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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Twilight’s Exit

posted by on September 19 at 16:15 PM


20th & E Madison

The Twilight Exit, the garishly painted karaoke dive-bar on Madison, will be replaced by a six-story, 105 unit apartment building with ground level retail.

A staff member at Twilight said the bar will probably relocate, but she doesn’t expect the move to happen any time soon.

There will be a design review meeting at 6 PM tonight at the Yesler Community Center.

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I think a part of me just died.

Posted by als | September 19, 2007 4:23 PM

here is a bit more information (and pictures) on the project from a neighborhood blog:

Posted by Amy | September 19, 2007 4:32 PM

Oh dear God.


No no no no!

Posted by The General | September 19, 2007 4:45 PM

This is, of course, our fault.

Posted by Dan Savage | September 19, 2007 4:48 PM


Posted by genevieve | September 19, 2007 4:51 PM

Now I'm going to have to make my own peanut butter bacon burgers and get Big Buck Hunter for my garage.

Posted by The General | September 19, 2007 4:54 PM

From the pictures, it looks like it might even swallow up the Planned Parenthood building. If only Deano's was alive to see this.

Posted by Nat | September 19, 2007 4:55 PM

Maybe this is a silly question, but how feasible would it be for the twilight to move back across madison to its old location?

Posted by ben | September 19, 2007 5:05 PM

Actually I believe this hearing is at the Miller Community Center.

Posted by Deano | September 19, 2007 5:07 PM

Wow, those diaphanous trees in elevation drawings are incredible. Does anyone know what kind of trees those are? Any developer willing to put that kind of effort into avant-garde arboreal cover gets my support.

Posted by kinaidos | September 19, 2007 6:28 PM

Design reviews aren't nearly as necessary as incoming tenant reviews. We already know the space is going to look like every other mixed use condo going up these days. The question that matters: Who exactly is going to occupy this space?

Posted by Gomez | September 19, 2007 7:30 PM

whoa. ugly as shit and sketch up is not (i repeat NOT) a fucking presenation tool. feck i need to go back to switzerland

Posted by mike | September 19, 2007 8:26 PM

Nickels has asked the Council to end citizens' right to appeal a lot of development projects and end SEPA review of many of them as well.

Posted by greg | September 19, 2007 10:14 PM


I believe the "across the street" you speak of is being developed as well.

Posted by Jonah S | September 19, 2007 10:24 PM

@9 Thank you, as I was like "Why the hell is this meeting being held at the Yesler Community Center?" The sooner they tear that block down the better and the one across the street where Club Chocolate City used to be. Next on the list is getting that Curves off of Madison. It's a little creepy that it's located right across the street from Planned Parenthood as if they are spying on who comes and goes from the place so they can report back to their ultra right to life corporate parents.

Posted by Sweetie | September 20, 2007 7:31 AM

I hear you, ALS. The only thing that would be worse is if they turned it into a yuppie bar.

Posted by The Lawyer | September 20, 2007 10:09 AM

The owner always knew the location would be temporary, but he had hoped that the old location would be completely razed and ready for him to move back in by the time the Oscar's place was bought.

He's tenacious, I'm sure he'll soldier on.

Posted by Andy Pixel | September 20, 2007 10:13 AM

As much as I like density, I'm not a huge fan of mixed-use new construction. Well, maybe that's sorta broad, and maybe it could be done right - I just can't think of a new construction project that houses a place I actually like going on it's first floor. Those spaces all feel like T-Mobile stores to me.

Posted by Dougsf | September 20, 2007 3:13 PM

The Twilight Exit WILL live on. Development projects of this size take time. So, I've got plenty of time to find a new spot. But where?
I've scouted some locations, but none have really impressed me. Any ideas? Where would you like to see The Twilight Exit move to.

Posted by Stephan | September 21, 2007 9:41 AM

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