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Business owner: Crime and homelessness in downtown Seattle have ‘never been worse’

After KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show shared their own stories this week about visiting downtown Seattle, particularly as it relates to the homelessness crisis, they heard from a local…

Oceanside Police are looking to install 54 surveillance cameras in the town center

Oceanside Police Headquarters. Courtesy of the department The Oceanside Police Department is asking the city to approve a $500,000 allocation to purchase 54 surveillance cameras they want to install in…

Are tech workers returning to downtown Seattle? Here’s what the companies are planning

Downtown Seattle and the Amazon headquarters campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo GeekWire/Kurt Schlosser) Plywood is down, surviving restaurants are adding hours, and vehicular traffic in Seattle is increasing by…

New apartments are on the way in the old quarter of downtown Prosper

The historic district of downtown Prosper has a new apartment community. An Alabama builder, Birmingham-based LIV Development LLC, is planning the rental project on Fifth Street near the iconic grain…

Police make arrests during downtown Seattle marches

item Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation SEATTLE – At least four people were arrested during marches on Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle – a year after riots there followed the…

Miller’s Guild in downtown Seattle closes after eight years

A destination for downtown meat lovers has quietly bid farewell. Through the Seattle Times, Miller’s Guild – the restaurant at Hotel Max known for its enormous wood-fired grill and excellent…

Part of block in historic UP town center destroyed by fire

CALUMET, Mich. – A massive fire on Friday evening destroyed a block of historic downtown Calumet, according to WLUC-TV. The station reported that the fire occurred at a building in…

How we helped revitalize a languishing suburban downtown

Many years ago my husband, Steve, and I purchased our first home in Lombard. We bought near what we thought was a busy downtown area at the time. A few…

Kearney businesses are planting new roots in the town center

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) – Whether it’s a new location or just a young, vibrant neighborhood, some Kearney businesses are turning to The Bricks to put down roots. Contour Med +…

Texarkana Church seeks permission to demolish historic house in downtown

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL / KMSS) – The Beech Street Baptist Church has approached the Historic District Commission for permission to demolish the Claude Foulke House on Pecan Street. HDC officials…

Karen Hiller running for re-election in downtown Topeka

Board member Karen Hiller has been in her seat for 12 years, but she still wants to do more work. “I’m a worker. I just want to get in there…

Grand Lake could halt new construction in downtown

Grand Lake officials will discuss a plan next week to halt new construction in downtown Grand Lake. Last week, Grand Lake administrators held a joint workshop with the city’s planning…

Work is underway to alleviate an I-5 bottleneck in downtown Seattle

After a decade on the drawing board, construction begins this month to add a third northbound lane at Interstate 5 at Seneca Street, known as the worst bottleneck in Washington…

Urbana Town Launches Downtown Walking Tour

Posted: May 6, 2021 / 4:13 PM CDT / Update: May 6, 2021 / 4:13 PM CDT URBNA, Ill. (WCIA) – The city of Urbana has launched a new walking…

Is downtown Seattle dying? Not so fast. Office demand returns to pre-pandemic levels

In early February, I wrote about what seemed like an ominous sign for the future of downtown Seattle. An index that measures business demand for leasing new office space showed…

Jackson City Council approves new social district for downtown

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) – On Tuesday evening, the Jackson City Council held a meeting where several important decisions for the area were made, including road construction, park design and a…

Fayetteville’s Cool Spring Downtown District Hosts Yoga and Painting Event

In an effort to continue beautifying the city of Fayetteville, Cool Spring Downtown District is hosting a “Make Your Mark and Find Your Zen” event. The event started on Friday…

Big Rapids may limit downtown marijuana stores

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids City Commissioners held a public hearing to receive input from residents and local business owners on a proposed amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance. The…

Downtown Seattle businesses brace for possible riots as they await Derek Chauvin’s verdict

Companies prepare for possible protests after Chauvin trial Law enforcement and businesses prepare for possible riots SEATTLE – Between the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and other…

Iowa City Downtown District Offers $ 15,000 Grants To New Retailers

Maintain the balance “objective more urgent than ever”, according to the district “The vast majority of space interest comes from national and local restaurants and food establishments,” says Nancy Bird,…

Morgantown Artists to Design Utility Box Murals Around Downtown | Morgantown News

The City of Morgantown has received approval from the West Virginia Highway Division to install six new utility box murals designed by area artists in downtown Morgantown. “The utility box…

