After 34 years, the venerable First Hill Bar & Grill, at the corner of 9th and Madison, is turning out the lights. It was a haven for retirees and friends of the longtime proprietor, who served a straightforward menu of grilled meats and Greek side dishes.
The new owner is Ridgley Kuan of Green Leaf. The Stranger reports this afternoon that his new restaurant will be called Lotus Asian Kitchen and Lounge and that "Some Green Leaf dishes might migrate, but the menu will have more of an experimental, Asian-fusion vibe, plus a full bar." Expect a few months of remodeling, then a grand reopening.