Central District

🎧 Local Music Lowdown: Danny Denial

Danny Denial’s latest album was released this past summer and is available to stream on all major platforms. Danny Denial came to Seattle by way of L.A. after a failed attempt at filmmaking. Fortunately, his way of getting over that failure has turned into a fruitful musical journey that has seen him collaborate with a […]

/ October 16, 2020


Our Tomorrow: A new kind of Mister Rogers in our own backyard

Val Thomas-Matson plays Aunty Lena whose friend possum helps explore weekly topics and themes. (📸: Courtesy of Look, Listen and Learn) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together   Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest […]

/ July 29, 2020


Our Tomorrow: Meet the farmer who’s helping families put down roots at Yesler Terrace

“Growing a little bit of your own food can be one of the best things you can do for your health,” says Ray Williams, the managing director of the Black Farmers Collective. (📷: Hannah Wilson) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together   Civic Commons is building […]

/ July 14, 2020


Our Tomorrow: Meet the Seattle cyclist pedaling toward economic equity

(📷: Mark Hatcher / @1hatch1) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   The mission behind Doc Wilson’s weekly Peace Peloton rides boils […]

/ June 23, 2020


Meet the museum leader who helps Seattle celebrate black history

The biggest lesson LaNesha DeBardelaben’s learned since moving to Seattle to lead the Northwest African American Museum: “to be true to myself.”

/ January 22, 2019


How did the Central District become Seattle’s historically black neighborhood?

The answer involves a restaurant, generous neighbors, racism, and some seriously awful housing policies, like redlining.

/ January 15, 2019


Spotlight on the Central District

The Central District is a historically black community that’s been changing a lot very quickly. To learn about the CD, its community, and its spirit, we talked to some of the dedicated folks who call it home — and who are fighting to make sure longtime residents don’t get pushed out. From looking at the […]

/ January 15, 2019


Video: These guys (and gal) know fish

Pike Place market isn’t the only spot in Seattle to find good seafood. Turns out, the Central District is home to some fish mongers who really know their product. After slinging fish at some of the most prominent markets in town, Sal Panelo decided to open his own place. The offerings at Seattle Fish Guys […]

/ January 15, 2019


Central District: A diverse residential and business community for Seattle to explore

Timothy Eberly With a deep history as one of Seattle’s oldest and most diverse residential neighborhoods, the Central District has many stories to tell. The area is filled with historic homes, a wide variety of restaurants (we’re totally craving breakfast at Cafe Selam), and a thriving arts and culture scene. By partnering with The Evergrey, […]

/ January 9, 2019


Video: 4 buildings that shaped Seattle’s Central District

A lot has changed in our city over the past ten years. At the same time, Seattle still has plenty of special spots — locations that offer a window to our past and point the way to a vibrant future.

/ January 2, 2019