Press Release

Shop Small. November 28, 2020.

As with most things in 2020, Small Business Saturday is going to be different and we are excited about it!

This holiday season, give the gift of Oregon! Our local businesses need support. One way Oregonians can help is to shop homegrown businesses that are run by our neighbors, family, and friends. Local retailers are prepared for you to shop safely.

 

 

HISTORIC GILBERT DISTRICT BUSINESSES  in Seaside:
94.9 The Bridge
ACE Hardware
Ancient Health and Healing
At Home on Broadway
Bagels by the Sea
Beach Books
Beach Puppy
Bella Espresso
Bliss Mercantile & Brocante
Dough Dough Bakery
End of the Trail Pub
Fairweather House and Gallery
Fire House Grill
Five-Star Henna
Hold Fast Tattoo Company
Holiday Inn Express
Line X of Clatsop County
Nonni’s Bistro
Pacific Heirloom and Collectibles
Patty’s Wicker Cafe
Peddler’s Row
Pizza a’fetta Seaside
Rust and Dust
Salon on Broadway
Seaside Antique Mall
Seaside Brewery Co.
Seaside Coffee House
Seaside Coffee Roasters
Seaside Yarn and Fiber

Shamous Rocks
Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop
Star Furniture
Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel
Studio 7
SunRose Gallery
The Heathy Hub
The Whet Spot

TigerLily Gallery
Tom’s Fish and Chips

Tora Sushi
Una Ves Mas Mexican Restaurant
Yellow Curry Cozy Thai
Voyages Toys
Wheel Fun

Watch this site for an interactive list of the Historic Gilbert District Shop Small businesses, including contact information and website links.  Information to help everyone stay safe and shop safely during the  COVID pandemic.

 

 

 

Small Saturday is a national event that was created in 2010 by American Express. The first event was held November 27, 2010. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Historic Gilbert District is located in the heart of Seaside and encompasses the four city blocks on the corners of Broadway and Holladay. As this holiday season comes, it is incumbent upon each of us to do what we can for one another – it is the ultimate gift.

Soon, very soon. Pizza a’fetta opens in the district.

The space under construction.

 

“We are building a new Pizza a’fetta Restaurant in the Kirwen Building located at 611 Broadway in the Historic District of downtown Seaside.

Plans are to open in the fall of 2020.”

–JAMES FAURENTINO

pizzaafettaseaside@gmail.com
Gourmet Hand Tossed Pizza, Salads & Appetizers

Thank you Carol Newman, @ KMUN for sharing news about the Gilbert District and the Seaside Saturday Art Walk.

Thanks for joining me Friday Oct 16th on ARTS – Live & Local!

Below is the link to the podcast. Enjoy and share on your website, with friends, et al.
Stay well. Treasure each day with gratitude and the arts and VOTE!
carol

Friday, Oct 16th at 3 pm, ARTS – Live & Local! host Carol Newman speaks with:

Author and book store owner Deborah Reed with her new book Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan.

Designer, Gallery founder, Seaside Art Walk chair Denise Fairweather with Fairweather Gallery art scout and curator Sara Vickerman.

Save the date and time. Next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is Nov. 7th, 5-7 p.m.

We recognize that not everyone is quite ready for full-on Art Walk, either businesses, artists or art patrons. So we will continue to take it slow following COVID-19 guidelines. Please attend however it is the most comfortable for you. We also want to remind our art patrons that this event is powered by our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants. Thank you for all you do to celebrate our vibrant art scene in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Oct. 3rd Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Save the date and time.
October 3rd, 5-7 pm

#1. TigerLily Gallery, 613 Broadway

Featuring Edi Olson, a professional artist and art instructor for the past 40 years who is based in Vancouver. Mostly a self-taught artist, Olson prefers to paint with a palette knife and then use a brush to refine and add detail. Olson has a fascination and love of ocean scenes, her main subject matter. She describes her style as realistic with attention to detail, light and energy within each painting.

 

 

#2. Pizza a’fetta, 611 Broadway

Featuring hand painted wall murals by Oregon artist Donny Masterson, who has a special interest in photography and film. One of the top boutique inns on the Oregon Coast, the Stephanie Inn, has rooms that feature artwork from Masterson.

 

 

 

#3. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

Featured artists for October are ceramicist Terri Axness from Muddy Creek Studio, felted wall sculpture artist Robin Montero and “quilted” painter Ronni Harris. Image: “Hollyhock House” by Ronni Harris.

 

 

 

#4. Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway St.

