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Plus: SPD is discussing the removal of the wall outside its East Precinct.
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🍸 What will happy hour look like post-pandemic?

Plus: SPD is discussing the removal of the wall outside its East Precinct.

It’s another Wednesday.

Ever wondered which Seattle neighborhoods are the most affordable? Seattle Met put together a list for you. Sitting at number one is Chinatown-International District which makes sense because there are essentially zero homes in this neighborhood. Except for SLU, the other neighborhoods on the list are actually areas you could buy a home in, just remember that “affordable” is all relative when you do look at the median sale price. 

We’ve got news about the new “borrow a cup” program at Starbucks, updates on the monorail renovation, and a history lesson about Cal Anderson Park for our Evergrey Extra members.

What Seattle is talking about

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The end may be near for SPD’s East Precinct wall. The barrier went up in August in response to the ongoing protests and threats of arson in the area. A spokesperson for SPD said there is no clear timeline and that they would first work on replacing the cement wall with a temporary fence. Its reception will determine their next steps. Whoever put this sign up across from the precinct isn’t hiding their feelings on the matter. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

A remodel for the monorail. Yes, it’s true, the mode of transportation primarily used by tourists and folks headed to Bumbershoot — when that was a thing — is getting an update. In preparation for the launch of the Kraken’s inaugural season, the monorail will expand into the interior of Westlake Center and light rail travelers will be able to easily travel through the mall to get to the trains. (The Seattle Times)

You can now “borrow a cup” at Starbucks. The coffee chain is launching a new trial at five Seattle stores where customers will be able to choose to get their drink in a reusable cup. Once a customer is done they’ll be able to return the cups at a drive-thru or lobby of one of the participating locations. The company estimates that each of these borrowed cups will replace 30 disposable ones. (GeekWire)

Will happy hours survive post-pandemic? Considering the difficulty restaurants have faced this past year and the fact that a number of people will still be working from home, many restaurateurs are re-evaluating their happy hours. Some are concerned if it makes financial sense if they can’t expect the same after-work crowds as before the pandemic, while others are optimistic that people are craving a return to normalcy. (Eater Seattle)

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Today

📽️ Explore the counter-narratives of Black filmmakers in this class on the African-American experience through film (Online)

🍽 Join Kamala Saxton from Marination and Brooke Fox from MOVin 92.5 for cocktails and appetizers as they talk about the United Way of King County's work (Online)

👫🏽 Crosscut talks with Eric Liu about the possibility of post-pandemic community unity (Online)

Tomorrow

🌭 Join KCTS 9 and take a look at the foods that made Seattle with the people who know them best (Online)

⚰️ Explore the practical aspects of death, from legal human decomposition services to end of life planning (Online)

Friday

🚲 Tune into the 20th Anniversary of the Bicycle Film Festival which is coming to Seattle through April 18 (Online)

Saturday

😲 Learn how to talk to folks on the "other" side of politics by discovering your own biases via the Depolarizing Within workshop, hosted by the Western Washington Braver Angels Alliance and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Kirkland (Online)

✨ Sparkles Join NARAL WA's Self-Care Saturday to support womxn and BIPOC owned business while investing in reproductive freedom (Online)

Sunday

💻 Watch ALL THOSE SMALL THINGS Live Q&A with Cast & Crew at SIFF (Online)

Monday

📚 Find your poetic voice with Poetry for Ananya (Online)

Tuesday

🥂 Join S2 and DVSA for a live podcast taping on the topic of Houselessness and the Environment (Online)

🧠 Dr. Nicholas Christakis talks with Crosscut about the mental health and long-term implications of the pandemic (Online)

Wednesday, April 14

⛴️ Learn about the complex history of transportation on the Eastside of Lake Washington (Online)

One more thing …

In the world of obscure national holidays, it’s National Beer Day today! Here’s your official excuse to crack open a brew of your choosing. Enjoy a beer outside or get some to go from one of these local breweries to celebrate the holiday. 

And since it’s Wednesday, here’s what I’ve been watching/listening to/cooking:

🍴 Cooking: Sesame tofu with coconut-lime dressing and spinach (plus rice noodles).

 📺 Watching: Hulu’s WeWork documentary (recommend for fans of the Fyre Fest documentaries).

 🎧 Song on repeat: Junior Senior — “Move Your Feet

And before I forget — tomorrow we're going to try another IG Live as a part of our "Have a drink with" series. This time we'll be chatting with Jeremy Buben who runs "probably Seattle's only food-themed gallery" at 4 p.m.

See ya soon.

— Grace at The Evergrey

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