Is this Farewell to the Kirkland Blog?
March 17, 2023
<--mushroom burger on The Slip's new patio
I hope not! But maybe? ARGH! I'm having some technical issues with the blog and contact mgmt platform which is super frustrating. I've also been traveling a bit lately and maybe I'm old and tired too? You guys are so sweet, though, I really appreciate the notes I've received asking what's happened or where I went and encouraging me to keep blogging. I haven't forgotten you, I promise.
I do have bunches of things to share................like the fact that Forge Pizza delivery/takeout just launched inside Coastline Burgers on Central (and hello handcrafted canned cocktails too!). And Arleana's on Central is working hard to open soon and there's a menu posted already. After being closed for 3 months, The Slip has re-opened with its new patio offering 50% more seating. Sparrow just announced their full menu will be available for lunch too, starting at 11am,, and happy hour is 3-5. And yes, our beloved Stavros sold Santorini Greek Grill ( we all miss that big smile!), but you shouldn't notice much change in the restaurant. He left it in the capable hands of his good friend that owns other Greek eateries in Seattle, and of course, Hector and the guys making those amazing gyro salads I crave will keep the food experience consistent.
On the events side of things, there's a Kirkland Job Fair coming up on April 1st that will help get our teens out of our hair this summer. Hooray! The (free!) Kirkland Easter Egg hunt is April 9th. And we can almost start thinking about Wednesday Market and what's new there this year. Spring/summer programs through the City of Kirkland open on 3/22 at 7am and Aquatics reg opens 3/29 at 7am on KirklandParks.net (this is when 4082 Kirkland moms all try to sign their kids up for swim lessons at the very same time). Better be logging in at 6:59!
Lucky me, I just had a treatment at Butter Massage Spa and an upcoming post will tell you all about it and share a special offer for readers. And there's also a new animal urgent care in Houghton I have some scoop on. It looks like the sales office for the new Continental Property apartments called Vela (old Hector's spot) is open. I'm so curious, anyone been in?
Sorry, that's a lot of info. That's what happens when I don't share for a month or two, I'm all pent up with Kirkland gossip. Be sure you are following KirklandWeblog's Facebook and Insta, it's way easier for me to post quick updates there as they're happening.
PS- what is with all of the new pay parking signs at Juanita Village? #superannoying
Any news on what’s going into the Wilde Rover spot?
Posted by: Julie B | March 17, 2023 at 07:27 PM
Glad you're back. Don't go away! Was wondering. Any news about Hector's coming back somewhere? Rumor was it would be in the building opposite the Slip. May be just rumor. What do you know? We LOVED Hector's!
Posted by: Marti C MacPhee | March 17, 2023 at 07:40 PM
Please don’t quit! Technical issues are so frustrating but we would miss you too much!
Posted by: Maureen Kerber | March 17, 2023 at 08:08 PM
No, we will not allow it to be a Farewell.
We will find a solution!
Posted by: Per-Ola | March 17, 2023 at 10:08 PM
Yes! But I don't think I'm allowed to say yet??
Posted by: Janis | March 19, 2023 at 09:12 PM
That was a previous rumor, and that plan has since changed. You will have to hold the fond Hector's memories in your heart now...
Posted by: Janis | March 19, 2023 at 09:14 PM
Thank you, you are too sweet Maureen. I will try my best. xo
Posted by: Janis | March 19, 2023 at 09:15 PM
Love the motivation with assertiveness! It would be cool if I could find some other potential bloggers, whose intent is also simply the goodness of sharing Kirkland fun things with everyone..
Posted by: Janis | March 19, 2023 at 09:20 PM