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Reckless Video in the news

June 18th, 2015 by Mike

Seattle magazine has a write-up this week on our own Reckless Video.

Read it here.

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Seattle Sketcher visits Reckless Video

November 19th, 2014 by Mike

Seattle Times artist Gabriel Campanario drew Reckless Video this month.

Sadly, there are no comments on the post by Campanario, the “Seattle Sketcher.”

Go make some!

(Mike Kelley’s in there, too.)

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The weekend Reckless Video sale is on

April 11th, 2014 by Mike

Today and through the weekend Reckless Video, 9020 Roosevelt Way N.E., is having:

* A video sale

* $2 rentals on all three-day titles.

For more information visit its Facebook page.

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Maple Leaf's "empty block" for sale a decade after devastating fire

November 12th, 2011 by Mike

A decade ago this month, very early on Thanksgiving morning, a three-alarm fire destroyed nearly an entire block in the heart of Maple Leaf’s business district along Roosevelt Way Northeast.

The Snappy Dragon was saved, Reckless Video moved across the street, and the Maple Leaf Grill moved up the street. But the block has sat vacant ever since.

Until now.

For a time there was a plan to develop the site, at the intersection of Northeast 89th Street, into a mixed-use retail and residential project. It fell through.

A number of folks have asked about it since we started Maple Leaf Life. We’ll find out more on Monday, but in the meantime, who knows why the site is now for sale?

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Maple Leaf’s “empty block” for sale a decade after devastating fire

November 12th, 2011 by Mike

A decade ago this month, very early on Thanksgiving morning, a three-alarm fire destroyed nearly an entire block in the heart of Maple Leaf’s business district along Roosevelt Way Northeast.

The Snappy Dragon was saved, Reckless Video moved across the street, and the Maple Leaf Grill moved up the street. But the block has sat vacant ever since.

Until now.

For a time there was a plan to develop the site, at the intersection of Northeast 89th Street, into a mixed-use retail and residential project. It fell through.

A number of folks have asked about it since we started Maple Leaf Life. We’ll find out more on Monday, but in the meantime, who knows why the site is now for sale?

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Ladies night at Maple Leaf Ace Hardware

November 4th, 2011 by Mike

“A Hardware Event by Women for Women” is being offered (in slightly frillier type) on Maple Leaf Ace Hardware’s Facebook page.

Besides touring the store after hours with Ace’s female staff and learning about what’s in stock, the event also boasts, “for your shopping enjoyment:”

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Bolts
  • Nuts

A couple of the store males will also be around.

First event is Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7-9 p.m. Next is Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m.

By invitation only, invites are available at the store, 900 Roosevelt Way N.E., or next door at Reckless Video.

RSVP required to mike (at) mapleleaface.com

Must be at least 21 years old and lack a Y chromosome.

Five percent of sales donated to Susan G. Koman For The Cure.

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"Happily hidden" Maple Leaf gets good press

March 27th, 2011 by Mike

Maple Leaf made SeattleMet‘s list of the city’s “20 best places to live now” in the magazine’s April issue.

Online, “Happily Hidden” Maple Leaf comes right after “Still Funky After All These Years” Fremont and before “Unexpected Diversity” Laurelhurst.

After mentioning Reckless Video and Cloud City Coffee, as “little gems the residents would just as soon keep to themselves,” the piece ends with:

Once the ongoing development of Maple Leaf Park (which includes burying the Maple Leaf Reservoir and adding an off-leash area) wraps up in the next few years, though, it’s only a matter of time before dog walkers and stroller pushers weary of the shoulder-to-shoulder congestion along Green Lake begin to venture north.

Funny, last we’d heard the off-leash area was still on some residents’ wish list but NOT on the current park plan. We’ll have to check back.

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“Happily hidden” Maple Leaf gets good press

March 27th, 2011 by Mike

Maple Leaf made SeattleMet‘s list of the city’s “20 best places to live now” in the magazine’s April issue.

Online, “Happily Hidden” Maple Leaf comes right after “Still Funky After All These Years” Fremont and before “Unexpected Diversity” Laurelhurst.

After mentioning Reckless Video and Cloud City Coffee, as “little gems the residents would just as soon keep to themselves,” the piece ends with:

Once the ongoing development of Maple Leaf Park (which includes burying the Maple Leaf Reservoir and adding an off-leash area) wraps up in the next few years, though, it’s only a matter of time before dog walkers and stroller pushers weary of the shoulder-to-shoulder congestion along Green Lake begin to venture north.

Funny, last we’d heard the off-leash area was still on some residents’ wish list but NOT on the current park plan. We’ll have to check back.

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Draw a dragon before the week ends!

October 25th, 2010 by Mike

Reckless Video is in its last week of its Dragon Drawing Contest, which we’re sure has something to do with “How To Train Your Dragon” plus, maybe, Halloween.

As you see, the best dragon drawing brings free movies. You can see some of the already finished drawings on Reckless’ Facebook page. While looking at it, we learned that Greta is watching a horror movie a night all month long and blogging about it at Greta Scared Stupid. Yikes!

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