Tuesday, May 11, 2021

An Extremely Short Q&A with Andrew Lewis About Why He Rebranded Lower Queen Anne

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RIP, Lower Queen Anne. Screenshot of Google Maps

This week, Councilmember Andrew Lewis ignited a debate that I didn’t even realize existed: Do people call the Seattle neighborhood that’s home to the Seattle Center, the Key Arena Climate Pledge Arena, and that surprisingly fratty piano bar Lower Queen Anne or Uptown?

On Monday, Lewis proposed an ordinance to officially rename Lower Queen Anne to Uptown. The Seattle City Council approved it in an 8-0 vote (Councilmember Dan Strauss was absent). Everyone I know—and considering the online reaction to the vote, seemingly everyone with an internet connection—calls the place Lower Queen Anne. Even Google Maps called it Lower Queen Anne.

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