500 East Pine

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Hey, remember when the 500 block of East Pine was full of vibrant night life in unremarkable and frequently wobbly (mostly) one-story buildings? The rock and the hard place of change and gentrification have finally come through and knocked the whole thing down. This afternoon it was a sadly soaked block made of rubble, cans, old receipts, graffiti, and hazy but fond memories. Shortly, it’ll all be cleared to make way for condos, so if you want to take a piece home with you, now is the time.

9 Comments so far

  1. josh on March 23rd, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

    Before I pick up a souvenir I’d like to check to see that the whole mess was thoroughly disinfected!


  2. Patricia Eddy (patriciaeddy) on March 23rd, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    I drive by this nearly every day and it’s amazing the change in the area over the past month. Sad.


  3. Ryan (ryanhealy) on March 23rd, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    It’s the end of another era. It seems like I can chop my life up into segments that are punctuated by condo developments.


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  5. josh on March 23rd, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    I’m pretty sure apartments are going in there. Not that "luxury apartment" sounds all that much better than "condo".


  6. wesa on March 23rd, 2008 @ 7:37 pm
  7. josh on March 23rd, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

    Mysterious. Those links are from January. An article from last November in the P-I suggests "market rate apartments" for that block. ( http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/341766_pine29.html )


  8. wesa on March 23rd, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

    Ahh, I didn’t check the dates. Maybe they pulled out of the condo market due to the current state of the sub-prime downfall?

    I’ll stand corrected rather easily.


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