Presenting two bits of Capitol Hill food and drink news from the trusty neighborhood blog, Capitol Hill Seattle.
The vino keeps pouring, Seattle. Last week we learned that a Total Wine & More superstore is headed to Interbay, and now comes word that Revolution Wine is slated to join Capitol Hill early next year. According CHS, this new venture by owner Mark Brown at 518 E Pike Street (formerly The Feed Bag pet store) is designed to be an "anti-wine store, wine store," with a friendly coffeehouse feel. Per CHS: "While the atmosphere for Revolution will be part of the equation, possibly the biggest difference from a traditional wine store that they are shooting for is the price point. Every bottle in the store will be priced between $10 and $40 . . .
"Brown cited a study by IRI, a market research company, which stated that 94% of people never buy a bottle priced above $30. Those super high-priced bottles [in many other wine shops], he said, more reflect the shop owner's desire to drink status-symbol wine, and to upsell their customers." Brown hopes for a January opening.
CHS also reports that the new owner of the Italian Corretto, Jason Orr, is converting the Broadway restaurant into a more casual spot with cheap drinks, breakfast daily until 2 p.m., and greasy late night dishes. But don't fret, Corretto fans: the new concept will still include the "most popular Italian offerings" from the previous version of the restaurant—and it is keeping the same name, which was briefly on the chopping block. See more details on Capitol Hill Seattle.