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Find a feline friend at the Cat Adopt-a-thon on Saturday

January 23rd, 2015 by Laura

SAS kittenThe Seattle Animal Shelter’s Fabulous Feline Team is going to swing into action at the Mud Bay Uptown location tomorrow, Saturday, January 24th.

The team will be holding a Cat Adopt-a-thon at Mud Bay’s Adoption Center from noon to 3pm, and plenty of furry felines will be on hand to find forever homes. 

SAS CatsSAS will have a variety of available cats and kittens that have been living in foster homes. Plus, the foster parents will be there too, so you can find out about the kitties’ individual personalities and habits, and find the right match for your home.

Adoption prices range from $45 to $135 (plus applicable license fees) and include: initial vaccinations, deworming, feline leukemia testing, spay or neuter, microchip, and a certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians.

If you’ve been looking to add a feline friend to your household, stop by Mud Bay (522 Queen Anne Ave N) to find your perfect match!

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New French bistro Entre Amis to open in March

January 21st, 2015 by Laura

Cioppino paperedA few weeks ago, we noticed liquor license activity for the old Portage spot at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N. A little over a year ago, Cioppino opened in the former digs of French restaurant Portage. It papered over the windows in the early summer of 2014 for renovations, but nothing happened with the Italian eatery after it essentially closed up shop.

Then, just last month, Entre Amis took over Cioppino’s liquor license. I reached out to the new owner and he confirmed that he was planning to open a French bistro in the new year.

Entre Amis signRight now, the new bistro is in the permit and construction phase, but just this week, a sign was posted in the window – Entre Amis Bistrot will open in March 2015.

I’ve walked by the location dozens of times looking for signs of life. Today, a tip from a reader (thanks, Mark!) clued us in to a sign announcing the new French restaurant – about 10 minutes after I walked by the location and missed it.

Thanks as always to our readers for catching those items we sometimes miss – and, get ready for a return to French cuisine on Queen Anne Ave!

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LOST DOG: Sheltie lost on Lower Queen Anne

January 21st, 2015 by Laura

Lost Dog sheltieLeroy is a Sheltie lost on Queen Anne. Flyers have been posted on both Upper and Lower Queen Anne (how we found out), and according to the flyer, he is wearing a collar and leash, and was last seen yesterday, Tuesday, January 20th.

At this time, we don’t have any additional information on cross-streets or other specifics. If you see Leroy, please contact the number on the flyer – 503-338-8090.

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QAHS presents free talk on Queen Anne apartments and women developers this Thursday

January 19th, 2015 by Laura

Do you live in one of Queen Anne’s historic apartment buildings or just admire them from the exterior? Or, are you interested in the history of women developers on Queen Anne. If yes to one or more of these questions, mark your calendars.

QAHS Diana JamesThe Queen Anne Historical Society (QAHS) continues its exploration of Queen Anne apartment buildings with a free talk this Thursday, January 22nd. Bringing in an expert in the field, QAHS hosts Diana James, historian and author of “Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900-1939”.

James will focus her talk, Women Developers in Seattle, on women apartment developers who made their mark on our neighborhood between 1900 and 1930.

The free event will be held at the Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W, and begins at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

All are welcome to attend the talk and learn more about the history of Queen Anne, and the role that women developers played in the evolution of apartment dwelling in our neighborhood.

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Holy Mountain Brewing Taproom opens this Friday on Elliott Ave W

January 17th, 2015 by Laura

Holy Mountain bldgHow long does it take from liquor license to taproom? About 8 months of hard work. Last May, local Holy Mountain Brewing Company was granted a liquor license for a brewery and taproom at 1421 Elliott Ave W, and the team behind Holy Mountain has been very busy since then, building out a taproom at the base of Queen Anne.

The 10,000 square foot warehouse has been completely transformed into a brewery and taproom, the latter ready for beer lovers this Friday. The taproom will have booths, a bar, a view into the brewery, and most importantly, 12 taps with a draught system designed to utilize a high pressure, direct draw system.

Holy Mountain taproom interiorAccording to Holy Mountain, “each tap is regulated separately to insure the carbonation level of the beer stays exactly as it was intended.” All 12 taps will be stocked with Holy Mountain beers, including two nitro taps.

Local beer aficionados are likely already familiar with Holy Mountain. The team began brewing in October, distributing their creations in the local area as they worked behind the scenes on the taproom. (The Masonry on Lower Queen Anne serves Holy Mountain on tap.)

Holy Mountain brewery viewThe Grand Opening weekend starts Friday January 23rd at 3pm and Skillet Street Food will be at the site to serve tasty bites to go with Holy Mountain’s beers. The celebration continues on Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon both days.

