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Scenes from the New Jack Straw

A nice addition to the Market shopping circuit: Jack Straw

After five years in the West Edge, the ever-amazing Jack Straw moved to the Terminal Sales building across from Pike Place Market on First Ave this spring, next to Baby & Company in the space previously inhabited by Peter Miller Books.

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Sugar Mt. Bake Shop Finds Temporary Home at Pasta & Co.

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Lucy Damkoehler wants to feed you desserts at Pasta & Co.

Some sweet and sour news pertaining to desserts here in Seattle.

First the sour: Sugar Mt. Bake Shop is no longer in the plans to be part of Kurt Dammeier’s smoked meats emporium, Max’s, slated to open in South Lake Union early next year. Dammeier needs the space for extra seating, so the bakeshop will have to find another home (SLU is the goal!). Also, nobody wants cakes that taste like a bonfire, am I right? Read more »

Update: The Battle over Alaska’s Pebble Mine and why it Matters in Seattle

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A Bristol Bay commercial fisherman displays a sockeye salmon

In our January 2013 issue, contributing writer and professional forager Langdon Cook wrote an in-depth article on the development of North America’s largest open-pit mine, which is proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. Read more »


Beauty Emporium Bluemercury to Open at U Village

Honest, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a spa menu sets Bluemercury apart

Fast growing Washington, DC-based beauty emporium, Bluemercury, is expanding cross-country, to Seattle (the other Washington), with a new shop, their 49th, at U Village, set to open this month. Read more »


A 'Game of Thrones' Viewing Party, 'Tails of Wasps' Opens & More

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The Yonder Mountain String Band comes to Showbox at the Market

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Seattle Playwright's New World-Premiere Mixes Sex and Politics

(4/3 to 4/27, times vary) — In her new, world-premiere play, Tails of Wasps, Stephanie Timm addresses the age-old story of a politician brought down by a sexual scandal. Directed by New Century Theatre Company’s (NCTC) Darragh Kennan, the play explores the human tendency to get stung. Read more »