Monday, May 2, 2011

Georgetown Business District

Last Friday, a friend and I went to Georgetown to visit an antique store; we also stopped at a bakery and took a 2.9 mile walk through the business and entertainment district of this neighborhood. We walked the triangle of streets from the intersection of Corson Avenue S and Airport Way S to S Bailey Street.

This is an old industrial area adjacent to I-5 and next to railroad tracks which now appears to be the home of artists, antique stores and small community businesses. It was a beautiful day and not even the ever-present on and off ramps detracted from the ambiance of this unique neighborhood.

We started at a Japanese antique store located in the old Rainier Brewery. This is an interesting red brick building which is now home to quite a few businesses. Our next stop was Two Tartes Bakery where we enjoyed some yummy pastries and tea.

We walked around admiring the small garden spots which sprung up in the most unlikely places. We passed the Georgetown Ballroom, the Georgetown Music Store, the 9 LB. Hammer Brewery and a few restaurants including a very nice looking one in the Corson Building.

We stopped in the Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Store where the friendly proprietor talked with us about all that Georgetown has to offer. I hope to return for a few of the upcoming events: Honk Fest (the evening of May 13th), the Garden Walk (second Sunday in July), the Georgetown Carnival (June 11th), Art Attack (second Saturdays) and Trailer Park Mall.

This area has a very nice playground and a lovely old City Hall building. I'm looking forward to returning and walking through the residential streets of this neighborhood.

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