Crown Hill Village Action Plan We love it when a plan comes together! Some of you may remember the days when we packed into the gym at Small Faces gym and milled about discussing Crown Hill's future. Those crowded workshops aren't coming back yet, but the Community Action Plan at that we crafted during those gatherings is moving again! The Community Action Plan is the result of a massive collaboration between City offices, neighbors, and business owners. In February of 2020, the completed plan was presented to the Mayor's office for signature. Unfortunately, before we could get it [...]
Fill the Planters Fulfill the Dream The question: What is the craziest idea you can think of for creating innovative use of public space? Without considering logistics, what is the boldest action you can take to spark joy and build community? The answer: Shut down Holman road for a huge block party to celebrate Crown Hill. Ok. So that idea was quickly dismissed even in that first "be visionary" step of community development that created the Holman Grove. We made big plans, some that we made into reality the summer of 2019 with three street festivals. We [...]
Norm & Tammy @ Grocery Outlet Norm & Tammy: Owners of the Grocery Outlet, find them working on the floor! Part of our community: Their passion is schools. They provide all the food for the annual Ballard Performing Arts spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They also donate to students, including annual donations of Thanksgiving Meals and the snacks for Ballard Grads Bus. And that's just a small sampling! Hiring Philosophy: look for nice people. "You can't teach people to be nice," Norm said. "But you can teach them what they need to know to work in [...]
Sasha @ Sasha Moon Salon Sasha: Owner and stylist at Sasha Moon Salon. Washington native. Curly hair and color expert. Hugger. The salon: has 3 stylists and one permanent makeup artist. Lets bring the down town, up town: We are a high end salon with advanced training and easy parking. I'm trained from high end salons: and I want to keep our services high end. I have high expectations of my employees and they have high expectations of themselves. I teach my employees, once a month we do classes here. The [...]
Spencer @ Turntables & Trails Owner: Spencer Carson Started in: September 2016. This is what I love: I spent several years in Portland working at a store called Next Adventure, I ran their used department. I've done a large portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, my wife did the entire trail. And the audio gear is so fun. Getting to find unique pieces, quirky stuff. I've got a fair amount of vinyl at home and too many speakers. A good Northwest blend: think of all your friends, neighbors, coworkers. How [...]
Kelly @ The Dane Kelly: Part owner and manages the day to day operations. Owners: Four people own The Dane: Kelly, Victor, Amy, and Jason. It all began: When I met Amy on the rink. We were members of team CarnEvil on the Jet City Roller Derby League out of Everett. The Dane started in: 2016. Open since March 2017. The building! An iconic building from the 1940's. It started as a grocery store. Then it was a video arcade. Then, an antique store. It is a long time business, and [...]
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