CITY LIFE

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Tacoma’s pace of culture: skateboarding

Published on July 26th, 2011 | by Rebecca Solverson

Skateboarding has reached a moment of tentative yet official acceptance in Tacoma. On June 14, 2011 the City Council voted unanimously to reverse the ordinance banning skateboarding downtown. Incredibly, Tacoma is the first city in the nation to reverse such an ordinance, which was put in place decades ago to protect downtown properties from potential damage... Read More


Food/Drink

1022 Back Bar

Future of Food and Drink in Tacoma

Published on July 20th, 2011 | by Kate Albert Ward

By no means will Tacomans abandon the beloved dive bars and regular haunts of their youth, but the rise of innovative food and drink in Tacoma evidences a movement towards a more sophisticated palate... Read More


Civics

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Art and History Connect on the Prairie Line Trail

Published on July 20th, 2011 | by Lisa Kinoshita

In June, urban planner Todd Bressi and the design team of Lucy Begg and Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) held a lively series of speaking engagements in Tacoma on the public art plan for the much-vaunted Prairie Line Trail... Read More


Community

McKinley Mural

Neighborhood Profile: McKinley/Eastside

Published on July 20th, 2011 | by Alicia Wilkinson

Like many areas of Tacoma, the McKinley Hill/Eastside neighborhood is on the upswing after a period of urban decline in the 1960s and 70s. Today, new generations are discovering the area's charming historic houses and the neighborhood is undergoing significant revitalization... Read More


Music

45 people gathered in a Tacoma home for the first concert in The Warehouse summer concert series

The Warehouse: Giving Music A Home

Published on July 20th, 2011 | by Daniel Rahe

This Tacoma-based company is quietly making its mark by turning the notion of "underground" on its head and engaging the community and artists in a bold synthesis of freedom and hospitality. ... Read More


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