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.
Capitol Hill food+drink notes:
- What else is the Washington LIQUOR Control Board up to these days? Pot rules. Lots of pot rules.
- Capitol Hill loses a Chinese restaurant. Lucky 8s, RIP.
- Will Orale Chamo be the next Kedai Makan?
- What does tiny little Resto look like inside? This. We wrote about the restaurant taking over the former Thomas Street Bistro space earlier this year.
- A liquor license application indicates that Momiji’s Steve Han has sold his original Kushibar venture in Belltown. We’re checking in with Momiji on the changes.
- Bethany Jean Clement spends a week at Bellevue Ave’s Chico Madrid: “Everyone who works here is unfailingly nice and always interested in your happiness.”
- Le Zinc is, indeed, coming soon to 15th and Pine but the project from Maximillien’s Willy Boutillier has a June due date.
- Yes. We make this stuff up. But, hey, a Highscore Burgers “really close to” the Comet? OK.
- Speaking of burgers, that’s a “paleo burger” at Blue Moon. Your paleo friends are weird.
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