Mercer Island Sister City Association 7613 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The Mercer Island Sister City Association (MISCSA) is a member of Sister Cities International, a non-profit…More organization that promotes partnerships and cooperation between U.S. and international cities. Throughout the years, Mercer Island Sister City and Thonon les Bains, which is located on the south shore of Lake Geneva in the Haute Savoie region of France, have partnered to organize student and cultural exchanges. The MISCSA also holds various French related events and has an annual Soiree a Thonon fundraiser where guests enjoy desserts, wine and cheese.
Spa Mercer 2640 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 This spa offers ancient Chinese skincare methods designed to remove toxins, increase circulation and improve skin.…More Treatments include "cupping" and "Guasha," and you can learn more about these and other services on the spa's website. Spa Mercer aims to provide an experience where "East meets West." Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are recommended.
Ever heard the story how Mercer Island is haunted by evil spirits? Or how Islanders got around before the I-90…More Floating Bridge was built? The Mercer Island Historical Society has the records, photos and letters to tell you.</p>
<p>The society is also responsible for over a dozen commemorative plaques on the island at sites of historical significance, such as where four 90mm anti-aircraft guns were stationed on Mercer Island during World War II.</p>
<p>The society meets monthly during the spring and fall (March - May, Sept - Nov) at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center.</p>
Tatters 7605 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Located in the heart of the Mercer Island business district, Tatters boutique features unique women's clothing from…More international designers. Owner, Michele Tesler has created a casual friendly store, where customers are given individual attention to help create a look of sophistication. Locally designed jewelry by Whitney Stern, River Song Jewels and Dotted Line Jewels are displayed in the store, as well as Potluck Paris jewelry, designer handbags, scarves and belts. Tatters has been given the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" award, and is listed as one of Seattle's 155 Best Shops.
Most municipal functions on Mercer Island are headquartered at Mercer Island's City Hall complex. City departments…More reached from the main entrance include the city manager, clerk, attorney, municipal court, the finance department, development services (building and planning), and human resources.</p>
<p>This is the place where you can get permits for home improvements, pay a utility bill or file a police report.</p>
<p>The main entrance to the Police Department, which also manages the city's emergency preparedness operations, is at the south end of the building.</p>
<p>The city council meets in its chambers at 7pm on the first and third Monday of each month.</p>
<p>City Manager Rich Conrad is the city's top executive, advising city council on budget issues, operations and implementing local policy. He is aided by Glenn Boettcher, assistant city manager, along with the city attorney and various boards and commissions.</p>
<p>Former home of Farmers New World Life Insurance, the offices were renovated in 1989 for government use.</p>
Upper Luther Burbank Park 2900 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Upper Luther Bank Park in a sense overlooks Luther Burbank Park. It abutts a sleepy 84th Ave SE, with housing lots…More a little bigger and tree-lined. This park is not on the Mercer Island Parks website and may be a little overlooked. Although no where near as large as Pioneer Park, it has that feel: several trails with full bodied Northwest trees and overgrowth. Great for walking the dog.
Studio 904 Hair & Spa 3041 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Voted as the "Best Place for a Haircut" in the Best of Mercer Island in 2010, this Studio 904 location specializes in…More hair and waxing services for men, women and children. It also participates in many community events where it touts its highly regarded "Kaizen" business model. An outgrowth of that philosophy has led to the course "Branding Your Uniqueness" which it offers at different community and corporate events. Studio 904 requires a 24-hour cancellation notice for appointments.
American Home Appraisals 7433 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Richard Hager has been involved in the real estate industry for decades. American Home Appraisals serves as the…More headquarters for his residential appraisal business, as well as Kinja, his related educational company. Hager specializes in upscale homes and appraises real estate throughout Washington, with many listings on Mercer Island and in nearby Medina. He conducts training sessions and webinars, and is a frequent guest on KPLU and KUOW radio programs where he covers a variety of real estate issues including mortgage fraud, appraisal and investment.
ETC's motto is "There is more than one way to go to school."
