Grand Opening celebration at Wag N’ Wash this weekend

Our newest locally-owned business, Wag N’ Wash, has been open for a few weeks, and now it’s time for the Grand Opening! You can stop by the store to see the pet foods and supplies, and check out the wash room – it has 6 self-washing stations and 6 drying stations, serving up to 12 dogs at a time.

This Saturday and Sunday, Wag N’ Wash will have a prize wheel, games, food, vendors, freebies, and more to celebrate the official Grand Opening. Plus, the shop is hosting several local rescue organizations for adoption events – and every adopted pet gets a “Starter Pack” donated by Wag N’ Wash:

Seattle HumaneSaturday from 10am – 1pm

Dog Gone SeattleSaturday & Sunday from 10am – 2pm

Saving Great AnimalsSunday from 10am – 2pm

Stop by Wag N’ Wash at 1932 Queen Anne Ave N this weekend, and bring along your 4-legged friend(s), for the Grand Opening celebration!

Chocolopolis leaving its spot on Queen Anne in July

After nearly a decade on Queen Anne, Chocolopolis is moving out of its space on Queen Anne Ave N at the end of July. The shop’s lease is up and it’s looking for a space that will better serve it in the future – and that means possibly moving to another neighborhood.

Lauren Adler opened Chocolopolis in 2008, and when the lease is up on July 31, the shop will close. Some of the challenges that led to the decision include a kitchen that’s too small, retail space that’s too large, and funding issues. Adler is looking for a space with a larger kitchen and smaller retail space in a less expensive area. Sadly, that space likely doesn’t exist on Queen Anne.

While Adler looks for a new space and new opportunities for her chocolate endeavors, and, she’s seeking input from customers via a survey that you can take today. And, the shop is still open and serving up delicious chocolates until it moves on.

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, celebrate at Queen Anne Book Company


The annual Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday, April 29th. Our local independent bookseller, Queen Anne Book Company, is one of 19 participating Seattle bookstores. On Saturday, you can visit Queen Anne Book Company and the other 18 shops to get 25% off at each and every store on the list.

Each bookstore has its own events to celebrate the day, here’s what’s on tap at Queen Anne Book Company:

All Day Events:

– Limited edition, one-of-a-kind Independent Bookstore Day merchandise

– “Blind Date with a Book” – shop locally for a chance to win one of 30 initiations hidden at Queen Anne businesses

– Children’s Treasure Chest – all kids are can pick a treasure

Scheduled Events:

– Noon: Story Time at Noon – featuring children’s book “Larry Gets Lost”

– 2:30pm: Meet the Authors – “Nasty Women Project: Voices from the Resistance”

Plus, customers who visit three or more bookstores are entered to win gift cards, first-edition books, and more. Grand Prize of $425 in $25 gift certificates to each of the 19 bookstores.

Make plans to visit Queen Anne Book Company at 1811 Queen Anne Ave N this Saturday to take part in an annual book tradition!

Dining Out for Life comes to LloydMartin and McMenamins this Thursday

Two Queen Anne restaurants are participating in LifeLong’s Dining Out for Life this Thursday, April 27th, and all you have to do to support the cause is stop by for a meal.

LloydMartin will donate 30% from its dinner proceeds and McMenamins will donate 50% of its dinner and late night proceeds to LifeLong. The donations support to Lifelong’s programs supporting people facing serious illness and poverty in the community.

This is the 24th year for Dining Out for Life, and thanks to support from the community, LifeLong fed over 1,900 people last year via 36,500 bags of groceries and 170,000 meals for those in need. You can learn more on LifeLong’s website and support the cause by eating out on Thursday on Queen Anne or across the city at over 200 participating restaurants.

Spring Fling tonight at Queen Anne Dispatch

Queen Anne Dispatch is at it again, throwing a party and celebrating with a sale! This time, it’s Spring Fling, a “special evening at the store to help get you ready for spring break,” and it’s tonight, Wednesday, April 5th, from 6pm to 10pm.

Stop by Queen Anne Dispatch, 2212 Queen Anne Ave N, this evening to check out the newest items from brands like Prana, Marmot, and more. And, enjoy a glass of wine while doing so. Plus, all clothing is 15% off.

Happy Spring!

