This Wednesday, the Benaroya Company will make another appearance before Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board, this time to make the case that there’s no financially viable solution to rehabilitate the old Denny’s building. Three months ago, the board designated the building as a landmark, but it could reverse the designation if Benaroya is able to prove that there’s no financially-acceptable future for the old Manning’s Cafeteria. Meanwhile, preservationists say that building could be incorporated into a larger development (you may remember that Grace Architects proposed an alternative, but it would require a zoning change.) This Wednesday’s meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in Room 4060 of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue.
By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about Googie architecture, California architecture critic Alan Hess will be speaking this Tuesday, 6:30 pm at the Swedish Cultural Center (1920 Dexter Ave. N). Tickets are $10.