About 125 people in total visited Umbrella Tree on its first day on Dec. 5. Photo by Sarah Radmer
About 125 people in total visited Umbrella Tree on its first day on Dec. 5. Photo by Sarah Radmer
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:26 PM
Umbrella Tree opened its first location in Queen Anne (2111 Queen Anne Ave. N.) on Friday, Dec. 5, to an audience of more than 125 people throughout the day.
  • All under one Umbrella Tree
    Umbrella Tree opened its first location in Queen Anne (2111 Queen Anne Ave. N.) on Friday, Dec. 5, to an audience of more than 125 people throughout the day. 
  • Julie and Rick Friar, owners of A&J Meats (2401 Queen Anne Ave N.) on upper Queen Anne, announced in early November that they are retiring. The store has been in business for 63 years, and its last day of business is Saturday, Nov. 29. 
  • Stop by Mud Bay’s new Uptown Adoption Center (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, to meet adoptable animals from the Seattle Animal Shelter. This adoption event is part of the grand opening celebration for the adoption center. 
  • QAFB welcomes new operations coordinator
    Emily Meade is the new operations coordinator for the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart (232 Warren Ave. N.). 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus (500 Fifth Ave. N.) won the top award, the Award of Excellence in the General Design category, in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards. 
  • Mud Bay will celebrate the opening of The Adoption Center (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.) at its Uptown location on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
  • Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, has completed its move into its new office headquarters in the Queen Anne Station building (415 First Ave. N.). 
  • Harps returns to Windermere
    Twenty years after beginning her real estate career in Magnolia Village, Michele Harps has returned to her first “home” with Windermere Real Estate (3214 W. McGraw St., Suite 102). 
  • Rushing (1725 Westlake Ave. N., No. 300) was one of three finalists for the Workforce Development Small Business of the Year in this year’s King County Executive’s Small Business Awards, which took place Oct. 15. 
  • The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions are joining the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions under a single Seaport Alliance to attract more marine cargo for the region. 
  • A Seattle Times story on Monday, Oct. 13, revealed Bill the Butcher CEO, chief financial officer and only board member J’Amy Owens used company funds to buy a $2 million home in Queen Anne. 
  • Bustle on Queen Anne (535 W. McGraw St.) is now offering more menu items to customers, including made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and one salad. 
  • Twirl Cafe owner Rebecca Pelletier has announced she is closing her business on Oct. 31. Umbrella Tree, an education studio, will open in the space to offer classes and services for children up to age 5 and their parents. 
  • Southwick receives Community Service Award
    Crisis Clinic executive director Kathleen Southwick, of Queen Anne, was recently honored by Companis with the Janet G. Newell Award for Community Service. 
  • Hendricks named Windermere branch manager
    Kris Hendricks has been appointed branch manager/managing broker of Windermere Real Estate’s Queen Anne office (214 W. McGraw St.).  
  • Coldwell Banker broker Stephanie Kastner is collecting gently used children’s and adults’ coats for Queen Anne Helpline’s clothing bank. 
  • QA Kidd Valley closes, makes way for CVS
    The Kidd Valley restaurant in Queen Anne (531 Queen Anne Ave. N.) officially closed on Sept. 1 to make way for the latest CVS location. 
  • West Marine, a water-life outfitter, will have a grand opening of its new store (1827 15th Ave. W., Suite A22) on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m., through Sunday, Sept. 14. 
  • Seattle Animal Shelter has expanded its hours to provide more opportunity to adopt animals, redeem lost pets, bring in strays, surrender animals and participate in other shelter activities. 
  • Lauren Little joins Lisa Power Salon (536 Fifth Ave. W.) as a stylist. 
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