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Score Deals at IKEA's Relaunched Restaurant This Month

Plus Bauhaus Ballard reopens and Spirit and Animal changes its name again

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A view of the quick-bites and family-oriented sections at IKEA Schaumburg.
A view of the quick-bites and family-oriented sections at IKEA Schaumburg.
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RENTON—From April 29 to May 1, skip the bedframes and bookcases and make a beeline for the lunch table at IKEA's refreshed restaurant. The dining experience is now separated into three distinct areas, including a quick-bite spot for those on the go, a living room-inspired section named "Fika" for the Swedish term "to have coffee," and a family-oriented space, perfect for relaxing during those desperate shopping trips. To celebrate the nationwide reboot, each branch of the Swedish home furnishing powerhouse is hosting deals like an all-you-can-eat brunch for $9.99 and giveaways to the first customers in line each day. [EaterWire]

BALLARD—As suddenly as the mini-chain of Bauhaus cafes shuttered last year due to financial difficulties, the Ballard branch has reopened. CHS Blog digs into owner Joel Radin's second personal bankruptcy declaration, which suggests he owes various people hundreds of thousands of dollars. "Meanwhile, the assets Radin hopes to keep exempt during the bankruptcy also include shares he continues to hold from his early days with Top Pot Doughnuts," CHS notes. No word if Capitol Hill's Bauhaus cafe will return. [Tipline]

CAPITOL HILL—Look out for Corvus and Co, the latest name change for the upcoming restaurant formerly known as Spirit Animal and then Spirit and Animal. Corvus refers to a raven, part of the existing logo, while the "and Co" is a nod to where owners Izzy Guymon and Paul Berryman met, Percy's & Co. The first name change came in response to complaints from the First Nations community about cultural appropriation; as for the second, many felt the small addition of "and" to the sign wasn't enough to fix the problem. The owners apologized again on Facebook, explaining, "We now understand that this is a form of oppression that we most definitely did not intend or want to be a part of." [EaterWire]

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