Central District

Hear from your Central District neighbors in Seattle’s new Shelf Life podcast

In 2017, the Red Apple grocery store — a beloved neighborhood hub in the Central District — closed its doors. As its shelves emptied, local documentarian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg set out to collect stories from the community about the market and the neighborhood quickly changing around it.

/ June 6, 2018


Seattle architect: Let’s ask how we can benefit from gentrification, not stop it

Many Seattleites want to know how to stop gentrification. But one architect and longtime Central Area resident says what he and his neighbors should be asking is how they can make gentrification work for them.

/ September 20, 2017


A Central District staple is closing. What happens to the community it built?

Two weeks ago, the staff of the Central District’s Red Apple hung a banner above the store’s front doors that reads “STORE CLOSING.” It’s official: they’ll be closed by the end of the week.

/ September 18, 2017


Watch Nikkita Oliver throw some punches at one of her favorite Seattle spots

You learn a lot about people when you see them doing what they love. So on Tuesday we caught up with poet, attorney, and Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver at one of her favorite spots, Arcaro Boxing Gym in the Central District. We’ll talk to her at our second Sparked Seattle event June 8.

/ May 31, 2017


Remembering Red Apple: Why they’re collecting stories about a Seattle grocery store

The Red Apple Market in the Central District has taken good care of its neighborhood. Now that it might close, the Shelf Life project wants to capture its neighbors’ stories. Here’s how.

/ November 16, 2016