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Entries from August 2015

Brown Bear celebrates 58th anniversary with free car washes tomorrow

August 26th, 2015 by Sara

For the past nine years, this family-owned business has offered free “Beary Clean” tunnel washes twice a year. Last year’s anniversary event generated 26,437 free washes, bringing the combined total of complimentary anniversary and free Veterans Day washes to over 225,000.

Adding to the fun, this Thursday only, one lucky customer will be selected to receive free car washes for a year: an annual membership to Brown Bear’s Unlimited Wash Club. Enter to win by taking a photo of your newly washed vehicle and posting it on Twitter (@brownbear) or Instagram (@brownbearcarwash) with the hashtag #FreeCarWashDay.

Founder Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle.  Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 43 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane. 

For locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area click here.

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Ballard Bridge lane closures on Saturday, Aug. 29

August 26th, 2015 by Sara

It’s clean-up time for the Ballard Bridge. The Graffiti Rangers plan to remove graffiti from the underside of the bridge on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 7:30 a.m. until no later than 3:30 p.m. Sidewalks will remain open, but the right-hand lanes, both southbound and northbound, will be closed to accommodate the equipment.

 

To reach this area, SDOT crews will provide their U-BIT (under bridge inspection unit) which is positioned on the deck of the bridge and has an arm that can bend around and under the bridge. There is a bucket at the end of the arm to carry a person to work or inspect the underside of the bridge.

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Make your own mini park!

August 26th, 2015 by Sara

PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used.There are just three days left to submit your applications for PARK(ing) Day 2015. Applications are due THIS FRIDAY, August 28th, so don’t delay!

PARK(ing) Day is the perfect time to make your dream mini-park a reality. On September 18th, groups from all around Seattle will be designing and installing temporary on-street pop-up parks to help generate a conversation about healthy, sustainable, and livable cities. What sort of park do you want to see in Seattle? Parks can be spaces for reflection, creativity, solace, and play. PARK(ing) Day 2014 was their biggest one yet with over 50 pop-up parks installed throughout Seattle, and they want this year to be even bigger!

To apply, first pick the parking space you’d like to use and then fill out the simple, FREE application available on SDOT’s website. Check out SDOT’s guidelines for easy-to-follow tips about planning your pop-up park. Be sure to get your applications turned in to david.burgesser@seattle.gov by this Friday, August 28.

For additional information about Seattle PARK(ing) Day, including application requirements, click here.

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“Crime, Camping & Consequences” panel discussion

August 13th, 2015 by Sara

The Fremont Chamber presents:

“Crime, Camping & Consequences” Panel Discussion, Wednesday, September 16th at 8am at Giddy Up Burger.

Join the Fremont Chamber along with Panel Members:
City Attorney Brendan Brophy,
Councilmember Mike O’Brien (not yet confirmed),
A representative from the Seattle Police, and
Sola Plumacher from Human Services, City of Seattle

The discussion will focus on tools  and resources for business to deal with the issues related to encampment and long term RV parking. Trash, parking as well as safety and business visibility for your customers.

“We all know that homelessness is a huge concern in the City of Seattle, this meeting will not focus on how to solve homelessness, but more it will help business owners, to access City resources to mitigate the effects on your environment from people who are camping in cars and RVs near your place of business.”

Cost: $5 Members (includes NSIA and FNC members), $10 Nonmembers

Location: Giddy Up Burger 4600 Leary Way NW 98103 Seattle WA

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