What a year for Catfish Corner. Last August, the Central District institution sent the city into mourning by shuttering after nearly three decades. Then, some bright news for the brokenhearted: Terrell Jackson, grandson of the original owners of Catfish Corner, started selling his family's renowned catfish, hush puppies, sweet tea, and more from a tent near the Rainier Beach Link station this past May with his wife Rachel, rebranding the business Jackson's Catfish Corner. The couple then secured a permanent location in Rainier Beach in early July, and Seattle has been celebrating since. A few weeks back, though, The Seattle Times reported that the news might be getting even better: Terrell Jackson was already considering signing a lease on a second branch—wait for it—back in the CD.
And now it's official: along with the new Rainier Beach storefront, the Jacksons just "finalized plans to open another Jackson's Catfish Corner in a modern, 2,000-square-foot space at 23rd and Jackson," writes The Stranger . They hope to open it within the next six months.
"We're doing it," Terrell Jackson says. "Catfish Corner is coming back to the Central District!"
"We're doing it," Terrell Jackson told The Stranger. "Catfish Corner is coming back to the Central District! We always said we would go back to that area, because that is our home. Catfish Corner was there for 30 years, and my grandparents deserve to have one there forever."
See The Times' original article, including a lovely full history of the restaurant, here.