(CONTINUING TO UPDATE as we get more word of who’s open/closed, especially restaurants … scroll down)
(Water Taxi’s pre-Husky-game lineup Saturday, photographed by Dana. It’s on Sunday schedule today)
Happy Labor Day! Sun’s supposed to be out full strength later. Today’s traditional note:
SOLID WASTE PICKUP: If Monday is your day for city trash/recycling/yard waste pickup, it’s on a regular schedule today.
TRANSPORTATION: Metro Transit is on a Sunday schedule, as are the West Seattle Water Taxi (along with its shuttle buses – but the Vashon WT is NOT running today), and Sound Transit express buses. Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is on a weekend schedule today. NO scheduled bridge/99 closures today/tonight.
STREET PARKING DOWNTOWN, ETC.: Pay stations/meters are on holiday – it’s a city parking holiday.
WHAT’S CLOSED/NOT HAPPENING: Most government offices/facilities closed (Seattle Public Library system reopens tomorrow), most banks closed, no mail delivery.
BUSINESSES? Again this year, those that have made mention on social media tend to be more closed than open, overall. Among retailers, Avalon Glassworks e-mailed to say they’ll be open again this year for Labor Day. Also open Labor Day for the first time – West 5 in The Junction. Meander’s Kitchen north of Morgan Junction is open. (added) Zeeks Pizza is open regular hours (thanks to Larry for the tip) … Easy Street Café till 3 and Chelan Café till 1 (thanks to Rich for the tip) … WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C&P Coffee Company are among the many coffee shops we noticed open while taking a quick investigative drive a little while ago. … (More additions) The Bridge (thanks, Lindsay!) and Pegasus Pizza (thanks, Clara!) are both open, from lunchtime on … Fresh Bistro‘s open (thanks, Alan!) … Wing Dome in The Junction too (thanks, Andy!) … also open: Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor; thanks, Jordan!), Cactus on Alki (thanks, Katrina!), Seattle Fish Co. (thanks, Hannelore!), and Luna Park Café (thanks and happy birthday to Krissy!) … (added late afternoon) Endolyne Joe’s is open (thanks, Ian!) …
(Anybody else, stores or restaurants/bars? Let us know, and we will keep adding to the list!)
OUTDOOR SWIMMING TODAY: Last day of the season for the Lincoln Park wading pool, and, also at LP, last day of daily operations for Colman Pool – details here.
PETTING ZOO: At Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) today – here’s the announcement:
Please join us at Merrill Gardens Admiral Heights for an Animal Encounter on September 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. We will have a free petting zoo at our community and everyone will have a chance to have a “Hands on Experience”. There will be cute bunnies, baby chicks, a Wallaby, Kune Kune Piglet, Prairie Dog, Pygmy Goats and more exciting animals to see. We will be offering assorted flavors of shaved ice for refreshment. The Admiral Heights community is located at 2326 California Ave SW in the heart of the Admiral Heights business district.
POTLUCK AND FLAG DEDICATION: Everyone’s invited to a noon potluck and 1 pm flag dedication at the Masonic Lodge, 40th/Edmunds on the east edge of The Junction. Details in our calendar listing.