Featuring a collectable figurehead that served as the face of a ship as it was plowing through water in the last century, a symbolic maidenhead meant to protect sailors, bring good omens, and intimidate the enemies.

 

 

#5. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS show featuring  Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal & Vanessa K. Stokes. All NW works by very different artists in terms of age, geography, and medium. “Golden Hour- Seaside Estuary” by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

#6. The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive

Featuring Billy Lutz, local artist, musician, and philosopher. The Whet Spot offers a relaxed, friendly, adults-only atmosphere where patrons can enjoy craft beers, ciders and wines while viewing local art.”Tillamook Head II” acrylic on panel by Billy Lutz

 

 

#7. Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel, 811 1st Ave

Featuring Raven Lloyd’s new constellation art piece. In addition, offering her hand painted coasters can be mounted and hung as art, as well.”Malibu” acrylic by Raven Lloyd

 

 

OCTOBER 3rd, 2020 list:

1. TigerLily Gallery, 613 Broadway

2. Pizza a’fetta, 611 Broadway St.

3. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

4. Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway St

5. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

6. The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive

7. Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel, 811 1st Ave

 

And, too, find additional original art during the day at:

Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive

Bliss Mercantile & Brocante, 734 Broadway

Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St.

Rust and Dust Vintage, 810 Broadway Street.

For more info, please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

Welcome to the Historic Gilbert District! TigerLily Gallery and Boutique.

The Tiger Lily Boutique & Gallery is within the Gilbert District Gallery and under the new ownership of Gloria Hernandez where you will find beautiful artwork & unique home decor!

613 Broadway Street
Seaside, Oregon

 

(503) 440-7996
(503) 739-7044

Hours:

Mon: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Seaside Art Walk on-line exhibition June 6th- 25th.

UPDATE! Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, scheduled for June 6th, will be online only. Out of an abundance of caution and following the State’s Phase One re-opening guidelines from COVID-19 with limits on public gatherings, the event will be viewed through individual gallery articles, rather than a public gathering.

 

Blue Bond Art Studio and Gallery, 417 S. Holladay Drive

Featuring oil paintings by Blue Bond, an accomplished Seaside professional artist whose specialty is in portraits, wildlife and still life. With over fifty years of experience, the artist enjoys commissioned portraits.

For more info call (360) 921-4672 or FB message m.me/BlueStudioGallery2016


Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

Fairweather offers a dose of Americana in SUMMER SERVED, on exhibit through June 25. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, and Sharon Johnson, as well as, wood serving bowls by woodturner Tom Willing.

“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and grouping them in seasonal spectrums.”

For more info contact fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway St.

Featuring Cindi Kaliszewski, photographs in rice paper mounted on glass and driftwood, as well as images on matted and framed. Her art creates a pleasing ethereal feel that can be highlighted with a light source.

For more info contact SkyWater Home and Gallery/ Ilwaco (520) 661-2570

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SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

As we celebrate the height of spring, SunRose is highlighting three amazing mosaic artists. Kath Jones uses mixed media in organic colors; Anna Meyrick features vibrant stained glass and Charlotte Bruhn integrates her handmade ceramics with natural stone.

For more info contact cathytippin@gmail.com or at cell (503) 717-2685

Supporting local businesses is more important than ever before…

HISTORIC GILBERT DISTRICT BUSINESSES:
94.9 The Bridge
ACE Hardware
Ancient Health and Healing
At Home on Broadway
Bagels by the Sea
Beach Books
Beach Puppy
Bella Espresso
Bliss Mercantile & Brocante
Dough Dough Bakery
End of the Trail Pub
Fairweather House and Gallery
Fire House Grill
Five-Star Henna
Hold Fast Tattoo Company
Holiday Inn Express
Line X of Clatsop County
Nonni’s Bistro
Pacific Heirloom and Collectibles
Patty’s Wicker Cafe
Peddler’s Row
Pizza a’fetta Seaside
Rust and Dust
Salon on Broadway
Seaside Antique Mall
Seaside Brewery Co.
Seaside Coffee House
Seaside Coffee Roasters
Seaside Yarn and Fiber
Seaside Yoga
Shamous Rocks
Shine Fair Trade
Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop
Star Furniture
Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel
Studio 7
SunRose Gallery
The Heathy Hub
The Whet Spot
Tom’s Fish and Chips

Tora Sushi
Una Ves Mas Mexican Restaurant
Yellow Curry Cozy Thai
Voyages Toys
Wheel Fun

Ch-ch-changes for the Historic Gilbert District a’coming. It’s all good.

