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Neighborhood Blogs Worth Reading

We love sharing news about Stadium Place and providing some ideas about neighborhood spots to enjoy. But we also know that we can’t provide ALL the data about news and events in the area. So here are some suggestions for some other great sources of news.

Photo Source: TheNewPioneerSquare.com

Photo Source: TheNewPioneerSquare.com

Have any favorites that we missed? The smaller and more eclectic the better. Let us know in the comments below.

Help Us Celebrate Pillar Loves Pets Month

Pillar Loves Pets Month” is our annual chance to celebrate the canines and cats that make our lives a little more fun. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting and participating in all kinds of special events for both our furry and non-furry residents. We’ll kick the month off right on June 8, participating in the Seattle Animal Shelter “Furry 5K” Fun Run and Walk around Seward Park. Join your fellow neighbors, and thousands of other Seattleites, as we run and walk with our dogs to raise money for the Seattle Animal Shelter. Ask your front desk for a special promo code that gets you $10 off registration fee. Sign up here. Furry5K On June 9, we’ll launch the 2nd Annual Pillar Loves Pets Photo Contest. Send in a pic of your little buddy and have your friends vote on their favorite submissions. Last year, we were on adorable overload, receiving shots with everything from cute kitties to precious puppies. Follow us on Facebook to get all the details. Pillar Loves Pets Last year, hundreds of our residents and neighbors voted, choosing Bowser and Tigger as the cutest pets in the Pacific Northwest, followed closely by Biscuit and Crackers. Like last year, winners will receive $250 and $50 gift cards, so get those photos in. Enter the contest here on June 9. Bowser and Tigger We’ll also be hosting our own benefit for the Seattle Animal Shelter. Throughout the month, look for the big collection bins in the building. Drop a few cans of dog and cat food in the box and we’ll make sure they get to the Seattle Animal Shelter. We love your pets at Stadium Place. Enjoy this month as we celebrate all they bring to the community.

With Pizza This Good, Who Needs Meat?

We hear you: sometimes pizza places cater more towards carnivores than they do towards those of us who lean towards a more herbivore-based existence.  Luckily, you’ve got one of Seattle’s best pizza joints right around the corner from you. Freshly moved in from their fifteen-year residency in Belltown. World Pizza has relocated to the International District, and they’re ready to show vegetarians some love.

World Pizza Menu

FYI, “Excellent Pizza” is totally an understatement here.

You can’t really go wrong with any of your options here, but if we could be so bold as to make a suggestion, there’s a reason why the roasted red potato, garlic, rosemary, and Gorgonzola pizza is preceded with “Our famous” as a descriptor. It’s one of the best pizzas in the city, and eating it will make you happy. We guarantee it.

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Make sure you wear socks when you order this pizza, because it’s guaranteed to knock them off.

Vegetarians, rejoice. Your localicious pizza savior has arrived.

Take a Walk: The Elliott Bay/Waterfront Trail

Hey, did you know that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step? It’s true, we looked it up. Also, a journey of a thousand miles is way too far to walk. When we take a stroll, we like to keep our walking routes under three hundred miles long and always within city limits.

There’s lots of great things about living in Seattle proper, and one of the best things is that Seattle’s an eminently walkable city. Downtown’s just a quick stroll away from Stadium Place, but we think that to get the most out of your urban walk, a jaunt down the Waterfront is your way to go. So put on some comfortable shoes, and let’s do this!

This is not a complicated route, you won’t even need to take notes. Just walk out your door and head down First Avenue until you hit Madison, then hang a left. Then take a right just before you go under the viaduct, and congrats! You’re now officially walking on the Elliott Bay Trail. Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 8.56.13 AM.png

Not only is this trail flat (a lack of hills will always get positive reviews from us), it gives you some of the best scenery/people watching Seattle’s got to offer. Technically, this route will take you all the way to Interbay, but we like to stop and turn around once we hit the Olympic Sculpture Park (after we’ve walked around the park and gotten some culture first, of course).

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Fellow bipedal saunterers, share your opinions— what’s your favorite localicious walking route? 

Meet our Neighbors: Cone & Steiner

Pioneer Square has so much to offer. From quaint boutiques to ethnic cuisine, you will find everything you are looking for just a short walk away from Stadium Place.

Every month, new businesses are flocking to Pioneer Square and we love having them join the neighborhood.

Seattle favorite, Cone & Stiener will be Pioneer Square’s newest addition. This corner store bodega will be located right next to The Nolo and we can’t wait to visit. This cornerstone gem will be opening Fall 2014.

Next door to Quality Athletics, The Huxley Wallace Collective will team up again with Dani Cone (High 5 Pie, FUEL and Chico Madrid) and Retrofit Home (Jon Milazzo and Lori Pomeranz) for a second Cone & Steiner General.

