A group specializing in Seattle’s nightclub scene and another working to bring farm-to-table food concepts to the city have located their shared office on E Olive Way between Broadway and Harvard Ave. There aren’t any plans for them to open another Capitol Hill nightclub, yet, but the two-headed set of businesses will bring a new menswear shop to the neighborhood — and an E Olive Way deli.
Signs went up for the Harvard and Olive Delicatessen earlier this week.
Matt Mead, marketing director for both 1923 Management and F2T Hospitality — two separate ventures aside from the connective element in Mead — said the groups have called Capitol Hill home to their management offices from about two months.
1923 Management’s management team has more than doubled from about four to five people to around 12 and working out of the company’s Aston Manor nightclub wasn’t functioning for the growing business. The former Liberty Tax Service location has provided them with enough room to sublet to friends at F2T Hospitality, which is in the process of opening three drinking and eating establishments — two in West Seattle and one on the Hill, conveniently enough, just down the street.
F2T, founded by Christopher Jensen, Bryan Ogden, and Larkin Young, plans to open its West Seattle projects first. Alchemy bar, lead by Tony Larson is shooting for a late April opening. The bar will feature craft cocktails fusing together nature, science, and magic, with a mysterious vibe that Mead promises won’t be gimmicky. Around the corner from its bar, the group plans to open Vine & Spoon which will focus on locally sourced, farm-to-table food and, of course, wine.
By the time Capitol Hill residents make it back from trekking over to the other side of the city to try out F2T’s cocktails and “stick-to-your-ribs” meals maybe the group’s neighborhood deli will be open in the former home of Bleu Bistro’s Grotto. Maybe not. Either way it’s coming, but Mead is holding off on too many details at the moment.
He did tell CHS it will also have a farm-to-table approach.
“We’re going to offer really great sandwiches, pre-made salads and soups, and grab-and-go options,” he said. Other than that he added that it will be an “entertaining place.”
As for the nightclub end of things, 1923 Management has been around for about five years and is the umbrella company to SoDo’s Aston Manor nightclub and its in-house restaurant Maison Tavern as well as Estate, a menswear shop, which will be relocating from downtown to Capitol Hill.
When exactly Estate, which curates a selection of labels and produces its own in-house line, will open its doors is to be determined. Mead said the company is in talks with a couple different spaces. Because of changes to Estate’s former home, Mead said the group “basically had to find a new location” for the shop. They expect Estate will thrive on Capitol Hill.
While many of 1923’s team lives on the Hill and they all spend time in the neighborhood, spending the working day here has provided them with more discoveries.
“There’s definitely a level of inspiration being up here,” Mead told CHS.