San Marco building sold

Photo: Paragon Real Estate Advisors

The San Marco, a mixed-use apartment building in the Uptown Neighborhood of Queen Anne Hill and home to Laredo’s Restaurant has sold for $2,375,000 to Gerry Pigotti and John Slonecker of Gibraltar LLC.
The San Marco, located at the intersection of Taylor Avenue North and Aloha Street, was built in 1925 and has 14 units in addition to its ground-level retail. The building also houses Laredo’s restaurant.

ARC Ballet to host holiday show at Leo K. Theater

Arc School of Ballet is coming to Queen Anne. The ballet company, which until this year has been hosting performances in Ballard, will perform “Nutcracker Sweets” at the Leo Kreielsheimer Theatre in the Seattle Center on Dec. 17.
The troop, which is made up of neighborhood girls, has performed the variation of Tchaikovsky’s famed ballet for seven years. Tickets and more information can be found at

Seattle Pacific University to host Tent City

Tent City 3 may be located on Wallace Field near West Nickerson Street.

From mid January through mid March, 2012, Seattle Pacific University will host Tent City 3.

The school’s citizen advisory committee reports that the temporary neighborhood of tents will most likely locate on Wallace Field, between West Nickerson Street and the Fremont Cut. It is currently located at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Shoreline at 14514 20th Avenue N.E.

There will be future open houses/information sessions hosted by Share/Wheel, the Seattle Agency that oversees Tent City. The advisory committee will be invited and can get additional questions answered.

Tent City must move every 90 days, is comprised of about 100 people and runs itself.  There is a strict code of conduct to be accepted as a resident, including sobriety, non-violence and participation. Daily litter patrol, regular trash removal and portable toilets are all part of the system. The committee said SPU is doing this because of the school’s Christian mission and the opportunity it provides for student service.

Falcons are stars academically, too

Paige Hoffman. All photos by Andrew Towell

Paige Hoffman and Lindsey Wodrich of Seattle Pacific University’s volleyball team, have been named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-academic team for the third straight year, and three teammates — Angie Pricco, Shelby Swanson and Nikki Lowell — joined them on the squad.

Lindsey Wodrich.

Senior outside hitter Wodrich, with a 3.51 grade-point average as a family/consumer sciences major, also was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team for the third straight year.

Angie Pricco.

Senior outside hitter Hoffman has a 3.66 GPA in business administration, and senior middle blocker Pricco has a 3.36 GPA in that same field.

Shelby Swanson

Nikki Lowell

Junior setter Swanson sports a 3.89 GPA in physiology, and sophomore middle blocker Lowell carries a 3.69 in business administration. Pricco and Swanson each made the GNAC team for the second time.

Obesity, bulimia film debuts in Queen Anne

Childhood obesity has become a growing issue in America, so much so that First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Lets Move program to combat it.
On Thursday, a documentary about obesity (and bulimia) in adults and kids alike will make its debut at the SIFF Uptown Theater. “America the Beautiful2: The Thin Commandments,” by Darryl Roberts, will pose questions such as why obesity rates climb alongside the number of people dieting? How is the weight-loss industry involved in restructuring obesity standards?
The screening is sponsored by The Emily Program and the Center for Discovery/Oceanaire, local organizations that help people with eating disorders. Directly after the show will be a Q & A session with Roberts and a panel of experts on eating disorders. The screening is at 7 p.m., this Thursday at SIFF Uptown at 511 Queen Anne Ave. N.

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Photo: Petr Kratochvil

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