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Friday, October 20, 2017 1:27 PM
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  • Queen Anne’s healthy-food options continue to grow, with this week’s addition of a Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe offering a variety of vegan and raw menu items in the neighborhood.
  • Rooftop Brewing Company will be raising funds for Queen Anne Helpline this month through its Beer Trumps Hate campaign started two years ago.
  • The Seattle City Council last month approved the landmark status of the historic Frances Skinner Edris Nurses Home in Queen Anne, which has been home to the American Cancer Society since the 1980s. The building will be restored when ACS moves out later this year, and a 43-unit apartment building constructed where a parking lot is today.
  • Matt Davis and James Barrington plan to open their Oaky’s Tex Mex restaurant adjacent to Batch 206 Distilleries on Elliott Avenue in Interbay on Jan. 11.
  • Chris Faul came one step closer to restoring the Garfield Exchange Building in Queen Anne and developing more than 20 new apartment units in the historic structure when the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board approved of the project during its meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
  • 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.
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