Former owner of Admiral Pub and Alki Crab and Fish sentenced to prison, fined $800,000

Failed to file personal or business tax returns for six years while enjoying lavish lifestyle

information from the U.S. Dept. of Justice

The former owner of three bars and restaurants in the Seattle area was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to eight months in prison, one year of supervised release and $800,000 in restitution for multiple misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. ERIC M. GALANTI, 41, who now resides in Olympia, Washington failed to file his business and personal tax returns between 2006 and 2012. GALANTI owned several restaurants during that time including Alki Crab & Fish in West Seattle, the Admiral Pub in West Seattle, and Bourbon Jacks (aka Poppas Pub or Charlies Pub) in Kent. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones said GALANTI “enjoyed the lifestyle of the ‘rich and famous,’… but every single year when April 15th rolled around a light had to come on that you owed taxes…. This was a flagrant and ongoing offense.”

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On the Go Week of 4-17-17


Feminist Fiber Art
Traveling Exhibit

Virago Gallery
4306 S.W. Alaska St.
April 1–30; Reception April 15, 6–9 p.m. Feminist Fiber Art is a traveling art exhibit conceived by Iris Nectar in the summer of 2015 to illustrate how feminists have been using the medium to subvert its history as “women’s work” in colorful, fun, and sexually liberated ways. This is a multidisciplinary and intersectional community art project focusing primarily on the versatile medium of Fiber Art. Virago Gallery is excited to partner with FFA to bring the work of many National and International Fiber Artists to Seattle.

Record Store Day at Easy Street Records - WS Junction
Saturday April 22 All Day

4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98116

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Vintage Housing
Southside by Vintage near Top Hat will have 298 apartment units in four five-story buildings, some commercial space, parking on the surface and underground, a business center, bicycle storage and a playground.

$72 million, 298 unit complex Southside by Vintage gets underway near Top Hat

Construction has begun near Top Hat of a $72 million 298 unit mixed use affordable housing project called Southside by Vintage by Vintage Housing of Newport Beach, California. They bought property in September for $4.3 million. It's the former site of Bernie and Boys Market at 11225 First Avenue South.

The company will get up to $55 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds issued by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. The notes will be placed by Citi Community Capital.

Inland Group out of Spokane is the general contractor for the project.

Southside will have four five-story buildings, some commercial space, parking on the surface and underground, a business center, bicycle storage and a playground.

In keeping with affordable housing goals rents in Southside by Vintage will be limited to 60 percent of area median income, with projections of $960 for one bedroom and $1,327 for three. Twenty percent of the units will be reserved for people with disabilities and another 20 percent will be for large households. Eighteen units will be designated live/work.

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