Enough with the eulogies. RIP Bauhaus Melrose & Pine, 1993-2013. Make your peace. Move on. Saturday night’s last pours at the iconic Capitol Hill cafe didn’t look or feel that much different than any others. While we’ll be saying goodbye to a space, we won’t say goodbye to Bauhaus for long. The coffee shop will re-open in November once its classic two-block move into the old Capitol Club is completed. If you need to mourn, mourn the old club whose owner got an offer she “couldn’t refuse” to make way for Bauhaus. We suppose you can also mourn — if you’re into it — the massive mixed-use apartment building Melrose and Pine is going to become.
On Monday, CHS found the Bauhaus moving truck — pictured here — and a crew packing up. Sure, some books appear to be destined for the new Bauhaus Ballard. But much of the rest — including the deck furniture — is headed a short distance up the Hill. If this is how Capitol Hill dies, it will be a leisurely affair complete with blue and orange patio furniture, crates of syrup and Ford Ranchero moving trucks.
More pictures, below.