First things first: Nothing’s final yet. Developers filed their plans to build that skyscraper, but the process can take a while.
“That means there will be plenty of time for people who love the Showbox to try to petition the city to save the theater,” writes The Stranger’s Lester Black.
And locals are on it. A Change.org petition started yesterday to make the Showbox a historical landmark had 22,000 signatures this morning.
“It is home to the first stage I ever stepped on with a band and performed at,” wrote the petition’s creator, Jay Middleton. “You can feel the energy when you walk inside of it. I know for a fact I alone am not the only musician, comedian, and or performer who can say that.”
“Hopefully if we speak up,” reader Brittany Rosenau wrote on our Facebook page, “the city will listen!
Shoutout to Brittany for sending us updates on the petition and music fans’ reaction. Heard of any other ways people can do something about the Showbox? Hit reply or email [email protected] and we’ll share ‘em out.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been collecting your questions about homelessness in Seattle as part of a city-wide media effort to dive deeper into the crisis.
We noticed some interesting patterns in the questions you sent our way — and we talked all about them in our Facebook Live with our project partners at GeekWire, Real Change, Seattlepi.com, and Patch.
There’s deep mistrust of the limited data our region’s collected. There’s anger at city leaders’ efforts — or lack of effort — to find solutions. There’s a hunger to hear directly from people experiencing homelessness. And an outpouring of questions about the best ways to help.
We dove into these perceptions and what they tell us about how our city approaches our most vulnerable neighbors. We even answered some of your questions live — like how people experiencing homelessness can vote, whether we’ve gotten better at addressing homelessness, and more. »Head to our Facebook page to check out the video.
Speaking of your questions — go vote on which one we’ll answer next! Yesterday, we announced three new reader-submitted questions that represent curiosities and concerns we heard from a bunch of you. »Voting closes in just a few days, so go vote now.
🍸 TOMORROW: Dance, drink, and discover at Theory, Pacific Science Center’s big summer bash. (Queen Anne)
💪 Wednesday, Aug. 1: Workshop your perfect content marketing plan at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
🍷 Sip on award-winning wines and beers (Queen Anne)
🎈 Stroll to a community playdate with your little ones (White Center)
🍹 Dance and learn the science behind cocktails at this Evergrey partner event (Queen Anne)
👋 Try not to get spooked at this cemetery tour (Capitol Hill)
💃 Cheer on Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean performers (Columbia City)
🎈 Take the fam to the Torchlight Parade (Downtown)
👋 Honor the work of two black women community leaders (Central District)
🎈 Check out art, food trucks, and bands on the beach (West Seattle)
🍴 Get the scoop at an ice cream social (South Lake Union)
🎈 Celebrate how water shapes our culture (West Seattle) 🆕
🎶 Sway the night away at a R&B bar crawl (Pioneer Square) 🆕
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in tomorrow’s newsletter.
We’ll see ya tomorrow. — The Evergrey