Month: July 2013

Washington watch

Demolition of Washington Elementary School Gym.

Historic Washington Elementary School will go the way of Stadium High School this year. It’s getting a makeover that will remodel and restore the original 1906 school building,┬áreplace the 1949 gymnasium with new construction and add a new cafeteria,

You’ll like Tinkertopia

General scene at Tinkertopia

A couple of business districts out of the North End, but of interest to artists, craftspeople, teachers, parents and anyone with a creative bent, Tinkertopia is open at 1914 Pacific Ave., near UW Tacoma. If you’ve trekked up to Creation…

A new rose in Proctor


On the same day Tinkertopia held its grand opening downtown, Compass Rose, opened in the old Giardini’s location in the Proctor District. People in the neighborhood had been waiting for quite a few weeks to see what was behind the…