Leschi Community Council Meeting Tomorrow, June 4


For those of you who may live closer to Leschi, join the Leschi Community Council at its monthly meeting tomorrow, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Area Senior Center to discuss neighborhood issues. Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting:

  • Susan Chang, a geotechnical engineer for the Seattle Department of Transportation will discuss the Seattle Landslide Study and what is known about the Leschi hillside in relation to landslides.
  • Seattle Public Utilities will give an update on the sewage overflow project happening at the south marina in August.
  • Leschi Star Awards

In addition, there is a neighborhood work party at the Leschi Natural Area this Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet at 36th and Terrace rain or shine. Gloves and lunch will be provided for all participants!

Boat Owners at Leschi Marina Wonder What Happened to Moorage Fees

Photo courtesy of Seattle Times Greg Gilbert

Photo courtesy of Seattle Times Greg Gilbert

The city-owned Leschi marina is deteriorating and boat owners are wondering what the city did with the moorage fees that were collected each month. Decking is rotted, the outermost deck is sinking and the underwater flotation has broken away. Tenants of the marina say that for 30 years the city collected moorage fees that should have been used to maintain the marina but instead were diverted to other uses in the Parks and Recreational system. Money was used to keep doors open to community centers, to maintain parks, and to continue low-income families’ participation in sports and recreation which was said to be more important than maintaining the marina. $8 million is needed to make the necessary repairs. Mayor Mike McGinn has agreed to add $4 million to the budget to go specifically towards repairing the marina. The city had been searching for a private operator to take over the moorage before McGinn stopped the search after boat owners expressed concern of possible higher fees and commercialization of the property. Tenants were also angry at the fact that they were left out of the planning process of the North and South Leschi marinas. The city has agreed to create two Project Advisory teams which will include community members to be sure they have a say in what happens with the marina.

Seattle Christmas Ships Kick Off Voyage Leaves Leschi Tonight

Christmas ShipsIt is still November, but the Argosy Christmas Ships kick off voyage leaves the Leschi Marina tonight at 7 PM.  While the kick off voyage is tonight, the Christmas Ships will not be visiting Madrona until December 22nd at 9:45 PM.  Mark your calendar for the event which will take place at Madrona Beach near Spectrum Theater.

If you have young children and the Madrona Beach Christmas Ship visit is too late, consider going to Madison Park Beach on the same night.  The Argosy Christmas Ships will visit Madison Park at 4:55 PM on December 22nd.

Check out Argosy’s website for the entire Seattle Christmas Ship schedule.

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.”

Founder of Daniel’s Restaurant, Daniel Sandal, Dies at 71

Daniel Sandal, Seattle restauranteur, passed away recently at the age of 71.  Sandal started in the food industry at his grandfather’s butcher shop in the Pike Place Market and later sold meat to some of Seattle’s most famous restaurants including The Space Needle, Trader Vic’s, Canlis, and even Dick’s.  Sandal went on to start some famous Seattle restaurants himself including Benjamin’s as well as Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steak and Chops in Leschi in 1980.

Click the link to read more about Daniel Sandal’s life and accomplishments on Seattle Weekly.

Prime Wine Night at Daniel’s in Leschi

DanielsDaniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops is well known as one Seattle’s premier steak restaurants.  Probably the best known is Daniel’s on Lake Union or even in Bellevue, but the original is Daniel’s in Leschi.  Just minutes from Madrona, located at the Leschi Marina is a world-class steakhouse with a great happy hour seven days a week (4 PM to 6:30 PM) and on Sunday is the Prime Wine Night with all bottles of wine under $100 are half off.  Madrona has great wine at Wilridge on 34th and Union, but if you feel like enjoying your glass of wine with a nice steak head down to Daniel’s Broiler in Leschi on Sunday nights.