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Intentionalist and the Seattle Office of Economic Development invite you to show some extra love to these local businesses who have been impacted by ongoing construction projects.

If you own or know of a business that should be included, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

1511 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hair Salon

Lori Anderson and her team at 14th Ave Hair have been providing Capitol Hill with unmatched cuts and genuine care that can be hard to find. The salon, which opened in 2011, has limited seating, but its intimate setting allows stylists to give customers the attention they deserve.

Offering a wide range of services including texturing, perms, and coloring, Lori's stylists at 14th Ave Hair aim to get you looking your best, whether you've scheduled your next big cut to switch things up, or want to maintain your signature 'do.   

3121 E Madison St #101, Seattle, WA 98112

For over 21 years, the beloved Arosa Cafe has been delivering a warm and friendly espresso experience to the Madison Park community. Owned by Cesar Santangelo, the neighborhood spot is best known for its deliciously sweet and crispy Belgian Liege waffles and Venezuelan arepas on Saturdays.

2711 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Chef and owner Ryuji Miyata is serving handmade udon and an amazing experience at his restaurant, Azuki. The quality and taste of the udon, as well as the other dishes at Azuki, are phenomenal and they always comes with amazing side dishes. Ryuji is from Kagawa prefecture, which is known for their udon noodles, and when he moved to Seattle he accumulated 20 years of experience in sushi restaurants before opening Azuki.

Fun-fact: The first two Japanese characters of Shoudo Island, which is where Ryuji was raised, can be read as Azuki.

Baas Framing Studio
2703 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
FramingOther Services

Baas Framing Studio, owned by Karrie Baas, is the home of fine framing at affordable pricing. With a keen eye for detail, an artistic approach, expert craftsmanship, and unparalleled technical abilities, Karrie complements your artwork the best way she knows how. The staff at Baas Framing Studio are artists as well, so they understand how important your frames are and have a passion for creative problem solving. Bring a canvas, photo, poster, heirloom, or simply an idea and they will work with you showcase your artwork in all its uniqueness and beauty.

1121 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

In 1989, former Thai Airways flight attendant, Chanpen Lapangkura founded Bai Tong near Sea-Tac airport. Family-member Jantana Chaiseeha inherited the successful restaurant and expanded to Capitol Hill with Bai Tong Thai Street Café, where patrons can enjoy their favorite Thai street food.

1546 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Transport yourself to Parma, Italy as you enjoy the savory salumi and pizza offerings at Capitol Hill eatery, Bar Cotto. The restaurant has been a neighborhood staple since it opened in 2013. New owner Brandon Barnato took the reigns in 2018, and he maintains the restaurant's reputation for delicious food, authenticity, and service. He has also expanded the wine list to include a broader local selection.

Pro tip: When you dine at Bar Cotto, order the brussels sprouts (trust), the salumi plate, a funghi pizza, and of course — wine!

1040 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

At Bateau, her upscale, contemporary steakhouse, award-winning Seattle restauranteur Renee Erickson serves cuts of meat from animals raised on her own farm. Erickson prioritizes sustainability by butchering the meat in-house so that as little waste is produced as possible.

Belle Epicurean
3109 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

In 2005, wife and husband team Carolyn and Howard Ferguson opened Belle Epicurean, a French bakery and café. The couple met while studying at Le Cordon Bleu and now they've brought their fine food skills to Seattle, Carolyn's home town. Their business, which started at the University District Farmers Market where they sold brioche, now serves pastries, baguette sandwiches, salads, soups, and more.

Bonus: Belle Epicurean also has a location in Downtown



Parking lot, 1420 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122

With the success of their first two restaurants, Spice Waala and Kanak, Amardeep Singh and his family opened Bombay Burger in Capitol Hill in 2021.

Compared to the more traditional Indian cuisine served at the Singh family's other Seattle spaces, Bombay Burger expertly blends American dishes with Indian flavors. Take the Bombay Paneer burger: a seemingly traditional burger whose bun actually contains a pan-grilled paneer cheese patty with house-made herb dressing. On the starter menu, you'll also find an assortment of classic diner apps like onion rings and mozzarella sticks right alongside classic Indian favorites, including samosa chaat (veggie-filled pastry with garbanzo beans, onion yogurt, and chutney) and vada pav (fried potato patty on with chutney). 



