Monthly Archives: July 2012

Support 12th Ave Arts, Look Sharp

| July 17, 2012
Stop by our Capitol Hill location, buy a hat, and support the arts. In partnership with Rudy’s Barbershop, we’re selling limited-edition trucker hats that celebrate the neighborhood we call home base.

Cash from your purchase goes directly to 12th Avenue Arts, a project of Capitol Hill Housing, set to transform a parking lot into a beautiful building. The project integrates affordable housing, arts space, nonprofit and community work space, and local retail under one roof. Working with the City of Seattle, arts groups, local businesses, and community leaders, Capitol Hill Housing is activating a key block to ensure diverse benefits for the entire neighborhood.

Groundbreaking is expected to take place in Late 2012, with the building opening in 2014. The 12th Avenue Arts development is possible in part because of Capitol Hill Housing’s first ever capital campaign, and the support of individuals, foundations, businesses, and government.

Away from home? The hat, emblazoned with the slogan “Capitol Hill: Art Lives Here,” is also for sale online at Come and get it! 

This Thursday: The Rock Photography of Chona Kasinger

| July 10, 2012

Vita’s Capitol Hill cafe is showcasing Seattle-based photographer Chona Kasinger’s rock and roll photography through July. This Thursday, July 12th, we strongly suggest you join us for the opening reception, part of Capitol Hill’s Blitz Art Walk. Enjoy coffee, wine, and performances by members of The Lonely Forest, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, and the Globes!

Chona has noted that a golden retriever puppy may or may not be present, as if you didn’t already have enough incentive to attend.

Dogs of Vita: We Want Your Photos!

| July 6, 2012

It’s no secret that we love our pets. Over the years, we’ve amassed a bevy of furry fans, from dogs to cats to the occasional kangaroo.

Did we mention the occasional kangaroo? 

Our cafes welcome dogs and their two-legged companions, with plenty of treats to go around. Every Friday on Facebook, we feature our favorite pups of the week.

Cats love Vita, too.

Do you have a special dog in your life? A cat? A hamster? We want pictures! Send us a photo of your pet with a little Vita swag and we’ll send some love your way. Love in the form of coffee, that is. Share your photos on our Facebook page here, tweet @caffevita, or email them to Happy Friday!