3 things Seattle is talking about
🎇 For these Puyallup families, fireworks are more than just fun explosives. A few weeks before the Fourth of July, more than a hundred families will gather in the old Emerald Queen Casino parking lot, known as "Firecracker Alley," to set up fireworks stands and food trucks. Since tribal laws regarding fireworks differ from local municipalities and the state, they can sell otherwise prohibited fireworks and allow customers to set off their purchases on tribal land. For many tribal members, fireworks season is a way to make some extra income over just a few weeks. (KUOW)
- Related: A reminder that fireworks are illegal in Seattle as well as many other parts of King County. You can find the whole list here. Additionally, there is a burn ban in effect. So please, don’t be the reason the smoky season starts early.
📸 Scenes of a reopened Seattle. "Crosscut" sent out some of its photographers to capture how folks spent the first day without state COVID-19 restrictions. Some of the sights? A “Help Wanted” sign, traffic, and bare faces. (Crosscut)
- Related: The city really wants you to celebrate the reopening by supporting local businesses. The Downtown Seattle Association announced a whole lineup of events for Welcome Back Weeks. Between July 12-26, you’ll be able to catch concerts, happy hours, and sidewalk sales throughout the city. Plus, there'll be three large-scale events taking place in the C-ID, Pioneer Square, and Westlake Park. (The Seattle Times)
🍴 A trio of new openings is coming to Seabrook via Seattle. The beachside town will gain a bakeshop from the husband-and-wife duo Grace Bryan and Kameron Kurashima. They both worked at Canlis as well as a new tavern from fellow Canlis vets, Paul Coker and Emily Edeen. Plus, joining them is Cookie’s Country Chicken, which will pop up for the rest of the year. (Seattle PI)