 26, 2007
Tacoma Planning Commissioner David Boe sketched his concern for Tacoma City Councilmembers today. He's concerned that the Sounder train extension through SoDo will cause problems that could "have a...

Photos & Video ~ Poletop rescue competition in the Plaza

Sep. 27, 2007
After rumors then figuring out just what the heck a large wooden pole was doing in the Plaza downtown, I went down yesterday to see the main event. The...

Coffee & Rhetoric live online tonight @ 7pm

Sep. 27, 2007
That's right. If you're not a fan or parking downtown or just can't get away from home but still want to see what Coffee & Rhetoric is all about,...

Photos ~ Inside Crown Bar

Sep. 28, 2007
The new Crown Bar opens tomorrow with a tasty menu of street food and a lively location all led by an outstanding local chef. Charlie McManus is doing right...
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