Readers’ Choice: ThurstonTalk’s Most-Read Stories in April


April showers were certainly plentiful and they did bring some May flowers, although they also brought many days cozy inside with plenty of time to read positive stories on ThurstonTalk about the people, places and events around Thurston County. Here are the top three most-read stories from April and our Editor’s Pick, too.

1. Travel on a Historic Pub Crawl in 1960s Olympia

The Tyee Motor Inn’s mid-century design and casual vibe made it a more modern hang-out than other downtown cocktail lounges. Photo credit: Timberland Regional Library

History writer Emmett O’Connell took us on a stroll through downtown Olympia in the 1960s on a Friday night Happy Hour and gave us a peek inside a Tumwater mid-century marvel in this popular story with some very cool photos. Readers loved taking a trip back in time.

2. Well 80 Artesian Brewing Company 

Well80 Brewhouse will open on Fourth Avenue in the brand new building built after a fire destroyed the original in 2011. Photo credit: Well 80 Brewhouse

It’s no secret that Olympians love their beer. From Olympia Brewery roots to our regions stellar craft breweries, we love a cold pint. And, readers were excited to hear from writer Carrie Bell about the plans for Well 80 Artesian Brewing Company’s opening in August, adding to the dining and drinking options in downtown Olympia.

3. Olympia’s Newest Dining Experience: The Governor’s Cellar

While The Governor’s Cellar prides itself on unique, on trend food offerings, a good steak is always a classic. Photo courtesy: The Governor’s Cellar

Located inside the Governor Hotel in downtown Olympia, The Governor’s Cellar is Olympia newest dining experience. Reviving a long-closed restaurant space, writer Jessica Hoppe shares the vision of owner and chef Lanette Miles to bring high-class cuisine to Washington’s capitol city. Readers were excited to learn more in this third most-read article in April.

4. Editor’s Pick: Procession of the Species with Eli Sterling

We love Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species. It’s an annual favorite and this month, it’s our Editor’s Pick. This year, ThurstonTalk learned more about what goes into crafting the enormous puppets, paper maché creations and glowing luminary creatures in Anna Robinson’s article, including a video interview with Eli Sterling, founder and creator of Procession.

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