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February 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Foo Fighters offer up Studio 606 time to help musician’s mom

Many in the Seattle music community have rallied around Mike Squires (Loaded, Alien Crime Syndicate, Harvey Danger) and his mother, Charlotte, who is fighting cancer. But The Foo Fighters just stepped up in a big way, donating two days of studio time in their private Studio 606 for auction on eBay. The auction ends on Monday, February…

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February 7, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Seattle loses bid to put downtown school in federal building

Seattle Public Schools lost its bid Saturday to buy a vacant downtown building for a school. The former Federal Reserve Building, a 90,000-square-foot structure, at Spring Street and Second Avenue, has been vacant since 2008.  In a Tweet, school officials said, “Confirmed: the district did not win auction for former Federal Reserve Building re: downtown school.” Officials…

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August 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Seattle loses over $10,000 in auction of 86-year-old fireboat

The Alki fireboat, auctioned off for a second time, sold this time for $25,300. (Seattle Times file photo) The good news: The city was able to auction off its 1927-vintage fireboat Alki for $25,300. The bad news? It spent more than $35,000 restoring it just to get it ready to sell. The city’s $35,637.94, to be precise,…

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August 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Second-try auction opens for fireboat Alki

A second attempt will be made to auction off the city of Seattle’s retired fireboat, the 87-year-old Alki. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Seattle’s 1927-vintage fireboat Alki has been put up for auction a second time – this time with a marine survey report pegging the vessel’s estimated value at $76,000. The 123-foot…

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April 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

High bidder for fireboat Alki opts out

Seattle’s oldest fireboat, the Alki, built in 1927, went up for auction in early March, but the highest bidder has backed out, leaving the city looking for another buyer. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) The high bidder for the 1927-vintage Seattle fireboat Alki has backed out of the sale, leaving city administrators looking…

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