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Mystery restaurant to replace Tilden on 15th Avenue

We spoke to Billy Poll, the listing agent for the vacant space at 401 15th Avenue East previously occupied by Tilden, who confirmed that the space has just been leased.  He urged us to speak to the future tenant’s representative, Marina Kabatskaya of Ewing and Clark, who could only confirm that a restaurant would be occupying the space.  We urge you to put on your thinking hats and provide your best guess as to who the future occupant of this prominent 2660 sq ft space will be.

Our best guess (and abiding hope) is that the new tenant is Txori.  We know that owner Carolin Messier has speculated about reopening this beloved Belltown tapas spot on 15th Avenue.  However, this amount of space is more than triple the square footage Txori occupied in Belltown (812 sq ft).

Who would be a good fit for this space?      

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sailor
sailor
11 years ago

It’s another covert starbucks!

Seattle Bear
Seattle Bear
11 years ago

What about Skillet Diner or Terra Plata.

Merbear
Merbear
11 years ago

I live on 14th and Harrison and I think a Cheesecake Factory, with its dynamic menu’s and perfect portion sizes, would be a perfect fit in the neighborhood; or maybe an ARBY’s.

ntepp
ntepp
11 years ago

I heard it is going to be a Taco Bell

por favor!
por favor!
11 years ago

Yo Quiero! I would go to that taco bell in a heartbeat..there needs to be a cheap late night joint up there–sans drive through–please make it happen!

linder seattle
linder seattle
11 years ago

I believe his name is Billy Poll.

lezzy
lezzy
11 years ago

You know, an Olive Garden would be fantastic! Or even a Starbucks?

But really, I’d love to see a sushi place!

Residual
Residual
11 years ago

I don’t know how to describe this best but how cool would it be to open a fake starbucks, that looks like a non fake starbucks? Like an independent coffee shop that looks and feels much like a starbucks but is not. I can only imagine the wonderful press opportunities that bit of litigation could bring our corporate neighbor!

Mike with curls
Mike with curls
11 years ago

Hon – do you drink too much coffee often???

seadevi
seadevi
11 years ago

Fixed – thanks

stone
stone
11 years ago

How about a cool shoestore or clothing type thing or cool housewares in that space. Some that is open on the late side. Something that is not a restaurant/bar in the “difficult for children” store. Honestly, I don’t think I ever remembered the name. We always called it difficult store for children. Sometimes we’d add “with baskets” to the end of that, but in terms of directing people to 22 doors or remedy teas using that phrase worked like a charm.

Andrew Cencini
Andrew Cencini
11 years ago

how about an annex to smith for those crowded/busy weekend evenings?

jseattle
jseattle
11 years ago

It’s already rented to a food/drink establishment of some type. We just don’t know who.

Michael Wells
Michael Wells
11 years ago

I love Arby’s…

calhoun
calhoun
11 years ago

I hope the restaurant will be a locally owned/operated one, and not one of the mentioned national chains (Arby’s, Taco Bell, Cheesecake Factory)…they tend to be soul-less and tacky. 15th Ave E is a wonderful, calm, “classic Seattle” street and should have a unique neighborhood restaurant, not just another version of what is everywhere.

jfdimarco
jfdimarco
11 years ago

I would literally thank the magical bearded skyperson on my knees if txori moved there. Just around the corner from me.

*crosses self* Please oh great flying spaghetti monster, please let the basque come.

sonder
sonder
11 years ago

That would be awesome except that every single thing about smith sucks ass.

AA
AA
10 years ago

I just heard it’s Via Tribunali!

jseattle
jseattle
10 years ago
hungry
hungry
9 years ago

new for rent sign in tilden’s window a year later. what happened?

unknown
9 years ago

Oh No. Another Restaurant!!! Can’t anyone think of something more creative and exciting.