Save our Belltown. AND YOU DID IT!!!
She helped.

As I briefly describe in Drunk of the Week, there was somewhat of a "clownpocalypse" in Belltown on Sunday. Red noses aside, the real purpose of the unexpected clown party was to collect signatures to present at a meeting yesterday with Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board. The signatures were to try to save the 125-year-old building that's home to the Wayne Apartments, the Lava Lounge, and the Belltown Studios. AND THE BEST NEWS—landmark status was granted!

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While Shorty's Pinball isn't technically on the newly landmarked property, housing developers usually need to bulldoze an entire city block to build their big, fancy high-rises. KIRO7 has an excellent video of yesterday's meeting at City Hall. It looks like, for now at least, Belltown's best block can remain the same "Belltown" that I, and hundreds of other FRICKIN' CLOWNS, know and love. Look at all these photos...

They wanted to send the block to re-fab, but these clowns said No, No, No…
"They tried to send the block to re-fab, but clowns said, 'No, no, no…'" Kelly O

Shortys FOREVER!
Shorty's FOREVER! Kelly O

They signed the petition!
They signed the petition. Kelly O

And so did Jazz Hands, and ole Hobo
And so did Jazz Hands, and Mr. Hobo Kelly O

I want this hair!
And so did this hairy guy. Kelly O

And I want this hat!
I want this hat. Kelly O

Where does one buy a EYEBALL SUIT? Maybe Leroys Menswear?
Where does one buy a EYEBALL SUIT? Maybe Leroy's Menswear? Kelly O

How did she walk through a crowded bar on stilts? I DONT KNOW EITHER.
How did she walk through a crowded bar on stilts? I DON'T KNOW EITHER. Kelly O

Oversized noses are in this season
Yep, he signed the petition. Kelly O

Usually clowns arent so pretty
Usually clowns aren't so pretty—hey, girl, hey! Kelly O

I dont know WHAT was going on here
I don't know WHAT was going on here?!? Kelly O

What is a nice girl like you doing with a guy like HIM?
Hey, what's a nice girl like you doing with a clown like him? Kelly O

Support The Stranger

Listens to KISS
Listens to KISS! Kelly O

Um, can also swallow swords?
Um, swallows swords. Kelly O

Please dont take his pinball away
Look at that face. Please don't take his pinball away. Kelly O