Posts By: Green Lake Scene

Apr 18

April 18, 2018

Lunchbox Lab Comes to Green Lake

By Megan Hill Lunchbox Lab has replaced Greenlake Bar and Grill. The two franchises are run by John Schmidt, who hopes the change to Lunchbox will boost sales in the space. As with other locations (often called Lunchbox Laboratory rather than the shortened Lunchbox Lab), this outpost focuses on sauces made on-site, boozy Snoqualmie Ice Cream shakes, and weekly experiments like burgers or sandwiches including Nashville hot chicken on a biscuit bun as well as rotating mac and cheese options. Green Lake’s Lab is…

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Apr 11

April 11, 2018

New Life, Future for SPUD Fish & Chips in Green Lake

By Ashli Blow  Another Seattle institution faces demolition to make way for an apartment building, but in a rare twist of the many stories of rapid city development, it will actually save — rather than end — a small family business. Spud Fish & Chips has served up delicious hand-cut cod, fried food and chowder in the Green Lake community for decades. Brothers Jack and Frank Alger opened the business in Green Lake in 1959, nearly two decades after opening their…

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Mar 21

March 21, 2018

Vashon Island Rowing Club Opens New Season at the Green Lake Regatta

By Summer Rosen Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew opened its competitive racing season at the Green Lake Spring Regatta last weekend. Twenty local clubs participated in the 1,000-meter sprint races. Green Lake’s spring regatta is known for unpredictable weather, but this year sunshine was abundant. The standout performance was by the men’s novice coxed quad (Lex Rosen, Renz O’Meara, Justin Barker, Ryan Weller, coxswain — Joshua Kyles), who had the club’s first official race of the spring season. Stroke…

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Mar 14

March 14, 2018

Jimmy Page, Founder of Led Zeppelin, Spotted at Green Lake

By Casey McNerthney Jimmy Page, the guitarist and founder of rock band Led Zeppelin, was spotted at Seattle’s Green Lake this weekend – where Led Zeppelin played nearly 50 years ago.   The Guitar Store near Green Lake posted a photo Sunday of Page at the remains of the Aqua Theatre, which was constructed in 1950 as part of Seafair and demolished in 1979. Only part of the grandstand remains, and the site is now home to the Green Lake Small Craft…

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Mar 7

March 7, 2018

After a U-District Homeless Encampment Was Cleaned Up, Residents Move to Green Lake

By Michelle Esteban From one neighborhood to the next, a Seattle homeless encampment and all its debris and human waste are now gone. The city cleaned it up Tuesday, but most of the homeless have opted to stay on the streets. Hundreds of needles, mounds of refuse, human feces, strewn trash and rats are all part of life in a public-owned lot on Seattle’s 40th Street and Pasadena Place. For more than three months, the unsanctioned homeless encampment in the…

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Feb 21

February 21, 2018

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Spud Fish & Chips’ Status on March 21

By Lynn Porter Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board on March 21 will consider designating the Spud Fish & Chips building at 6860 E. Green Lake Way N. as a city landmark. Blueprint Capital wants to redevelop the site for apartments. The 1,637-square-foot building, with its butterfly roof, was constructed in 1959. It was designed by Edward L. Cushman in the flamboyant “Googie” style, which influenced fast-food eateries, motels and gas stations across the country after World War II. Spud’s pending demolition…

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