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Did Wild Root make the cut in "Safety Not Guaranteed"?

June 12th, 2012 by master

Has anybody seen “Safety Not Guaranteed,” a scene of which was shot at Maple Leaf’s own Wild Root Salon a year ago?

So, do tell! Did Wild Root or any other part of Maple Leaf make the cut?

If you want to find out for yourself, the indie film starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson is showing at the new Sundance Cinemas (formerly Metro Cinemas in the U-District) and downtown at Regal Meridian 16.

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Wild Root's "Wild Holiday Event" is tonight

November 17th, 2011 by master

After last year’s debut “Wild Holiday Event” at the Northgate Mall Wild Root Salon, the salon whose roots are in the heart of Maple Leaf at 8814 Roosevelt Way N.E. is planning the second annual holiday party tonight.

From 4-7 p.m., you’re invited to stop by the Northgate Mall location for a chance to learn about all of the services that the two locations provide, and receive a free gift and VIP card giving you 10 percent off all products and services in 2012. In addition, there will be special discounts on products and gift sets.

But it’s not just about you. It’s also about the season of giving, and in that spirit the event also serves as an opportunity to collect donations for Toys for Tots. Toys must be new and unwrapped.

Reservations are requested for this event by emailing holiday@wildrootsalon.com.

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"Safety Not Guaranteed" movie being shot in Maple Leaf Wednesday

May 24th, 2011 by Mike

Wondering about the “No Parking” signs that have sprouted outside Wild Root Salon and the Roosevelt Ale House?

They’re warning you not to park along that side of the 8800 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast on Wednesday. Look for lights and movie crews there instead.

Scenes for “Safety Not Guaranteed,” an indie movie involving time travel and Kristen Bell (you haven’t been Forgetting Sarah Marshall, have you?) will be shot Wednesday afternoon at Wild Root, and we’re told the cast and crew will be lunching at the Ale House.

No, Kristen won’t be here. But co-star Jake Johnson will.

As to the movie…here’s the advance word from The New York Times:

Darius, a young magazine intern, is recruited to help a staff writer, Jeff, with a story about a bizarre young man who has advertised for a time-traveling partner. She, Jeff, and fellow intern, Arnau, travel to a small town to get information on the paranoid but strangely compelling young man. But Darius feels torn, underhanded and disloyal when she begins to have genuine feelings for her subject, who is clearly smitten by her as well.

According to Internet lore, the movie started with a fake classified ad:

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“Safety Not Guaranteed” movie being shot in Maple Leaf Wednesday

May 24th, 2011 by Mike

Wondering about the “No Parking” signs that have sprouted outside Wild Root Salon and the Roosevelt Ale House?

They’re warning you not to park along that side of the 8800 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast on Wednesday. Look for lights and movie crews there instead.

Scenes for “Safety Not Guaranteed,” an indie movie involving time travel and Kristen Bell (you haven’t been Forgetting Sarah Marshall, have you?) will be shot Wednesday afternoon at Wild Root, and we’re told the cast and crew will be lunching at the Ale House.

No, Kristen won’t be here. But co-star Jake Johnson will.

As to the movie…here’s the advance word from The New York Times:

Darius, a young magazine intern, is recruited to help a staff writer, Jeff, with a story about a bizarre young man who has advertised for a time-traveling partner. She, Jeff, and fellow intern, Arnau, travel to a small town to get information on the paranoid but strangely compelling young man. But Darius feels torn, underhanded and disloyal when she begins to have genuine feelings for her subject, who is clearly smitten by her as well.

According to Internet lore, the movie started with a fake classified ad:

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