CC Attle’s announced Friday afternoon that the burly gay bar has signed a 5-year lease for a new home on East Olive Way. CHS broke the news that CC’s would be displacing Cafe Metropolitain earlier this week. Manager Chris Daw said in the announcement that the search for a new home came down to the last minute when the owners of the Cafe Met space approached CC’s with an offer to lease the property. Daw also says that there will be work done to the space to meet building and fire codes and that he “will utilize tradesmen from our customer base and Seattle’s gay community first.” Here’s the statement from Daw:
And the winner is….. All of us!
As many of you already know we signed a 5 year lease last Thursday to continue the CC’s legacy. There have been many rumors as to where the new place will be but now you will all know the truth.
Our new address will be 1701 E Olive Way, Seattle WA. 98102.
That is Olive Way @ Boylston and is currently occupied by the Cafe Metropolitan. As many of you know, we spent many months searching for a new home, and quite frankly, came very close to not having one.
There were many reasons for this but fortunately we were approached by the property owners of that space at the last minute and asked if we would be interested in leasing that property as they would not be renewing the lease of the current business. This is bittersweet for us for reasons I won’t go into here but If not us… some other business would have leased that site. Now the hard part, moving an icon that is a significant part of so many peoples lives without destroying what they have come to love about CC’S. A lot of thought, money and a few compromises will be required but more importantly, community and understanding.
CC’s has always been about community. And while it is a business, money has never been our first priority. Our drinks and pricing show that, as well as our policy of never having a cover charge. We believe in giving back to the community whenever possible, while providing a safe welcoming environment without all of the attitude and drama found in so many other places. Our pledge in rebuilding CC’s is that we will utilize tradesmen from our customer base and Seattle’s gay community first, before looking elsewhere for help. We will do as much as possible to maintain the feel of the “Old CC’s” in the overall design and execution of the build-out.
Some things will have to change as building and safety codes have evolved and we have to better meet the needs of our physically challenged customers. But the smiles and welcoming nature of our staff will never change. This is our pledge to you. We hope to complete our construction in time for the Holidays and will do our best to keep you informed as things progress.
Thank you all for your support these past 17 years, I’m looking forward to many more years of fun and friendship in our new home.