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  • 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.
  • Restaurant roundup
    Paragon is back open under new ownership, Champagne Diner is dishing in Interbay and Eden Hill will no longer be offering food a la carte, but is instead focusing just on its tasting menus. 
  • Landmarks board to review Roy Street Apartments
    The Roy Street Apartments in Lower Queen Anne is slated for demolition to make way for a seven-story successor, but not before the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board makes a decision about the original building’s fate.
  • City selects buyer for Mercer Mega Block
    The City of Seattle has found a buyer for the Mercer Mega Block properties in South Lake Union, the sale to Alexandria Real Estate Equities expected to provide more than $78 million in funds to support affordable housing development and nearly $17 million for transportation projects, plus an SLU community center within one of the three new developments in the pipeline.
  • Ridwell offers free Prime Day package recycling
    Since Amazon Prime Day produced a proliferation of plastic film products, Ridwell offered a free service, gathering and recycling any Amazon packaging for interested users from July 22 to Aug. 1.
  • Thai Kitchen site slated for redevelopment
    Developers are planning to replace the site where The Thai Kitchen sits in Queen Anne with a five-story 40-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail.
  • Paragon returning in August
    New Paragon owners Kim and Eric Rogozienski have plans to reopen the popular Queen Anne bar and grill on Aug. 9, and are putting the final touches on the interior while setting up a lineup of musicians to entertain new and returning customers.
  • A subscription to breathe easier
    In the smoky haze of the Puget Sound region last summer, Aaron Ansel and Andrew Enke looked at the unhealthy air quality and high demand for pollution masks. What they saw was an e-commerce opportunity in what is expected to remain a growing market for years to come.
  • Lazy Susan replacing Crow in Lower Queen Anne
    When one door closes, another restaurant opens. After 15 years in Lower Queen Anne, Crow bistro’s service has ended, and in its place Suzana Olmos is reimagining her Citizen Six Korean-Mexican restaurant, with a new name, Lazy Susan. And in its Interbay spot, a new diner is taking shape.
  • A year after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came to light, David Meinert is buying Mecca Cafe
    The Queen Anne News has confirmed that David Meinert, once a prolific business owner in Capitol Hill’s nightlife and music scene, before multiple female acquaintances came forward last year with allegations of sexual misconduct, including rape, has entered an agreement to acquire Mecca Cafe in Lower Queen Anne.
  • Three Birds flying out of Queen Anne
    Three Birds Home and Gifts will officially close when “inventory has sold down,” at the end June, after eight years of business on Queen Anne Avenue, according to an email from owner Robin Johnson.
  • Pink Salt bringing Peruvian-inspired cuisine to Magnolia
    Pink Salt’s sign went up on West McGraw Street on Friday, the Peruvian-inspired restaurant expecting to open softly in Magnolia next week.
  • Sour Magnolia
    There’s something sour brewing in the northeast corner of Magnolia, and the timing of its release is a critical step in Dirty Couch’s slow and thoughtful beer-making process.
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