About Cone & Steiner
We’re a thriving neighborhood market…a one-stop shop brimming indoors and out with everything you need. Think fresh flowers and hand ground flour; local produce and meats; the best dry goods and dairy…sweet treats and a highly-curated selection of gourmet prepared foods. In a unique twist on the urban general store, we also carry a robust selection of regional and global craft beers, wines and ciders. We even have our own growler station with six local beers on tap! Cone & Steiner General is reminiscent of the corner stores common in Seattle many years ago, with an updated take on today’s conscientious urban foodie culture. We source the highest quality products from local farms and producers whenever possible, and provide carefully-sourced, artisanal items from afar.

What Are Locals Saying?
Super cute, very well-curated little mercantile! I love the mix of pantry staples like Campbell’s and Annie’s and local, ready-to-eat goods. Love that there’s a tap for draft beers and a spot to hang out and enjoy a pint! via Katya L.

We can’t wait to have Cone & Steiner in the neighborhood! For more Pioneer Square neighborhood updates, find Stadium Place on Facebook and Twitter.

Gaba Sushi – Sushi In Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is a melting pot of great cuisine. Craving a turkey and cranberry sandwich? How about Indian Curry? Look no further than Pioneer Square. Walk out of your front door at Stadium Place and into a mecca of great food at your fingertips.

Looking for a unique sushi experience? Our friends at Gaba Sushi have a creative spin on the traditional sushi experience. Gaba Sushi offers hearty sushi rolls made with sprouted gaba brown rice. Not only is the menu delicious – but also healthy. Go ahead – order 2!

About Gaba Sushi: 
The rice used to make Gaba Sushi is no ordinary rice! It is a sprouted brown rice with higher amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid. GABA rice is a fast growing trend in Japan and it is specially mill-ordered and used only at Gaba Sushi.

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Gaba Sushi is MODERN SUSHI.
Our sushi rolls tweet, like, and check-in. Ok…they don’t really have hands but they do come in exciting fusion combinations. Like the HOT KISS Roll with 7 Spice Seared Tuna…Oh yeah!”
At Gaba Sushi you’ll find a wide array of sushi rolls made with sprouted gaba.

Location:
220 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

What Are Locals Saying?
Great place. Friendly service. Fresh fish. Real crab and wild caught tuna. Love the GABA rice.
Fantastic customization options. Where else can I go and build exactly the roll I want? That said, here I can also take an off the shelf recipe roll and ask just for the changes I desire. My perfect choice for fast customization.

My favorite rolls are tiger eye and mermaid. The Nigiri combo is also excellent. Highly recommended. Via M.S. on Yelp

Have you been to Gaba? Where is your favorite place to grab a bite to eat in Pioneer Square?

Quality Athletics Comes To Pioneer Square

From five star dining to take away burritos, our neighborhood offers an abundance of dining options. Just walking out of the front door at Stadium Place, our residents have so many great choices at their fingertips.

Now residents at The Wave and The Nolo won’t even have to leave Stadium Place to check out the newest restaurant on the scene. An exciting new dining concept will be right inside our building!

logo_blackQuality Athletics boasts great food, excellent drinks, and promotes an atmosphere of camaraderie and team spirit. And the best part? The bar and restaurant will be located right here at Stadium Place at the corner of Occidental and King. Walk right out the door of The Nolo and into Quality Athletics for a great night out with friends and loved ones.

When Will Quality Athletics Open?
Quality Athletics will open in August just in time for the first pre-season NFL game.

Founder Josh Henderson describes Quality Athletics as “my take on a sports bar.”
“It’ll be fine food and drink … Similar to Westward. A little whimsical,” he said, adding that he hopes it will capture a nontraditional sports crowd, one not entirely wrapped up in sports.

Whether you’re a diehard sports fan or simply on the search for great cuisine, the folks at Quality Athletics will take care of you. We cannot wait until they open their doors – they will be sure to have a line waiting to get in!

Where is your favorite place to grab a bite to eat in Pioneer Square?

Escape to Skyn Salon In Pioneer Square

Skin and hair feeling drab after a long winter? Not to fret. Pioneer Square has a wide range of spas guaranteed to leave you with a healthy glow and fresh cut.

One of our favorite local spas is Skyn Salon offering a variety of services from facials to haircuts. From a welcoming atmosphere to friendly stylists, this salon is a Seattle favorite. Go ahead, take the day off, book an appointment, and give yourself the relaxation you deserve!

Location:
600 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
b/t Columbia St & Yesler Way in Pioneer Square

About:
Beautiful skin is deeper than we see from the outside. Nutrition, stress, and the environment all impact your skin. Shawna tailors her approach to each of her clients by first understanding their lifestyle and environment, then developing a personalized skin care program for maximum benefits. She emphasizes that care of the skin is a partnership between the client and the esthetician, with the best results coming from both treatment and client support.