Shawnee set to allow public drinking in downtown

Shawnee appears set to allow public drinking in an area covering four city blocks in the city’s downtown area. The Shawnee City Council unanimously agreed on Monday to direct city…

WSDOT finally widens I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle

The state is finally tackling one of our region’s biggest choke points by widening I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle, but it will come at a cost to people driving on…

Historic Macy’s building in downtown Seattle sells for nearly $600 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter An investment group and a real estate company will together pay nearly $600 million for Macy’s building in downtown Seattle, now dominated by six floors…

KKR and Urban Renaissance Group Acquire 300 Pine Building in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seattle-based commercial real estate company Urban Renaissance Group LLC (www.urbanrengroup.com) (URG) and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of the 300 Pine St building in…

New foot ferry makes trip to downtown Seattle in 26 minutes

Through Seattle Times Staff Reporter Kitsap Transit begins service on its third fast ferry route Monday morning, a 26-minute direct passenger-only trip between Southworth and downtown Seattle. the 255-berth Enetai…

Cool Spring Downtown District in Fayetteville is looking for artists

Cool Spring Downtown District is accepting applications from local artists to have their art temporarily displayed in Art Alley in downtown Fayetteville. Art Alley was added downtown in 2020. It…

Historic Preservation Committee Seeks Dedicated Downtown District – The Appalachian

New Designated Zone in Boone to Protect Properties from Substantial Changes Samuel cooke Originally surrounded by grass and featuring stone pillars at its entrance, the Watauga County Courthouse has undergone…

Homeless hotel opens today in downtown Seattle; here is a glimpse of the interior

It’s more than a year after the pandemic tore downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty or relocate, but on Wednesday the city will…

Avondale votes to revitalize its historic downtown

More townhouses, restaurants, wading pools, parks and murals. It’s part of the plan to make South Avondale a must-visit destination within five years. The $6.3 million plan aims to revamp…

Grove Station soon to be downtown will offer a unique dining experience | News

Corrie Sid began investing in Tallassee when she first purchased The Guest House in 2018 and almost immediately began making great strides in building it into a new hostel and…

Downtown district vital for a community | News, Sports, Jobs

Graham Jaehnig / Daily Mining Gazette A 2019 photo of Leah Polzien, executive director of the Calumet Downtown Development Authority, as she delivers a monthly report to the village council.…

Tom Douglas is permanently closing the Dahlia Lounge in downtown Seattle

After 32 years as one of downtown’s upscale dining destinations, the Dahlia Lounge is finally done, owner Tom Douglas has announced. The space will be converted to house Serious Pie…

The Last Piece: Southworth-Downtown Seattle Fast Ferry Service Begins March 29

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap commuters working in downtown Seattle can rejoice in good news: The long-awaited Kitsap Transit fast ferry route between Southworth and downtown Seattle will begin service…

City of Altavista Launches New App to Promote Downtown District During COVID-19

ALTAVISTA, Virginia – Robert Pate, the owner of Cyclin ‘Nutz bicycle store, said that since the start of the pandemic he has been trying to find ways to reach customers.…

Bartlett Shoe Co. Becomes City-Center # 2 Shoe Store | Local news

Erik Bartlett, owner of Runaround Running & Fitness at 422 S. Main St., opens a second shoe store in Joplin. Rather than taking advantage of the heavy traffic on Range…

7 “must-haves” for the recovery of downtown Seattle

Every big city has a big downtown. Town centers are the heart of a region and help shape its brand and identity. Downtown Seattle is no exception – it’s the…

Downtown Seattle: ‘Clean up this mess’

“How will downtown Seattle bounce back from the pandemic?” once again describes and denounces the abandonment of downtown Seattle. Let’s look around us. Didn’t the same pandemic happen in Bellevue?…

City of Loveland and Downtown District announce grant program to help cover costs of outdoor dining – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Restaurants in Loveland have until April 6 to apply for a new grant program to help foot the bill for tents, heaters and other weatherproof gear as COVID-19 rules continue…

Ashland’s Community Empowerment Grant Plans to Revitalize Downtown | Central Missouri News

ASHLAND — It has been several months since the Missouri Main Street Connection awarded the City of Ashland the Community Empowerment Grant to revitalize its downtown. Now plans are beginning…

