Ville Magazine l Insider Access for City Lifestyle Mar/Apr 2016 / People Issue - Page 11

CITY SCENE FOR YOUR INFORMATION... ADAM & EVE Fernando Botero’s famed 12 ½ ft. Adam & Eve bronzed statues are moving to Seattle. Martin Selig purchased the old Federal Reserve Building last year and decided to give his already extensive building plan an extra boost. However, unlike other places Adam & Eve have been on display, he is splitting up the two lovers. Adam will be chilling on a pedestal on 2nd and Madison, and Eve’s location is yet to be revealed. Perhaps she will be found next to an apple tree. BOOKED SOLID It’s no secret that Seattle is a prime spot for major conventions, and when a big one rolls through town every hotel in the city is booked solid. Multiple hotel chains are realizing that and making their reservations to build new or takeover and revamp the older ones in Seattle. Thompson Hotels is opening their first hotel in Seattle on 1st Avenue and Stewart Street. It will stand 12 stories high and feature Huxley Wallace Collective’s restaurants. In 2017, Hotel 1000 will be a thing of the past with Loews’ recent purchase. After a multimillion-dollar renovation, it will be dubbed as Loews Regency Seattle. Spirit Airlines now flying from Sea-Tac (photo: Adam and Eve (Fernando Botero – Bronze Sculpture) at Botero Museum WE GOT SPIRIT Spirit Airlines will start flying in and out of Sea-Tac non-stop to Los Angeles and Las Vegas on March 24. Spirit is known for its low fares, especially for those who are part of the $9 fare club. The membership benefits include one way fares for only - yep, you guessed it, $9. If you have never flown Spirit, just remember that you get what you pay for. After you book that low fare, add on $35 - $45 for a carry-on bag. No, that isn’t a typo. I meant carry-on. Fees for checked bags are added on top of that. Also, don’t expect to get too comfortable… leg room and the seats themselves are quite minuscule. TINY BUBBLES The homelessness in Seattle is at an all-time high, and tent cities don’t seem to be helping. The encampments are not providing any security or preventing incurring violence. Tent dwellers are migrating to inner city neighborhoods that have never been exposed to homelessness before. City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw is hoping to make a “tiny” change. She is suggesting neighborhoods of 100 – 150 tiny homes (about 96 sq. ft.) to be located in all seven city districts. The proposed idea was inspired by existing tiny home villages that have already built. What’s the moral of story? It only takes one tiny thing to make a huge impact. PEOPLE ISSUE l VILLE l 11