World of Tastes Needs You

Passport Updates

Many are aware of the recent closure of Mo & Lu Pasta. I had the opportunity to speak with several people yesterday at the LC Farmers Market about how sad and surprised they were to see them go. LCFF recently bought the new black planters in front of their location in part to honor  that the location had finally gotten a business that was rapidly becoming another of our Lake City gems. The closure of Mo’s as well as El Norte, both participants on our “World of Tastes in the Heart of Lake City” passport program, serves as a strong reminder how important it is that we support our local businesses.

The “passport” program is just one of the ways we are trying to support our Lake City businesses at no cost to the owners. I am happy to say that the new establishment, Beyond the Bowl, will continue to provide stamps on the “Mo and Lu Pasta” circle of your passports.

Please do remember to turn in your passports and work to get your stamps on a level that is comfortable to you. The program runs until September 22nd and just four stamps enters you into a prize drawing. Remember that the first 20 people to turn in their passport in to the Kaffeeklatsch with 7 or more stamps gets a free $10 gift card to the Farmers Market.

With re-development sure to come and prices raising daily for all of us, many of our mom and pop businesses are just hanging on. It is common for these owners to be working for a paycheck and not for a profit. Let them know you support them and that you are glad they are a big part of Enjoying Lake City.

“World Of Tastes in Lake City” Returns

Pick Up Your “Passport” Starting June 8th And Start Enjoying Lake City

This program to support local establishments will run until September 22nd 2017. Passports with enough stamps to qualify for a prize should be returned to the Kaffeeklatsch by close of business on September 22nd.

Simply make a purchase at any of the participating establishments, present your passport and receive a stamp. Don’t forget to thank the business for taking part.

Passports will be available at the Kaffeeklatsch as well as other of the participating businesses. You can always pick one up at the Lake City Farmers Market and they will be made available at various public events throughout the program.

Please take part in this program to support some of our most treasured Lake City Businesses. You can partner with friends, family and neighbors to qualify for the drawing on whatever level is comfortable. We are hopeful that this  program helps to  demonstrate our community’s ability to support our local small businesses.

We are hopeful that you find a new favorite spot and have fun visiting the ones you already have come to love. These businesses provide Lake City with its “flavor” and it is up to us as a community to help keep them here.

We have three levels of prizes indicated on the passport so that more people can take part in the fun. Winners will be chosen at random and one winner from each of the three tiers of prizes will be awarded. Winners will be contacted via the contact information on the passport within 30 days of the closing of the program.

The First 20 participants to turn in a passport with 7 or more stamps will automatically receive a $10 Gift Card to the Farmers Market

A big thank you goes out to all the businesses taking part as well as our sponsoring businesses – Two Dog Yoga, Kaffeeklatsch, Manila Manila, Elliott Bay Brewery and the Lake City Farmers Market.

What Happened to Romios?

Still Here with Same Owners, New Name and New Vision

LCFF had a chance to catch up with Petya Kaneva, owner of Villa Verdi, formally Romios Pizza. Petya has been doing business in Lake City for about seven years now and oversaw the recent move from their previous location on LCW  to the new spot at 12360 NE.

How many of you remember Claire’s Pantry?

Petya said that many people had been calling and concerned that they would be loosing their favorite dishes from the Romios menu. She assured me that, while the name has changed, they are retaining the items from the Romios menu. The name change comes with the addition of a wood fired oven and that comes with wood fired pizza. Petya also let me know that the community could expect daily specials and a bit more concentration on Italian style food. They are waiting for the new logo on the menus and a new sign on the front of the building. Check em out when you are out Enjoying Lake City.

A New Year Resolution Lake City Style

Get in Shape

By Supporting non profits and getting to know local businesses

Visit LC Wellness Pass to get started.

Get in shape? Support local businesses? Meet new people? Be more charitable? Regardless of what your New Year resolution is, the Lake City Class Pass will make it possible. Lake City Future First and North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank have teamed up to create this all in one resolution buster. Each class pass grants entrance to a variety of local fitness businesses. From salsa dancing to yoga to Kung Fu—there is something for everyone! While you’re having a blast and staying active, you’re also giving back to the community. Each class pass supports your local food bank and business association to create a thriving Lake City community. Check out our business partners and their classes—see you at the gym!

If you use every oppurtunity from this Wellness Pass, you’ll save up to $1,220!! Opportunities include:

  • 1 class from Suenos De Salsa
  • Buy 1 Parent’s Night Out event night get one free at Seattle Gymnastics Academy
  • 12% off 1-on-1 sessions or 8% off of long-term training packages at E-Train Performance and Fitness
  • A free Elements class, 30% off a Fresh Start training series, or 25% off a Boot Camp series at Slate CrossFit
  • 1 yoga class and 1 restorative session at Two Dog Yoga
  • 1 month of kids Kung Fu classes, adult Kung Fu classes, and Tai Chi classes at Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts
  • 2 weeks of 1 hour trainings at 60/40 Performance
  • 2 free sessions at ModBody Fitness. Pick two health coaching sessions, two personal training sessions, or one of each!

Certain restrictions apply. All opportunities must be accessed between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017.