There is a lot of good news for Capitol Hill bagels this week. You’ll find Loxsmith continuing its run of Capitol Hill pop-ups at Vios on 19th Ave E.
Now comes the good word that Westman’s Bagel and Coffee — born in the E Madison walk-up in the winter of 2018 — is ready for a 2019 expansion and ramp-up in production. The Seattle Met reports Monica Dimas is preparing to open up a key new location in Seward Park — Westman’s Bakeshop:
Westman’s Bakeshop isn’t a retail shop but a commissary bakery that can, finally, satisfy Seattle’s appetite for bagels. It will up production to keep the walk-up well-stocked, plus fulfill wholesale and large catering orders. Should you have a personal need for a large haul of bagels, you can put in an order and pick it up in Seward Park next to the Caffe Vita on Wilson Avenue South.
The Wilson Ave S project gives Dimas the larger space she has been coveting since the opening hours of the E Madison counter to increase Westman’s production and expand their offerings. The results will be more Westman’s bagels — including more available at retail partners and in your favorite neighborhood cafes.
Seattle Met reports more bagels will also mean more Westman’s-es with plans for a new cafe in Pioneer Square.
The growing bagel business comes as Dimas just stepped back on the tacos and tortas end of things — for now. Her Neon Taco has made way for the new El Xolo counter at Nacho Borracho and Dimas’s Tortas Condesa closed on E Olive Way in the spacer now filled by Arabic flatbread wrap purveyor Yalla.
Westman’s original walk-up is located at 1509 E Madison. You can learn more at westmansbagel.com.
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