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A look back at the Green Lake Bowl

This story comes to us via Kat Chow. Kat is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory, an advanced reporting class in which students produce news stories and packages for local neighborhood and ethnic newspapers and online sites. The Green Lake Bowl, which was first opened in 1950 at the intersection of NE Ravenna Blvd & Woodlawn Ave NE, was a neighborhood hotspot until it struck out and closed down in 1982. The bowling alley’s actual structure was built way back in 1923 and was 9,070 square feet, according to tax records that Ed Carlos, who grew up…

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Green Lake business history: Collected Works bookstore, the Feel-Good Space and Abintra Wellness Center

  The Greenlake Bar & Grill has been a staple of the neighborhood’s restaurant scene since first opening its doors in 2000, more than ten years ago. Longtime Green Lake residents will remember several other businesses that have also operated out of the brick building at 7200 E Green Lake Drive N. We’ve written about eateries that have occupied the space through the years, including the Lemon Grass Bar and Grill, Bruegger’s Fresh Bagel Bakery, Zi Pani Cafe, and two different restaurants that were named “Green Lake Grill.” In the 1970s, the building also housed a bookstore and a massage center. A bookstore called “Collected Works” opened in 1974….

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Is there a speed limit for cyclists on the Green Lake path?

Recently, reader Erin Petrie asked us over twitter about the rules governing bicycle use on the Green Lake loop. Is there a speed limit for bikes circling Green Lake? Are those on wheels supposed to yield to pedestrians? Erin says that, while walking on the Green Lake path, she and her dog were clipped by a cyclist. The cyclist, she says, was “easily going 20 mph.” The incident left Erin with a bloody elbow and a scared dog. Guidelines do exist to govern the bicycle use at Green Lake Park. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Bicycle Use Policy dictates that “bicycles will be…

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A look back at the Green Lake Playground

1968:   2011:   1969:   2011:   1969:   2011:   1985:   2011:

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A look back at Green Lake’s Saleh al Lago

Yesterday (Monday, Feb. 14, 2011), Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson shared a tiramisu recipe with her readers. “Truth be told,” she wrote, “it’s not my recipe: it’s Saleh Joudeh’s, the name behind the late, great Saleh al Lago at Green Lake.” Saleh al Lago, an Italian restaurant, occupied 6804 E Green Lake Way N from 1982 to 1999. The spot currently houses Nell’s Restaurant. The following story from our news partner The Seattle Post-Intelligencer offers a glimpse into the popularity of Green Lake’s Saleh al Lago.  The story was originally published on Sept. 29, 1999. SO LONG, SALEH: DINERS CROWDING INTO POPULAR…

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