In what would be a surefire coup for 12th Avenue, we received the following tip from a CHS neighbor:
A customer recently identified himself as the owner of a new restaurant slated to go in at the Packard Building [at 12th and Pine]. The restaurant will be called “Skillet,” and the menu will be “American food. Burgers and stuff.” He says that he spent the week meeting with contractors, and that it is slated to open in January.
We were able to confirm with Kate Stineback of Capitol Hill Housing that the is designed to house a restaurant (wiring, ventilation, hood, etc).
Josh Henderson, Skillet’s co-owner, responded to our inquiry with the following:
We are in discussions and could possibly be signing an LOI as soon as next week. Nothing is official at this point though
We also received a press release announcing that Fleurish, a floral design studio (currently open by appointment only at 1308 East Union) will soon be opening an orchid store at .
CHS has a call out to Nisha Kelen for comment. The website currently says the shop will open on 12/5/09.
Nisha Kelen, owner of Fleurish and one of Seattle’s most beloved floral designers, will open Fleurish-Orchidée at the beginning of December, just in time for the holidays. The shop will feature a range of orchid presentations from $5 stems to $500 potted orchids. Kelen is working with local artisans to craft vases and pots in wood, ceramic, glass, spun wood, concrete and stainless steel that will be unique to Fleurish-Orchidée. Watch the Web site for the opening date.