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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Vera Breaks Ground

Posted by on September 12 at 12:04 PM

Come to the Seattle Center today at 4:30 pm to see the Vera Project finally break ground on their new venue at the former Snoqualmie Room!

Today, Mallett, Inc will begin the first stages of construction, which is expected to take about four months. In that time, the now 6,500-square-foot space will be transformed into a 9,000-square-foot venue that will include a 300-plus capacity space for live shows, multipurpose rooms for workshops and classes, an art gallery, a screen-printing and art studio, and a recording studio.

(This is an overhead image of the showroom area.)

More information about the venue, floorplans and a virtual walk-through tour are available at

Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, and if you’ve yet to slip a little extra cash their way there’s no better time than now. Vera’s raised more than half of the $1.5 million ($1,087,019 to date), but they still have a ways to go. If you’re unable to make it to the Seattle Center today, online donations can still be made at, or by sending a check to Viva Vera, 1122 E Pike St No. 849, Seattle WA 98122.

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if paul allen wasn't such a toad we wouldn't need vera, it'd be in EMP already.

Paul Allen's Foundation has given thousands of dollars in donations to Vera over the past five years (Vera re-applies for funding every year). I'd much prefer that than him taking it over. Keep it in the community!

Hooray for new digs!

What's ironically (well, in the Alanis sense) sad is that, though I cannot attend, it's because I'm working a temp gig in an office whose window has a clear view of the Space Needle and Seattle Center. Ah well. know that construction has already started...right?

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