Post Grand Opening weekend, the taproom will commence regular operating hours: Monday and Thursday 3pm to ­9pm, Friday 3pm to­10pm, Saturday noon to 10pm, and Sunday noon-9pm. The taproom will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Holy Mountain beerHoly Mountain’s Kiln & Cone, the house pale ale, will be available in prefilled 32 oz growlers. Select beers will be available for on­-demand growler fills after the grand opening weekend.

Per Holy Mountiain, beers available on draught will include:

  • Kiln & Cone, an aromatic american pale ale
  • King’s Head, a double brown ale brewed with oats
  • King’s Head with coffee on nitro
  • The Gray Tower, batch 1, the first in a series of blended brettanomyces aged saisons, batch 1 was partially fermented and aged in an oak foudre (only two kegs left in existence)
  • Gose, a tart german­style wheat beer fermented in barrels with coriander
  • Bonne Nuit, a belgian style strong ale brewed with american hops
  • Astral Projection, a massively hoppy Double IPA
  • Watchman’s House, a common lager fermented in rye whiskey barrels
  • The Seer, a hoppy saison
  • The Ox, a farmhouse ale brewed with orange zest
  • Wayward Black Beer, brewed in the spirit of the great english porters and dark milds
  • Lager Beer, a well hopped golden lager 

To make it even easier to find Holy Mountain, their blog has published both a map and directions – making navigating Interbay even easier:

Holy Mountain map

“The taproom has parking on the west side of the building, which can be accessed from the alley off of W Galer St under the Magnolia overpass, or W Lee St, next to the Dog Lounge. There is also access from Elliott Ave, including ADA access.”

Get ready to welcome the new taproom to Interbay, just be sure you’re 21 or over and leave the pups at home, the taproom is 21+ and pet-free. Cheers!

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Goldie

January 16th, 2015 by Laura

On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.

Pooky & Duke (fun pair of senior dogs) – ADOPTED!!
Taco (young Chi/Basenji mix looking for an experienced home) – available for adoption
Lars (handsome duck looking for a flock) – ADOPTED!!
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Folson (charming tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Pumpkin (orange tabby kitty) – available for adoption
Shadow (regal kitty) – ADOPTED!! 

Fabulous Feline Cat Adoption Event – January 24 at Uptown Mud Bay

Come meet many of the Shelter’s fabulous cats available for adoption (like Goldie below) at the Adoption Center inside Uptown Mud Bay on January 24, from noon to 3pm. This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with adoptable kitties that are waiting for their forever homes in foster care and not available for viewing at the Shelter.


Goldie 2015-01-15 2Meet Goldie!

Goldie is a beautiful, loving cat with the poise of a 30’s film star wearing a satin evening gown. She keeps her fur spotless and can cover her eyes with her tail while napping.

Shy at first, she quickly warmed into the loving sweetheart she is today. She loves to sit on your lap while you read or use the computer, and share your bed. She enjoys watching the world through the window.

Goldie 2015-01-15 1Life hasn’t always been so glamorous for Goldie. When she came to the shelter, her teeth were so infected they had to be removed.

She’s healthy now and won’t need additional dental care. She eats small kibble and canned food with gusto, and at 7 years, she’s just hitting middle age.

Goldie is waiting patiently for her forever family in a foster home; she is not at the Shelter. If you are ready to share your lap and listen to lots of purring, please call the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

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Dogs and owners invited to Lower Kinnear Park Off Leash Area work party this Saturday

January 15th, 2015 by Laura

Kinnear Park signIt’s time for another Lower Kinnear Park Off Leash Area work party, but this time both owners and their pups are welcome to join in.

Volunteers are key to keeping our local Dog Park up and running is the help of volunteers. If you use the park, consider chipping in this Saturday, January 17th, to help clean it up.

This Saturday’s Work Party also starts at a more leisurely time, running from 11am to 2pm. Tools will be provided and snacks will be served too. All volunteers can bring their dogs to the event.

If you drive to the event, you can park at a dedicated parking lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at the end of W. Mercer Street. (Enter from 904 Elliott Ave W).

RSVPs are not necessary, just show up and help out! Woof!

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Join the Seattle Chamber Music Society for a free lecture at the Queen Anne Library

January 13th, 2015 by Laura

SCMS Winter Festival previewThe Seattle Chamber Music Society will kick off its Winter Festival later this month. The 2015 Winter Festival includes both paid concerts and free recitals at Benaroya Hall, plus a Family Concert on January 24th.

To give you a taste of what they have on tap for the upcoming Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) is hosting a free Preview Lecture at the Queen Anne Library tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14th, from 3pm to 4pm.

According to SCMS, the multimedia presentation will “explore the development of the accompanied violin sonata as well as the birth of the concerto. We’ll explore violin sonatas by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, a viola sonata by Schubert, and also have a look at the earliest form of concerti with Vivaldi’s 1711 L’Estro Armonico.”

