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.

  • Kohl-Welles hopes to follow Phillips’ path

    State Sen. Jean Kohl-Welles started following in her friend’s footsteps more than 23 years ago. Now, she’s at it again.

     
  • Time for a change: Szmania’s lovers, meet Rogo

    It’s been a year since the longtime owners of Szmania’s (3321 W. McGraw St.) left Magnolia. But that’s hasn’t stopped people from coming in and asking their whereabouts.

     
  • Longtime Leroux owners closing store for retirement

    Mike Smith is known to pace his retail space — chatting with anyone who walks in, shifting merchandise, answering the phone and dropping to the floor for kids and dogs. It’s the tempo he prefers, even at 66 years old.

     
  • Chamber surprises Pearce with President’s Award
    The recent ninth-annual Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce Awards finished the event with the President’s Award, which went to Ann Pearce, director of public affairs for the Church of Scientology of Washington State (300 W. Harrison St.). 
  • Northwest CrossFit (NWCF) will open its fourth location at the Interbay Urban Center, with the first day of business slated for Monday, April 27.

     
  • Kohl-Welles running for County Council

    State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles has announced she is entering the race to succeed Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who recently said he is not running for reelection for King County Council District 4.

     
  • The Port of Seattle welcomes two new tenants to Fishermen’s Terminal (3919 18th Ave. W.).

     
  • Seattle Center has unveiled a new free Wi-Fi service at Seattle Center that can serve tens of thousands of people simultaneously. It was developed in partnership with Microsoft.

     
  • Larry Phillips to retire at end of term

    Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Phillips has announced that he will not seek reelection this fall. He has represented District 4, which includes Queen Anne and Magnolia, since 1992.

     
  • Green building contractor moves

    Sustainable builder Model Remodel (www.modelremodel.com) has moved to 1111 W. Nickerson St., near the Ballard Bridge. 

     
     
  • 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.

     
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