Star Light, Holiday Bright – Believe in the Magic!

Brighten up your holidays with this festive concert from The Northwest Firelight Chorale. Our ever-popular holiday program will include stunning arrangements of seasonal favorites, a glorious gospel showstopper, a rousing sing-along, and the kind of joyful surprises that we are known for! Saturday, December 21 University Congregational Church 4515 16th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 […]
Nov 16, 2019

Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
The now defunct Tully's Coffee on the Ave was one of many U District businesses not into sharing their bathroom with the homeless. (Photo from Flickr by Wonderlane)

U-District public restroom plan suffers from slim budgets for homeless services

The problems funding modest projects like a public restroom in the U District don’t bode well for big City promises to alleviate homelessness.
Nov 7, 2016