Hidmo leaving Jackson with hopes of Washington Hall move

Slog points to Hidmo’s site with news that the culture space is leaving its 20th and Jackson location with hopes of opening again inside Washington Hall.

Hidmo’s on Jackson Street is shutting down—the party to celebrate is tonight from 5 to midnight, with Gabriel Teodros spinning—but eventually it hopes to reopen as a tenant in Washington Hall. 

Here’s the Hidmo announcement from http://www.hidmo.org/

To our beloved Hidmo family,

Hidmo is transitioning out of our restaurant space at 20th and Jackson.  This year, both Asmeret and I have made major changes in our lives.  We’re taking some personal time for a couple of months.

We will have a final “Goodbye to Jackson Street” party on Monday, December 20th (details here), and will be moving and cleaning the space from now until Tuesday evening.  Feel free to drop by to say hello, lend a hand, or take things home.  After a short hiatus, we will be back at it with a community planning meeting at Washington Hall on April 13th, 2011 ready to expand our support team and build a new membership-based organizational model.

We’re calling this new phase “Hidmo NEXT”. We’re working with 4Culture and Historic Seattle on a plan to be an anchor tenant at Washington Hall. From now until April, we want you to stay in the loop and be a part of shaping the future of Hidmo by signing up for email updates and/or becoming a member of “Hidmo NEXT”. 

Space to build community is key. As an anchor tenant at Washington Hall, we will support and be supported by organizations that are more closely aligned with our core values. We will expand our own vision and mission to include preserving a historic landmark, both physically and symbolically. 

Team Hidmo has spent four incredible years nurturing community, supporting and growing local and independent art and music, and being a home base for many organizations and people.  In a short amount of time, Hidmo has come to mean so much more than a building.  Many corners of Seattle have been touched by Hidmo — whether through our food, our art and music showcases, the artists that Hidmo has helped to develop, or through organizing or activism that has either been launched from or produced at Hidmo.  Beyond Seattle, the Hidmo family has come to include artists, organizers and organizations in cities all over North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. 

Thank you for your role in making Hidmo what it has become.  Thank you for your ideas, time, art, hearts, and more. Join us in shaping Hidmo NEXT!

Rahwa Habte and Team Hidmo

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  1. So long HIDMO, thanks for making that corner a safer place, can you still serve food at washington hall?