Uptown China owner Yu-Mei (right), with customer Robin Malch. Photo by LZ Atkinson
Uptown China owner Yu-Mei (right), with customer Robin Malch. Photo by LZ Atkinson
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:10 PM

It doesn’t take a fortune cookie to reveal what an extraordinary person Yu-Mei is. You just need to spend a few minutes in her company. She is owner, entrepreneur and hostess of the popular Uptown China restaurant in Queen Anne.

  • Panda Lab keeps developing  after 30 years

    There aren’t as many new black-and-white outtakes being pinned to the Panda Lab’s walls these days. But keep enough slightly imperfect photos and a history devoid of Technicolor develops.

     
     
  • Union Bank opens QA branch

    Union Bank recently celebrated the opening of its new, full-service banking office in Queen Anne, at 1936 Queen Anne Ave. N., Suite 6.

     
     
  • Phillips re-appointed County Council chair

    The Metropolitan King County Council recently reappointed council member Larry Phillips as council chair.

     
     
  • Communique wrapping up after 27 years

    There are a variety of factors working against mom-and-pop gift shops in the current retail market. Dan Willis and his wife, Danette, have succumbed to the realities of the industry and will close Communique at the end of April after more than 27 years in Queen Anne. 

     
     
  • Wells Fargo to open in Interbay

    Construction is close to completion on a new Wells Fargo banking store in Interbay (1827 15th Ave. W., Suite A2). The banking store is set to open Monday, March 23.

     
     
  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Clinic helping to curb animal overpopulation
    On Feb. 24, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaimed World Spay Day to be honored in our city with an homage to the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) Spay & Neuter Clinic: “WHEREAS, in 1982, 18,401 live animals were taken in to the shelter and 8,320 of those animals were euthanized.  
  • And the winner is…
    Scott Ward, owner of Scott Ward Art and Current and Furbish, wins Business Person of the Year award. 
  • Holland America Line has hired Kathryn Geivett as its social media director. In this capacity Geivett’s primary responsibility will be to drive, plan and oversee social media and digital initiatives for the cruise line (300 Elliott Ave. W., Suite 100).

     
     
  • Sheila Siden has been appointed Northwest Folklife’s development director. She is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies, including major gifts, events, foundation, individual and corporate giving.

     
     
  • STARLA SPEAKS | The secret to her success

    It doesn’t take a fortune cookie to reveal what an extraordinary person Yu-Mei is. You just need to spend a few minutes in her company. She is owner, entrepreneur and hostess of the popular Uptown China restaurant in Queen Anne.

     
  • This year’s GSBA honorees include Holland America Line and The Space Needle’s Karen Olson. 
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre has appointed Kristin Leahey as literary director, effective Feb. 23.

     
  • Mandel is new PPC reporter

    Eric Mandel is the new staff reporter for Pacific Publishing Co.’s Capitol Hill Times, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, City Living Seattle and Madison Park Times.

     
  • A three-member panel of the federal body that monitors U.S. labor law issued a decision and order in favor of Space Needle workers and their union at the end January.

     
  • Exploring yonder

    In an age where the Internet has all but eliminated the need for travel agencies and guidebooks, some local retailers are making part of their living by offering trips abroad.

     
  • Magnolia’s Susie Landscape Designs (Association of Professional Landscape Designers-WA Chapter) and Queen Anne’s Pamela Richards Garden Design are showcasing their designs at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

     
  • The Queen Anne Historical Society (QAhistory.org) was recently named a recipient of a 4Culture award through the organization’s Heritage Sustained Support program.

     
  • Beginning this week, Seattle Animal Shelter visitors can expect to see impacts due to construction activity at the shelter facility. 
  • OPERA America awarded Seattle Opera board chair John Nesholm the 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. 
  • Elliott Bay Animal Hospital (2042 15th Ave. W.) is rallying the local pet community to help it win the National Pet Pix competition by sending in pictures of their pet using the hospital’s mobile app’s photo sharing feature until Sunday, Feb. 1. 
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