Local Rooms

Lusty Lady to Become a Boutique Hotel

Sleep over at the old peep show.

05/29/2015 By Allison Williams


PubliCalendar: You're Invited to Hack the Commute

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/10/2015 By Darren Davis


Afternoon Fizz: Scholes to Head Downtown Seattle Association

Longtime DSA policy point person to take over as President & CEO of the group.

11/13/2014 By Josh Feit


Local Rooms: Hotel Motif

So long, Red Lion. There's a new indie in town.

06/24/2014 By Allison Williams


Butch Blum's Cool New Storefront


The City Moves

The Waterfront Gondola is Really Happening (Probably)

The guy who built the Great Wheel is serious: He's putting a skyway through Union Street.

03/04/2014 By Allison Williams

Retail Supernews

First Look: Zara Seattle

The biggest thing to happen in downtown Seattle retail in, oh, maybe 15 years?, happens today, on February 13 at 10a, when Zara opens for business at Westlake Center.

02/13/2014 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Calvin


Last Night: When Bus Riders Attack

A disgruntled bus rider attacks four women, including the writer, on a stretch of Third Avenue known for crime.

01/17/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Hidden Gems

Eight Places to Eat Your Lunch Outside

Brown-bag it to these urban retreats around downtown and add a vitamin D boost to your day.

05/23/2013 By Rachel Breiwick


Big City, Big Nature

The view from Seattle waterfront designer James Corner

04/17/2013 By Lawrence W. Cheek


A Walk on the Seattle Waterfront

From Burien to the North End, the Seattle shoreline reveals our rich connection to the landscape, to industry, and to our lives.

04/17/2013 By Lawrence W. Cheek

Retail News

A New Barneys...Coming Soon

Things are about to shuffle at Barneys New York. What does that say about modern retailing, and your shopping experience?

03/05/2013 By Laura Cassidy


As Downtown Group Requests More Cops, Records Request Shows Rise in Crime Downtown

As the Downtown Seattle Association asks city council members to fund more officers downtown, a PubliCola records request shows a rise in criminal incidents in the neighborhood.

10/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Celebrity Sighting

Save the Date: Rachel Roy at Nordstrom

Meet beloved designer Rachel Roy when she comes to town to promote her new shoe collection, then stick around for the informal fashion show.

09/11/2012 By Amanda Zurita

Seattle Style

Emilie Sloan Opens at Pacific Place

The Seattle-based accessories line opens its first stand-alone shop this Saturday. We chatted with owner Lisa Murphy to find out what's in store.

08/30/2012 By Amanda Zurita

Coming Soon

Yard House Bringing 130 Taps to Downtown

Books make way for beer as the California-based restaurant chain takes over the former Borders space.

03/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Restaurant News

New Hours at Taste at SAM

Changes at the museum cafe.

10/04/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Sauced Exclusive!

The Return of Vessel: Folks, We Have a Location

"We’re going to do things no one’s ever done before," says bar manager and owner Jim Romdall.