Mayor Visits Washington Hall

Mayor Mike McGinn speaking at Washington Hall about the Seattle Nightlife Initiative / Photo: Historic Seattle

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To close out 2010, Mayor Mike McGinn chose Washington Hall as the site for a press event on December 28 to provide an update on his Seattle Nightlife Initiative. This initiative consists of policy proposals to “increase public safety, help the local economy and improve urban vibrancy.” A Seattle Times article noted the landmark building’s significant ties to the music industry (past, present and future) by stating, “Performances from a local poet and a hip-hop artist preceded McGinn’s announcements, bridging the hall’s extraordinary musical past with the city’s potential future as an increasingly vibrant center for nightlife and entertainment.”

View a video of the event and read more about it on the Mayor’s website. Historic Seattle’s Director of Real Estate Development, Mark Blatter, gave the opening remarks and welcomed the Mayor.