Tacoma Rumors

Aug. 12, 2008 at 11:23am

Downtown Gets Gospel

Like a new wine bar isn't enough, downtown will also be getting some gospel and jazz. Located in the short lived La Costa spot at 928 Pacific, STEPHANIE'S GOSPEL AND JAZZ should add some life and soul to the dark underbelly that is the North Park Parking Garage. At least until the city tears it down (please!). Until then, I can't wait to see Stephanie's!

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by Erik on 8/12/2008 @ 11:38am
Great blog.

You seem to have the inside scoop.

by KevinFreitas on 8/12/2008 @ 11:42am
Ooo, that sounds sweet! Downtown needs more jazz. Thanks and, yea, great blog! Welcome to FeedTacoma!

by Erik on 8/12/2008 @ 12:07pm
BTW. There's another "scoop" to be had adjacent to Hal of a Sub. Across from Frost Park. A new business is moving in. Some kind of furniture store.

by Altered Chords on 8/12/2008 @ 1:35pm
I'm speachless. Don't do me like El Gringo did.

by Erik on 8/13/2008 @ 8:40pm
Here they come. Hope they can stay open long enough to at least get a review this time:

So it's a good thing that Steven Ling, who plans on opening Stephanie's Gospel and Jazz in downtown Tacoma sometime in mid to late September, is close friends with Aikin. She was one of the first people he called once he got the keys to the restaurant space. He also called musician Michael Powers. "(Michael) said let me know when you open up, I’ll be there," said Steven when I talked to him on the phone a few minutes ago.

The location for Stephanie's is a familiar one for restaurants. It's the old La Costa restaurant at 928 Pacific Avenue. Another restaurant had a short life there. Gringo de loco closed in May after being open for about a week.


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by Jake on 9/15/2008 @ 6:26pm
The city is starting to purchase up the lower levels of Park Plaza North for redevelopment of the structure or parcel. First to go is the Associated General
Contractors office at the southern edge of the garage. The city is to close on this property no later than October 6th 2008

by morgan on 9/15/2008 @ 8:40pm
About time!

by Erik on 9/15/2008 @ 8:46pm
The city is starting to purchase up the lower levels of Park Plaza North for redevelopment of the structure or parcel. First to go is the Associated General
Contractors office at the southern edge of the garage. The city is to close on this property no later than October 6th 2008


Awesome.

Destroy (or renovate) the North Park Plaza Parking Garage!!!



A life sucking abyss in the heart of the city.

Perhaps this should be a campaign question in the next city hall election cycle.

by Jake on 9/15/2008 @ 9:23pm
If atleast 15 stories can't be built on top of the garage it should be demolished. 57,000 square feet of prime DCC land on downtowns main drag should not be wasted by adding a few more floors on top of the garage.

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/15/2008 @ 9:37pm
Look at that photo of that Black Hole!

T E A R I T D O W N !

S T O P T H E V I S U A L A B U S E !

by KevinFreitas on 9/16/2008 @ 6:37am
First Night 2009. Just picture it. Instead of fireworks from the top floor, implosion! That would make for one hell of a night. Plus, it's got the added benefit of getting the community involved.

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