Seattle soul food legend Ms. Helen Coleman is coming back—at least for a while. The owner of the MidTown Center at 23rd and Union, Tom Bangasser, who owns the property with his family, announced at a community meeting on Saturday that he’s approving a lease with Ms. Helen for 2,100 square feet.
The building home to Ms. Helen’s Soul Food Restaurant was fenced off for years after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake damaged the building beyond repair. Today, of course, this six-story apartment building is under construction at the corner. Helen Coleman also ran her restaurant for a time in the building where Thompson’s Point of View once lived and is now home to the Neighbor Lady.