Places

13 South Seattle Spots to Exercise Those New Year’s Resolutions

13 South Seattle Spots to Exercise Those New Year’s Resolutions

According to the hundreds of South Seattle residents who recently voted in the 2016 Best of South Seattle Awards – the definitive list of who to know, where to eat and what to do in one of America’s most diverse zip codes – these are the top 13 hyper-local spots to get […]

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Original Owners Say Goodbye to King Donut Teriyaki Laundromat

Original Owners Say Goodbye to King Donut Teriyaki Laundromat

“Eat the BEST DONUTS & TERIYAKI in town and wash your draws all under one roof. Don’t be a Fool!” After nearly 30 years in South Seattle, the founders of King Donuts Teriyaki Laundromat will retire next Tues., Dec. 20. “The shop is our “American Dream” story,” said the owners’ […]

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South Seattle History: Memories of Chubby & Tubby

South Seattle History: Memories of Chubby & Tubby

Founded in 1946, Chubby & Tubby grew into a Seattle institution, with three locations offering bargains in hardware, housewares, and garden supplies. Their famous Christmas trees sold for 97 cents in the early years and were still a bargain at the time the business closed in 2003. We asked readers […]

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Rainier Beach

Libraries on the Loose! 26 Little Free Libraries in South Seattle

South Seattle is blessed with dozens of Little Free Libraries — tiny, usually homemade book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places where neighbors can share their favorite literature and stories. According to littlefreelibrary.org, the movement began in 2009 when a Wisconsin man built a model of a one-room […]

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Mount Baker Church Named City’s Newest Landmark

Mount Baker Church Named City’s Newest Landmark

Seattle City Council recently approved a landmark designation ordinance for the Mount Baker Park Presbyterian Church building. Located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, this building joins the more than 400 landmarks in the city that represent our rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, […]

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Rainier Valley Community Clinic Moves, Expands Services

Rainier Valley Community Clinic Moves, Expands Services

Rainier Valley Community Clinic has announced the grand opening of the clinic in a new, larger location and with expanded services to provide care for more Rainier Valley neighbors. King County data shows that the life expectancy for those living in the Rainier Valley is an average of 17 years […]

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Go Play! Top 10 South Seattle Playgrounds

Go Play! Top 10 South Seattle Playgrounds

With all this wonderful sunny weather and the re-opening of the new and improved Mount Baker Playground, we knew it was time for a list of our favorite South Seattle parks. So many fun options! Where are your favorite places to play in South Seattle? 1. Othello Playground (4351 S. […]

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$2.8M Expansion Starts at 7-Acre Urban Farm in Rainier Beach

$2.8M Expansion Starts at 7-Acre Urban Farm in Rainier Beach

Construction has begun on a $2.8 million expansion project at a seven-acre urban farm in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle. The massive overhaul of the former Atlantic City Nursery includes an organic farm, a children’s learning garden, outdoor and indoor class spaces, a community gathering space, greenhouses, orchards, […]

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Stay Cool, South-End! 10 South Seattle Waterfront Parks

Stay Cool, South-End! 10 South Seattle Waterfront Parks

South Seattle is blessed with several miles of public shoreline and stunning views along Lake Washington, and with a beautiful sunny week ahead, it’s a great time to explore each and every one of them. Bring a picnic! Our route starts at the southern end of the Rainier Valley and […]

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Fun in the Sun: 10 South Seattle Summer Camps

Fun in the Sun: 10 South Seattle Summer Camps

Summer vacation is just a few short weeks away (the last student day for Seattle Public Schools is Fri., June 24th) and there are numerous south-end summer camp options to choose from. That said, many will fill up quickly, so now is a good time to pull out the calendar […]

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