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A new day and night cafe and bar inspired by the Age of Aquarius decades called the Gemini Room located in the heart of Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine neighborhood opens this week.
During the day, the Gemini Room will feature locally roasted espresso and unique coffee and tea lattes, grab-and-go breakfast staples, fresh seasonal bowls, salads, and sandwiches.
After dark, small plate style dishes and signature cocktails featuring house-infused liquors, herbaceous elements, fresh juices, and glassware inspired by the ’70s will be featured.
The new cafe and bar has been designed to shift seamlessly from morning to night.
“The ‘Gemini’ name derived from that duality of serving both the day and evening but with highly differentiated offerings,” Tanner Mclaughlin, co-owner of Gemini Room, said. “From there, a ’60s/’70s vibe felt like the right aesthetic for the name.”
The 2,000 square foot space, formerly Pettirosso Cafe, is backed by Joey Burgess and Murf Hall of Burgess/Hall. Gemini Room is the debut project of Mclaughlin, Jackie Proctor, and Ioana Andrei who are teaming up with the company behind a growing family of Pike/Pine businesses that ranges from Queer/Bar to Elliott Bay Book Company.
Its official opening day is planned for Friday, December 16th. Continue reading