May. 9, 2008 at 10:00am
Seattle PI writer Phuong Cat Le penned a piece about Tacoma's charming Proctor District Wednesday. The article goes into a bit of the district's history but then has the author and a couple friends wander around to see what there is to enjoy. They hit up pretty much everyplace in Proctor (Blue Mouse, Northwest Shop, Met Market, Art and Soul, and more) and even wandered to Puget Park and down the ravine to Ruston Way. Of the area, Le nails it when she writes, "In many ways, the small-town pace is precisely the charm of Proctor."
What's your favorite thing about Proctor? We live about a mile from there and I can say it's a great place to walk to after work on a Spring or Summer evening. The pace is charming and there's lots of good food. That combined with taking in a cheap movie makes for some great evenings. Took some time to shop for some clothes there with Sarah for her birthday and there are some amazing spots for that among Julia Ellen and Envy.
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by Erik on 5/9/2008 @ 10:50am
|Proctor is pretty incredible. A zillion shops and restaurants within 2 locks of 26th and Proctor with Bowling and some niche shops.|
by fredo on 5/9/2008 @ 10:51am
|Kevin-Good posting! Nice to see a favorable review of Tacoma in a Seattle publication.|
by KevinFreitas on 5/9/2008 @ 10:57am
|Absolutely, and Proctor deserves it. There's plenty of options to keep one entertained, fed, and well dressed -- among other things. Cheers to all the business owners and to residents for embracing a great corner of our Tacoma community.|
by Heather on 5/9/2008 @ 4:49pm
|Great to see Puget Creek Restoration Society mentioned for their work cleaning up and preserving the salmon habitat!
by AP on 5/10/2008 @ 1:06pm
|The Puget Creek Restoration Society is a dedicated bunch. I've lived up the hill from the project for years and they are out there working all the time. Cheers to them.|
The Proctor thing is a no-brainer if you live here, and it's good to see a little outside exposure. This is especially nice given that the area has been fully developed for decades. There's really no fear of it "growing" and a little touristy action is nice for the local business owners who contribute so much to the aura of the neighborhood.
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!