Jeremy Jolley, Director of Education Programs, and Seneca Garber, Director of Marketing will lead the informal presentation that will include a background on the history and impact of the upcoming musical works, plus recorded musical examples.

The event is free and open to all.

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Help this Strider bike find its way home

January 11th, 2015 by Laura

found strider bikeThis past Thursday night, a red Strider bike was left in the planting strip – that space between the curb and the sidewalk – outside a Queen Anne home. What’s a bit odd about this lonely bike is that it was left sometime between 10:30pm and 7:30am, not typical bike riding hours for little ones.

Whether it’s a kid with night-owl tendencies or a burglar with second thoughts, whoever left the bike hasn’t returned to reclaim it.

If you know this bike, let us know and we’ll get you in touch with its current custodians.

UPDATE: the bike is red, not pink.

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Mister Rogers Sweater Drive kicks off this Monday and helps benefit Queen Anne Helpline

January 10th, 2015 by Laura

Mister Rogers sweater drive logoLocal charities receive many donations in December with the combination of holiday cheer and year-end tax deductions acting as reminders to make charitable contributions. Once the holidays are over, January drags us into another year of day-to-day routines – but for people in need, this is a critical time of year. It’s winter, it’s cold, and warm clothing is essential.

This year, as in years past, you can donate warm clothing such as sweaters, coats, gloves, and hats via the Mister Rogers Neighborhood Sweater Drive. KCTS is hosting the drive for the 18th year, it starts Monday, January 12th and runs through Sunday, February 8th. All donated items go to Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline and Northwest Center.

How to donate: Look for the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive collection bin at any PCC Natural Markets or Sound Credit Union or drop items off at KCTS 9‘s Seattle Center studio. Warm clothing for children is greatly needed, but all new or gently used adult and children’s sweaters and coats will be accepted.

Fred Rogers (aka Mister Rogers) began the sweater drive in 1997 and it continues today. Last year, the KCTS Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive collected more than 7,500 sweaters and coats — 5,336 pounds of warm clothing — for families in need in both Seattle and King County.

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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Lars

January 9th, 2015 by Laura

On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.

Pooky & Duke (fun pair of senior dogs) – available for adoption
Taco (young Chi/Corgi Basenji mix looking for an experienced home) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Folson (charming tabby cat) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Pumpkin (orange tabby kitty) – available for adoption
Shadow (regal kitty) – available for adoption


Lars 2015-01-08 1Meet the handsome Lars!

You never know what will turn up at the Seattle Animal Shelter – this week its Lars the Black Swede/Mallard mix duck. Lars was found as a stray near Lake Washington.

Lars is a handsome and well-behaved fellow who’s a little shy at the shelter. He’d love to join a flock with other ducks and chickens. He has an old wing injury that is now healed and both wings are in good flapping condition!

More About Pet Ducks: Potential adopters need to provide a predator-proof pen or aviary, and a roomy space for their ducks to free roam and forage, preferably with a paddling pool/place to bathe.

Lars 2015-01-08 2Ducks are adopted out as **pets only–not as livestock**. Adopters are expected to make a lifetime commitment to their pet duck, and have done research on their care and needs. Like all pets, domestic fowl should go to a vet for an annual checkup, or anytime they may be ill.

Lars (SAS ID #15-00041) is at the Shelter waiting for his forever home/pond. Come on down and meet him.

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SPD seeking information on prolific burglar who targeted Queen Anne, Magnolia, and North Seattle

January 9th, 2015 by Laura

UPDATE: per a reader comment (see comments section) – a Magnolia resident spotted this suspect when he came to her home yesterday, Thursday, January 8th. She called SPD. Call 911 if you see him in the neighborhood.


Joshua Meadow-Mittenen is a “prolific burglar” who has been tied to multiple burglaries, including several recent Queen Anne burglaries and a Magnolia New Year’s Eve break-in. If you see him or have any information that could help SPD find him, call 911.

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Full details from SPD below:

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A prolific burglar is wanted by police after he fled from Major Crimes Detectives earlier today at the Northgate Mall.

Detectives believe Joshua Meadow-Mittenen, 24, is connected to several recent burglaries in North Seattle and Queen Anne, as well as a New Year’s Eve break-in Magnolia.

Police attempted to arrest Meadow-Mittenen outside Northgate Mall today around 1 PM after receiving information he had planned to meet there with a criminal associate.

SPD collage burglar

Officers spotted Meadow-Mittenen driving a white Dodge Charger through the mall’s parking lot, but he sped away when police tried to take him into custody.

Meadow-Mittenen is 6’0, 185 lbs with green eyes and brown hair. Detectives believe Meadow-Mittenen is driving a black Chrysler 200 bearing Washington license plate APH7751, or a white 2013 Dodge Charger with Washington plate AJG1332.

If you have any information which could lead detectives to Meadow-Mittenen, please contact police at (206) 786-2746 or 911.

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