Only weeks after telling CHS that Rosebud is “not going anywhere” following a dust up between landlord and the restaurant’s new ownership, one of the longest running food and drink establishments on the Hill is leaving its longtime home and making plans for a new location:
Rosebud Seattle bids Farewell and hopes you can stop in to see us
Sadly, Rosebud will be closing its doors this Sunday, September 25th after our brunch at 3pm. In the meantime, we have lots of fun and laughs planned and hope you can tell your friends to stop on by over the next six days to bid a fond farewell and let us entertain you here at this location. Although we plan a new venue in the next few months, it won’t have quite the same charm everyone has known here in this location for many, many years.
As we part, please come in for the memories, love and care we’ve all shared here in this special spot.
In August, CHS reported on a disagreement brewing between the building’s owners and Rosebud’s Todd Nordahl over owed rent and issues with how the restaurant was being run. Nordahl said the order to vacate over more than $11,000 in unpaid rent was the result of a dispute between the new restaurant owner and the people who have owned 719 E Pike since 2005, Best Block, LLC’s Mark Chambers and Oda Egeland.
Nordahl told CHS the problems stemmed from his efforts to reinvigorate Rosebud and add special events and nightly entertainment to the mix. “It has been a shock — because there were actually people in the bar,” Nordahl said.
The Facebook announcement on the closure goes on to say that Nordahl and his team are planning to re-open only a few block away “in the next few months” —
In the next few months, we plan to relocate to a new venue just a few blocks from this location but it will be a different space and atmosphere and unfortunately won’t have the charm and history that has made so many smile here for many, many years.
The Rosebud has been operating at its E Pike location for more than 18 years.
The Rosebud is the second long-time Pike/Pine restaurant to say it is on the hunt for a new location after landlord trouble in recent weeks. Ballet and its neighbor The Square Room both are getting the boot on E Pike — Ballet has said it hopes to move to another nearby location.