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Fury Sale Starts Sat, Feb 2


Fury Consignment’s annual winter clearance sale starts Saturday, February 2nd at 10 am. All of the fall/winter clothing and accessories will be reduced 30-70%. Prices will be the lowest of the season, with lots to choose from! The sale will run 2 weeks. New spring and transitional items will start to arrive about one week into the sale.

If you’re thinking about consigning, Fury is booking March appointments for spring goods. Call at 206-329-6829 to schedule a time.

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Seeking Landscape Architect / Environmental Designer


Request for Qualifications

The non-profit groups the Madison Valley Merchants Association and Madison Valley Community Council (501c3) are soliciting qualifications from individuals or organizations interested in a planning and design effort for the intersection of 28th Ave East and East Madison Street.

Scope of Work

Planning and design of the project should include:

  • Analysis of existing conditions
  • Facilitating at least two community meetings to gather public input for the project
  • Developing concept materials
  • Developing final design and construction cost statement for the approved design concept
  • Communicating with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Department of Transportation to obtain project approvals and permits


$19,000, awarded as a Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant, is available for the current planning and design phase of this project. For the construction phase, Madison Valley will be seeking additional funding, including additional grants, and private funds.

The Design Team

Candidates must have significant experience designing similar project types, landmarks, signage, and streetscapes.

Additional Information

The location of Madison Valley is unclear even to those familiar with Seattle, hence the need for a landmark. This intersection is the center of the business district, and nearly 10,000 people pass this central point by car, bicycle, and on foot everyday. As such it should be an aesthetically pleasing identifier and focal point for the neighborhood.

Confusion exists over the demarcation of Madison Valley vs. the Central District vs. Madison Park. A symbolic landmark in the center of our neighborhood would foster community pride while beautifying the area.

Our plans for the renovation may include restoration of existing traffic triangle and crosswalk, creation of a new neighborhood landmark, and a means to advertise seasonal events.


  • Submittals should include your firm’s qualifications and experience and how it relates to this project.
  • Identify team members and their roles, include resumes.
  • Provide thoughts on your approach to and interest in the project.
  • Provide project descriptions for three of your recent (within the last 3 years) projects of a similar scope and nature. For each of the projects, please provide references.
  • A description of knowledge gained from working with community groups, city departments, and public input processes, will enhance the strength of your submittal.

Submittals may be mailed to Lindy Wishard, 4111 East Madison Street #290, Seattle, WA 98112, or may (preferably) be sent electronically to [email protected].

Direct questions to: Lindy Wishard, [email protected].

Final day to submit RFQ responses: March 8, 2013, 3:00 PM

Proposed Schedule

March 2013: Hiring Committee hires design team
March 2013: Public Design Meeting #1, public input
May 2013: Design team develops concepts, revisions, and with Committee plans next public meeting
June 2013: Public Meeting #2 to present design concept
August 2013: Design is finalized

Thank you for your interest,
Lindy Wishard, President, Madison Valley Community Council
Nat Stratton Clarke, President, Madison Valley Merchants Association

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Seattle Salads Delivers


Seattle Salads is now delivering healthy lunches Monday through Friday in Madison Valley and Madison Park. The brainchild of youthful entrepreneur Desirae Rabe, the restaurant specializes in signature salads like Strawberry Mint and Lime Peanut. Also available are Build-Your-Own options, soups, family sizes and kids’ plates. View menu

With a quick one-time registration at NetWaiter, a lunch order can be processed online for delivery or pickup. Delivery hours are from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Annie Fisher Comes to Madison Valley


High-profile hair stylist and make-up expert Annie Fisher has joined the Marie Rodriguez Salon. Annie’s work has been featured in Vogue, Town & Country, and Allure magazines. She is also a hair color educator, and has taught advanced techniques to licensed professionals.
Annie offers a welcoming environment and makes her clients feel comfortable about their goals and self image. Call her at 992-1003 or visit her website:

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Design and Sew Workshops


Sewing workshops are being held in January and February at Vian Hunter. Designer Lisa Vian Hunter has teamed with Pennie Laird-Sangerman, a fashion industry veteran, to teach custom clothing design, pattern-making, as well as the basics of sewing and design.

Registration is open for the Pencil Skirt Workshop, Sewing 101, Design and Patternmaking, and the Young Designer Workshop, a six-week workshop for aspiring fashion designers, ages 13-19.

To register, contact Lisa at 206 860-5030, or by email [email protected]. For more information, visit:

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Eye on Photography


A new photographic show from the Madison Art Collective has opened at the Baas Framing Studio. Exploring artistic themes in nature and the industrial world, “Eye On Photography” features four up-and-coming photographers with strong perspectives and high artistic quality. Works from Satya Curcio, Tony Ise, Karen Messick, and Bob Venezia are currently on display, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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No Toys in the Pit!


Seattle Public Utilities has asked that we refrain from placing children’s toys in the Storm Water Retention Pond.

The pond is a lovely green space with wonderful plantings, designed in accord with the wishes of a majority of residents. But because the pond can fill with water, it was not intended to be a playground for children. The city is facing liability issues and will have to remove any toys on the grounds. If maintaining the area becomes too difficult, it is possible that SPU would have to fence it off. Owners of the toys are asked to remove them voluntarily.

Alternative Play Space

If a group of residents would like to create a play space for children at a different location, I suggest we organize, fundraise, and collaborate with the city. No one is objecting to a play space — it just can’t be at the pond.

If you have questions or concerns please bring them to the Madison Valley Community Council or contact me directly. Thanks!

Lindy Wishard, President
Madison Valley Community Council, 206 552-0345

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