News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood


That crash on Lake City Way N.E.

April 25th, 2016 by Mike

The car-pedestrian accident that’s taken up most of the afternoon.

From Seattle Police:

Detectives are investigating after a 33-year-old man was struck by a truck along Lake City Way Northeast today.

Officers were dispatched to Lake City Way NE and 18th Avenue Northeast after a caller reported a large commercial truck hit a man along Lake City Way NE just before 2:30 P.M.

Officers arrived and found the man with life-threatening head injuries lying in the road. Seattle Fire Department Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Detectives are now speaking with witnesses and the driver, who is cooperating with investigators. Traffic collision detectives will continue to investigate this incident and make a final the determination of cause.

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Maple Leaf’s “last roadhouse” in the news

January 5th, 2016 by Mike

Over at Crosscut, writer David Kroman has posted on The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E.

The first thing to know about Seattle’s last roadhouse is that it’s only open on Fridays. And sometimes not even then.

Drivers who take the time to look between the chaos of Lake City Way – past the rodeo-themed truck dealer, past Pandora’s strip club, past the assisted living apartments that wall the four-lane highway – will find what looks like an old house.

Read the full piece here.

The last time we heard about The Shanty was in 2011, on this strip-club piece that drew 58 (!) comments.

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Earthquake on Lake City Way this morning – anybody feel it?

July 12th, 2013 by Mike

An earthquake of magnitude 2.6 was reported  a few blocks northeast of Maple Leaf just before 7 a.m.

The quake, centered essentially at Lake City Way Northeast and Northeast 120th Street, is shown in red on this map from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

It occurred at 6.56 a.m. and was 9.3 miles underground, according to the network.

A second quake, magnitude 2.3,  occurred just after 7:30 a.m. near Redmond.

We first heard of both from our news partners The Seattle Times.

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