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Sundstrom Moving Lark, Opening Slab Sandwich + Pie and Bitter/Raw on Capitol Hill

John Sundstrom just released exciting details about his upcoming projects in Capitol Hill's Central Agency Building. Eater initially reported about the ambitious new concepts from Sundstrom and partners Kelly Ronan and JM Enos last March.

The space will include a raw bar we now know is named Bitter/Raw, a lunch spot called Slab Sandwich + Pie, and a kicker: After more than a decade on 12th Ave., Sundstrom is moving Lark out of its longtime home and into the Central Agency Building at 952 E Seneca. After Lark relocates, Sundstrom will turn the original location into an event space.

The new iteration of Lark will feature a menu split into snacks, cheese, small plates, pasta/grains, large plates, and desserts. The chef is planning to carry over some design elements of the original, beloved Lark to the 1917 building's larger, loftier 54-seat dining room, including soft light and lots of wood. But now, 25-foot ceilings with original exposed beams are being weaved into the restaurant's aesthetic. (Check out the rendering to the right.) "It's Lark, grown up," Sundstrom says.

Next stop: The aptly named Bitter/Raw, a second mezzanine-level concept that will seat 48 with room for 16 more at a raw bar that serves up oysters, sashimi, shellfish, and crudos. The drink program will center around bitter sips, including amaro and aperitifs.

Slab Sandwich + Pie will sit right off the building's main entrance at 1201 10th Ave., serving takeout sandwiches and a handful of grocery items including cheese, charcuterie, and flowers. Plus, coffee, fresh juice, and slabs of pie. Sundstrom is also planning on a basement space for dinners and special events.

All three projects are slated to open this fall, which may be the only reason to want to skip summer completely.
· All Central Agency Building Coverage [Eater Seattle]
· All John Sundstrom Coverage [Eater Seattle]
[Rendering: Gensler]


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Central Agency Building

952 East Seneca Street Seattle, WA 98122