West Seattle, Washington
With so many blossoming businesses in West Seattle — West 5, Skylark, etc. — concerned about the so-called “nightlife premises legislation” that’s been making its way through the City Council, we thought you might want to know the next hearing has just been set (June 4).
Time for our annual pitch for Race for the Cure (three weeks from Saturday). You never know, this could be the last year you get to walk on the viaduct. Really is a heck of a view from up there, when you’re on foot and able to enjoy it. P.S. Another cancer-fighting fundraiser happens evenÃ‚Â closer to home, Relay for Life at WS Stadium, June 22-23.
If you didn’t already know about this lunch option in The Junction (we didn’t), a reader tip points out that Blue Willow Catering, just west of the former Backstage Thrift, serves lunch 11-2 Tuesdays-Fridays. (We peeked at the menu the other day; the curried sweet-potato bisque sounded especially promising!)
Four and a half months after the Alki pump-project permit, comes a key permit just granted for the Barton Street pump project, just north of the ferry dock. Appears that starting later this year, this will tear up the Cove Park vicinity like last spring’s emergency repair work (followed by the post-windstorm repairs). In all, three pump-station projects are in the works for the West Seattle shoreline; various collateral can be found here.
Today the P-I takes on the 47th/Admiral safety issues and the record of the driver who hit and killed Tatsuo Nakata, though without any new revelations (the Weekly thoroughly dug into the driver’s background earlier this month).