Donate & Dine Blood Drive comes to Queen Anne on Monday

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with our local Umpqua Bank for Donate & Dine, a special blood drive, on Monday, March 27th. All registered blood donors get a $10 gift card to a local restaurant. Participating Queen Anne restaurants include:

  • Starbucks
  • Sushi Samurai
  • Storyville
  • Sully’s
  • Homegrown
  • Cupcake Royale
  • How to Cook a Wolf
  • Eat Local
  • El Diablo
  • 5 Spot
  • Emerald City Smoothie
  • Zaw Pizza
  • Robert Ramsay Cellars

Make an appointment online and head to Umpqua Bank at 1630 Queen Anne Ave N. Current open slots run from 2:35pm to 5:10pm.

If you can’t make Monday, a second blood drive is slated for Uptown on April 12th. That drive will take place near Craftworks Coffee (110 Republican St) and participating restaurants include Starbucks, Agave, Uptown Espresso, Ten Mercer, and more to be announced as the date nears.

Run for beer and local charities on tax day

Tax deadline looming? Rooftop Brew Co is combining running and beer on Saturday, April 15th, so celebrate the end of tax season and get outside for a 5K run! It’s the first official event for the Washington Brewery Running Series and portions of the proceeds benefit local nonprofits, including the Queen Anne Helpline.

The roughly 5K course starts and ends at Rooftop Brew Co, 1220 W Nickerson St, on Saturday, April 15th. All participants get a free craft brew and swag, plus there will be live music, food trucks, local vendors, and, of course, a rooftop deck to enjoy it from.

Registration is limited and while you need to bring a valid ID, you don’t need to be 21 to run. The race starts at 11am and the open course (aka roads are not closed for this event) are designed to route runners through the neighborhood, with volunteer guides along the way.

Register for the 5K today and get ready to run for beer!


Seattle Immersive Theatre hosting a moving sale this weekend

As we reported in January, fairly new neighbors Seattle Immersive Theatre are moving out of Queen Anne. The theatre is not renewing its lease for the building at the corner of 5th Ave N and Roy St due to a significant rent increase.

As part of its exit, Seattle Immersive Theatre is having a moving sale this weekend and everything must go. The sale is open to the public, and all sales are cash-only. Items include costumes, furniture, props, antiques, and a bar/kitchen. Details in the flyer below:

Bite Box to host pop-up wine bar Disgorged every Tuesday

You may recall that Grub used to host pop-up restaurants that brought different flavors to Queen Anne each month. Now, Grub owner Sharon Fillingim has shifted gears with her new restaurant Bite Box, but that doesn’t mean pop-ups are over. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, a pop-up wine bar will set up shop at Bite Box every Tuesday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.

Zach Geballe, a Seattle sommelier and local wine writer, will run Disgorged out of Bite Box with a mission to “explore the world of wine with a little less pretension and a bit more expression”. What can you expect? Delicious wines from both the Pacific Northwest and the world, along with rotating mystery wines – guess what you taste and win prizes!

Zach will call upon his expertise as the Dahlia Lounge wine lead and wine writer for Seattle Weekly, SIP Northwest, and The Fresh Toast, to find fun and interesting wines for patrons to try. Plus, the prices are really reasonable at $10 or less a glass. And, small bites (cheeses, meats, olives) will be available too.

Stop by Bite Box at 307 W McGraw St on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm to experience Disgorged!

Cupcake Royale supports NARAL & International Women’s Day this week

You may recall that Cupcake Royale kicked off a new initiative on Presidents Day to support nonprofits that align with the company’s values. February’s focus on the Northwest Immigration Rights Project raised $2,025 for the local nonprofit.

Cupcake Royale is now turning to NARAL Pro-Choice America, a nonprofit with the mission of protecting and expanding reproductive freedom.

Tomorrow, Monday, March 6th, Cupcake Royale is donating 10% of all cupcake proceeds to NARAL Pro-Choice America. Then, to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, Cupcake Royale ups the ante with 25% of cupcake sales going directly to NARAL Pro-Choice. Here are some “Seasonal Favorite” cupcakes available this March to help you plan your visit:

Get your cupcake fix twice this week (or more if you’re so inclined) to help NARAL and celebrate International Women’s Day at the same time!