Footprint Wine Tap: Ken Dillon

“I’ve always had a philosophy in life of trying to manage the amount of waste you produce - and that purchasing power is in your hands.” Ken Dillon, Owner, Footprint Wine Tap Footprint Wine Tap is Seattle's first and only sustainable keg wine-on-tap bar and shop, pouring a wide variety of Washington wines from a beautiful copper wall of...
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Central Cafe + Juice Bar: Bridgette Johnson

Photo Credit: Jeriel Calamayan Central Cafe & Juice Bar in Seattle's Central District neighborhood had its grand opening last month. Owned by Bridgette Johnson, it's an eco-conscious cafe offering fresh pressed juice, a full range of espresso beverages, smoothies, and teas alongside pastries and deli items. Meet Bridgette Johnson Photo...
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Jerk Shack: Trey Lamont

While his peers enjoyed cartoons and children’s programs, young Trey Lamont was captivated by PBS cooking specials.  “I wanted to be a cook since I was three-years-old,” Lamont said.  Despite that none of his favorite television chefs looked like him, Lamont knew from a young age that he wanted to cook for the rest of his life. Growing...
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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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BAHTOH – Small Business. Big Pride.

It's hard to believe that Pride Month is nearly over, and we hope that you have enjoyed learning about the diverse people behind some of the small LGBTQ-owned businesses in Seattle. The final video of our Small Business. Big Pride series features BAHTOH co-owners Bobbie Yanoupeth and Michael Sing. We love and appreciate the fierce fabulousness their...
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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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Mose Auto – Small Business. Big Pride.

As Pride Month 2019 gets into full swing, we're excited to kickoff our Small Business. Big Pride. video series with Mariajose Barrera of Mose Auto. https://youtu.be/RcuFfW7jGQI Video by Justin Taylor with support from PCC Community Markets & Seattle Public Utilities. Thank you to our Small Business. Big Pride. partners At...
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