Capitol Hill food+drink | Appeal in The Social liquor case as club’s partners move on


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One year ago this week, The Social nightclub and its joined-at-the-hip restaurant counterpart EVO debuted on E Olive Way. This May, they’re both long gone.

And probably not coming back.

CHS has learned that while one partner of the shuttered club will go up against the Washington State Liquor Control Board next week to make her case in an appeal against the body’s decision not to grant The Social a long-term liquor license, it does not appear the maneuver is related to reopening the club.

According to one of the Social’s partners, much of the dance club’s equipment has been sold and the space is being actively shown to interested parties for a new lease. Prospective tenants range from bars to retail ventures.

The Social’s Laura Olson declined to comment about next week’s appeal session with the board but a person familiar with the situation said it might make sense for the food and drink entrepreneur to clear her slate with the control board so there aren’t future issues with licensing. Most recently, Olson opened Anchors Down, a nautical-themed bar in Ballard.

As for E Olive Way, with the club and bar/restaurant space available, expect to see even more players soon joining Liberty as the most recent arrivals on this busy stretch of Capitol Hill nightlife.

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6 thoughts on “Capitol Hill food+drink | Appeal in The Social liquor case as club’s partners move on

  1. This just in via email: Li’l Woody’s says it will have free burgers again this Memorial Day from 2-5p. One burger per customer, homes.

  2. I hope businesses learned the lesson that that is not a good location for a nightclub. Sure a restaurant with a bar is fine. Let’s see, Von Trapps always seems to have a wait. Maybe Von Trapps North. ;D

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