Monthly Archives: January 2011

Harlem Globetrotters in Seattle

The Harlem Globetrotters are trotting to Seattle next month!  The Globe Trotters have been playing for 85 years this year, and on February 20th they will be in Seattle to celebrate.  This is part of their “4 Times the Fun” World Tour.  See the Globe Trotters play against the Washington Generals at the Key Arena beginning at 1 p.m.  Please visit the Key Arena website for event and ticket information.

Dick’s Celebrates 57 Years!

This Friday, January 28th, Dicks Drive-In will have its 57th birthday.  To celebrate, customers can get Coca-Cola brand soft drinks for the low cost of 10 cents, and all five locations are participating in the promotion.  The special price is applicable to any size and any hour (be it within normal operating hours).  Stop by and have some great food and drinks, and save some money while you’re at it.  Please visit their website to find your nearest location.

“I miss Queen Anne”

I recently attended a social gathering in my Queen Anne neighborhood and I met two couples that had moved out of Queen Anne to other Seattle neighborhoods within the last 18 months. Both couples lamented leaving Queen Anne for various reasons …  “I miss having friendly neighbors”……  “I miss window shopping at the top of Queen Anne hill”….  “I miss being so close to downtown”…. “I miss the water and city views.” These are just a few of the many reasons I was asked to keep my eyes open because they want to move back to Queen Anne. What I would miss most is the easy walk over to Seattle Center. For many the grass is always greener on the other side. My conversation helped me realize it doesn’t get much greener than Queen Anne!

Queen Anne’s Seven Hills

Emerald Bay Equity, the developer behind the mixed-use project Seven Hills, is apparently moving smoothly toward construction, as reported by KOMO news.  Initially the project had been designated for office space (primarily medical), but after serious economic consideration, Emerald Bay submitted plans to switch the project to mixed-use residential/retail.  Seven Hills will now consist of 57 apartments in nearly 30,000 sf sitting above 8,000 sf of retail space, at 1919 Queen Anne Ave. N.   This is the third of four projects Emerald Bay planned for Queen Anne.  The others include the already completed Eden Hill, Sweetbrier, (both luxury apartments) and the final (in planning) which will sit next to the Metropolitan Market.