Can the north end of 10th Ave by Roanoke Park exist without The Roanoke? Can The Roanoke exist without Roanoke Park? We just received this sad news from owner Chris Price:
We own the Roanoke on the north end of the Hill. We are losing our lease, after 15 years. The landlord offered to renew it, providing we were willing to pay $900 more a month. Completely absurd.
Price said that her landlord came back a few days later with news that the 2409 10th Ave E building has been sold and the new owner wants The Roanoke out. She says the bar tavern has until July 31 but that the hunt is on for a new home on the Hill.
“The farther you go up the Hill, it gets expensive,” Price said. “But we’re looking.”
Tidbit Bistro announced last week it would be moving uphill to Broadway and Union after three years just up the street from The Roanoke at 10th and Miller.
CHS also recently compiled this list of open Hill retail and restaurant spaces. If you have a suggestion for Price, drop her mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stay in touch by liking The Roanoke’s Facebook page.
It’s proving difficult to learn much about the sale of the property. The current land owner is registered to an address in a Seattle retirement home and we haven’t yet learned the identity of the buyer. We can tell you the current land owner came into control of the property way back in 1992. County records say the 1,800 square-foot building was constructed in 1921.
CHS has learned that the two parcels south of The Roanoke’s current home were sold in March to a real estate company. Both properties were previously owned by a Lynwood-based bank.
Got a tip? CHS@capitolhillseattle.com