Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rights to Sell Alcohol From Queen Anne’s Liquor Stores Sold

According to Komo News, the rights to apply to sell Alcohol from Queen Anne’s two liquor stores (Uptown & Interbay) were sold via the state’s online auction for a combined $376,200.00.  With the Uptown store at 515 1st Ave. N. receivng the higher bid of the two at $250,100.00.  The winning bidders now have exclusive rights to apply for a liqour license at the Queen Anne store locations.  Who were the successful bidders?  Click here.

Metro Bus Riders Have Big Changes But #2 Spared

Metro BusI have written several blogs on the proposed changes to the #2 Metro Route between Queen Anne and Madrona, but it always good to see the Seattle Times confirm that the #2 Route has been spared any major changes.  Read the article if you want to find out about the changes to Metro bus routes, and if you do, take special note of the last several paragraphs.  While the #2 Metro Route is still intact from Madrona to Queen Anne, as the Seattle Times suggests, there is always danger for future changes:

A more visible case was Route 2, an electric trolley bus from Queen Anne Hill to First Hill. Metro wanted to break it into two lines — and shift a section one block from Seneca to Madison Street — to create a frequent super-corridor where the 2 and Route 12 constantly run along Madison. But the change would have forced Queen Anne users to switch buses on Third Avenue.

“Every time a senior has to get on a bus, get off a bus, it’s dangerous for them, especially in inclement weather,” said Uptown resident Jane Couchman, 75, who rides the 2 to medical appointments.

Last week, she thanked Metro leaders for keeping the line intact, at least for now.

Best Easter Events Around Seattle This Weekend

The Easter Bunny has been heavily sought out, and spotted at several locations around Seattle, such as the Westfield Mall, Northgate Mall, Bellevue Square, and even Yuen Lui! Spring has finally snuck up on us, and with the beginning of the season comes  a heavy influx of pastel cardigans, and alot of tooth aches from too much jelly beans, and impulse cadbury egg purchases. We all love watching the little ones run around filling up their baskets with eggs on a wild goose chase, but here is a hand full of activities for the whole family to partake this Easter weekend.

Snohomish Easter Parade
The Parade kicks off at 11am, with ample time for church goers to stop by on their way home.

Egg Hunt at Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce
9:30-2pm, Along with the egg hunt, there will be Easter arts & crafts, events are free with Zoo admission, or membership. Guests can also watch zoo animals receive their own Easter basket of treats!

Seattle Easter Swing Dancing

West Coast swingers will be flocking to the spring Easter swing dance event this weekend, filled with dancing, $20,000 in prizes, and private lessons!

Picture Perfect Queen Anne Keeping the Avenue Beautiful!

Ever notice the flower beds and the pavers at the Galer and Queen Anne Avenue intersection?  Or how about the flowers at McGraw intersection along the Avenue?  Those are only a couple of the contributions of Picture Perfect Queen Anne, a volunteer-powered neighborhood alliance working to revitalize the streetscape of Queen Anne Avenue from Galer to McGraw Streets. PPQA’s goal is a pedestrian and family-friendly, safe and vibrant main street that everyone in our community will enjoy.  Like Picture Perfect Queen Anne on Facebook to keep updated on the latest commumity project, receive gardening tips and much more!