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Musings on digital media, urbanization and politics from Seattle, Wash.

The places you lose when you don’t build housing where housing goes

Gentrification can just as easily come from things not changing as it does from them changing.
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It’s impossible to beat an authentic dive bar. Like, the actual real thing—which can be something of a challenge to find in Seattle. We’re talking the Waterwheel Lounge, Leny’s Place, Loretta’s Northwesterner and a number of other spots in a decreasingly eclectic city.

Madison Park’s The Attic, which closed recently as it transitions to new undership under prominent Seattle resteranteur Ethan Stowell, is not a dive bar—despite what the Times says.

Its closure …

Past the Press Box