Slog PM: Dave Meinert Officially Removed From Capitol Hill Businesses, Maine Restaurant Gets Lobsters High Before Killing Them
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Dave Meinert officially removed as operator of his Pike/Pine businesses: When the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Meinert came out, he allegedly sold his stake in his Capitol Hill businesses. Paperwork unearthed by Capitol Hill Seattle Blog shows that the change has been solidified and Meinert is no longer involved with Queer/Bar, Grimm’s, and Lost Lake Cafe. He still is the sole owner of the 5 Point Cafe in Belltown. Thanks, JSeattle.
Big loads only please: Big? What about super? Three big rigs are in the process of lugging a transformer (no, not the Shia Labeouf kind) across State Route 14 and U.S. Highway 97. The transformer is headed to the Columbia River Gorge where it will connect wind farms to Bonneville Power Administration’s electricity grid. Well, it will one day, currently it’ll just be a backup. The transformer combined with the transport rig weighs in at nearly 1 million pounds.
Paul Allen wants to do stuff for the homeless now, too: Last week, Jeff Bezos introduced his plan to give $2 billion to homeless families and also fund private preschools. Today, Paul Allen, not to be outdone, broke ground on the new Mount Baker Family Housing & Resource Center that will house 94 families. Allen didn’t break ground himself, Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan, did that. Allen’s charity threw in $30 million to the project. It cost about $46 million in total. That’s a bit more than the $25,000 Allen contributed to killing the head tax.Continue reading »