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  • Security Properties submits Early Design Guidance packet for Magnolia Albertsons redevelopment
    Security Properties believes redevelopment of the Magnolia Albertsons site will be the first mixed-use project with a grocery store to attempt to qualify for the City of Seattle’s Living Building Challenge pilot program.
  • Magnolia Albertsons redevelopers seek parking options feedback
    In order for the redevelopment of the Magnolia Albertsons to move through its design process, it must first get SDOT to sign off on its garage access plan.
  • Tight 5 Farm gets roomier
    Jesse Erickson likes to imagine being able to one day watch a 70-millimeter print of “2001: A Space Odyssey” at the Cinerama while crunching on his Tight 5 Farm microgreens.
  • Mint and Olives focusing on fine, casual dining

    In scaling back their locations to something more manageable, Pho Than Brothers closed its Lower Queen Anne spot over the summer.
    After three months of major renovations — from floor to ceiling — Ibrahim Kameel is welcoming customers back to try his new Mediterranean restaurant concept, Mint and Olives.

  • Landry's acquires Palisade, Maggie Bluffs following Restaurants Unlimited's bankruptcy filing
    Houston-based restaurant corporation Landry’s has acquired a number of Seattle dining establishments from bankrupt Restaurants Unlimited, including Palisade and Maggie Bluffs at Smith Cove.
  • Family planning Mexican restaurant in Lower Queen Anne lose $274,000 to fraudulent contractor
    Nearly three years after purchasing The Shanty Cafe property in Lower Queen Anne, Jose Madriz says he had to start a GoFundMe account when a contractor bilked him and his family out of nearly $300,000 and left the property partially demolished.
  • Review board wary of Safeway's big push
    If property developers had designed a 50,000-square-foot commercial space for an unknown tenant at 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N., with no other retail in mind, the West Design Review Board would have quickly denied the proposal, said chair Stephen Porter.
  • Chamber seeks sponsors for annual holiday lights
    The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce had roughly two dozen businesses and residents sign on early to sponsor the annual Holiday Tree Lights on the Ave.
  • Queen Anne Safeway design going before review board
    The Queen Anne Safeway redevelopment project is up for its first Early Design Guidance meeting with the West Design Review Board on Wednesday, Oct. 2. There are three options provided in the EDG packet, but the preferred option is for 322 apartment units and a total of 467,800 gross square feet. Under city code, the project could have included 410 units and 581,400 gross square feet. All must include a 50,000-square-foot grocery store.
  • Meinert's Mecca Cafe opening soon in Lower Queen Anne
    David Meinert has taken over ownership of Mecca Cafe in Lower Queen Anne, and is poised to reopen the diner/dive bar soon.
  • Women-powered 30 Minute Hit growing in Seattle market

    In her search for a business to start, Rachel Van Rijn met with 15 fitness franchises.
    “It was awful,” she said. “It was really awful. It was a very man-focused field — very condescending.”
    Then she met the founders of 30 Minute Hit, a female-only, high-intensity circuit program that combines kickboxing, boxing, a core workout and self-defense moves.

  • Eden Hill Provisions ready for the neighborhood
    Maximillian and Jennifer Petty are ready to share their more casual Eden Hills Provisions, the big sister to their first Queen Anne restaurant. Many menu items from Eden Hill have made their way down the street, plus some additions made possible with the larger kitchen space.
  • Quick work opening Lazy Susan

    Suzana Olmos grew up as one of six children to a Korean mother who insisted on keeping a clean house. The oldest daughter, Olmos was responsible for scrubbing the kitchen floor after dinner. She said she’d often protest when things were clean enough already, but her mother wouldn’t budge.
    “She’d always say, ‘You’re so lazy, Susan. Susan, you’re so lazy.”

  • Chamber honors Queen Anne members for continued support
    The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce honored its business members — large and small — for their contributions to bettering the community and support of the chamber during the organization’s 13th annual awards luncheon on Friday.
  • Expedia Group plans to move first round of employees to Interbay next month
    Expedia Group will begin moving hundreds of employees over to its new 40-acre Interbay campus in early October, with a goal of having its entire workforce of 4,500 transitioned from the Eastside by early 2020.
  • Once and future Safeway
    The Queen Anne Safeway redevelopment will have neighborhood impacts during construction, and then after the large, new grocery store opens with more than 300 residences on top.
  • The redeveloper of the Queen Anne Safeway will share plans for a new 50,000-square-foot grocery store with six stories of apartments on top during a community meeting this week. The West Design Review Board will get its first crack at assessing the project at an Early Design Guidance meeting a month later.
  • Security Properties redeveloping Albertsons as new Safeway store
    Security Properties is moving forward with plans to redevelop the Magnolia Albertsons, which is proposed to be replaced with a 25,000-square-foot Safeway and 145 units of either apartments or condos above it.
  • Gourmondo opens Lower Queen Anne cafe
    Alissa Leinonen has opened her fourth Gourmondo Cafe, the latest in the Omeros building in Lower Queen Anne.
  • David Meinert's Mecca Cafe liquor license decision imminent
    The Washington State Liquor Control Board reports it’s likely David Meinert will soon be issued a new liquor license for Mecca Cafe, which he’s slated to take ownership of this fall.
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