ETC is now accredited to provide K through 12…More education and provides full enrollment, dual enrollment (with another school), tutoring in single subjects and test preparation for the SAT and ACT. In addition to the main site, they have a secondary location in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where teachers provide instruction in Sunday School rooms, which is within walking distrance of Mercer Island High School. Independent studies in subjects like art and PE can be administered by ETC.</p>
<p>The original owners were Mercer Island teachers who started the business in the basement of St Monica School. A speech pathologist is part of the staff. The College Board has approved ETC as a nonstandardized test site for the ACT test, where ETC can provide special accommodations that are not normally available at regular test sites such as extended time, a reader or a scribe.</p>
William D. Gilbert II, D.D.S. 14655 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, WA98007 This is the office of Dr. William D. Gilbert II, who is currently providing general dentistry services to patients…More throughout the Mercer Island area. The practice places a strong emphasis on providing an anxiety-free environment where patients can comfortably receive quality dental treatment.
Devon Singh-Barrett, Ph.D. 3035 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA98040 Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Devon Singh-Barrett specializes in treating adolescents, adults, couples and…More families. Depression, anxiety, eating issues and grief are among his areas of expertise. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, where she also presently works as an instructor in clinical psychology. For more information about Dr. Singh-Barrett, call her office during regular business hours.
Einstein Bros.'s is a deli-style store with excellent bagels. But it is also an important meeting place for…More the Island, where people and groups can sit inside or out to enjoy their coffee and sandwich in a very simple, pleasant atmosphere.</p>
<p>There is a good variety of different coffees and Einstein's also offers fine sandwich meats, wraps and soups. This spot is also a popular breakfast and lunch caterer.</p>
<p>The company recently rebranded and refurbished the store, which was formerly a Noah's Bagels.</p>
The North-end Mercer Island branch of the United States Post Office has been at this location on 78th Street since…More 1961. This full-service post office has seen a lot of changes since then, and today you can find a bustling post office with many modernized features, such as an Automated Postal Center, where you can mail your own parcels 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.</p>
<p>This location also offers a convenient drive-up mailbox, a PO Box lobby open 24 hours a day, and is the only location on the Island to apply for or renew passports.</p>
Built in 1914, the Roanoke Inn is the oldest operating business on Mercer Island. Originally a chicken dinner inn and…More eventually a hotel and weekend destination, it was adjacent to Roanoke Landing, where a ferry used to shuttle passengers between Kirkland, Leschi and Mercer Island. In 1941, the current owner's family purchased the inn and through various transformations continues to operate the popular tavern/restaurant today.</p>
<p>This neighborhood pub features an indoor working fireplace, a front porch covered booths (with heaters) and a side patio with outdoor seating. During the summer, back yard tables, topped with thatched umbrellas, surround the grassy yard where you might find a game of croquet. The Roanoke has a full bar and continually rotates six draft selections featuring craft beers. The "Captain's List" features regional wines from Washington, California and Oregon (bottles only).</p>
<p>The chefs also cook up weekly specials in addition to the menu fare of various appetizers, salads, burgers, burritos and sandwiches. This Mercer Island neighborhood gathering place was placed on the historical landmark register in 1976.</p>
St. Monica Parish School is a Catholic pre-K through 8 school teaching both a traditional academic curriculum coupled…More with Christ-like values and traditional Catholic teachings.</p>
<p>Students have consistently achieved high test scores and are thought to be on par with other Mercer Island public schools. Grades 1-8 are also required to attend the Eucharist Liturgy once a week. Once a month, students attend an all-school Catholic Mass where one class is assigned to prepare the Liturgy and all are expected to take an active part. Students in grades 5-8 are also allowed the opportunity to serve as Altar Servers.</p>
Starbucks Coffee 8415 SE 68th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 This Starbucks Coffee is a neighborhood gathering spot where you'll always find dog walkers and community volunteers…More meeting with their PTA subcommittees. With stuffed chairs, a long plank table and cozy fireplace, there are spaces for serious meetings as well as corners ideal for reading to your kids. Newly remodeled about two years ago, there is generous outdoor seating that includes another large "gathering" table, seating next to the two-way fireplace, and dog tie-ups on nearby posts (as well as dog water dishes). You can order take out coffee for events in the smaller "Joe-to-Go" or larger Cambros (large plastic containers).
