[Photo: Rob Ketcherside/Flickr]
Catfish Corner has closed up shop. Rumors surfaced on Twitter earlier this week; Seaspot.com was the first official bearer of the bad news.
The soul food spot served Creole-spiced catfish with homemade tartar sauce, hush puppies, and sweet tea for almost three decades while the Central District changed around it; CHS links the closure to unpaid rent and unpaid state taxes.
A note posted on the door reads:
Dear Catfish Corner Family,
Let us start by saying, thank you! It is thanks to you that we have been able to keep our doors open these past 30 years, but now we have to close.
we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience
Your Catfish Corner Team
The public mourning has started on Facebook, with one commenter writing:
I remember the fish tank and the posters for the cruises. I remember the flavor of the fish, the flavor of the pups, the flavor of the tartar. I want all of that right now. This is so disappointing.
Catfish Corner joins a growing roster of longtime Seattle restaurants, bakeries, and bars that have closed or will soon shutter, including Brad's Swingside Cafe, Hurricane Cafe, Erotic Bakery, Louie's Cuisine of China, and Piecora's.
· Catfish Corner [Official Site]
· Catfish Corner [Facebook]