Weekend activity in the city center becomes hectic, according to Cd’A PD

Lee White, Coeur d’Alene police chief, said on Tuesday that a recent increase in alcohol-related incidents in the downtown area was straining the resources of the police department. “The majority…

Warning sign for downtown? Seattle is seeing the biggest decline in office demand

In downtown Seattle, crews are putting the finishing touches on a striking new skyscraper. At a height of approximately 850 feet, the Rainier Square Tower has already redesigned the city’s…

Nordstrom to move office tower in downtown Seattle

By Seattle Times business reporter After a year in which the Seattle-born retailer has laid off employees and closed stores, Nordstrom announced on Tuesday that it will be leaving its…

City of Durango details big plans for Downtown North – The Durango Herald

A new special neighborhood would provide funding to build feasible multi-family housing The City of Durango is considering creating a MidTown Urban Renewal Authority to stimulate redevelopment in the north…

Downtown Seattle business owners speak out after another destructive protest

Local businesses speak out after protest damage Olivia LaVoice reports from Q13. SEATTLE – Cleanup was underway for several buildings that were damaged and vandalized Wednesday night in downtown Seattle…

Protesters march through downtown Seattle, arrests made for property damage

President Joe Biden’s inauguration was met Wednesday night in downtown Seattle with scattered protests and property damage from anti-fascist marchers who have been demonstrating for months. A group, which numbered…

General Plan Update for Beaumont Focuses on Downtown Neighborhood | News

Pulled from Ziggy’s Spirit Shoppe parking lot facing east, Beaumont sees Egan Avenue as the beginning of the downtown Beaumont district. BY DAVID JAMES HEISS, Record Gazette Beaumont has determined…

Fort Smith weighs new code for downtown development

FORT SMITH — The Fort Smith Central Business Improvement District Commission is due to vote later this month on a proposed new code for downtown. The intent of the code…

Purple Café and Wine Bar opens in downtown Seattle | Eat + Drink

Heavy Restaurant Group has announced that a new Purple Café and Wine Bar has opened in downtown Seattle starting September 23. It will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 11…

The streets of downtown Seattle are nearly empty except for the homeless and those still coming to help amid the coronavirus

At 6 p.m. on a recent Friday, Aaron Guyton sat down on a park bench in the middle of Pioneer Square, where the only people around seemed to be living…

Link Light Rail closed in downtown Seattle this weekend

As construction to join new light rail tracks to serve the Eastside in the existing system continues smoothly, it’s time for commuters to prepare for the second of three scheduled…

A History of Le Bon Marché in Downtown Seattle – KIRO 7 News Seattle

The following is a HistoryLink.org essay by James R. Warren: In 1890, Josephine Nordhoff (d. 1920) and her husband, Edward Nordhoff (1858-1899) arrived in Seattle and used their savings of…

Avoiding downtown Seattle on New Year’s Eve? Here are 10 good neighborhood addresses where you can party.

Maybe you’re ready to dance until dawn to the sound of Sir Mix-a-Lot on New Year’s Eve. Or maybe you’d rather stick to your neighborhood and toast the New Year…

Sound Transit worries about safety ahead of last weekend’s violence in downtown Seattle

Long before last weekend’s shooting at Westlake Station, Sound Transit executives were concerned about maintaining a sense of safety for the light rail’s 80,000 daily riders. The agency has increased…

Bus riders and drivers adapt as hundreds more buses roll through downtown Seattle streets

Bus drivers and riders appeared to be adjusting on Monday as hundreds of bus trips were redirected from the downtown transit tunnel to surface streets, where they merged with existing…

The streetcar through downtown Seattle is a smart investment

The streetcar will create useful new connections within the downtown transportation system, integrating with light rail, buses, ferries, and Sounder and Amtrak trains. People have spoken: whether they currently use…

For thousands, light rail may be the only way to get through downtown Seattle next year

Bus diversions and lane changes are coming next year, to bring people through downtown Seattle when construction projects push buses out of the transit tunnel. Seattle is on a collision…

Sound Transit 3 plan calls for second tunnel in downtown Seattle, 108 miles of light rail

Thursday afternoon, the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) was fully unveiled at a transit agency board meeting. If approved, it could revolutionize light rail transportation throughout the Puget Sound region. #ST3…

The Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reaches SeaTac/Airport Station on December 19, 2009.

On December 19, 2009, Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reached SeaTac/Airport Station. The inaugural ribbon cutting attended by some 500 celebrants takes place…