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Local media turning sensationalistic. Buzzfeed here we come!

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:17pm


Local media turning sensationalistic. Buzzfeed here we come!

New Shops everywhere

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:57am

I love seeing so many new shops opening up everywhere in Olympia.

People trying their luck in running a business in this community despite the fact that for the most part Olympia is against growth, against commerce, against revitalization and modernization.

Kudos to all you business owners staking a claim and aiming to make things better.

This is your city!

Olympia Time: I'm not sure if it is true, if it matters. But, in any case, people of Chinese decent have had a long history on one particular block of downtown

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:52am
Olympia Time: I'm not sure if it is true, if it matters. But, in any case, people of Chinese decent have had a long history on one particular block of downtown:

Emmett on the always great Olympia Time:

This letter to the editor (actually just one passage of it) in Olympia Power and Light bothers me more than it should:

Columbia Heights Partners LLC, a Chinese backed company…

 Backed by the Chinese? Why does that matter? Is it the implied xenophobia that matters to me? Probably.

What bothers me is not the implied xenophobia, I doubt people in Olympia are meeting in back rooms with white hooded cloaks. What bothers me is that we give people like this a voice in this city. This is the State Capitol. We’re a city of just over 40K, but the central hub for over 200,000 people in the South Sound. We need more professional, experienced and mature voices and leaders to represent and shape this city.

einmaleins: Olympia. Dinner. (at The Bread Peddler) The Bread...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:37pm


einmaleins:

Olympia. Dinner. (at The Bread Peddler)

The Bread Peddler, Downtown Olympia.

I support the Columbia Heights project

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 9:30am
I support the Columbia Heights project:

We’ve waited too long for a project like this in the heart of downtown. The proposed Columbia Heights project will improve the character of downtown and increase the population in the core of our city.

Sent this email to the City Council. Any progress this town can get is so desperately needed and the no-growther, NIMBY crowd is just too damn well engrained into our system here in Olympia for anything to go without support by people who actually care.

Everyone's a NIMBY

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:38am
Everyone's a NIMBY:

And no one truly makes this town their own. 

Lunch, Old School Style

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 2:09pm
Lunch, Old School Style: Great pic by terryz2 on Instagram

Pizza anyone, with a side of 80’s hard rock and pinball?

'Urban Courtyard' in Downtown

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:27pm
'Urban Courtyard' in Downtown: The council also is expected to approve the transfer of $142,000 to a fund designated for construction of a parking lot for city vehicles at the Artesian Commons. Located at 415 Fourth Avenue, the future “urban courtyard” is home to the historic artesian well. The Artesian Commons’ 0.2-acre site will become an official city park that hosts live entertainment and food trucks. Opening day is set for May 3.

I wonder how many people who are sad...

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 10:26pm
I wonder how many people who are sad...:

I wonder how many people who are sad that the Toy Store and Alpine closed also voted against economic development in downtown. Put a park where the toy store was and all is good.

Some great comments in this Facebook thread.

Photo

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 8:35pm


Don't call it a comeback.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:09pm

Don’t.