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Everyday Music isn’t disappearing (kinda). Longtime employees Hans Fluegel and Tyler Mitchell have launched a GoFundMe campaign to carry on the legacy/tradition of the Capitol Hill record store with a new venture called Almost Everyday Music. The local-loved space is set to close on May 16 after 18 years of business. Hans and Tyler have found a spot in Lower Queen Anne — erm, “Uptown” — for the new business and are asking for customers new and old to support them in raising $25,000 to open the store. (Vanishing Seattle)
Did you know ‘Cut’ is in our own backyard? Ever seen the viral videos “Fear Pong”, “Truth or Drink” or “Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time”? No? Well check those out and then read up on the video production company that produces them because they’re located right here in Seattle! You might even recognize a familiar face as most of the people featured in the videos are locals. Want your own 15 minutes of fame? Apply here. (Seattle Met)
A different kind of bikini barista stand. Burlesque performer, educator, and erotic entrepreneur Goddess Briq House is looking to open a bikini barista stand that challenges stereotypes. She wants the stand to be inclusive for all people — not just white, thin, and able-bodied women. Briq hopes the business can create opportunities for BIPOC, queer, trans, and disabled people to gain employment while celebrating their bodies as they are. You can donate to the GoFundMe to support the stand here. (The Stranger)
- Related: This Crosscut article highlights how the pandemic has greatly affected sex workers and their ability to find safe work. And this article from The Stranger delves into how sex workers were not prioritized for vaccination in the early stages of the vaccine rollout.
In donut news: Dough Joy, a new vegan and queer-owned donut truck, is set to open in Ballard next month. Owners Christopher Ballard and Sean Willis currently run the self-published vegan magazine, Outbound Herbivore and decided to venture into the food truck business during the pandemic. They acquired their truck from Cycle Dogs which is currently planning to move into the old No Bones Beach Club space. Stay up to date with Dough Joy’s opening by visiting their site. (MyBallard)