Thanks to Seattle’s incrementally climbing minimum wage law, Capitol Hill’s The Saint is now pink. Very pink.
Quentin Ertel reopened his E Olive Way over the weekend in a “bougainvillea pink” overhaul designed to bring the Mexican-themed hangout more into the business framework of his other Hill ventures like the Havana nightclub. The restaurant is gone, the focus on tequila and mezcal, doubled. Ertel told CHS in September before closing The Saint for upgrades and the dramatic new paint job that it was too difficult to compete with larger restaurant groups to keep a top notch restaurant crew staffed. “We were paying on the level of big companies. And we’re basically a taco shack,” Ertel said.
The new Saint reopened with a private party Thursday night and enjoyed its first weekend back in the E Olive Way bar zone with more space for booze, cocktails, and partying inside:
Inspired by the vibrant colors of a matador’s jacket, black, gold, and bright pink play a prominent role in the design concept. Circles of gold leaf on the windows provide a peek into the lounge where plush black and gold banquettes are the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail with friends.
“DJ nights are in the works,” the PR promises.
Now, with the bright pink paint, The Saint is a party on the outside, too.
The Saint is located at 1416 E Olive Way. You can learn more at thesaintsocialclub.com.