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  • Curtain closing on Crow
    Crow in Lower Queen Anne is ending its 15-year run on its own terms, say co-owners Jesse Thomas and Philip Van Seters. The lease was up, and both were ready for a change. Patrons wanting to say farewell to the bistro have until June 22.
  • Chef Maximillian Petty plans Eden Hill Provisions to be neighborhood spot

    Eden Hill owner and chef Maximillian Petty had been looking to get back to basics with his second Queen Anne restaurant and offer something more casual.
    “We want to do a pretty approachable neighborhood spot, because our other spot got kind of fancy,” Petty said.

  • Magnolia seismic retrofitting company celebrating 20 years in business
    Bruce Schoonmaker first became interested in seismic retrofits as a concerned homeowner wanting to reinforce his own house. He found he had a knack for it, and started reinforcing buildings professionally. Twenty years later, A-FFIX is still standing in Magnolia.
  • Security Properties continues exploring Albertsons redevelopment potential
    Security Properties chief development officer John Marasco is confident a proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the Magnolia Albertsons will get the green light, but it will still be up to three months before the company concludes its feasibility study.
  • Queen Anne Cupcake Royale making way for fine dining
    Cupcake Royale founder and owner Jody Hall said closing her Queen Anne location was a tough decision, but it came down to logistics and keeping her company strong.
  • Paragon changes hands
    The Paragon started as hip spot on Queen Anne to catch live music with no cover back in 1995. Now, it's a place that also caters to families while keeping the jams pumping at night. After 25 years at the helm, Todd Ivester has handed off the keys to new owners, who will temporarily close the bar and grill for a deep clean. 
  • Magnolia chamber boosts nonprofits
    The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce wants to be known for more than just helping businesses make profits and attract customers. It wants to be a holistic part of its community.
  • Queen Anne resident joins the Club Pilates
    Queen Anne resident Candi Nicholson began looking into franchises after losing her position at Nordstrom. Following a trip to Los Angeles in 2016 to learn what Club Pilates had to offer, she bought a package of three.
  • Review board clears early design for 412 Queen Anne Ave N
    The proposed project is a seven-story, 114-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail and commercial space. The project was presented to the board during an early design guidance meeting, and will return for at least one more review.
  • Magnolia Albertsons planning for redevelopment
    As Albertsons Companies moves ahead with plans to scrap the old Safeway in Queen Anne and build a larger urban-concept store with multifamily housing units on top, it appears the Magnolia Albertsons is slated to receive its own similar redevelopment.
  • Safeway redevelopers ready to begin design process
    Developers behind plans to level the old Queen Anne Safeway and replace it with a store double its size, with roughly 280 apartments on top, took community feedback one last time on Tuesday before proceeding with designs for the project.
  • Coffee thief celebrates 25 years in business
    “We were right next door to Starbucks,” said Caffe Ladro founder Jack Kelly. “And people thought we were crazy and asked if we were going to steal all of their customers. And one of my employees said, ‘Yeah, we are the coffee thieves.’ So that’s how that got started. We were just a rag-tag bunch of kids.”
  • Vibrant Cities plans summer construction of Roystone Apartments
    Developer Vibrant Cities is on track to build the largest mixed-use development in the Uptown Urban Center. The question is, which of the company’s projects will get there first.
  • Magnolia Chamber seeks survey participants
    The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, working with the University of Washington, has produced a short online survey that addresses neighborhood business needs
  • Queen Anne Coffee Co. settling in
    Queen Anne Coffee Company owner Bri Ryan gets into her shop around 3:30 a.m. each morning in order to meet demand for the baked goods she’s adapted from her Jewish family’s recipes.
  • Ridwell offers Seattle a fourth bin
    While many people are looking around their homes for things to get rid of that just don’t spark joy, Ridwell founder Ryan Metzger hopes people will use his service to make sure those items don’t simply wind up in a landfill.
  • Moon Tree grows in Queen Anne

    When Moon and Jinhee Chun relocated the restaurant they opened together in Everett to Lower Queen Anne, their regulars had a few requests.
    “They were, ‘We’ll follow you wherever you go,’” Jinhee Chun said. “I have some awesome friends I have made.”

  • F45 Training finds function in Queen Anne
    F45 Training has reached the Pacific Northwest from Down Under, with a new franchise location opening up in Queen Anne on Saturday, Jan. 26.
  • Hilltop Ale House regular taking over business
    The Hilltop Ale House is changing hands, but the new owner plans on keeping everything that’s made it a neighborhood spot for nearly three decades just the same.
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