2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Since its opening in 1991, Cafe Flora has been a pioneering vegetarian restaurant at the forefront of Seattle's local, organic, and sustainable foods movements. In 2008, then general manager, Nat Stratton-Clarke, acquired the restaurant, and has maintained its community-oriented spirit ever since.

1424 11th Ave Suite G, Seattle, WA 98122
Beauty & Spa

Reputably known as some of the most elite eyebrow experts in Seattle, Cake Skincare joined the Capitol Hill community after first making its name at its original Queen Anne location.

Owner Katrina Rising trains her staff of estheticians to be masters of the craft in all Cake Skincare services including eyebrows, facials, sugaring, waxing, lash extensions and lash lifts. Katrina loves to care for people and make people feel beautiful, and her business was popularized by word-of-mouth only — no advertising.

Pro-tip: Book your appointment early. Many of Cake’s aestheticians books clients two months in advance.

1205 E Pike St #1D, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

In 2021, Jeff Gonzales brought even more excitement to Capitol Hill with his store Capitol Thrill. Everything at Capitol Thrill was either made by Jeff and his husband Matt through their t-shirt printing company, Choke Shirt Co., or was handpicked by Jeff to fill his shelves. Capitol Thrill features independent apparel and gift brands, emerging POC/queer artists in its gallery, and, of course, graphic tees and sweatshirts. You can also find accessories, books, pins, games, and even pet goods in their "pup-up" shop.

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Madison Square, 2719 E Madison St Unit 100, Seattle, WA 98112

In December 2023, T.C. Liang opened her charming cafe, Corner Delights in the former Essential Bakery space in Seattle's Madison Valley. Enjoy a variety of delicious breakfast plates like avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches, or Eggs Benedict. They also offer freshly baked pastries, gluten-free cakes, and the perfect cup of coffee that goes with anything. 

Madison Square, 2719 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Beauty & SpaHair Salon

To Coven Salon owners Alexis Robinson and Emily Hartl, community is the defining quality of their salon. Coven Salon opened its doors in 2014 and has been an approachable space for people of all hair types, backgrounds, philosophies to get some TLC for their hair. Whether you're looking to experiment with a new look, squeeze in a quick trim, or just want to maintain your mane, the salon's diverse team of hairdressers will help you achieve the hair of your dreams. Their services include hair coloring, hair extensions, haircuts, hair treatments, dread care, and even tarot card readings.

1316 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
BakeriesCoffee, Tea & JuiceDessert

Christopher Ballard and Sean Willis, the creators of Outbound Herbivore — vegan brand and Seattle's only vegan magazine — opened their Dough Joy food truck in 2021. When the couple first had the idea for a vegan donut food truck, they had zero baking experience. After months of recipe testing, ingredient testing, and running taste tests on their friends and neighbors, Christopher and Sean developed the recipe for the perfect, melt-in-your-mouth, raised vegan donut. In January 2022, Dough Joy expanded and opened their brick-and-mortar shop in Capitol Hill where they serve their plant-based confections alongside a coffee bar featuring coffee from Fulcrum.

Bonus: Check out Dough Joy's second location in West Seattle!

1222 E Madison St Ste D, Seattle, WA 98122
Health Services
Dr. Christine Zapata opened Emerald City Spinal Care in 2013 on a mission to make a positive impact in her community. Christina helps people who suffer from chronic health issues regain their health and empowers them to live their life without limitation. Emerald City Spinal Care offers gentle, specific chiropractic care for people of all ages. If you struggle with back or neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, or other health conditions stop by and take advantage of their new patient special.
1415 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Health Services
If you need support recovering from a recent injury, Evolve Physical Therapy is an inclusive and supportive space for healing. Evolve is owned and operated by Stacey Schwartz, PT, DPT, who has a particular passion for working with orthopedic and athletic patients with knee and shoulder injuries. Stacey is passionate about helping her patients see improved strength, mobility, and biomechanics. Fun fact: In her free time, Stacey loves petting dogs and seeing live music!
Fainting Goat Gelato cup
2804 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Ice Cream

After moving from Izmir, Turkey to Seattle in 1997, Sevim and Yalcin Ataman dreamed of owning their own gelato shop. This dream came to fruition in 2009 when they opened Fainting Goat Gelato in Wallingford, where they use locally sourced, organic ingredients to create outstanding gelato every day. Since then, they opened a second location in Fremont, and in 2024, their third spot in Madison Valley.

