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SDOT Accepting New Applications for Parklets and Streateries Program
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is currently promoting new improvements to its parklet and streatery programs in attempts to make it easier for businesses and community groups to apply for and fund these installations. Parklets and streateries are small-scale open spaces built within a few on-street parking spaces and are an effective way to provide community-oriented gathering places while supporting economic vitality in Seattle’s commercial districts. SDOT recently expanded the idea of parklets by developing the Streatery Pilot Program, allowing restaurants and bars to build parklets that provide extra café seating space during business hours and public open space when businesses are closed. Last weekend, Hillman City’s Tin Umbrella Coffee became Seattle’s latest business to operate a parklet. SDOT is now accepting applications on a rolling basis, and can be found on their website.
Thanksgiving Community Dinners around the South End
Community centers and businesses across the South End will host Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for local residents. A list of community hosted dinners is below and will be updated throughout the day:
Alajawan’s Hands Thanksgiving Dinner – Where: Skyway VFW 7421 S 126th St Seattle, WA 98178 – Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm – Message from the hosts: Sit at Alajawan’s Community Family Table. Be our family! We’re far from relatives but loved ones like you are right here! Alajawan’s Hands invites you to join them for a FREE Thanksgiving dinner at the Skyway VFW Post #9430. – More Info: Ayanna Brown @ 425-208-6236
Thanksgiving at the Collaboratory – Where: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118- Time: 10am-7pm – More Info: www.hillmancitycollaboratory.org