From a growing set of Capitol Hill and Central District food and drink joints to zero — Scott and Heather Staples, creators of Quinn’s, Sole Repair, Zoe, and Feed Co. are saying goodbye to Central Seattle.
“We’ve loved being in the CD & CapHill all these years and will miss the communities! However, now we will enjoy the neighborhoods as supporters!!” was the super enthusiastic response when CHS asked Scott about the planned sale of 24th and Union’s Feed Co., the couple’s final holdings in the area.
Feed Co. debuted in new construction at 24th and Union in 2016, part of the early ripples of changes still sweeping across the neighborhood. Its sale will follow The Staples Restaurant Group’s exit from Zoe where gay bar Union nows holds court at 14th and Union and the early 2018 sale of E Pike’s Quinn’s and Sole Repair to investors who kept the concepts intact in the heart of Pike/Pine. “The restaurant industry is ever-changing and very challenging in Seattle right now, for several reasons,” Scott Staples said in the announcement of the restaurant’s pending sale. The announcement did not enumerate what those reasons were.
Unlike Quinn’s, the new owners at Feed Co. have plans for change. A group of new business partners will take over the business and expand the menu into a planned small.plates and cocktails concept They plan to keep the burger legacy alive but also upgrade the space with a bar and an oyster bar area to include small bites and a more diverse menu. The planned construction will be relatively minor and the new owners aren’t planning any significant downtime for the restaurant space. It will, however, come with a new name. The planned straightforward approach? Fusion Bites and Bar coming soon to 24th and Union.
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