Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hilltop Deal: 9 Coffees = Free Carwash

Hazelwood Road, located on the corner of 12th and Sprague in Tacoma, is teaming up with its neighbor, Sprague Avenue Carwash, to bring customers a coffee/carwash deal. Customers who purchase nine drinks from Hazelwood Road will receive a free $10 car wash from Sprague Avenue Carwash.

This sweet coffee/carwash deal is just in time for the spring sunshine.

Hazelwood Road has a wide selection of coffees, other beverages, and baked goods.

Sprague Avenue Carwash offers an automatic carwash and wash-it-yourself stalls.

Hazelwood Road is one of our favorite places to get a quick coffee. They use Dillanos brand coffee and have cheerful baristas. Their hot drinks warm us up during the chilly winter and their iced coffees are perfect for warmer days. They have many flavors and offer a punch card customers can use toward free drinks.

Sprague Avenue Carwash is convenient to use and offers many car wash aids, including air fresheners, rags, interior care products, tire care products, and more. It also has large vacuums customers can use after the wash.

Hazelwood Road’s address is 1213 S. Sprague Avenue. Sprague Avenue Carwash’s address is 1211 S. Sprague Avenue. For more information on both the coffee stand and carwash, including Hazelwood Road’s full menu, check out their website.

Lost in the Wind

The first day of spring's wind scattered trash and treasures around Hilltop today.

Sun Rising on Saint Patty’s Day

The winter sun rises over Tacoma's Hilltop on a chilly St. Patrick's Day.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Oopsie. One of Hilltop Safeway’s new windows has been broken. Store regulars have taken notice and have been asking about it since it happened yesterday evening.

The front window at Hilltop Safeway has been temporarily fixed with plywood.

According to one of the store’s cashiers, two females got into an altercation just inside the store and one of them had her head smashed into the window. A shattering of glass and pride ensued. The store has patched up the space until a new piece of glass can be installed.

Safeway, located at 1112 S. M Street, underwent major renovations in early 2010 and celebrated its Grand Re-Opening in June. It now has a steady stream of customers from the Hilltop area and beyond. 

Stop on in. Safeway is a lively place with happy people from many different backgrounds. Its employees are helpful and fun.

Mr. Mac is Moving?

Is Mr. Mac moving to a new location?

In its window, Mr. Mac is advertising a moving sale with savings up to 70%.

Mr. Mac is currently located on Tacoma's Hilltop at 1210 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The exclusive clothing store’s future location appears to be 1124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the spot on the corner of 12th and MLK where Cost Less Wholesale currently resides.

All signs show a future move for Mr. Mac, a longtime Hilltop business.

We are hoping to catch up with Mr. Mac to get the specifics of its move. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mac at (253) 383-2737 or stop by the store at its current location.

Springing Forward with Two Full Rainbows

After a rainy and windy Sunday, the sun brought us two rainbows just before dusk.

30-Second Film Contest with $250 Prize

Tacoma Art Place, located on Hilltop at 1116 S. 11th Street, has announced its 2nd Annual Video Contest, sponsored by Comcast. Amateur and professional filmmakers are encouraged to make a commercial, 30-seconds or under, that promotes Tacoma Art Place’s mission. Submissions are due by March 31, 2011. The winning filmmaker will win $250 and visibility on Tacoma Art Place and Comcast websites.  

Tacoma Art Place is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to “provide access to equipment and training that will allow more people to affordably explore their creativity and artistic ability, with a special emphasis to reach the underserved.”

For contest rules and an entry form, visit Tacoma Art Place’s website.