Bonus: Sevim and Yalcin also have a location in Fremont and Wallingford.

2921 E Madison St Suite 2, Seattle, WA 98112

Founded by artist Sally Brock in 2002, Fancy is a community-focused, eco-friendly jewelry studio and shop. With a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, Fancy offers beautiful, custom jewelry made from ethically and sustainably-sourced materials. Whether you're in search of a unique piece made with 100% recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones, or want to create a custom ring or necklace for a special occasion, Fancy is a go-to destination for those seeking sustainable, one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Florentino's Fine Flowers
2812 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

After over 20 years working in the floral industry, the pause during the pandemic gave Tino Umali the opportunity to explore the idea of working for himself. He's always enjoyed plants and flowers, as well as the art of hospitality, so he opened Florentino's Fine Flowers in 2021. His flower shop offers fresh, handmade floral arrangements aimed to bring you and those you care about beauty, wonder, and delight.


1222 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122

When you're getting a little existential about climate change on your third glass of wine, it's comforting to know that at least you're drinking sustainably. Owned by Ken Dillon, Footprint Wine Tap is Seattle's first and only sustainable keg wine on-tap bar. Sourcing fine wines from the Pacific Northwest, they specialize in biodynamic and organic wines. From wine production and transport to the furnishings in their space, Footprint Wine Tap aims to reduce their carbon footprint on all fronts.

Bonus: Order a bite to eat with your glass! They serve delicious pâté and crostini dishes.

1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Started by co-owners Autumn Martin (Hot Cakes) and Kari Brunson (Juicebox), Frankie & Jo's offers plant-based ice cream with flavors inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. The shop is named after Martin's late grandmothers, and in short, is a vegan's ice cream dream-come-true.

Bonus: Check out Frankie & Jo's other locations in the University District and Ballard.

2810 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Fury Consignment, one of the first high-end consignment shops in Seattle, is located in the heart of the Madison Valley neighborhood. Pam Levine took over ownership in 1995 and for the past 35 years has used the shop to provide her community with quality, handpicked items. Fury houses over 7,000 consignors and sees hundreds of new pieces daily.

1020 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Award-winning Seattle chef and restauranteur, Renee Erickson’s sweet venture, General Porpoise serves doughnuts filled with a range of seasonal, homemade custards, jams, jellies, and curds using fresh eggs from her farm. Check out General Porpoise at their other locations in Pioneer Square and Laurelhurst.

2801 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Sushi artist, chef, and owner of Jae's Asian Bistro and Sushi, Jae Ahrens, is dedicated to bringing you fresh sushi of the highest quality. In addition to sushi, Jae's menu features a changing collection of seasonal and Pan-Asian favorites based on the finest ingredients available, the freshest fish, and seasonal shellfish from around the world. The excellent food is rivaled only by the top-notch service. Jae's staff of experienced and attentive servers are sure to keep your needs met and the sake flowing.

Burger slider meal available
2800 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

At Kamp, there's a little something for everyone. Business and life partners Katy Knauff and Marceil Van Camp founded the restaurant in 2022 with the belief that life is a little better when we embrace a little more - that's why they always leave room at their table for one more. Whether you come alone or with a group, you're sure to feel right at home.

Enjoy their delicious, flavor-forward East and West Coast-inspired dishes designed by Chef Bridgett Lewis. Thirsty? Check out their drink menu - they offer a plethora of non-alcoholic options, so no one is left out! Whether you want your drink wet, damp, or dry, they'll happily mix a delicious cocktail for you. 

1121 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
Tattoo Parlor

Since 1996 Laughing Buddha has been providing Seattle with top-notch tattoos, piercings, and jewelry. Owner Christy Lillian Opal's original space located on Broadway was recently bought out in 2020 and she gladly moved the operation to nearby Union Street. At this new location, there are massive windows that let the sunshine in and create a welcoming atmosphere for all to appreciate. With a wide array of artists that specialize in various styles of tattoos such as watercolor, portrait, black and grey Laughing Buddha can be described as versatile. Check out Laughing Buddha online to connect with incredible artists, and book your appointment today!

