Seattle Nightlife Initiative http://www.kplu.org en Belltown ruckus renews call for staggered closing times http://www.kplu.org/post/belltown-ruckus-renews-call-staggered-closing-times <p>By state law, bars in Washington have to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. And when bars close down, people who’ve been drinking hit the streets all at once. In Seattle last weekend, that phenomenon became extreme in the Belltown neighborhood, reviving a public policy debate.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:52:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9278 at http://www.kplu.org New policy could mean more outdoor cafes in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/new-policy-could-mean-more-outdoor-cafes-seattle <p>If it&#39;s not raining, it&#39;s nice to sit outside, sipping a drink or tucking into a meal. Outdoor cafes are great for this and now it looks like more of them are coming our way.</p><p>The Washington State Liquor Control Board this week has adopted an interim policy allowing Seattle restaurants to establish sidewalk cafes in more locations.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:36:56 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2335 at http://www.kplu.org New policy could mean more outdoor cafes in Seattle