New Yoga Studio Opens in Leschi

Photo Courtesy of: Sol Yoga

Sol Yoga is new yoga studio that opened in the Leschi neighborhood! Sol Yoga specializes in Power Vinyasa and Yoga/Cross Training hybrid class! The studio maintains a 90 degree climate and they provide: towels, water, and free parking! 


If you would like to try out Sol Yoga, your first class is FREE!   

Sol Yoga is located on the shores of Lake Washington, next to to Leschi marina.

200 Lake Washington Blvd Suite 101Seattle, WA 98122 

To learn more about Sol Yoga Studio, visit their website! 

New Doggie DayCare in Madrona

There is a new doggie daycare in town, and it’s taking over the old Facts newspaper space! The Facts Newspaper, the first African American oriented newspaper to circulate the northwest had previously occupied the office space on the corner of Martin Luther King and E Cherry St for years. After they vacated the building was torn down and replaced by the simple structure that stands today, which has also been vacant for sometime, leaving passersby curious as to what will go in the space next.

The secrets out! We’ve got a snapshot of the sign on their window, and PLAY, a family run doggie daycare start up by a previous dog walking company is coming to the neighborhood in August to take care of your furry friends while you’re at work. Daycare service is around $6/hr, up to 5hrs a day, and they’ll even pick your dog up for daycare if you want to mark one thing off the list to do in the morning. They do doggie baths as well, should you want your pup to come home smelling squeaky clean. For more information on PLAY’s services visit their website.

Police Find Man Convicted of Killing Madrona Father

This news may come a little delayed, as the story was in Saturday’s Seattle Times, but nonetheless is still important to broadcast that police have found the man who is responsible for shooting Justin Ferrari on May 24th. According to the Seattle Times, the shooter, Andrew Jermain Patterson, was outside of a corner store with others when one of then men insulted him; in response he pulled out a gun and fired it, according to King County Superior Court findings.

He had aimed at the man who insulted him, but hit Ferrari who was in his van with his parents and children nearby. Police used information from a Metro bus surveillance camera as well as cellphone data from one of the passengers, and court warranted information from a stolen ORCA card used by Patterson to track him down to Federal Way, and issue a warrant for arrest when he was scheduled to appear in court on a completely different domestic violence account. Patterson is being held at King County Jail on $2 million bail, for more information on his trial visit the Seattle Times.

Big News: Suspect Arrested for Justin Ferrari’s Death

policeman-cartoonA 20-year-old man was arrested in Federal Way for his alleged role in the murder of Justin Ferrari.  Ferrari lost his life when he was caught in the crossfire when driving through the intersection of MLK Jr. Way and Cherry with his parents and two kids.

According to the Seattle Times the suspect was wearing distinctive jacket and clothes that helped identify him.  Stay tuned to the news; I am sure more information will be coming out in the coming weeks.

Pritty Boys Pizza is On Groupon!

Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria is currently on Groupon! Buy a Groupon for $10 and get $20 worth of food!

If you haven’t tried Pritty Boys, now is the time! These Madrona Pizza boys aren’t just serving up pizza; their full menu includes appetizers such as garlic truffle fries, lightly fried calamari, and meatballs in marinara! They also of course have a variety of delicious pizza pies, which you can order regular or gluten-free, and they offer salads, paninis, and pasta! Yum!

That’s not all! Pritty Boys also serves Full Tilt ice cream for dessert.

To buy a Groupon for Pritty Boys Pizza, click here.

Daniel’s Broilers Looking to Expand

Daniel's BroilerDaniel’s Broiler is looking to expand beyond their three restaurants.  The original Daniel’s Broiler was first opened in Leschi in 1980 by the late Daniel Sandal and later was expanded to both Bellevue and Lake Union.  According to the Puget Sound Business Journal article, the new location is not known yet or at least the current owners, Schwartz Brother Restaurants, are not telling but any new Daniel’s Broiler will have their famous “world-class views.”

New Pastor for Madrona’s Catholic Church St. Therese

St ThereseCourtesy St. Therese Parish

This past Sunday was the last for Father Stephen Okumu (pictured) as St. Therese Pastor.  Father Stephen, as most parishioners call him, has been with St. Therese for the last five years.  He is leaving to become the Pastor of St. Bridget’s in Laurelhurst.

Father Charles Kanai has come to Madrona to replaced Father Stephen and Father Kanai is assisted by Deacon Greg McNabb who has been with St. Therese for the last several years.  Both Father Charles Kanai and Deacon Greg will also serve Immaculate Conception located in the Seattle Central District.  While no changes in mass times are expected in the immediate future, changes may occur down the road since both Catholic Churches have the same mass schedule.  In the interim, guest priests will assist to keep the current mass schedule.

Bastille Bash in Madison Valley Coming Soon!

If you haven’t heard the news going around Madrona or Madison Park, Madison Valley is hosting a fun neighborhood event called the Bastille Bash to support the Children’s Response Center.

The event will take place on July 14th on East Madison Street from 27th to 29th
Avenue from 3–8 p.m, and guests will enjoy an evening filled with french inspired cuisine from some of the city’s best noted restaurants, wine tasting, complimentary spa services, sidewalk sales, and much more! Tickets for the event will be sold the day of, and include small plates between $2-6, a wine passport for sipping for a $10 donation and will allow access to taste at participating local shops. If you’re bringing the kids along, there are several activities for the little ones like face painting, an art class from Thrive Art School, and childcare for $15 with french inspired activities. Participating restaurants include, but are not limited to:

Visit the Bastille Bash Facebook Page for more information on retail participants, and an expanded description of activities.