Entries Tagged as 'Queen Anne Business'
December 3rd, 2013 by Laura
The trees are lit along Queen Anne Ave N and the temps have dropped into a frosty range… it’s December, and that means Holiday Magic on Upper Queen Anne! Merchants up and down Queen Anne Ave will have specials and treats for shoppers who keep it local and shop in the neighborhood this Friday, December 6th, from 4pm to 8pm. Plus, Santa will be at our local Homestreet Bank!
Stay warm and shop local this Friday! And, if you’re a business that would like to be added to the Holiday Magic fun, just let us know and we’ll get you on the list below:
Bella Fiore 1629 Queen Anne Ave N
We will have drinks, holiday specials and raffle to win a gift card to the spa!
Blue Highway Games 2203 Queen Anne Ave N
Kicking off a coloring contest with prizes for 3 different age groups and you can roll a dice to get up to 20% OFF any purchase
charley + may co. 2225 Queen Anne Ave N
holiday magic italian style, italian meatballs, cookies, chianti and tiny martini’s. d.j. nate will mash up Sinatra and macklemore. live tree trimming in the windows with the King Sisters. charley’s christmas cracker celebration: 20% off all sales over $30.00
Cederberg Tea House 1417 Queen Anne Ave N
Celebrate the holiday season with African holiday music and samples of Cederberg’s specialty Rooibos drinks and South African baked goods. Also available – build-your-own gift basket: choose from an assortment of South African cookies, candies, cakes, teas and gift certificates, specially packaged and priced so that you can create your own unique gift basket – a perfect holiday gift for friends and family.
Chocolopolis 1527 Queen Anne Ave N
4-9pm – Enjoy samples of chocolate hand crafted in our own chocolate kitchen. Nibble on cheese and crackers while you shop.
Domani Pizzeria & Restaurant 1515 Queen Anne Ave N
Join us for Live Holiday Music with local musicians. Warm up by the fireplace; discounted hot drinks – hot cocoa, coffee, tea; Happy Hour prices on wine. Cheers!”
Hauteyoga Queen Anne 2131 Queen Anne Ave N
15% off retail; 5 yoga classes for $50 (save $20)
Homegrown 2201 Queen Anne Ave N
Homegrown will be offering hot chocolate and a snowflake station set up for all to make decorative snowflakes!
Homestreet Bank Queen Anne Branch 1835 Queen Anne Ave N
3 to 7pm we will be partnering with Smilebox to bring you all the holiday joy. Once again Santa will be here for Christmas Lists and Pictures. Holiday cookies, hot apple cider and other refreshments for the neighbors.
Laurie Swanson Massage 1817 Queen Anne Ave N #210
Online gift certificate special all day Fri. 12/6, 10% off for you + 10% to QA Helpline – purchase online at laurieswansonlmp.com
Le Reve 1805 Queen Anne Ave N
Le Reve will be doing a Happy Hour from 4-8pm with a special Happy Hour Appetizer menu and holiday desserts.
Mimisan Spa 2207 Queen Anne Ave N
Come with your friend for a pedicure and get $5 off of your pedi during this holiday seasons.
Nancy’s Sewing Basket 2221 Queen Anne Ave N
Beginning the evening of Holiday Magic, we’ll be selling tickets for our Share-the-Joy Dress Raffle. Enter for the chance to win a new wardrobe for your American Girl Doll™, handmade by the staff at Nancy’s. All proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place, on lower Queen Anne. Tickets on sale December 6th–15th.
Queen Anne Baptist Church 2011 1st Ave N
Queen Anne Baptist Church will be open to the community from 5-7 pm for Christmas crafts, Music, signing Christmas Cards, with cookies and hot drinks, and more.
Queen Anne Book Company 1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Enjoy the cookies and a receive one of our new canvas tote bags with you purchase of $100 or more!
Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave N
Please enjoy 30% off sweaters, shoes, boots and outerwear.
Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts 1621 Queen Anne Ave N
Enjoy hot cider & cookies. 10% OFF tonight: chic jewelry, scarves, candles, artful cards, photo frames, ornaments & more…
Stuhlbergs Home & Gifts 1801 Queen Anne Ave N
Celebrate the season at Stuhlbergs! Enjoy our festive selection to decorate your home, hearth and tree!
Sushi Samurai 1817 Queen Anne Ave N
Sushi samurai will be having $4 for our house white & red wine and tons of sushi during our happy hour from 4-6pm.
Three Birds 2107 Queen Anne Ave N
Three Birds will have Champagne, tidbits, and from 7-8:30pm live music.
Vitality Medispa and Medical Clinic 1503 2nd Ave West
Offering 25% off all services and products!
Sponsored by the Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce and our fantastic local Queen Anne Merchants!
Tags: Holiday Magic
November 28th, 2013 by Laura
A reader tipped us to a change at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N last night – not sure how I missed this one, but the signage must have just gone up or I was totally oblivious when I walked by the other day (possible when you have a hyper puppy in tow)… Local French restaurant Portage is now Cioppino Ristorante Italiano.
Searches are turning up pretty much nothing on the new spot; the sign is up, but the menu in the window is still Portage’s last menu (and, it’s Thanksgiving, so no one is around as you can see in the photo).
According to a November 2nd post on Portage’s Facebook page, the owners “are moving on to a new venture in Fremont on 36th street this winter. Portage has a new owner who will continue to satisfy your foie gras fix.”
Stay tuned for more info on what looks to be a new Italian spot on Upper Queen Anne!
Tags: business opening, Cioppino, Italian restaurant, Portage
November 26th, 2013 by Laura
Remember when author Sherman Alexie took on the role of bookseller-for-day back in April at Queen Anne Book Company? Well, apparently Alexie was really good at his guest spot – he was a “wildly successful bookseller” according to Queen Anne Book Company’s co-owner and manager, Janis Segress – and, his experience led to what is now an international event… that he’s celebrating on Queen Anne!
Sherman Alexie, courtesy of ABA
An author as indie bookseller? Yep, Alexie is at it again and he’s created an international event called “Indie’s First” to rally other authors to do the same. He penned a letter to fellow authors to get them involved, and to date, over 700 authors have signed up to be booksellers on Saturday across the country and as far away as Venice, Italy.
He’ll be at our local Queen Anne bookstore to kick it off and celebrate with fellow authors. Alexie and Garth Stein are the headlining author-booksellers this Saturday, November 30th at Queen Anne Book Company, and they’ll be joined by Laurie Frankel and Lesley Thomas for an afternoon of bibliophilic fun.
Here’s the line-up at Queen Anne Book Company – the event runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, so shop small on Saturday and stop by QABC for recommendations direct from your favorite authors:
And, to get people in the reading mood for Saturday’s event, Queen Anne Book Company is offering a 15% discount on all hardcover books on Friday, November 29th. Stop by 1811 Queen Anne Ave N to celebrate reading this week!
Tags: author event, authors, Books
November 25th, 2013 by Laura
In what’s becoming an annual event, American Express is again hosting Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 30th. While it may seem odd to some that a big corporation is behind Shop Small, the intention is good – and we have plenty of small businesses to patronize on Saturday.
For those small businesses that accept AmEx, you can even get $10 back for spending at least $10 on your AmEx card at qualifying businesses. All you have to do is register your card online. Eligible merchants are searchable on the AmEx map – looks like many of our Queen Anne restaurants are on the list.
But, the spirit of Shop Small should really be on buying local and supporting our small businesses and independent Queen Anne merchants. So, skip Black Friday and Shop Small on Saturday! Stick around Queen Anne and make it a day!
Tags: holiday shopping, Shop Small
November 23rd, 2013 by Laura
According to Zagat.com, Taylor Shellfish is set to open a shop on Lower Queen Anne/Uptown in the spring. Taylor Shellfish currently has a shop at Melrose Market, with the second location planned for the retail level of EXPO apartments at 118 Republican St.
