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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 1
Condos increase density and increase the availability of affordable housing. If the hipsters at the Stranger got their way, everyone would have to buy single family detached houses, spreading the exurbs ever further out, demanding ever more freeways.

The problem is that new condos don't look cool. And looking cool is all hipsters care about.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM · Report this
care bear 2
Wait, I though Bauhaus was going to be spared?
Posted by care bear on November 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 3

Rapid changes.

What else other than this is being built?

And Belltown seems to have solidified with the same few high rises it built 10 years ago.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
Lose-Lose 4
Yeah, I thought the firm changed their mind, decided not to demolish, something about uproar. Not true?
Posted by Lose-Lose on November 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this
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It's going to reopen in the new space that will be in the same place as its old space. The new building will grow up and around the shell of the old. The people living in the new apartments upstairs and shops below will pay more rent than the people in the old apartments upstairs and shops below.

I think I have a photo of the crowded Bauhaus loft early on, everyone smoking cigarettes and shouting merrily. Let me try to dig it up.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
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You Kids. I've lived on Capitol Hill for over 40 years. You think that these recent changes are the end of the world? NOT. It's very Seattle. So, let's get a shot and smoke a cigar at Lion O'Reilly's & B.J. Monkeyshines and then have dinner at Henry's off Broadway and then go dancing at The Brass Connection. On the way home, we can get a Jumbo Jack at Jack In The Box, then in the morning let's have breakfast at the original Egg cetra.......silly kiddies, Seattle IS change.
Posted by Wild Bill on November 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM · Report this
Rotten666 7
@6 Win.
Posted by Rotten666 on November 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 8
I'm glad Capitol Hill is continuing to be come more like Bellevue and Bell Town. Those places are JUST what Capitol Hill should become.

And did someone up above call condos "affordable"? Must be nice being wealthy!!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 3, 2012 at 4:54 AM · Report this
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Mmm, bloviation.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on November 3, 2012 at 8:08 AM · Report this
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Hold the mother effing phone:

Destruction of a COFFEE SHOP to make way for housing... IS NOT MOTHER FUCKING GENTRIFICATION

Get the fuck over yourselves.
Posted by fetish on November 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM · Report this

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