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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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Jan 3

January 3, 2018

Green Lake’s Spud Fish & Chips May Get Landmark Status

By Sarah Anne Lloyd The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board is considering a landmark nomination for Spud Fish and Chips on East Green Lake Way North. The building is currently slated for demolition, with a four-story apartment building planned to take its place. The butterfly-roofed building, constructed in 1959, was designed by Edward L. Cushman, an architect prolific in midcentury Seattle. (He also designed the Alki Spud and other commercial buildings, along with residences and religious projects.) It was picked up and moved to the adjacent…

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