Cheap eats on Capitol Hill are getting a little more difficult to come by. In the comments on Monday’s Hill food+drink notes, M shocked the world with news that the Broadway Pita Pit has closed. After five years neighboring Neighbours, a rough year has taken its toll on the pita franchise. Brian Kun, the owner of the Broadway location that was part of the national Pita Pit chain, tells CHS the past six months have been particularly rough:
Basically it just came down to numbers. We started off doing great but the last year, and especially the last 6 months have been tough. I think people see us slammed at 2am on a Friday or Saturday night and assume we’re rolling in dough, but there are still 5 other days of the week to worry about.
The sign posted on the door said the Pit would miss all its customers, “even you drunks!” No word yet on what if anything will move into the space, but the sign leaves some mystery: “Watch this space for something awesome!”
A check of city records shows nothing new in the works — yet. But we’ve heard there are, indeed, plans afoot. Details soon, we hope.
The Pita Pit on the Ave in the U District, which had different a different owner, closed a few months ago. It now appears there are no Pita Pits left open in Seattle. The closest is in Tukwila. Please don’t drive or bike drunk. Light rail, perhaps?