It is time for, yet again, the biannual “Dine Around Seattle” event that invites residents to come out and support local business and restaurants around our great city. From November 4th-29th, there will be a wide selection of great deals and discounts at various locations around Seattle. Most restaurants are offering “3-Course Dinners for just $30” and some are even including “3-Course Lunches for $15.” Come out and enjoy exclusive deals and seasonal dishes from the top chefs every Sunday through Thursday throughout November.
The event is put on by the Seattle Good Business Network. They are in their eleventh year of hosting by stressing the strengthening of our community through the support of local businesses. One of the top-rated businesses is located in our very own, Magnolia, is that of the Palisade’s Waterfront Restaurant.
Located in the heart of the Elliott Bay Marina, the Palisade, displays cultivating views of the water and sea-craft that port there. Even with beautiful outdoor views, there is still an aesthetically-pleasing interior that gives off a soothing feeling to its visitors. First, it is hard to miss the large water tank, near the entry, that keeps the Dungeness crab extremely fresh. Secondly, they have a saltwater pond, filled with live Steelhead, that guests are able to walk over with a bridge conveniently located in the center of the restaurant. Lastly, they have a mixed variety of seafood, steak and sushi that can meet expectations as restaurant-goers can taste the time and effort put into each dish.
It is difficult to find this low of a price point in this neighborhood of Seattle! This three-level townhouse is available in the beautiful neighborhood of Magnolia. This area is known for its family-friendly environments and beautiful views of Puget Sound. Only minutes from downtown, this three bedroom townhome is in a prime location.
One of its unique features is how every bedroom contains its own bathroom and there is also an extra powder room on the main floor. Also, the kitchen is completely updated with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and cherry cabinetry.
The backyard is completely fenced off and offers a cozy patio. It is a perfect area to start a garden as it receives great sun exposure. There is an abundance of street-parking around the unit, not to mention the one-car garage that is attached.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you are interested in viewing this unit or getting more information, please visit www.ewingandclark.com.
Located on the western side of Discovery Park, Fort Lawton sits in a quaint manner on the bluff of Magnolia. It was constructed in the early 1900’s with aspirations of being a major military presence in the Pacific Northwest. The fort was a defensive development, which consisted of a vast majority of artillery weaponry, to defend against naval and air attacks. The fort saw the most action during the world wars, but sat vacant for long periods of time. Time passed and in the 1970’s, the fort and all of its property were given to the city of Seattle.
There are twenty-six units built within fourteen buildings near Discovery Park that make up Fort Lawton. These historical military structures are now being offered up for sale to the highest bidder. The city hasn’t set a minimum asking price, they are taking all offers (although, they are expecting offers to be in the millions). The area is considered one of the most pristine in all of Seattle, as it contains breath-taking views of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.
The homes have been preserved since 1974 and are considered official city of Seattle landmarks. They are not allowed to be modified on the outside and very limited alterations are allowed on the interior. The city feels the fort gives off a feeling of patriotism and freedom. They are also hoping the exclusivity of the property is maintained and that any future buyers would respect Fort Lawton’s rich history.
If you are looking for Greek cuisine in Magnolia, Nikos Gyros is the place. Located at 2231 32nd Ave W, this restaurant is minutes away from the Magnolia Bluff. It’s best to attend on a sunny day, order to go and take in the beautiful scenery on one of the benches on Magnolia Blvd.
This restaurant is known for its cost-effective meals for all ages. They are known for the family environment and strong sense of community, but most of all their food. Favorites include the Greek fries, the chicken souvlaki, pita bread, and of course the original gyros.
Their portions are large, so if you are considering sharing, feel free. The friendly staff makes for an enjoyable experience for anyone. They are a family-owned business with a wide selection of fresh menu items.
If you are looking for a casual evening out while staying within your budget, Nikos Gyros in Magnolia is a great choice. Don’t forget to try the Greek fries, a little zest and feta will make you come back again!
While you’re thinking about the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, don’t forget that a local structure will eventually need to be replaced too: Magnolia Bridge. Actually, Magnolia Bridge is one of sixty Seattle area bridges that could use replacing, according to this Seattle PI article. But how do we pay for it?
Don’t get too worried about Magnolia Bridge. Although it is labeled as “structurally deficit,” numerous engineers have stated that it is safe to drive on. It simply cannot hold as much weight as it could when it was first built in 1930. Additionally, Seattle is working on replacing its bridges. The 2006 Bridging the Gap property tax levy worked on five major bridges, including the 45th St. Viaduct. Plus, it’s under budget and ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, Magnolia Bridge would cost a bit more than is left over, around the sum of $250 million to replace.
So, where is the money going to come from? Most likely a tax levy geared at property owners. But, why not use the $60 car tab fee that we’re voting on in November to pay for the Magnolia Bridge? First, it doesn’t raise enough money, raising only $204 million over the next ten years. Second, none of the money is going towards bridge repair, despite the fact that sixty bridges are over sixty years old. While you may be crying out in rage, the car tab fee would focus on many smaller transportation issues than replacing large bridges. It would install bike lanes, repave streets, extend trolley lines, research streetcar routes, and more. It’s more about a city-wide benefit rather than benefiting primarily one neighborhood.
Expect to cough up more money to replace the Magnolia Bridge in the coming years. But please do when we vote on it! We don’t want the Magnolia Bridge to fall victim to the same fate as the now-closed South Park Bridge.
Seattle traffic can be miserable from time to time. But as a Seattleite, you simply learn to deal with it and plan accordingly. I recently read an article where two women did otherwise. Last Sunday morning, there was a collision near the Magnolia Bridge that blocked traffic at 15th Avenue West and the Magnolia Bridge. Police officers were sent out to investigate the collision and direct traffic.
Two impatient women determined that enough was enough and decided to take matters into their own hands… or rather, fists. According to the news report, one woman shouted expletives at an officer and knocked over equipment. When an officer tried to keep the intolerant woman under control, she channeled her inner “Mike Tyson” and slugged the officer. Another officer was also hit. However, feistiness is never the answer, and she has been jailed for Assault on an Officer, which carries the hefty weight of being a felony.
Magnolia residents, traffic can be tough. But I hope you all keep a cool head on your shoulders when you’re sitting bumper-to-bumper. Keep your hands to yourself and unleash your “Mike Tyson” at kickboxing instead.
A 57-year old man suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a car in Seattle on Sunday. The man was in a motorized wheelchair attempting to cross at W. Garfield Street near the Magnolia Bridge when he was hit. The driver fled the scene, but was found later by a patrol officer. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends.