i don't want to grow up, I'm a magic mouse kid! this is the coolest toy store in town. young or old, you can play with just about anything before you buy. (or play and don't buy.)
CONS: pioneer square bums begging for booze money.
this is the best place in town to wash your dog! They provide the tubs and the soap and conditioner (and lots of doggie treats) you wash your own dog! it is really fun. and for only five dollars more they will clip your dogs toenails!!! (which can be a real hassle trying to do it yourself.)
i have only seen one film here, some bukowski doc. but the theater shows all kinds of indie art house types of films that you just can't see anywhere else. the lobby is so amazing and the theater itself is a sight to be held. I don't want to spoil it for you by telling you everything about it, but go and see for yourself.
PROS: art house films rule!
you really feel like you live in a big city when you shop at a news stand like bulldog. the myriad periodicals will blow your mind! also, they support a variety of different humanitarian causes and serve organic, fairtrade coffee. GO BULLDOG!!
PROS: many magazines!!!
it's a fact that scarecrow video is the greatest video store on the planet. they have everything from the latest blockbuster to the most obscure films on the planet. the downside is that when a movie is out of print you have to put down a deposit, and sometimes, like once with me, you put a deposit on a movie you did not expect to be out of print. For example, FARGO, was out of print for a brief period of time and in order for me to rent it, I had to put a hold on, like $300 in my account.
PROS: they have everything
CONS: steep deposits, steeper late fees.
okay. the buffalo may not be the be all end all of vintage clothing stores in seattle, but i have found some really cool things here. if you can find parking in the U-district, it is worth the trip.
vintage clothing just looks cooler when it is actually vintage. Forget about going to Urban Outfitter for all of your sweet T-shirts... the next time you are in the market for a favorite shirt or hat, cross the street to the red light.
PROS: awesome vintage clothes, good looking sales staff
CONS: don't try to sell them clothes if you are a fat guy...trust me.
Hey, if you are in the downtown area and are in need of catering for a business lunch, this is the place to call for the best deal on fresh and yummy box lunches. Try all 40!
PROS: free delivery!
CONS: they are busy all the time!
i love the twilight zones LIVE! I wish a had a million dollars to give to theater schmeater so that they could move to new digs. The pillars in the middle of the stage are a little distracting.
PROS: awesome local theater
CONS: Parking can be a pain.
the floor is sticky, the cost of popcorn is higher than the price of gold, and they bombard you with commercial after commercial during the previews. I go to the movies to escape the commercial! shame on you corporate america.