Scoop Blog Archive / October 2011

To Occupy or Not To Occupy? Seattle is Still Deciding.

Everybody loves a good line-in-the-sand scene.

That is, the classic, dramatic moment at the center of the mythic Alamo story, in which a ragtag group of wild men and outcasts occupy a mission in the middle of Mexico, er, Texas, and decide to stay and “defend” it against the encroaching Mexican army. It’s a loaded story. But then what American tale isn’t?

So the scene is envisioned by American icon and director of this movie, John Wayne:

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Fashion + Style Friday: Shop openings, the THREAD Show returns and Lisa Simpson’s new shoe line

Greetings shoppers! Here’s our weekly round-up of news you can use, and upcoming style events: Read more »

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Craft Beer + Corner Store = Convenience Heaven

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Rachel Hart

As much as I hope to check visiting all the great new craft breweries that Kendall Jones wrote about in our current Beer issue off my beer bucket list over the next several months, it’s unlikely to happen.

This is why I am especially grateful for the most recent trend in the evolution of the convenience store: the craft beer convenience store. Read more »

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Beer news: Elysian's new juniper brew, and a bittersweet beer event

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Occupational hazard: I love beer. Didn't used to, but that was in the dark days before Seattle mag's epic 24-page beer extravaganza, which could make a beerdo out of anyone. Neophyte that I am, I enjoy sidling up to Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones at beer events and asking him stupid questions, like I did last night at the Triple Door's big Elysian Brewing Company's brewlaunch of their new Triple Door Backstage Ale. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Japanese firm gets the contract to build the bore

*Updated 10/14 with new information (below)

Japanese firm Hitatchi Zosen signed a contract today to build the behemouth boring machine that will blaze the trail for the waterfront tunnel. Read cool details about this sci-fi creation here; then picture what $80 million gets you. My fave highlights from the always-fascinating DOT press release: Read more »

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