It is amazing that my family and I have called Seattle home for nearly 20 years. I was walking down Queen Anne Avenue today thinking about how my life had changed since we moved here, which led to thinking about how the face of Queen Anne Hill has changed and stayed the same.
Over the last two decades many businesses have come and gone, and I would love to share with you some of my favorites. It doesn’t have much to do with being a chiropractor or the chiropractic profession, but the businesses and people who run them are what make Seattle and the Queen Anne neighborhood such a great place to live.
I am going to write about one of these businesses each week, and share my thoughts and possibly photos of each one. It will make having a blog just that much more fun.
That reminds me. If you have not yet checked out Queen Anne View, which gives us some great reporting from Thea, please do. She does a great job covering all the happenings of our area, and site like this needs a community’s support.
It was only 10 years ago that my dad was working side by side with my mom as a Seattle chiropractor in their old office location at 1511 Queen Anne Avenue North. This has since gone from Queen Anne Seattle Chiropractic Center to Gordito’s to what is now Betty. My father, sister, and I still smile at the name since Betty was the name my father called my mother, Beth. Only a select few of her closest friends did that, and we also know it would have been one of her favorite restaurants.
My wife and I do not get to Betty as often as we would like nowadays, with a four year old running around and a baby only a couple of weeks away. However, the times we have gone have been awesome. It was one of the very first places we went as our first family date at a nicer restaurant. Friends and I now meet up for a drink once in a while, and we always have the best time.
It is fantastic to see a restaurant like Betty thriving, and just wanted to give a quick shout out from Queen Anne Chiropractic Center.