Seattle Office of Film + Music


THE SEATTLE TIMES WEIGHS IN ON EXTENDED BAR HOURS

The Seattle Times
Following the news that the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a proposal to apply to the Washington State Liquor Board for extended bar hours, The Seattle Times writer Nicole Brodeur contemplated the pros and cons of this potential change in her latest column. Her biggest concerns? Patrons continuing to drink and bar crawl through the extended hours created, disrupting neighborhoods already impacted by high pedestrian traffic from nightlife businesses. But talking with nightclub owner Marcus Lalario, who also sits on the Seattle Music Commission, Brodeur puts forth the benefits that can occur from extending nightlife hours in Seattle. In addition to the possible $3 million extra revenue, it will ensure that people are more easily able to catch cabs, give restaurants the choice to extend their hours too for more nighttime business, and draw more tourists to the city. Also included in Brodeur’s column is a conversation with the Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Schole and a study done by the Responsible Hospitality Institute that examines how Seattle would react to a pilot program of extended bar hours.

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SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES RESOLUTION TO EXTEND NIGHTLIFE SERVICE HOURS

City of Seattle
The City Council unanimously approved a resolution today supporting efforts to petition the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) for extended nightlife service hours. This move pushes forward Mayor Mike McGinn’s Nightlife Initiative, which addresses public safety concerns along with the needs of businesses and the market demands of both residents and visitors. A two-step process for extending service hours requires that a resolution be sent to the LCB to set a regulatory framework to allow for these extended hours and, if these proposed rule changes are adopted, for Mayor McGinn, the City Council and the City Attorney to work on a specific proposal for Seattle. Nightlife establishments are currently not allowed to serve alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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CITY TO ADD MORE TAXI STANDS AS PART OF SEATTLE NIGHTLIFE INITIATIVE
July 22, 2011, 10:21 am
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KOMO News
As the city moves forward with the extended service hours portion of the Seattle Nightlife Initiative, it is also beginning to address safety issues around transportation once bars close their doors for the night. Starting this month and in August, late-night taxi zones will be installed in five of Seattle’s busiest bar districts to encourage people to not drink and drive. These zones would allow up to four taxi cabs at a time to line up curbside from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and wait for customers.

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FOOD WORKER CARDS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

King County Public Health
Those working in the nightlife, bar and food service industry can now conveniently apply for and receive a food worker card online. Previously, people had to attend in-person classes held during weekdays at different locations around the city; now the test can be taken at any time. The entire process takes about one hour and includes a short course about food handling. The training is available in eight languages and also a closed caption option for those hard of hearing. Once the test is successfully completed, individuals can print out the food worker card themselves. The cost of the training course and test is $10. The food worker card is a requirement for anyone working in the nightlife, bar and food service industry.

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REGISTER NOW FOR SPD’S SECURITY TRAINING FOR NIGHTLIFE EMPLOYEES
February 15, 2011, 2:27 pm
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Seattle.gov
Registration is now open for the Seattle Police Department’s “Security Training for Nightlife Professionals.” The eight-hour comprehensive course kicks off its 2011 series February 27, and will offer instruction in topics such as risk prevention procedures, appropriate use of force, fire safety, report writing, checking for fake IDs, emergency response tactics and more. This is an important opportunity for nightlife employees to glean the skills they will need to safely interact with clientele and to deal with difficult situations. The 2011 course schedule is as follows: February 27, March 20, June 12, August 21, and October 16. Follow the link above for more information or to register for the workshops.

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SECURITY TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR NIGHTLIFE PROFESSIONALS
September 3, 2009, 12:08 pm
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http://www.seattle.gov/police/
On September 13, the Seattle Police Department will present an eight-hour comprehensive training course for nightlife professionals called “Security Training for Nightlife Professionals.” The course will include topics such as using force, equipment, fire safety, report writing, fake ID, emergency response and club drugs. Classes are typically on Sundays starting at noon and the next class is being offered next Sunday, September 13. To register, contact Det. Bob Peth at bob.peth@seattle.gov.



FEEDBACK LOUNGE OPENS TOMORROW
April 24, 2009, 10:14 am
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West Seattle Blog
Cocktails, anyone? Check out this video and you’ll see, and hear, Matt Johnson making the St. Basil during tonight’s sneak-preview invite-only party at Morgan Junction’s new Feedback Lounge (between almost-done Zeeks Pizza and one-year-anniversary-celebrating Beveridge Place Pub). As we mentioned this morning, its website is now fully launched, and the drink menu is just part of what you will find there.