With resounding efforts to save The Showbox at the Market in full swing, Seattle City Council voted on Monday to expand the Pike Place Historical District to include the iconic venue. While this is a big win for those hoping that The Showbox will see historic landmark status, Monday's decision just temporarily halts Onni Group's plans to demolish it and develop a 44 story luxury apartment tower in its place. There is still plenty of work to be done.
Musicians, music fans, and a slew of organizations have partnered together to further their agenda to preserve The Showbox. Local bands who have played at the venue for years, including Windowpane, have made their voice heard. Joined by Naomi West, the Director of Philanthropy at Historic Seattle, they share their thoughts on Save The Showbox.
Save the Showbox t-shirts are also available online.
Duke Ellington marquee - Al Smith/MOHAI
Windowpane outside the Showbox - Lim Sang Photography
Windowpane onstage at the Showbox - Max Cordova
Windowpane taking a bow - "Iron" Mike Savoia/Savoia Concert & Event Photography