Beacon Bits: Grocery stores, town halls, and a song

A new Grocery Outlet is coming to nearby SoDo. Photo by Jason.
A new Grocery Outlet is coming to nearby SoDo. Photo by Jason.
The Grocery Outlet just off Rainier Avenue, next to the Mount Baker train station, didn’t survive long enough to see the station open. It closed last year, its business hampered by ongoing station construction right in front of its parking lot.

Fans of Grocery Outlet shopping will soon have another nearby option, however, with a new store opening in the former state liquor store site on Fourth Avenue South in SoDo. The new site is not as convenient to pedestrians as the old one, however; the nearest Link station, instead of being right next door, is about a half-mile walk around a huge block and part of the Metro bus base.

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Mayor-elect McGinn is hosting three town halls this week to hear your thoughts and ideas about the future of the city. Two of the town halls are reasonably close to us here on Beacon Hill.

These are the locations:

Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Avenue Northeast
7:00 pm, Monday, November 30

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Avenue South
7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 1

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center At Rainier Beach High School, 8815 Seward Park Avenue South
7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 2

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Beacon Hill’s Helladope had KEXP’s song of the day last Monday with “Just So You Know.”

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Did you deep-fry your Thanksgiving turkey? Still wondering what to do with all that excess cooking oil? Red Apple has joined with Standard Biodiesel to collect your used turkey fryer oil. Standard will donate money to Children’s Hospital for each gallon collected. Please contact the store before bringing in your oil; instructions are in the link above.
Thanks to the P-I’s Big Blog!

6 thoughts on “Beacon Bits: Grocery stores, town halls, and a song”

  1. Doug, the Fourth Ave liquor store moved south a few blocks into a brand new building. I can’t remember the exact cross street, but it’s just north of Spokane.

  2. I’m glad my neighbors know where to go for liquor and power tools (and chain, angle iron, hydraulics and mysterious castoff equipment).

    Lets all keep on the Broadband train too while we’re at it. Comment to McGinn’s transition page on the city website:

    Councilman Bruce Harrell,, is the chair of the Energy and Technology Committee. Write to him as well. Tell him you want Broadband fiber optic cable to your home or business on Beacon Hill.

  3. David, thanks for providing that contact information. I just sent Bruce an email explaining my situation (Read: web designer, working on Beacon Hill, stuck with slow internet connection speeds). Thanks!

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