Pelington Village Welcomes you.
Transformation is occurring all around Lake Union. Some people love it; others hate it. Whatever your position, one thing is true: most of the affordable locations for blue collar businesses have been replaced with boutiques, high tech businesses and restaurants that serve them. At Pelington Village (what we call our collection of businesses and small shops), we want to ensure that there’s still an in-city place for welders, iron workers, electricians, etc. Our tenants tend to be artisans, skilled crafts people who understand how things work, how to use their hands and heads to build things, fix things, and make things better. There’s a cooperative spirit among these entrepreneurs, where skills, materials and general know-how are shared and bartered.
The owners operated recycling businesses for over 30 years. In the construction of the spaces, whenever possible, we re-used materials; we maintain old equipment, and use ingenuity to find solutions without buying everything new. We won’t refuse other possible tenants—high tech or otherwise, but our preference is for businesses that fit with our blue-collar, hard working ethic.
Story behind the sculptures
Bill died in September of 2017. For the next 20 months, we cleared out 200 tons of scrap, both ferrous and non-ferrous and 27 tons of garbage. Dozens of tools and hundreds of treasures went to people all over the state and even as far north as British Columbia. Bill’s...
My name is Ian Cooper. Each piece of furniture that I design and craft is a complete one-of-a-kind. Every slab of wood has different characteristics that inform the design, and guide my hand while shaping it into a unique piece of art that I am proud to introduce to...
Wake Up America
Wake Up America
In 2003, Bill and I joined millions of others in this country and around the world. We all took to the streets demanding that former President G.W. Bush not invade Iraq. All of us were ignored. Bush invaded Iraq, in spite of all the opposition. Bill had a sense that...