Pearl Jam & Alice In Chains Suffer Terrible Loss


The Department of Neighborhoods blog is reporting that the iconic Seattle venue that housed Pearl Jam’s first concert in 1990 under the name of Mookie Blaylock is set to be demolished. Seattle’s El Corazon was known as The Off Ramp during Grunge’s hey day, and also featured performances by Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Alice In Chains.

The Showbox at the Market, which held the iconic Soundgarden April 2010 reunion show under the ‘Nudedragons’ name, has also been a candidate for destruction, though there is a local effort to save it that has at least temporarily pushed it back.

The Department of Neighborhoods said:

Project Address: 1305 and 1331 Stewart St, Seattle WA 98109

Brief Description: This project proposes the construction of two residential towers built above a podium. The two towers will offer a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units. The podium will include possible office space, as well as a mix of services for the towers along with meeting rooms, a fitness area plus additional street-level retail and restaurant spaces. El Corazon & The Funhouse will take over their new home in the building once construction is complete.

Contact: Natalie Quick

Applicant: Arbutus Properties

Contact Information:

Type of building: Mixed-use residential

Neighborhood: South Lake Union

In Equity Area: Yes