Friends Street Music is run by singer/songwriter Nancy Stewart. Although Friends Street Music is based on…More Mercer Island, the storefront is online. Make sure you check out the <a href="http://www.nancymusic.com">website</a> where you'll find information about making your own homemade musical instruments, a book and CD shop, a list of calendar events and free activity pages. You can even make your own CD with Stewart's playlists.</p>
<p>Besides performing for children, Stewart offers guitar lessons for adults who work with children, fundraising performances, such as her Women's Concert, and library programs.</p>
Club Emerald offers almost every manner of strength and cardio machine, as well as free weights and mats for…More stretching/yoga. There are locker rooms with showers and a massage service. For members, there are group classes at every level for strength training, cycling (spin) and step. For amibitious clients, there is a triathlon club, now in its 12th year, where you and similarly motivated members can train together. Individual training is also offered.</p>
<p>Owners Bryan Welch and Ginny Pietila and the friendly staff are all nationally certified and licensed.</p>
Mary Wayte Swimming Pool is Mercer Island's public swimming pool, owned by the local school district. It is…More named after gold-medal Olympian and former Islander Mary Wayte, who often trained and competed here before her successes in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics (where she also won silver and bronze medals).</p>
<p>The pool is 40 yards long and divided by a removable bulkhead, making the pool suitable for local high-schools and clubs to use for competitive short course events.</p>
<p>There are a number of community swimming event opportinities as well, including movie night in the pool the last Friday of every month.</p>
Alpenland Delicatessen 2707 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Since the mid 70's, Alpenland has been a lunch hot spot on the island. It can be hard to find a table in this cozy deli…More restaurant during the noon hour, as loyal customers return for a cup of homemade soup, a hearty sandwich or a fresh, healthy salad. On Thursdays and Fridays, customers will find a line winding through the restaurant to the back counter, where MIHS students and other Islanders wait to purchase Alpenland's specialty ... the freshly baked pretzel roll with mustard dipping sauce. For take-out, this deli is stocked with meats, cheese, European chocolates and cookies, beer and soft drinks. In the late fall, Alpenland sells Christmas ornaments and a variety of holiday treats. It proudly displays over 200 handmade German nutcrackers during the holiday season.
McDonald's 2807 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Manager Carmello Alejo is proud of his store, one of about a dozen stores that ranks first in the Northwest region for…More customer service, cleanliness and level of complaints. That's one of the reasons this restaurant is often used to train new employees. Many regular customers start their day here with coffee and the newspaper. At lunchtime, employees from numerous local businesses eat here, about 300 per day from Farmer's Insurance alone. After school, the drive-thru line fills with students, and local families are the primary customers at dinnertime. Those interested can sign up on the local website for a "McTeacher's Night," where a percentage of proceeds for a designated time period are donated to local schools. "Family Nights" will become a more regular special event here on nights such as the "Third Thursday" Art Walk and holidays such as Halloween. Alejo reports that this store is due for a remodel in 2010 or 2011, but this won't interrupt service.
Xin Lin Li and his wife, Xiuling Yuan re-opened Seven Star in 2010 after a five year absence to a location formerly…More occupied by Shanghai Palace Restaurant and the Looks drug store.</p>
<p>Seven Star Restaurant and Lounge maintains a focus on Peking-style favorites such as home-made noodles and dumplings, spicy Dungeness crab (seasonal) and vegetarian dishes as well as favorites like Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Orange Chicken and boneless whole duck with steamed lotus buns, highly recommended by Li.</p>
<p>Seven Star is not only a Chinese restaurant, but is connected to a sports bar as well. The bar is adjacent to the restaurant and offers a Happy Hour for drinks and food from the shared kitchen.</p>
<p>Reservations are only needed for large groups. Delivery is offered and orders can be placed via the restaurant's website, where online coupons can be applied on orders above $32 in value.</p>
Au Courant has been cutting and styling hair on Mercer Island since 1969 and has been in their current location (on…More the northeast side of the business district) since 1985. This well-established salon is under new local ownership with an exciting new studio remodel and talented and innovative hair stylists. Au Corant features designer cuts, style consultation, Brazilian blow outs, permanents, foil and single process color, and organic color. Au Courant is the only salon in Washington state to carry N4 hair care products (100% vegan - gluten free, sulfate and paraben free). Specialty services include formal/bridal styling, makeup application and makeup lessons.</p>
<p>Au Courant is excited about the opening of "The Den" which features old fashioned mens barbering services in a modern setting. A straight razor shave, a scalp massage or a hot towel wrap can be enjoyed in this private room featuring two comfortable barber chairs, each with a flat screen TV. Other services offered to the man crowd include the Den Classic, the Den Buzz, Den Head Shave, Brow Grooming, or Den Color. The Den ... "where men can be men".</p>
<p>Child's first haircut, teen's first shave and bang/neck trim (for current clients) are complimentary.</p>