Queen Anne Dispatch is your neighborhood one stop shopping and shipping location. Often referred to as “your neighborhood Concierge”, you would be surprised at the services we offer. If you need something, or need to have something done, stop on by. Chances are, if we don’t, we can sure help you find someone who does. Queen Anne Dispatch’s goal is to be able to offer more to its customers and constantly evolve to better serve our community.
Queen Anne Mail and Dispatch was founded in 1987 by Jan Paolini. The business originated from her experience in the moving industry and her perception of what the local residents of Queen Anne needed at that time. Her idea took off and sprouted from a small, personal mailbox/shipping/office center into what is today Queen Anne Dispatch. Currently located in what once was a independent grocer that her daughters bought penny candy at has become a community gathering point serving many of the neighborhood needs.
Over the years, those two daughters worked at the store and many of the customers watched them grow up. In 2006 Jan retired and the daughters, Sabrina and Tara took over the business. Sabrina’s experience in the fashion industry has helped her expand the business to include an amazing assortment of apparel, jewelry and gift items. She is constantly updating the merchandise and filling the store with unique, price conscious and eco friendly items. Tara has worked hard to grow the shipping side of the business, and expand the services offered to the ever growing and changing needs of our customer base.
Having both grown up in the neighborhood, they continue to be actively involved in the community. The Upper Queen Anne Merchants Association, and Queen Anne Community Center, The Helpline, and Queen Anne Elementary are all areas of support.