The future residents of lower Pike/Pine will not have to walk far for their next shot of craft espresso.
Seattle chain Cherry Street Coffee has announced it will open its next new cafe and second Capitol Hill-area location this summer. The new shop is slated to be part of the street-level retail inside the nearly complete Three20 Apartments building at, yes, 320 E Pine. It will be the eighth Seattle location for Cherry Street.
Cherry Street opened on 12th Ave in 2012. “I designed this place sexy, like my face,” owner Ali Ghambari told us, with a smile, at the time. You might remember that he got into a bit of hot water over sick leave surcharges last year before reversing course on the plan. In better news, his daughter Laila Ghambari was just named 2014 Northwest Barista Champion. Looks like she’s not in the bracket for this week’s Latte Art World Championship at CoffeeFest New York:
The new Cherry Street will open beneath a 118-unit mixed-use building with about 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail that is replacing the “charred, tagged and empty” Marion Apartments at the corner.
Across the street, the former home of Bauhaus Coffee is about to dig in on a massive mixed-use project of its own. Bauhaus, of course, has moved just up Pine to a new interim home for the expected two years of construction. Just north of the future Cherry Street, CHS advertiser Broadcast Coffee moved in on Bellevue Ave in summer of 2012.
You can learn more at cherrystreetcoffee.com.