What are locals saying?
Getting my hair done is an “experience”. It consists of the booking process, the salon accommodations, the stylist interaction, and the haircut that lasts for weeks. I just had an amazing, new experience with Shain at Skyn Salon.

I was able to book online and get the appointment I wanted on a busy Saturday afternoon. I marked it on my calendar, but appreciated the automatic email reminder that I got the day before my appointment.

I arrived at the salon for the first time and was impressed with the hip, yet inviting layout. There were a ton of windows with lots of natural light coming in to make it very appealing. Shain promptly greeted me at the door and was ready for my appointment.

Shain was (is) amazing. I was really impressed on how he listened to what I wanted and was able to translate my vision into a cut I loved. I enjoyed the conversation and the relaxing nature of my visit.

Of course, the true test of a good haircut is if I can style it as good as the professional. Shain gave me a cut and style that even I can do!!

So, my “experience” with Shain was good before I got there, great when I was in the chair and still going strong with a cut I love. I’m looking forward to many, return experiences with Shain!! via Jackie C.

Have you been to Skyn Salon? What did you think of the experience? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Craft Beer In Pioneer Square – Collins Pub

Pioneer Square is home to so many delectable bars and restaurants – we have a hard time choosing a favorite! From Indian to Mexican cuisine, the world is at your fingertips right when you walk out of the front door at Stadium Place.

If you are looking for a British pub experience, we recommend heading down to our friends at Collins Pub. This local favorite offers a delicious menu along with a huge assortment of local, imported, and craft beers.

At Collins Pub, you’ll find a menu that is always offering something exciting. Great brews are always on rotation and the friendly atmosphere makes for a perfect night out with friends and colleagues.

Location:

526 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

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Photo Via Russell L.

About:
Collins Pub has been open since 2003 and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for those that live and work in the Pioneer Square area. Our focus is on freshly prepared food made with the best possible ingredients, an excellent selection of Northwest beer and wine as well as a thoughtful selection of the fine spirits, all served up in our sleek, inviting dining room. Chef Nicole Burrows has the neighborhood talking with her excellent house cut fish and chips, Dungeness crab sandwich and pan roasted halibut with wilted pea vines – just to mention a few.

What Are Locals Saying?

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Collins is a great place to drop by for a drink and/or a meal. The look is kind of classy in a dark wood sort of way, but comfortable at the same time. Perfect for on your way to the theater or on your way home from work. If you work anywhere between Pioneer Square and King St. Station it’s a nice option for lunch. The waitstaff is always quick, courteous and professional.

If you need (or just want) a great selection of beers, Collins is a good as it gets on the southern end of downtown Seattle. There is always a great selection of both taps and bottles. If you’re looking for the great beer bars in Seattle, Collins has to be on your list. via Bob Z.

Have you been to Collins Pub? Head on down now – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Your Valentine’s Day Gift Awaits

The countdown is on – Valentine’s Day is almost here! Looking for a last minute gift? Look no further than Pioneer Square for a variety of thoughtful gifts and sweet treats. Whether you are looking to surprise your date with flowers or a night out on the town you will find everything right here in our Pioneer Square backyard.

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Trying to please a date with a sweet tooth? We recommend stopping by our friends at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. From ice cream to caramel apples here you will find a plethora of mouth watering treats. Pick up a box of truffles and some peanut brittle and your date will be smiling in no time. The treats at this local hotspot fail to disappoint and we can’t get enough!

Location:
99 Yesler Way
(between Post Ave & 1st Ave)
Seattle, WA 98104

About:

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the number one destination of chocolate lovers everywhere. Throughout our store you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Watch as we dip crisp apples in thick, bubbling caramel from a traditional copper kettle. Smile as we roll them in a rainbow of tasty toppings to complete your old fashioned treat. Linger awhile longer and learn how fudge is made as we fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab, the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample! But don’t leave without sharing your experience with a gift of fine chocolate, elegantly crafted and beautifully packaged in boxes, tins and baskets. We invite you to explore our site for product information, special offers or news and events. And when you’re ready, give us a call or stop in. We’ll keep the kettle cooking for you!

What Are Locals Saying?
Yummm! I popped in here after the Underground tour because while I was walking I saw the wealth of outrageous and different caramel apples in the window. They had soo many different varieties including different nuts, candies, chocolates, coconut flakes, combinations, and plain ones..

The first day I went, I got my 10% off with my wristband from the underground tour, and my boyfriend and I split a cookies and cream caramel apple. It was caramel, white chocolate, and crushed oreos. It was so amazing. The second time we went, we split a “rocky road” which was white and dark chocolate, caramel, and marshmallows. O my goodness. Amazing. via Jessica W.

Have you been to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory? What was your favorite treat?