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Category: Brick City


Award for Club Friday?

I hear that Club Friday, the Christian hop-hop club in downtown Tacoma, is a finalist for the 2008 Pierce County Executive’s Award for Excellence in Hip Hop.

The club operates out of Brick City in downtown Tacoma. The building hosts all-ages clubs on the weekend and has attracted criticism from some with differing visions of downtown.

The awards will be handed out Friday night.


Getting better?

Laura Hanan hasn’t been shy about her views about Brick City (she’s not a fan of its location), and she sent this e-mail just before midnight Saturday:

Brick City’s Saturday night group – Club Impact – was 100 percent better tonight. It was greatly appreciated by the neighborhood. Club Friday operated very professionally as well on Friday night. Thanks to everyone, especially the BIA for hanging tough on graveyard in the miserable wind and rain.


Laura Hanan

Hopefully it’s a good sign of better things to come.


Seven thoughts on the neighborhood forum

It’s the morning after the community forum about Ninth Street and Pacific Avenue, and the issue continues to stir up opinion. My original story just topped the 200-comment mark (whoohoo!), and others are starting to comment on my follow-up story from last night’s forum.

A few people around the office have asked me what the meeting was like. Here, in no particular order, are seven few random thoughts and opinions that couldn’t make it into the story:

  1. The forum, held on the ground floor of Sanford and Son Antique, was absolutely

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A Brick City opinion from abroad

Tony Painter contacted me all the way from Iraq, where he’s a civilian contractor, to give his two cents’ worth on Brick City (among other topics). You’ll be hearing more from Tony in the future; he’s a local guy and I’ve asked him to send updates every once in a while about life as a contractor in Iraq.

But for now, here’s his take on Brick City:

It’s ridiculous that the neighboring biz owners are blaming any lack of business of Fri/Sat nights on a few teenagers hanging out in front of one of the very few

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A reader’s take on Brick City

Laura Hanan isn’t a fan of Brick City’s location in downtown, and she has rarely hidden her views about it. She e-mailed me last night (becoming the first non-TNT employee to read the blog — and a day before it went public!) with her take on my reporting on Brick City.

Read her comments after the jump, and feel free to leave any comments or e-mail me about it:

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