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Friday, October 20, 2017 1:27 PM
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  • Several residents called Safeway the heart of Queen Anne during a neighborhood meeting on Monday night. Like it or not, that heart is growing nearly two sizes someday, and bringing nearly 300 new residents with it.
  • The design team behind the major Queen Anne Safeway redevelopment will share its latest plans for the site during the Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Review Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.
  • The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Holiday Luncheon at the Church of Scientology on Thursday, Dec. 13, which concluded with a friendly White Elephant gift exchange.

     
  • Oak View Group announced Tuesday it has switched its general contractor for the Seattle Center Arena project slated for completion in 2021.

     
  • The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce is hoping a city grant can provide it with the tools and resources to help keep local small businesses open at Magnolia Village.
  • Monika Kinsman’s HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe is keeping it raw and healthy after opening in Queen Anne at the beginning of the month. HeartBeet operated in Roosevelt for a decade, and Kinsman had been eyeing Queen Anne for a second location. With the loss of parking and other access challenges created by construction of the Roosevelt light rail station, she decided to close shop there, she said.

  • Plans to redevelop the Queen Anne Safeway, doubling its size and adding apartments on top, are back on track after the company tapped local developer barrientosRyan to take over the project.
  • Making use of the existing facilities on the old Amgen site in Interbay, Expedia Group on Thursday released new designs for its Seattle campus slated to open in fall 2019 for up to 4,500 employees.
  • The NIWA Apartments will become the biggest building on the block in Uptown. Whether it keeps any of its bright yellow cladding remains an unknown following a lengthy design review meeting on Wednesday.
  • Vibrant Cities and its design team will come back before the West Design Review Board on Wednesday to seek final approval of its plans for an eight-story, 127-units apartment building at 513 First Ave. N. in Uptown.

     
  • Fed up with a lack of quick and easy take-out dinner options, Chad Koehnke decided to make complete meals with his own hands and open what he believes is a one-of-a-kind food truck in West Queen Anne. Rather than a large menu of this and that, Mediterranean Mixta offers three to four complete dinner options for people on the go, with single- and multiple-serving options.

  • Gigglechops Dog Wash owners Erika Hargadine and Keith Bower are celebrating their distinction as 2018 Small Private Employer of the Year, an award granted by the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE).
  • Fardell Farms operator Alex Fardell was looking for cold storage in Seattle for his produce, which he sells wholesale to grocery stores and at farmers markets. His plans scaled up when the old Manhattan Express building became available in the spring, where he is now running a temporary market.

  • Alessandro Stortini says he can help anyone put together a complete meal with his pastas and the local products he stocks at La Pasta, which recently opened a new location in Queen Anne.
  • The West Design Review Board unanimously recommended that planning move forward for the proposed eight-story, 226-unit mixed-use apartment building on Taylor Avenue at the board’s Early Design Guidance meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
  • The owners of Queen Anne Manor have tapped Integral Senior Living to take over management of the retirement community, with the changeover expected by the end of the month.
  • Magnolia Chamber of Commerce members came together last month to map out 2019 plans, which include adding fundraising events that connect businesses with the community.“We’re constantly trying to remind people that this is relevant, this is something that can help your business,” said executive director Jason Thibeaux of the chamber.

  • Plans appear to be moving forward for a three-story, 43-unit apartment building at the corner of First Avenue North and Crockett Street in Queen Anne.
  • Alex Miller takes her Valley and Rose Flower Truck to several locations around Seattle, but she’s busiest when parked outside Evviva Pizza.
    “This has been my best spot here in Queen Anne,” said the Magnolia resident between sales on Saturday, Sept. 29.

  • Safeway is looking for a new developer for its Queen Anne project, which was originally proposed to double the grocery store’s size and add roughly 250 housing units on top.
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