nightlife en Belltown ruckus renews call for staggered closing times <p>By state law, bars in Washington have to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. And when bars close down, people who’ve been drinking hit the streets all at once. In Seattle last weekend, that phenomenon became extreme in the Belltown neighborhood, reviving a public policy debate.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:52:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9278 at Will 'cannabis lounges' pop up if marijuana is legalized? <p><em>Washington voters are weighing whether to become the first state to legalize marijuana. All this week in our series <a href="">"If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life,"</a> KPLU reporters have been imagining what the future could look like if it passes. Today, we check out the night-life scene, which could include a new version of BYOB – Bring Your Own Brownie.&nbsp; </em></p><p>Say we fast-forward into the future. The legalization measure has just gone into effect. Where will people use marijuana? Will the guy you pass walking his dog be smoking a joint? Will you see people at a bar sharing their pot brownies?</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 6677 at Will 'cannabis lounges' pop up if marijuana is legalized?