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Good Stuff

Seattle is bustling with innovation and new business. Here are some that are making us happy.

By Emily Alhadeff

Seattle Restored

Window-shopping takes on new meaning this summer when colorful art and sculptures adorn Downtown Seattle’s vacant storefronts. Using coronavirus relief funding, the project prioritizes BIPOC creators, elevating the artists and driving business at the same time.

The Crocodile

This iconic Seattle venue has seen the likes of Nirvana, R.E.M., and Billie Eilish, and now it’s bigger and better than ever. In its new Belltown space, The Crocodile continues to host epic music shows, plus comedy performances and monthly dance and DJ nights. With a craft cocktail bar and a 17-room boutique hotel above, you won’t even need to leave. 2505 First Ave;

OL Reign

Seattle’s professional women’s soccer team, packed with talent like Megan Rapinoe and Quinn, celebrates its 10th anniversary in the city where it all began. OL Reign will kick off their 2022 season on their biggest pitch yet: Lumen Field (*800 Occidental Ave)—a world-class stadium for a world-class team.

Kraken Community Iceplex

This shiny new facility, created for Seattle’s long-awaited NHL team, hosts daily public skate sessions with regular theme nights—oh, and a front-row seat to watch the Kraken practice during the season. Not a skater? Order from the Starbucks, shop the merch in the team store, or sit down to a burger and drinks at the 32 Bar and Grill. 10601 5th Ave NE;

Party in the park

Seattle’s ringing in summer with weekly parties—featuring live music, food trucks, and entertainment—every Tuesday in Occidental Park (117 S Washington St) and every Thursday in Westlake Park (401 Pine St), starting at 11 a.m. Come for the games and mini golf, stay for the concerts: the city has more than 30 outdoor public concerts planned.


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