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  What:SPROUT Grand Opening featuring Live Music from Noon - 1:30pm and 5 - 6:30pm and a ribbon cutting at 4pm When:First Thursday, December 4th After a few weeks of being open, SPROUT is ready to celebrate with a Grand Opening. Come by Thursday (12/4) to experience live music, a free cup of soup with the purchase of a salad…

The classic Cinerama movie theater in downtown Seattle reopens today with a major renovation by Paul Allen.  The theater will feature a Christie 6P laser projector, which is said to be the first in a commercial theater, providing an enhanced picture for movie buffs. Designed by Studio 440 and completed by Abbott Construction, other upgrades include new screens, sound systems,…

You may have noticed docking stations like the one pictured above in Seattle's many neighborhoods recently as the city prepared to launch its years-in-the-making bike-sharing system.  Pronto officially kicked off yesterday at 1:00pm, adding 500 green-and-blue bikes to the streets of Seattle. Rental kiosks are currently available in the University District, Eastlake, South Lake Union, Belltown, downtown, Pioneer Square, the…

UPDATE: Submissions are now closed! Please visit our Facebook page July 1 - 18 to vote for your favorite photos! To celebrate 100 grand years, the Smith Tower wants to honor your memories of the building over the last century.  Whether you had office space in the Smith Tower, visited the Chinese Room & Observation Deck, or simply took a…

OPENING DAY: May 3, 2014 Music, movies and a popular '60s era TV show have all mythologized the famed cross-country Highway Route 66.  Also known as the Will Rogers Highway and Main Street of America, Route 66 was officially established in1926. It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, landing in Santa Monica,…

Looking for cheap and easy parking in Pioneer Square for your employees and customers? With major construction projects in the works, on-street parking has become increasingly scarce. That's why The Alliance for Pioneer Square is working closing with state and city transportation agencies to find parking solutions for your visitors. Here's how you can get involved: Get familiar with parking…

This is a good thing! I'll bet if you're asked to name a "blues town," you would think of Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, or even New York City. I'll challenge any blues lover to expand their ideas of what makes a good blues town and look a little closer to home! What caught our attention was a web spotting of…

State budget cuts to transportation funding have prompted a ballot measure to consider future funding for King County Metro Transit, as the only avenue remaining to preserve bus service. If you or your office mates use the bus, Rapid Ride or other Metro service to get around town, now would be a good time to do your homework and be…

Anyone commuting by ferry, or working in the Financial District or Pioneer Square, is going to love this! Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts will be opening early spring of 2014 on the second level of The Post, a new luxury apartment building located across Post Alley from the Colman Building.  The shop will open onto the pedestrian overpass, which links the…

A favorite springtime getaway for folks around Puget Sound is the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This year the festivities will take place April 1-30. At this time of year the fertile Skagit Valley bursts to life in a rainbow of vivid colors as millions of tulips come into bloom. This is a self-guided driving tour, so you can enjoy…

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