Seattle institutions are having the worst week ever.
The Viking and 1st Hill Bar & Grill both said their goodbyes. Now, word that Tup Tim Thai lost its lease after their landlord raised the rent on the building they've called home for 24 years on the corner of Second Ave. W. and W. Mercer St.
Seattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin reports that the restaurant countered with a figure closer to what's being asked of tenants of the building going up where Easy Street Records once stood, but the landlord didn't respond to the proposal. That means Tup Tim Thai needs to vacate by month's end.
General manager Nat Chien tells Raskin that the managers of Chantanee in Bellevue have offered to take on some of the displaced staff members, but the restaurant's future remains uncertain.
On the bright side, T3 is looking for a new location, but Chien says it could take awhile.