917 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Ice Cream

Once an ice cream scooper back in college, Molly Moon Neitzel now helms her eponymous ice cream brand. At their original location in Wallingford, Molly Moon’s offers a space for communities to gather, bringing people together over a common love of ice cream.

Bonus: Molly Moon's also has locations in Wallingford, Bellevue, Madrona, Queen Anne, U Village, Columbia City, and Redmond.

3130 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Located adjacent to the Washington Park Arboretum, Nancy Cho’s elegant Japanese restaurant, Nishino, serves inventive and traditional sushi as well as other Japanese specialties, in a space filled with art.

1519 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Fortunately for Seattle diners, owners Uyen Nguyen and Chris Cvetkovich decided to channel their passion for travel and culinary exploration into a delicious menu featuring food from all over the globe. Nue opened in 2015, and their global street food has been delighting and celebrating diverse cuisine and cultures ever since.

Fun fact: Nue is named after a supernatural monster from Japanese mythology.

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Chef Sabrina Tinsley and her husband Pietro Borghesi share a passion for the cuisine of the Northern-Italian region Emilia-Romagna. At Osteria La Spiga, they have created a neighborhood osteria where friends can come together around a fresh, seasonal meal.

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

From the endlessly creative mind of chef Makini Howell, Plum Bistro offers the ultimate upscale vegan dining experience. Vegans and non-vegans alike will be pleasantly surprised by dishes that push the boundaries of vegan cuisine, from comfort classics to innovative creations.

1419 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Makini Howell's local vegan empire gets a little bit leafy-er with Plum Chopped, her vegan salad bar. The menu offers made-to-order healthy and hearty salads that completely dispel the myth that vegan food is neither filling nor satisfying – Plum Chopped salads are both!

1221 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle architect, Mark Stoner’s gay bar, Pony unapologetically celebrates gay culture. Built in a 1930s gas station building, the bar includes a small dance floor and an outdoor patio with a fire pit.

Retail Therapy
905 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Retail Therapy, Wazhma Samizay’s wonderfully quirky boutique, specializes in clothing, gifts, jewelry, cards, art, and accessories made by small independent artists and designers. Customers delight in finding something fun for themselves or a friend among the eclectic mix of offerings. Looking for a locally designed and ethically produced apparel? Check out the dresses, underwear, and more that are a part of Wazhma's Bobojan clothing line.

Fun fact: Retail Therapy opened in 2002, and was the first boutique on Capitol Hill's Pike Street corridor.

Sergius & Bacchus
1205 E Pike St #1a, Seattle, WA 98122

Sergius & Bacchus Menswear is a boutique mens' clothing shop located on Capitol Hill in Seattle, specializing in casual contemporary styles and resortwear you can wear from the office to the trendiest happy hour bar or a great dinner with friends. You'll find incredible brands from all over the world that offer unique styles and quality construction. Owners Ray Ochs and Rick Jones value inclusiveness and aim to provide a safe and welcoming shopping experience for everyone regardless of gender, orientation, size, shape, ethnicity or age – we want everyone who enjoys wearing amazing masculine styles to feel at home and have fun exploring their personal style with us!

Looking for fashion that makes a statement? The carefully curated collection ensures that every item is a conversation starter. Discover clothes and accessories that are the epitome of bravery, boldness and remarkable authenticity. And we stock some of the most popular brands in modern gay fashion, including Postmarc, Eight X, Assassin Menswear, Tiger Horse Denim, 4 Funky Flavours, PUMP! Underwear, Beauboy Menswear, ST33LE Brand, Swish Embassy, and Cocktail Teez, just to name a few.

Bonus: More than 70% of the brands stock are LGBTQ+ owned. The business also make a special effort to partner with new and emerging brands that are just starting out – in some cases Sergius & Bacchus are literally the only retail outlet anywhere carrying these new brands. 

