Ocryx and Joe in "One Year Later"
by ixia on 9/29/2010 @ 8:29am
|I think we can count on the McMenamins being kinder neighbors than Mr.Putnam.
by NineInchNachos on 9/29/2010 @ 8:39am
|Save the clock-tower! Marty!!!!!!!!! 88 mph ! ! |
by The Jinxmedic on 9/29/2010 @ 11:40am
|@NIN: Hmm... ...that's an idea. We even have a "Marty" to work with!
@ixia: I would certainly hope so...
by fredo on 9/29/2010 @ 11:45am
|why is the old city hall going to be torn down?|
by The Jinxmedic on 9/29/2010 @ 12:12pm
|No maintenance. Roof leaks. Declared unihabitable. All office tenants evicted. No money for repairs. On the market with no takers. Sound familiar?|
by fredo on 9/29/2010 @ 12:42pm
|OK, its time for FT to mobilize a grass roots effort to save OCH!
Here are my top 10 suggestions for the property:
10. McMenamins annex
9. Angie Jossey's annex
8. CLAW world headquarters
7. Mecca Theatre II
6. Tacoma Coffee Shop (it's Amocat spelled backwards)
5. Thorax O'Tooles unique shop: "Decimal Points and Giant Metallic statues R Us."
4. THE JINXMEDIC Pitbull Rehabilitation Center
3. Dorky's II (games from the 1980s)
2. Lauren Walker drop in center for illegal immigrants
1. (drum roll please)
Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park Visitors Center:
Visitors watch a 30 minute video narrated by local apologists Bill Baarsma and RR Anderson. Following the video visitors are encouraged to participate in an actual expulsion exercise where they can choose to dress like fleeing Chinese or like rabid government officials. This will prepare them for their journey to the actual park where their sorrow and anguish can be properly magnified. Kleenex tissues on sale for only 50 per tissue or large economy size for $5.00
by NineInchNachos on 9/29/2010 @ 1:12pm
|how about the Northwest Mint buy this building as their new world HQ? another thought: up and GIVE IT to UW Tacoma.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/29/2010 @ 1:15pm
|MEANWHILE: October issue of City Arts (with the god awful lucky-strike cover design) contains in the pages a new TRUE GRIT comic strip that, and i cannot tell a lie, has a crow.|
by Erik on 9/29/2010 @ 1:16pm
Because the Old City Hall building is largely vacant, it's survival is threatened.
After the Eagles Building fell down and the Luzon was knocked down, Tacoma is going to have to act preemptively if they are going to save heir historical buildings.
by NineInchNachos on 9/29/2010 @ 1:53pm
|I am prepared to climb to the top of the clock tower and live blog the dismantling as well.|
by The Jinxmedic on 9/29/2010 @ 1:59pm
|Actually, there's room enough inside to house ALL of Fredo's suggestions.|
by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 9/29/2010 @ 2:10pm
|"MEANWHILE: October issue of City Arts (with the god awful lucky-strike cover design) contains in the pages a new TRUE GRIT comic strip that, and i cannot tell a lie, has a crow."
i like how city arts took my photo of the rialto theater mural in-progress and published it in their magazine without my permission or paying me. so classy.
by Dave_L on 9/29/2010 @ 2:43pm
|Going off on a tangent a bit here...|
Researching Frost Park in the newspaper archives at the Northwest Room last year, I came across a newspaper account from the 70's (let's see if I can remember correctly) of tenants in the OCH parading to the City Council Chambers demanding a parking garage be constructed nearby. I think they silenced the clock's gong in protest. I'll have to dig up that article again.
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/29/2010 @ 2:47pm
|@ TDI: dude, seriously get a lawyer. No joke. Defend your rights.|
@ Fredo: my shop would be entirely metric.
While I am really troubled by OCH being on Eric Anderson's demo-dar (it is decidedly more iconic than the Eagles/Luzon/Elks), at least we're onto it much earlier than with the Luzon.
Forget "remember the alamo". Bah, Texas can secede again for all I care. Let's appropriate it for our own use.
"Remember the Luzon!" needs to be our battle cry.
by NineInchNachos on 9/29/2010 @ 3:45pm
|City Arts has lost her moral compass |
(send them a bill, forget the lawyer)
by The Jinxmedic on 9/29/2010 @ 3:49pm
|Yes, the "Monlux Method". Usually effective on broken compasses.|
by The Jinxmedic on 9/30/2010 @ 8:36am
|By the way, I would seriously consider leasing a small office in Old City Hall if one was available.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2010 @ 9:05am
by Erik on 9/30/2010 @ 11:52am
|@Jinx: I think they might be available. Their number is on the side of the building. Give them a call.|
by fredo on 9/30/2010 @ 12:03pm
|If you want a little office overlooking some impoverishment with a leaky roof, I can probably let you have a little teardrop trailer here at Fredo City cheaper than OCH.|
by The Jinxmedic on 9/30/2010 @ 12:09pm
|Fredo, I have that already.|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 9/30/2010 @ 1:04pm
|Money, vision, and a lot more money. That is the prescription for the Old City Hall. Wanting it saved is not enough. Money, vision, and a lot more money.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2010 @ 1:19pm
|FROM MY FACEBOOK! |
Dear Mr. Sullivan is Old City Hall really the next Luzon?
Michael Sean Sullivan:
God I hope not. What I'm hearing is that the Stradford Group that own it are waiting for the market to improve and for the Elks to get under construction before they put it on the market. Grace Pleasants made what she thought was a fair purchase offer to the owners and they didn't reply. About all I know. Probably doesn't hurt to keep on it.
If you keep calling me dear Mr. Sullivan I will associate your fez with a puzzled monkey and begin advocating openly for a push cart music box on the landing at Spanish Steps. It could get embarrassing.
by The Jinxmedic on 11/29/2010 @ 12:37pm
|Not half as embarrassing as losing Old City Hall a mere year after losing the Luzon.|
by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2010 @ 12:41pm
by The Jinxmedic on 1/5/2012 @ 4:20pm
|Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock....
Time is running out.