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Entries from September 2017

Two new local restaurants in Maple Leaf

September 27th, 2017 by Mike

Ban Hua Sai is now open every day but Sunday..

The Thai restaurant at 9400 Roosevelt Way N.E. is in the location of the former Cucina Americana, which lasted less than a year in the space of the former Cafe Piccolo.

Hours for Ban Hua Sai are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To the south off Roosevelt at Northeast 80th Street, a new Texas BBQ  restaurant and giant smoker is set to open Saturday, Sept. 29, in the space of the former Coa Mexican Eatery & Tequileria.

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Five-hour park pops up Friday at 5th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 85th

September 11th, 2017 by Mike

Delivered to Maple Leaf Life South this afternoon is a mini-leaflet announcing a celebration of International PARK(ing) Day.

It will be celebrated here in Maple Leaf by turning two on-street parking spaces into a public space.

For five hours during evening drive time on Friday, Sept. 15th. At the intersection of Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street.

From Aimee, new co-leader with her husband Ian of Maple Leaf Greenways:

PARK(ing) Day is intended to encourage creative placemaking and raise awareness about the importance of walkable, livable and healthy communities.

We chose this intersection as visibility is poor, cars often speed, there is a lot of cut through traffic on side streets and that crosswalk signal just takes too gosh darn long to change.

Hours are from 2-7 p.m.

Maple Leaf Greenways is a part of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. For more overall information on PARK(ing) Day in Seattle go here.

Interested in helping with the Maple Leaf event? Email Aimee (at)

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