Shikorina Pastries Gift Certificates
907 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Hana Yohannes has always loved pastry making and wanted to use her passion as a way to uplift and support her community. In 2020, Hana opened her business Shikorina Bakeshop to bring people together and spread a little happiness through cookies, cakes, tarts, and more! All of the ingredients are ethically sourced, and are fair-trade, organic, and/or local. For Hana, it's a priority that her business does good by the community and she's put a lot of effort into making the business a community-oriented and inclusive space.

Fun Fact: Hana is a Pastry Project alumna.

1124 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Sway and Cake is a trendy boutique and longtime Seattle style destination. Founded in 2002 by owner Tamara Kilburn, the shop was originally located in Downtown Seattle. As of 2019 Sway and Cake can be found on the corner of 12th and Pike in the heart of Capitol Hill. Tamara thoughtfully curates clothes, accessories, and jewelry from both emerging and established designers. Whether you're looking for a bold new piece or classic staples, Sway and Cake stylists provide friendly, personalized service to help you find the perfect additions to your closet.

Fun fact: Sway and Cake's house label launched in 2018. The mix of fashion forward pieces are designed in Seattle and produced in Los Angeles.

1424 11th Ave Suite C2, Seattle, WA 98122
DessertIce Cream

After graduating from UW with an Art degree, Lois Ko began pursuing her dream of creating the best ice cream in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016, she opened Sweet Alchemy where she prioritizes sustainability and strives to only use local, organic ingredients. Her Ballard shop opened in 2019, co-located with Mighty-O doughnuts.

1523 E Madison St #101, Seattle, WA 98122

Laotian food is underrated and underrepresented, but Taurus Ox is changing that. The restaurant, which opened in 2019, presents a dining experience that prioritizes traditional recipes with an emphasis on local produce and whole animal butchery. Owners Sydney Clark, Khampaeng Panyathong, and Jenessa Sneva are experienced in the restaurant and culinary industries, and have rallied together to cultivate a space where locals can gather to experience Lao culture through food.

2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

If you're looking for a new date night spot, The Harvest Vine is a go-to for many in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Their menu, inspired by modern and traditional Spanish tapas, will allow you and your company to sample many delicious plates. Carolin Messier has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened nearly 20 years ago, and its long lasting popularity has required an expansion of the space.

Pro tip: Their wine list is excellent, ask your server for recommendations!

The Music Factory
2832 E Arthur Pl, Seattle, WA 98112
Music Lessons

Founded by artist, musician, and educator Ari Joshua, The Music Factory is a music school for musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. The Music Factory employs over 30 local professional musicians, offering lessons from guitar and piano to voice, bass, and more -- for beginners and virtuosos alike. The Music Factory prides itself on fostering an environment of inclusivity and growth. Located in Seattle's Madison Valley, The Music Factory celebrates the therapeutic power of music for all.

2332 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Erin Nestor and Rebecca Denk’s burger joint, Two Doors Down, is in fact two-doors-down from their bar, Bottleneck Lounge. The restaurant is casual and family friendly, but also caters to adults, serving a variety of less well-known beers from Northwestern breweries.

1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Art GalleriesBars

Named for the color of wine and the pigment used for paints, Vemillion is a space that is split equally between art gallery and bar. Owner Diana Adams showcases the works of professional artists paired with wine, beer, and cocktails.

1509 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122
BakeriesCoffee, Tea & Juice

Want a bagel with a little more oomph? Carb up at Monica Dimas' latest venture, Westman's Bagel and Coffee. Yes, they stick pretty traditional with their flavors — everything, sesame, Maldon salt, pumpernickel, and cinnamon and currant. But there's still plenty of room for everyone to get creative: You can load up your bagel with everything from lox and whitefish salad to dill and black pepper or honey and thyme schmears. (And, because it's Seattle, they have a solid vegan schmear, too.)

Be sure to check out their second location over in the U-District!

Pro-tip: Head to Westman's early on the weekend if you're picky about your bagel toppings.

1021 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Founded in 1985, The Wildrose Bar is one of the country’s longest-running lesbian bars, and the only dedicated lesbian bar in Seattle. Current owners Shelley Brothers and Martha Manning maintain the Rose as a fun and safe space for Seattle’s lesbian community.

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