After a three-month hiatus, Bauhaus is back. Bauhaus owner Joel Radin told CHS Friday that the cafe’s new, temporary Capitol Hill location plans to officially open Tuesday morning in the former Capitol Club space near Pine and Summit. But if you just can’t wait, Radin says the shop will likely open its doors later in the day Monday following its final inspection.
“I’m pretty certain we will pass inspection, so if people want to come by at 1pm or after, we will be open to the public for that good strong coffee that’s been missing in the neighborhood for the last three months,” Radin said in an email.
Bauhaus moved out of its iconic Pine and Melrose location in October as the Madison Development Group purchased the building and much of the block for a mixed use redevelopment project. Bauhaus, which opened in 1993, has an agreement to return to the Melrose building once construction was complete in 2015. In August, Radin vowed to keep the cafe’s presence in Capitol Hill during construction. After opening a Ballard branch, Radin and company settled on a plan to move into the former Capitol Club space just two blocks away.
Capitol Club co-owner Robin Cohen told CHS in September that she got an offer she “couldn’t refuse” to sell the business she’s financed since 2008.
The boarded-up buildings along Pine at Melrose, in the meantime, will stand empty for a while longer. No permits have been issued for any demolition work on the block — yet.
Peruse old photos and see a CHS history of the original Bauhaus here.