From the Birthplace of Grunge to the Capital of Unnecessary Consumption — Seattle

Pike Place Market Photo © Milo Denison

I first moved to Seattle in the fall of 1997, right as the grunge movement was winding down along with the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. Wanting to fit into my new city properly I got a job at a Starbucks as a Barista. My two new closest friends were both gay. And, I began to hang out at proper coffee shops like Vivace on Capitol Hill (formerly in a…