Pioneer Square D&E: Jonathan Fleming and Libby Aker

Photo by Amanda Roth. When you visit Pioneer Square D&E for your first lunch, your introductory order is essentially mandated: The Chicken Sandwich. For $12, the delectable sandwich comes with fries (or salad) and a can of Rainier (or soda), and it has been by far their most popular menu...
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Miro Tea: Jeannie Liu

As cooler temperatures and drizzly skies settle over Seattle, we are reminded of how much we appreciate local businesses like jeannie Liu's Miro Tea in Ballard, where we can warm up in good company and enjoy one of the mary varieties of tea ready for the sipping. Jeannie comes from a family of small-business owners, going back generations to...
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The Station: Luis and Leona Rodriguez

Leona Rodriguez stays busy behind the bar (Photo Credit: Fulcrum Coffee). The Station is a beacon of culture and community for many folks across Seattle, particularly in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Husband and wife owners Luis and Leona Rodriguez have cultivated a safe and welcoming space, particularly for black and brown folks in Seattle,...
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Century Ballroom: Hallie Kuperman

Hallie Kuperman first fell in love with dance when she was 10 years old. She saw Grease on Broadway and, "I knew, I was going to be a swing dancer," she remembers. However, it wasn't until she moved to Seattle in the 1990's that Hallie would fulfill that dream. Century Ballroom was born out of Hallie's desire to teach dance to the LGBTQ community,...
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The Boxing Gym Westside – Small Business. Big Pride.

We first connected with The Boxing Gym Westside owner and coach Lee Torres more than a year ago based on a referral from a fellow veteran-owned business. We subsequently learned that Lee was also Latinx and identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. We are honored to be able to share...
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