Get ready, Seattle: Allecia Vermillion at Seattle Met broke the news yesterday that famed Seattle sushi chef Shiro Kashiba is opening a new restaurant in Pike Place Market. Kashiba had gradually stepped away from his popular Belltown restaurant, having sold his share of the business earlier this year. He still made appearances behind the counter, but that came to a close recently, too. Kashiba had confirmed to Eater last month that he was indeed searching for a place where he could "do his own thing."
And now it's happened. Vermillion reports that the Pike Place Market Historical Commission unanimously approved a sushi restaurant headed by Kashiba at 86 Pine, the space formerly occupied by Restaurant Marché and Campagne. Kashiba will be at the new restaurant full time and hopes to open by summer 2015, though there are still a few more hoops to jump through before that can happen.