The folks at Corvus celebrated their 5th tonight. It was nice to wander over there for a bit. Explorateur and Smoke Break DJed. Lots of familiar faces. I was very happy to see them all.

I'm not sure who coined the term 3rd places. I think it's a book? Or an essay? These places are important. Not home, not work. 3rd places. And it's the people who make these 3rd places possible.

When you're looking for community, a bookstore, a cafe, or a watering hole, look for places with low turnover, where the former staffers return to hang out or pick up extra shifts. That's Corvus. Congratulations Paul and Izzy, you've created a place where people feel welcome. (Paul, Izzy, and partners. We live in that era. I know their Instagram handles. I'll fix my sloppiness tomorrow and confirm first name spellings...but Corvus was (at least) a four person effort.

I loved being there tonight and hearing how former staffers started working there and how people found themselves there.

Corvus Seattle 2021
Congratulations, Corvus. Five years. Seattle, 26 May 2021.
Corvus Seattle 2021
Coolest bartender on the Hill...with Paul. Congratulations, Corvus. Five years. Seattle, 26 May 2021.
Corvus Seattle 2021
GenZ club kids. Pre-gaming before a night of Techno. Corvus, Seattle, 26 May 2021.
Corvus Seattle 2021
The return of Explorateur. With Paul. Corvus, Seattle, 26 May 2021.
Corvus Seattle 2021
Gen Z existentialists. Corvus, Seattle, 26 May 2021.
Corvus Seattle 2021
DJ Smoke Break, Corvus, Capitol Hill, Seattle, 26 May 2021.