Another fascinating aspect of Elliott Bay Book Co.’s move to Capitol Hill is the cascade of changes for the area it will bring with it. The Seattle Times has nailed down some of the details of business changes EBBC’s move is kicking off:
- EveryDayMusic is also making the move to 10th Ave from its current home by the Hendrix statue on Broadway where it has been located since June, 2008.
- A cafe described as “big” is planned for the back of the new Elliott Bay space and will be run by Tamara Murphy who runs the cafe at the current Pioneer Square location.
- Times also reports that the space EveryDay is vacating will be filled by art supply store Blick Art Materials, a chain with stores in 15 states. Blick will compete with Utrecht Art Supplies on Pike. Utrecht, by the way, is a 20-state chain if you are scoring at home (or even if you are alone).
The music shop’s current building on Broadway is owned by Capitol Hill developer Michael Malone who also owns the new location for Elliott Bay and EveryDay on 10th.