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Sitka (and more) destined for Melrose redevelopment

In our prognostications about a new home for Sitka & Spruce on the Hill, neighbor Zeebleoop shared this PI post about a redevelopment effort on Melrose:

Two local developers plan to renovate two adjacent historic automotive buildings in the Pike-Pine neighborhood of Capitol Hill to be used for restaurant and retail.

Liz Dunn of Dunn & Hobbes and Scott Shapiro of Eagle Rock Ventures announced on Monday that they had acquired the two buildings, at 1515 and 1531 Melrose Ave., and plan to renovate them once the current tenant, Metro Auto Rebuild, leaves at the end of January.

Seattle CitySearch’s Whitney Ricketts says a source told her that Sitka & Spruce is, indeed, destined for Melrose. Whitney also added some more juicy tidbits about the Sitka move:

  • She says tentative plans also include an oyster bar and a butcher shop.
  • Sitka & Spruce’s Matt Dillon won’t leave Eastlake behind completely. He’s apparently planning a sandwich shop for the ‘hood.

Thanks Whitney for the tips.

You can learn more about the Melrose buildings in this PDF from the developers.

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3 thoughts on “Sitka (and more) destined for Melrose redevelopment

  1. Thank god. It’s about time S&S got a better location than a minimart. Wanna know what else should go in there, perhaps right next to the Butcher’s shop? A Bakery. For such an awesome neighborhood its sad that we lack a truly local bakery. (Although I am a bit biased as a baker myself who would love to just bike down the street instead of 5 miles south)

  2. Sugar, at Madison and Boren, is a fine local bakery just up First Hill from the new home of Sitka. I stop in when I have a few extra minutes before I catch a bus into work. Great pastries, cute little space, good people running it.