Announcing the blog about White Center:

If you visit the WSB Forums, you may have seen a recent thread by Justin, co-owner of Full Tilt Ice Cream, suggesting a White Center blog. We had been working offline on plans for one for a while, so we contacted Justin and inquired whether there might be any advantage to a partnership — otherwise, if he was ready to launch something, we were ready to support it. whitecenternow.jpgJustin had been talking with another dynamic White Center entrepreneur, Ricardo from Cafe Rozella, but they hadn’t launched a site yet, so we agreed to join forces on a site that is intended to be very different from this one – much more of a true blog (WSB is at its core a neighborhood-news site, not so much a “blog” though we have the word in our name since that’s what we evolved from): White Center Now, at We all started posting content within the past week (starting with the Big Al Brewing opening) and intended to keep it as a soft launch till we finished adding content on the sidebars and inside pages, but the company which had kept idle for 9 months (the only reason we’re not launching at that URL – it wasn’t available) suddenly decided to do something with it starting today, perhaps inspired by the WSB thread, so we’re letting you know that White Center Now is already up and running – with some very interesting contributions already from Ricardo and Justin, and a couple of news items from us. It’s a very simple layout – we are not bells and whistles people – but you know that, if you are a WSB regular; it’s about the words, the pictures, the stories, the information. If you have White Center news, photos, events, information, ideas – and/or if you are interested in being a contributor – please e-mail White Center and West Seattle will grow even closer together in the years to come, we believe, as travel to downtown gets more difficult, so we are honored to be involved with Justin and Ricardo – and the others to come – in this effort to tell, share, and experience the stories of this growing community.

8 Replies to "Announcing the blog about White Center:"

  • jseattle August 11, 2008 (7:27 pm)

    Yay, another Seattle neighborhood joins the club :)

    And I already got my first useful piece of White Center info from it — goat meat barbeque, here I come.

  • BobLoblaw August 11, 2008 (7:48 pm)

    Cool. Something for Tracy to do in her spare time.

    (insert evil grin)

  • pam August 11, 2008 (9:15 pm)

    Good news! We head over to the WC (heh) often, in search of hardware, pho, on the way to the TJs, the random trip to Rozella, etc, amen. Who knew ex-hillsters would be so psyched to face south.

    Friday, we’re off to check out Full Tilt, finally.

    Hooray for neighborhood bloggers.

  • JoB August 11, 2008 (9:55 pm)

    I found both sites interesting.. but have to say that the new one had the most info…

    i too am going for the goat meat bbq..

  • d August 11, 2008 (10:12 pm)

    STANDING OVATION!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    Go Team WC!!!!!

  • scottso August 12, 2008 (12:21 pm)

    Just to clarify (on my esteemed colleague’s turf nonetheless), was registered on Jan. 9, 2008. was registered June 25, 2008.

    You can do a search yourself to see (

    It was always our intention to launch as part of our ongoing series of local blogs for South King County, including Burien, Normandy Park, Tukwila, SeaTac and others.

    And, far as I can tell, we were the first to actually “go public” with it.

    The main diff. you’ll see between the two WC sites is that will include more rich media (videos, photos, etc.) along with humorous observations (SS is a comedy Writer) as well as local news, events, listings, etc.

  • Lachlan August 12, 2008 (4:13 pm)

    Woohoo!! As a WC’er, this makes me happy. :)

  • RS August 13, 2008 (4:59 pm)

    Wow, 8 posts in three days on whitecenterblog. I’m sure that had nothing to do with the launch of the other blog… Whatever, the more coverage of WC the better, in my opinion!!

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