June 2016

Neighborhood   Newsletter
June 2016

Summer officially begins June 20th, but with great weather continuing to come our way we feel it’s OK to start the season early. Download your copy of the 2016 Pioneer Square Visitor Guide  and be a tourist in Seattle’s original neighborhood. There are new businesses to explore and lots of action filling up our neighborhood calendar. Be sure to follow Occidental Square on Facebook to learn about upcoming events for the whole family to enjoy.


Business & 
Community Development Update
By Karen True, Director of Business Development
Time to check out what’s happening in the Furuya+Corgiat Building, 2 nd  Ave S & S Main Street.
Mike Easton’s  Il Corvo Pasta Studio is open for business! They’re selling their fresh pasta, dried pasta, olive oil, Il Corvo signature sauces, condiments, and a fantastic selection of Italian wines. They are open every day until 6:00. Want to stay up-to-date about what’s fresh? Follow them on Instagram @ilcorvopastastudio.
Flatstick Pub will (finally) be open for beer, mini golf, and ” Robodub ” before the end of June. This. Will. Be. Awesome. We’ll post updates about their opening date on Twitter  @PioneerSquare .
Karen Ture

First Thursday  Art Walk | June 2nd
Photographed at Flatcolor Gallery
Mark your calendar! First Thursday Art Walk is June 2nd! Follow the event on Facebook to see what artists and exhibitions will be featured this month. Remember, t he neighborhood offers FREE PARKING , 5:00pm-10:00pm at participating garages  #1TParkFree.

First Thursday Speaker Series at Milepost 31
Reading the Layers of History in Pioneer Square
Thursday, June 2nd,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
@ Milepost 31 , 211 First Ave. S., Seattle
Admission is free.
Many people think of Pioneer Square in terms of rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1889, but the full history of Pioneer Square includes several sequential periods of construction. This presentation by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner will consider how to “read” the different layers of Pioneer Square’s fabric and what they reveal about its history.
Ochsner is an architect, architectural historian, and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle where he has taught since 1988 in the areas of architectural design, urban design, historic preservation and architectural history. He served as the Chair of the Department of Architecture from 1996 to 2002 and has five published books with three of those focusing on the Richardson Romanesque High Victorian style that makes up most of historic Pioneer Square.
Milepost 31 is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and stays open until 8 p.m. on First Thursdays.

A BIG Thank You!
YOU are why we are successful. We raised over $70,000 during GiveBIG! And that’s before the stretch pool match! (We’ll find out what the match is next week.) This is truly an exciting time to be in Pioneer Square making things happen, especially with the support of the community behind us. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.
What’s next? We keep the momentum going! Work continues in the areas of business development, marketing & promotion, public realm improvements and neighborhood advocacy. For the latest information follow us on Facebook andTwitter, check out the newly redesigned PioneerSquare.org or drop us a note at info@pioneersquare.org.
Did you miss GiveBIG? There’s still time to support the Alliance and our work within the neighborhood. Donate here:http://bit.ly/Donate2PSQ

For the first time,  COPA America  is being hosted outside of South America and is coming to CenturyLink Field!
16 Americas will compete throughout the USA June 3-26th. Seattle will host 3 of those matches.
  • June 4, 2016 Haiti vs. Peru 4:30pm PST
  • June 14, 2016 Argentina vs. Bolivia 7:00pm PST
  • June 16th Quarterfinals Match TBD
View the  Tournament Bracket and get your tickets  here.

REGISTER HERE for the 2nd annual Seattle Employers Bike Summit to learn about the rising importance of bike commuting and its effects on your bottom line. This is a free event brought to you by Cascade Bicycle Club and is followed by happy hour!
  • Friday, June 10th, 2016 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Help neighborhood visitors and your customers find low-rate parking by spreading the word about
  The Alliance for Pioneer Square is partnering with WSDOT, the City of Seattle, Downtown Seattle Association and nearby parking garages to offer parking spaces for just $3/hour, up to four hours. A great option over circling for parking or feeding the meter.
Email  Liz@pioneersquare.org   to find out how to post this information to your business website.

Find It, Fix It!
Have you seen an issue in the neighborhood, but didn’t know how to report it to get it taken care of? ” Find It, Fix It” is a smartphone app offering mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City of Seattle. Reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit.
Help us keep our neighborhood a clean and well maintained neighborhood. Be on the look out to report graffiti, potholes, abandoned cars and other issues through the
Find it, Fix it app,   online or call 206-684-7587.
If graffiti shows up on your property,  make a police report by calling 206-625-5011.

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