Here’s the scoop from Zagat:
Taylor Shellfish has signed a lease for a new shop in Lower Queen Anne, on the ground floor of EXPO apartments. It’s expected to open next spring.
The first Seattle shop on Melrose debuted in 2011 to rave reviews. Originally intended as a shop to showcase bivavles raised around the Puget Sound, with a small oyster bar, the tables were soon turned as oyster fans poured into the place to feast on Kumamotos, Shigoku and Totten Inlet Virginicas while sipping oyster-friendly wines. Seating expanded, geoduck chowder was added. The shop evolved into more of an eatery, the casual atmosphere warm and inviting. The new spot will have a similar mission.
Tags: business opening, oysters, Taylor Shellfish
November 11th, 2013 by Laura
It’s that time of year – kids are back in school, but old computers just aren’t making the grade. To help get new computers into Coe Elementary, The 5 Spot is helping raise funds via its annual fundraiser.
What do you need to do to help? Just dine at The 5 Spot this Wednesday, November 13th, and 25% of food sales go to help Coe purchase new computers for the kids. The fundraiser runs from 8:30am to 10pm, so you can help with breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Thanks, 5 Spot!
Tags: 5 Spot, Coe Elementary, fundraiser
November 10th, 2013 by Laura
Monday is Veterans Day and quite a few local Queen Anne businesses are thanking veterans via discounts and freebies. If you’re a veteran, all you need to do is show proof of service on Veteran’s Day at these Queen Anne businesses:
Brown Bear Car Wash – Free “Bear Essentials” tunnel car washes to all current or former members of the military
Cupcake Royale - Free cupcake for veterans.
Dicks – Free burger, fries, and soda for veterans.
Einstein Bros Bagels – Free bagel and shmear for Veterans as well as a bagel with shmear and a medium coffee for $3.99.
El Diablo – Free cup of coffee for veterans.
Emerald City Smoothie – Free smoothie for veterans (Queen Anne location only, and since Nov 11th is their 4th anniversary ECS-QA offer discounts on their smoothies for everybody all day)
Haute Yoga – Free yoga for veterans at 9:30am, noon, and 4:30pm.
Menchie’s – Free frozen yogurt for veterans.
Stoneway CrossFit – Free crossfit session for veterans, check their schedule on their website.
Queen Anne Cafe – Free breakfast/lunch until 2:30pm for veterans.
Thanks to David Nelson for the list – you can find other neighborhood discounts on his blog. And, as always, thanks to our Queen Anne businesses!
Tags: discounts, offers, Veterans Day
November 4th, 2013 by Laura
Local shipper and unique boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch, is throwing its annual Friends & Family event. On Friday, November 8th, the party runs all day with 20% off fall fashion.
From 6pm to 10pm, the shop will amp up the party with DJ Mullet spinning tunes, a nail tech from Butter of London providing complimentary manicures, and local jewelry designers showing their wares and chatting with customers.
Everyone is invited to stop by 2212 Queen Anne Ave N and join in the fun!
Tags: Friends & Family event, Queen Anne Dispatch
November 3rd, 2013 by Laura
Operation Nightwatch is an organization that helps the poor and homeless in Seattle, and this time of year is key for gathering warm clothing items. For people who spend the winter outside, dry, warm socks make a big difference – and Targy’s Tavern is helping out with its Sock Drive for Operation Nightwatch.
All you have to do is drop off socks at Targy’s through next weekend, and they’ll take care of getting them to the organization. Plus, you can enjoy a beer or cocktail at one of our local watering holes too!
According to Targy’s, the Sock Drive is running low on socks this year, so you can really make a difference with your donation.
Thanks to Targy’s for helping out with this Sock Drive! And – a quick edit – they are OPEN today for the Seahawks game at 1pm. Go Hawks!
