Ace Hardware to Move into the Securities Building Downtown

If you live in and around downtown, you’ll be thankful to hear that the city is finally getting a downtown hardware store. The Myers Group announced that they will be opening an Ace Hardware in the Securities building on 4th and Stewart in the first quarter of 2013. The store will be spread across 7,500 sf of retail space, catering to the ever growing population of city dwellers as well as businesses, creating a convenient place to grab your essentials such as hammers, fasteners and tools on the fly.

The Myers Group has said they’ve been looking for the right location for years, and they’re pleased a hardware store will now be able to assist the downtown population.  “The location adjacent to Bed, Bath & Beyond is a very complimentary fit for a hardware store and the Myers Group and Clise Properties were equally eager to make the terms of the lease work,” said Tom Graff, president of commercial at Ewing & Clark, who leased the space to the Myers Group. “When Richard Stevenson came to me to seek a quality retailer of the space, Tyler Myers was one of my first calls. His store will be a tremendous asset to the area and satisfy a steady request from downtown residential focus groups.” For more information and updates about the space, visit the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Mars Hill Plans to Move Out of Belltown

You’ve most likely seen a Mars Hill Church somewhere  in the greater Seattle area, as it’s one of the biggest, and fasted growing churches around the Pacific Northwest. They’re continually outgrowing their current Belltown location, in the building that previously hosted Tabella’s night club, and have settled on a decision to move into downtown, in the First United Methodist Church, on 5th ave and Marion Street.

Mars Hill current Belltown location, Photo courtesy of

The building has previously served as the Daniel’s Recital Hall, offering free concerts to the community, and according to the Seattle Times, will still offer concerts that don’t conflict with Mars Hill activities. Apparently the deal for the new location almost didn’t happen. Tom Graff of Ewing & Clark Inc said “Mars Hill looked at the First United Methodist Church building a year ago but Daniels didn’t want to sell or completely relinquish control.” Graff also mentioned he had the lead pastor and Kevin Daniels (developer, and gentleman responsible for saving the historic building in 2007) get together in person, and they came to an agreement on a 5 year lease. For more information on the move, visit the Seattle Times.

Magnolia Townhome For Sale: $399,000

This new large three unit townhouse is now available in the Magnolia neighborhood! All three bedrooms in this unit have their own attached bathroom, and their is a powder room to boot on the lower level. The unit has a wonderful little garden out back, but the real beauty of this listing is where the cook slaves away; the kitchen boasts beautiful cherry wood flooring (as does the living room) and cabinets, and sleek granite counter tops with ample storage. This unit is in a great neighborhood in close proximity to Magnolia Manor Park and the Interbay Golf Center. For more information on this unit, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 3/3.25
Price: $399,000

Capitol Hill Home For Sale: $1,275,000

This beautifully restored Capitol Hill home is newly on the market, and sits directly across from Volunteer Park. The lovely designed home has been featured in Seattle Homes & other local magazines, for it’s fine craftsmanship, and beautiful mill work, with beamed ceilings and built-ins. The expansive kitchen gets a hearty amount of natural sunlight, with top of the line appliances and finishes. The master bathroom is enormous, as is the closet, and the 3rd floor even has a media room for entertainment! If you’d like more information on this wonderful Capitol treasure, with 4 bedrooms, and 2.75 baths click here.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 4/2.75
List Price: $1,275,000