Sunday, April 23, 2017
We all knew it was going to happen. I mean, the Hurricane has been closed for over two years. It was only a matter of time, right? Well, now it's gone. I dunno, I guess the feeling is one of relief that I won't be confronted with another image of a Seattle that has fallen by the wayside. Don't get me wrong; the Hurricane was far from my favorite place and also, I'm all for progress, but still, it's kind of an ignominious end for the place. After all, it was once the much-beloved Dog House. And now it's nothing. I'm sure that whatever is going up in that spot will have no character at all. That's the thing - I'm all for progress by progress has no personality or context. It's just there. In ten or twenty years, when a national or international financial crisis empties out all these new buildings, that's when we'll start to see character emerge. But not before then. So rest in peace, Hurricane.
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And also I took these two photos:
OK, so the Bell and Whete has been around since 2014 and now it's retooling. My guess is that I'm not the only one who thinks this whole surcharge business sucks. I'm making it a goal not to patronize any place with that policy. Maybe another reason for this rethink is that lots of people, myself included, like to go to a place, have a few beers, order an appetizer or two without having to take out a second mortgage. I just got the feeling when I was there that the same experience could be had either up or down the street for much cheaper and without the feeling of being gouged.