The Drake could rise again

The former Rudder Club within the building seems almost untouched from when it was a high-end social club during the middle of the last century. Photo courtesy Tacoma Public Library
In equity fund is gathering $3.5 million to modernize and update the Drake building along downtown’s reemerging bar district with hopes of capitalizing on what will likely be one of the more active entertainment strips in the city that would be anchored by McMenamin’s...


Work at Fireman’s Park nears end as backlash begins

The City of Tacoma fenced off Fireman’s Park to lower the berm and increase safety at the downtown park, but that work included removing tree, which is raising eyebrows for some residents. Photo by Sarah Low
Land crews have spent the last two months working on a short roster of projects at Fireman’s Park to make the park along downtown’s A Street safer by removing areas where law-breakers could hide in the darkness. “Fireman’s Park was identified for improvements as a...

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‘Scheherazade: Beyond the Silk Road’

From the glaciers of Mount Rainier to Arabian Nights, “Scheherazade: Beyond the Silk Road” is a journey of exotic music that will transport the audience from Tacoma to India and the Far East. The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30...


Stars hold on to defeat El Paso 6-5 in Texas

Stars player #10 Nick Perera helped level the match at 2-2 in the first quarter when he found Mike Ramos for a goal to close out scoring in the first quarter. Courtesy of Tacoma Stars
The Tacoma Stars (6-6) traded leads with the El Paso Coyotes (3-7) but ultimately held on for a one-goal victory 6-5 on Feb. 1. With the win, Tacoma evens the season series with El Paso at one win apiece. The Coyotes went in front of...