It was inevitable, but Ivey-Seright, the last major professional film processing lab in Seattle has closed. The Post-Intelligencer has details here. They have been the major photo lab in the Seattle photography scene for over 30 years.
There was a time when it was almost a daily ritual to drop by the lab (which is next door to Glazers, the pro photo supply house) to deposit or pick up film, and to chat with the other photographers doing the same. Ivey was the kitchen of the photography community. We all intersected there. One of the impacts of digital is that we are a less cohesive photography community, because there is no place where we congregate anymore in the course of our daily lives. We now work, isolated, in front of our computer screens.
Panda Lab, the last lab standing, is going to pick up the slack. They have been the quality black and white custom house for 20 years, but a lot of people don't know that they have C-41 and E-6 capability too (the P-I article is wrong in that regard). They don't do E-6 sheet film however, so now there is no place locally for the large format shooters to have their film processed.
I have history with Panda, going back before their inception, when I worked with Dana and Mary at Moonphoto. It was my first job in Seattle, back in 1985, working in the darkroom as a black and white printer. They bought my Omega B-22 enlarger from me when they left to start their own lab. When assisting gigs ran dry, I could always count on a week or two working for them at Panda so I could pay my bills.
To this day, they are the only lab I still use when I shoot the occasional black and white roll. They also get all my wedding proof business (from my digital files), as they really take care to make them look great.
Professional photography in its analogue form is now a niche, intimate environment. The personal attention that a small, closely held business like Panda can give is going to be the new template. Film is not going to go away, and there will always be a need for an infrastructure to service those practitioners. Panda is well placed in every regard for this new environment.