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The Pony Rides Again

By September 2, 2009

Capitol Hill

Last night we went to a pre-opening party for the (new) Pony. You’re probably wondering what the reincarnation of a trashy gay bar on Capitol Hill has to do with condos… Well, I met the owner, Mark Stoner, of the (new) Pony at an Urban Living meetup and turns out the Pony is just an interim project until he builds condos on the site. The site being the old home of the Acacia florist at the whacky intersection of 12th and Madison. The Pony site is triangular with no neighbors. Until Mark pointed all this out I never realized how awesome of a site it would be for a little boutique condo building (except it’ll be noisy), as every unit will be a corner unit.

For an interim project and a so-called trashy bar Mark certainly put a lot of effort into the space. The metal siding for the deck, with west facing views of downtown, is actually a bunch of old Seattle street signs he bought in bulk from the city. The seating looks to be old church pews. The wallpaper is all x-rated (as expected) and the fridges are from the old florist. Even if this bar isn’t your scene it’s worth going to check out the well done, low key interiors. And if the interiors are any indication the condos should be sweet.

The Pony opens Thursday night.

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