Planned Development to replace The Funhouse???
Oh this bumms me out!! The Funhouse has been a beacon for punck rock, underground, metal and LOTS & LOTS of local music for years and years now. Before that the spot has been a wateringhole going back to the 50's if I'm correct.
Seattle has long been a music city, but when little by little beloved live music venues go to the wayside it makes my heart break a little. Thanks to Kevin of Metal Shop for the heads up on the story!
Planned development will replace Queen Anne’s Funhouse
Submitted by Michael Harthorne, KOMO Communities Reporter
Monday, March 12th, 2012, 8:30am
Spike the Clown will have to find a new home when the Funhouse is replaced by a seven-story development.
Time is limited for the Funhouse, lower Queen Anne’s skull-adorned dive bar, after the city announced a seven-story mixed-use development planned for the site last week.
The new building at 500 John St. will replace the Funhouse and an adjacent two-story office building. Plans call for 106 to 112 residential units, four live/work units and underground parking for 85 cars.
The Funhouse – known for near nightly shows, patio basketball games, and its mascot, Spike the Clown – opened in 2003.
Another seven-story development is planned for across the street from the bar in the parking lot bordered by the Space Needle, Fisher Plaza and the Monorail. That project will feature four stories of hotel rooms and two stories of residential units.
Anyone who wants to weigh in on the design of the project that will replace the Funhouse can come to the first public design meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Queen Anne Community Center, located at 1901 First Ave. W. Maybe you can ask the architects to slap a creepy clown head on the new building.
The site for the new development is located across the street from the parkign lot where a seven-story hotel and residential development is planned.