We looked back on what happened in food and drinks in 2009 a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s time to preview a few 2010 developments:
One of the most anticipated stories of 2010 is Liz Dunn’s Melrose development (happening across from Bauhaus). Matt Dillon’s celebrated Sitka & Spruce (late of Eastlake) is scheduled to open in March 2010. New cheese shop Calf & Kid is also planning to open there in the Spring. Brasa’s Tamara Murphy will also be a key tenant at Melrose with her Terra Plata (a casual eatery featuring local ingredients in Mediterranean preparations). In addition, Murphy will be bringing along her cafe when Elliott Bay Book Company moves to the Hill in February/March 2010.
Other notable developments:
- Adam Heimstadt (most recently a [CHS Sponsor] Twilight Exit bartender) will be opening the Unicorn mid-January
- Vermillion will begin serving the good stuff (i.e. spirits).
- Caffe Vita (following in the steps of Victrola and Starbucks’ Street Level cafes) will begin serving beer and wine
- We checked in with Skillet and they are still negotiating for the space in the Packard building
- Look for Po Dog’s off spring news/sports bar Auto Battery
- We are expecting Chungee’s (perhaps with a different name) on 12th Avenue – where Esmeralda used to be
- Look for new eating/drinking establishments at the Chloe and the Capitol Hill Arts Center
- Over the summer, we reported that Rancho Bravo had plans for a patio and beer garden, but the work was never completed and they’re not (yet) serving booze. We’ll check back in with Bravo to see if those plans will get back on track in ’10.
Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything to look forward to for 2010.