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Shop local on Queen Anne this holiday season and help out others too

December 14th, 2014 by Laura

Queen Anne Boston SantaOur recent post about Communique closing in the new year generated a lot of comments on Facebook and on the blog. A theme definitely emerged – shop local so independent shops stay on Queen Anne.

Now, while some of the most recent business closures are due to owners retiring, there are still empty storefronts on Queen Anne. If Queen Anne is known for supporting small, independent businesses, hopefully these locations will have a better chance of filling up with unique shops.

Help keep our local Queen Anne businesses going strong by shopping in the neighborhood. Our merchants not only help create the character of Queen Anne, but they also give back to the community.

And, while you’re out shopping on Queen Anne, here are some businesses can help you give back this holiday season:

Queen Anne Helpline Tree Lot, 2100 Queen Anne Ave N (Safeway north parking lot)
A holiday giving list wouldn’t be complete without the tree lot that benefits the Queen Anne Helpline. Open through December 21st or until they run out of trees!

Laurie Swanson Massage, 1817 Queen Anne Ave N, #210
Raffle to win a package of 5-60 min. massages. $5 per entry. Enter as many times as you like throughout December.  Proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline. Let’s help our neighbors in need! Drawing will take place 1/2/15 and winner will be notified by email.

Pharmaca, 1990 Queen Anne Ave N
Pharmaca is partnering with Solid Ground this Holiday Season, through December 24th. The goal of Solid Ground is to end poverty in the Seattle Area. Customers can purchase a gift bag ($10-$25) containing essential toiletries or baby items which Pharmaca will donate on the customer’s behalf.

If you know of a business that has a giving tree or something similar, just let us know and we’ll add it to the list. Happy Holidays!

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Spring is Right Around the Corner at My Dressing Room

February 4th, 2013 by Laura

It may not seem very Spring-like lately – we were promised a sunny weekend, but the fog decided to stick around and ruin those plans. However, this Friday, February 8th, at local boutique My Dressing Room, you can get a peek at Spring via a trunk show featuring Neesh clothing and a free glass of bubbly.

The Neesh Spring 2013 Trunk Show is free and runs from 3pm-9pm at My Dressing Room (1817 Queen Anne Ave N). Plan spending a Friday afternoon or evening on Queen Anne Ave N, stop in at this Queen Anne boutique and other shops as well – shop local!

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Reminder: Shop at Local Queen Anne Businesses on Small Business Saturday

November 23rd, 2012 by Laura

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, so plan to get out and celebrate our neighborhood businesses and shop local.

Shopping locally supports our Queen Anne businesses and you never know what you might find that isn’t available at your typical big-box store. Despite the November-y weather we’ve been having, it’ll be a great day to get out, walk the neighborhood, and visit Queen Anne shops and restaurants; a nice break from leftovers!

Another reminder, some of our local businesses are going to have special offers tomorrow. Here’s the latest list – and if you know of any more, or if you’re a business that’d like to be added to this list, let us know. Note: offers are good for Saturday, November 24th only, unless otherwise stated; AmEx card not required:

  • Belle Fiore: 10% off all products and gift cards and adding $100 worth of gift card to every $100 purchase in store
  • Charley + May Co: 10% off a wide selection of books and stocking stuffers for all customers, complimentary gift wrapping, and a taste from the candy bar
  • Chocolopolis: offering free chocolate samples throughout the day + free ground shipping for orders placed on Saturday 11/24 (customers can specify a future ship date)
  • el Diablo Coffee Co.: $5 off all merchandise (tshirts, water bottles, etc.)
  • Four Winds Artful Living: 20% off everything in stock
  • hauteyoga Queen Anne: 5 pass for $50 ($20 savings), 3 month unlimited $320 plus a free Yogitoe towel ($95 savings); Annual membership $950, includes unlimited mat/towel rental ($200 savings); late night special- 1 month unlimited for 9:15pm classes only for $35
  • Mimisan Natural Nail Spa: offering classic mani and pedi for $50 (regular $65)
  • Nancy’s Sewing Basket: $5 off when you spend $25.00 or more with a coupon accessible online
  • Pink Ginger: 10% off if you mention you saw this Queen Anne View blog post
  • Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts: 10% off custom framing & gifts
  • Three Birds Home & Gifts: coupons for 10% off any regularly priced item for the month of December
  • Wessco Blinds – 50% off install when you purchase Hunter Douglas blinds — good for the entire week following the Saturday event

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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday (and Beyond)

November 20th, 2012 by Laura

Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day that celebrates shopping small. Sponsored by American Express, Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for you to show support for our local small businesses – and you don’t need an American Express Card to do so.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday receiving so much attention, small businesses often get left out in the rush of big-box deals, lines, and crowds. So, don’t forget our local Queen Anne small business, they’re what keeps the character of Queen Anne alive. Shop locally this holiday season, and visit our merchants on Saturday, and throughout the year!

And, to mark Small Business Saturday, some of our Queen Anne merchants are providing offers and discounts on Saturday as well – note: offers are good for Saturday, November 24th only, unless otherwise stated; AmEx card not required:

  • Charley + May Co: 10% off a wide selection of books and stocking stuffers for all customers, complimentary gift wrapping, and a taste from the candy bar
  • Chocolopolis: offering free chocolate samples throughout the day + free ground shipping for orders placed on Saturday 11/24 (customers can specify a future ship date)
  • el Diablo Coffee Co.: $5 off all merchandise (tshirts, water bottles, etc.)
  • Four Winds Artful Living: 20% off everything in stock
  • hauteyoga Queen Anne: 5 pass for $50 ($20 savings), 3 month unlimited $320 plus a free Yogitoe towel ($95 savings); Annual membership $950, includes unlimited mat/towel rental ($200 savings); late night special- 1 month unlimited for 9:15pm classes only for $35
  • Mimisan Natural Nail Spa: offering classic mani and pedi for $50 (regular $65)
  • Nancy’s Sewing Basket: $5 off when you spend $25.00 or more with a coupon accessible online
  • Pink Ginger: 10% off if you mention you saw this Queen Anne View blog post
  • Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts: 10% off custom framing & gifts
  • Three Birds Home & Gifts: coupons for 10% off any regularly priced item for the month of December
  • Wessco Blinds – 50% off install when you purchase Hunter Douglas blinds — good for the entire week following the Saturday event.

If you know of a business offering special deals on Small Business Saturday, let us know – and, happy shopping!

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Save the Date – Holiday Magic on Upper Queen Anne December 7th

November 15th, 2012 by Laura

The holidays are oh-so-close and to celebrate shopping local, the Upper Queen Anne merchants are hosting the annual Holiday Magic event on Friday, December 7 from 4-8pm.

More details to come – but for now, save the date for this festive event and support our local businesses throughout the holiday season and beyond!

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