Tags: donations, Sock Drive, Targy's
October 31st, 2013 by Laura
It’s that time… the trick-or-treaters are done for the night, and you’re either left with extra candy or have kids whose coffers are more than full. What to do? Check out the Candy Buyback program! Two local Queen Anne dentist offices are participating, and it’s a sweet deal for kids and the troops overseas too!
Halloween Candy Buyback is a program where extra Halloween candy gets sent to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. The program sends 60,000 care packages with Halloween candy to the troops – last year, they shipped 127.5 tons of Buyback candy.
Dentists participate and help promote good dental hygiene for kids by buying back the extra candy. Here are the local participating Queen Anne dentists, with the key details on their hours and deals for candy (note: only unopened candy).
Smiles by Smita and Little Pearls Dentistry, 2223 Queen Anne Ave N.
- $1 per pound of candy up to 10 pounds per child
- Candy collection: 10am to 6pm on Friday November 1
Seattle Kids Dentistry, 945 Elliott Ave W. Suite 101
- $1 per pound of candy up to 10 pounds per child (ages 10 and younger)
- Candy collection: 3pm to 6pm on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2
Thanks to these local Queen Anne dentists for participating in the program!
Tags: candy buy back, halloween
October 29th, 2013 by Laura
In just two days, ghosts, goblins, and other costumed-kids will hit the streets of Queen Anne. In addition to trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, here’s what’s happening on Queen Anne:
Trick or Treating: Upper Queen Anne merchants will be handing out candy from 3pm to 6pm. Treats can be had from the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N to the corner of Galer and Queen Anne Ave N. As always, the annual event is FREE.
Queen Anne Farmer’s Market: Halloween is the last day of the market, and to help get everyone in the spooky spirit, Sparkfly Photography will have a booth set up for FREE portraits of kids and their families in costume.
Note: we have a lot of busy intersections along Queen Anne Ave, so please avoid driving up or down the street between 3pm and 6pm to help keep trick or treaters safe!
Seattle Center: FREE Scavenger Hunt around the Seattle Center Campus on Halloween from 4pm – 8pm. Kids and their families can download a copy of the scavenger hunt or stop by the Seattle Children’s Museum or EMP on Halloween night to pick up a copy.
Seattle Children’s Museum: FREE annual Costume Carnival from 4pm-8pm with activities for kids 10 and under and their families including the Not-So-Spooky Haunted Mountain and Where In the World is Dracula games.
EMP Museum: FREE showings of Hotel Transylvania (2pm) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (3:30pm) and a Monster Fest: Kids Halloween Extravaganza (4pm -8pm) including frightening fun crafts, face painting and Monster Mash Dance contests. (MonsterFest is FREE; Museum Admission: Kids 12 and under in costume are FREE; adults in costume get $5 off admission).
Tags: events, halloween
October 28th, 2013 by Laura
Halloween is just 4 days away – and we’re busy gathering Queen Anne Halloween events! Here’s the first, the newly opened Queen Anne location of Cupcake Royale will not only have Halloween cupcakes available for your party (order by Wednesday, Oct 30), but they’re also throwing a party!
Spooky cupcakes, courtesy of Cupcake Royale
The Queen Anne location is hosting a DIY Halloween Sprinkle Party from 3:30pm to 5pm this Wednesday, October 30th. Per our sweet contacts at Cupcake Royale, they’ll have cupcake demos and kids frost with help from the Cupcake Royale specialists.
For $5 per person, you get a a chocolate or vanilla bald (naked?) cupcake, frosting and decorating tools, and a frosting demo for Mummy, Spider Web and Pumpkin frosting toppers. Plus, free babycake cards for kids who participate.
Plus, Cupcake Royale is also offering a special deal of $2 off all pints of ice cream during the DIY only. Join the fun at Cupcake Royale at the corner of Crockett and Queen Anne Ave N this Wednesday!
Tags: Cupcake Royale, halloween