Kirwen Building

Downtown parking changes get nod in first reading

 

 

Seaside took a step Monday to eliminate the parking requirement for certain types of residential uses above ground floor commercial uses in the city’s downtown core.

Acting on a recommendation from the Planning Commission, the council considered the measure to make workforce housing more economical for developers and provide more affordable housing for tenants.

“There’s been a push to look at creating opportunities to allow the second story of the downtown core areas to allow for residential uses,” Community Development Director Kevin Cupples said.

Mayor Jay Barber said the ordinance was in response to the council goal to provide more workforce housing, particularly in the core area. “This is a step toward that as well.”

Ordinance 2020-03 creates a new zoning definition for “dwelling, residential-over-commercial,” a dwelling unit of one bedroom or less, located above a commercial establishment.

The current ordinance requires two parking spaces per dwelling unit for all types of apartments, multifamily dwellings and conventional detached dwellings.

This will bring parking requirements similar to surrounding communities, Cupples said. “That would be one parking space for a studio apartment, for a one-bedroom it would be 1.25, and for a two-bedroom, it would be 1.5 parking spaces per unit.”

The ordinance seeks to reduce regulatory hurdles associated with developing workforce rental housing and promote more efficient use of land within the city. The measure is based on discussion and public comment from the Planning Commission, which undertook the ordinance in October.

Council member Tita Montero showed concern whether residents would be exempt from three-hour limits in the downtown parking zone.

Steve Wright called the ordinance a “first step. A lot of this still has to go back to the Planning Commission afterwards,” he said. “They can work out things like parking tags, where to park, and how to keep the streets clear so the street sweepers can go through. I think it’s time to get this done, moving forward.”

The Planning Commission could address parking when applicants come in for development, Cupples said. “If someone went in to propose it, it would be up for review,” he said.

Montero was the sole vote against the change, seeking greater guidance in parking rules. “I’m uncomfortable not knowing what the expectations are of people living in those units.”

“We can’t put everything in an ordinance to address every situation,” Wright said. “I think this is the right step to make.”

Following the first reading, the ordinance will be scheduled for a public hearing and second reading at the March 9 meeting. The new parking rules could go to a third reading and final adoption on March 23.

 

South Holladay Drive in Seaside happenings and a bit of history.

During City Council Meeting this past Monday, February 10, Public Works Director Dale McDowell shared some information with our Mayor and City Councilors about the history of the Holladay Drive section under construction. We thought it might be interesting for some perspective on the project as we release this week’s update.

 

A brief history: This section of road is some of the oldest in Seaside and portions of what is being unearthed dates back to construction of this section in 1914 (following the great fire of 1912, which destroyed businesses east of the Necanicum River).

Included in the find is wooden waterline (pictured), which in most cases held up surprisingly well. Beyond that, there is evidence of a previous road about 6-12 inches beneath the current surface and the reason that some of the old road contained ruts.

Holladay Construction, reprinted with permission

This week in review: Paving work kicked off the week near Avenue C. Conduit road crossings for light poles and building services was performed on Tuesday and Wednesday while concrete curb preparation – along with electrical services to buildings – was performed today (Thursday) and will continue into tomorrow (Friday). City crews also began installing new irrigation lines for planters along the route earlier this morning (Thursday).

This weekend (February 14 – 16): Work for the week is scheduled to end on Friday afternoon and no closures or work will be done over the weekend.

Next week (February 17-23): On Monday (President’s Day) there will be a closure from Avenue B to the Avenue B Bridge. Detour details are attached in map form. Beginning Tuesday and carrying into Wednesday (also noted on attached map), the contractor is scheduled to install a new vault at the Rivertide Suites along 1st Avenue near the existing pump station. This will result in a closure of one lane along 1st Avenue for both days. Avenue C to Avenue B has a closure on Thursday and Friday (Feb 20-21) while catch basin, hydrant and concrete prep work is done. –Jon Rahl, City of Seaside

 

Q: What is happening on South Holladay Drive in 2020, you ask?

A: The construction work on South Holladay Drive is part of the Southeast Seaside Urban Renewal Plan’s Holladay Streetscape Project, which calls for installation of new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, underground service provider utilities, ADA accessible sidewalks, reconstruction of the roadway, asphalt paving and street lighting.

The project is being paid for with water, sewer and road district funds, Public Works Director Dale McDowell said. The city will conduct a block-by-block closure to replace a sewer force main and upgrading to PVC pipe. Work will conclude at First Avenue.