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Run for beer and local charities on tax day

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Laura Fonda

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 Read the full article…

Preliminary proposal for Uptown includes part of Upper Queen Anne

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Laura Fonda

The City of Seattle released a preliminary proposal for the rezoning (aka height increases) for the Uptown Urban Center. The full proposal is online, and weighs in at 47 pages. What’s notable? The map of the study area is smaller than the new “Uptown” boundaries as defined by the City. In the proposal, the boundaries Read the full article…

Get ready to shred & recycle at free Saturday event

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by Laura Fonda

This Saturday, March 25th, Windermere Queen Anne brings its annual shredding and electronics recycling event to Coe Elementary. The service is free and you can also bring along clothing donations for the Queen Anne Helpline (adult sizes only please) at the same time. As we near the end of tax season, take some time to Read the full article…

Early Design Guidance Meetings set for 16 and 17 story buildings at 225 Roy St

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

If you followed the saga of Teatro ZinZanni or perhaps just took note of the proposed development of the site at 225 Roy Street, here’s the latest news. Two Design Review Early Design Guidance meetings are scheduled for the property, as two buildings are proposed for the site: a 17-story office building and a 16-story Read the full article…

Seattle Immersive Theatre hosting a moving sale this weekend

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

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 Read the full article…

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

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

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 Read the full article…

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

Posted on March 5th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

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, Read the full article…

Celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday at a Queen Anne Little Free Library

Posted on March 5th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Queen Anne is lucky to be home to well over 30 Little Free Libraries. Back when we had a handful, I started tracking and mapping them (long-time readers will recall the posts with maps). Then, there was a LFL explosion that made tracking unfeasible for one person once we passed the 30 mark. (mostly, it’s the mapping Read the full article…

Teatro ZinZanni will close after Sunday’s last show

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Teatro ZinZanni has been racing against a ticking clock since the sale and future development of its current home plans became public knowledge. The site at 222 Mercer St will soon be demolished to make room for two separate buildings on the site: one 8 story building and one 16 story building. Since it found out that its Read the full article…

Thundersnow & lightning on Queen Anne

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Yes, you heard right, that was thunder providing the deep bass tones to our blizzard-like snow squalls this afternoon. And, of course, lightning strikes too. Crazy! Check out this video of lightning hitting the Space Needle, from the Twitter account of Mark D. Lim: 10 secs into video: #thundersnow lightning strike of space needle @seattlecenter @komonews @KIRO7Seattle Read the full article…

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