Rooster’s Bar and Grill is lined up to debut soon in the old Galerias space in the 600 block of Broadway E:
Rooster’s Bar & Grill is Seattle’s newest Tex Mex restaurant. Opening early 2015 by the creators of the original Bing’s in Madison Park.
CHS spoke to the project’s backer, Stan Moshier, earlier this year as he worked to prepare the old, burnt out Galerias space for a new tenant. At the time, Moshier, a once and (it turns out) future restaurateur, told us he wasn’t signed up to take the space. But it looks like plans have changed. Moshier also said the former Galerias space was large enough for multiple tenants — we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for a Rooster’s neighbor.
The Tex-Mex play with full bar comes from Moshier and Lori Campbell. In 2011, the couple sold Madison Park’s Bing’s saying they were “ready to move on to the next thing.” As you can see from the video, they’re not messing around with this one. Check out those special effects!
Rooster’s planned 2015 opening might close the book on the Galerias story — but only partly. The early morning November 17th, 2011 fire gutted the restaurant. Investigators would eventually determine that the $800,000 fire was intentionally set. It was part of a tough final year for the much-loved Mexican restaurant and lounge that had operated on Broadway for more than a decade. Earlier that year, the restaurant was also hit in a burglary in which $50,000 in cash was reportedly stolen. CHS is not aware of any arrests made related to the burglary or the arson and former owner Ramiro Rubio has not responded to our past attempts to contact him about the incidents.
As for Rooster’s, we suppose we might say that your Tex-Mex options on Broadway are about to double — Nacho Borracho opened just four Broadway blocks south of the Rooster’s border in early 2014.
Rooster’s Bar and Grill will open at 611 Broadway E by “2015.” You can learn more at roosterstexmex.com.