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Tried and True Wallingford Teahouse Loses Its Lease

Plus Green Leaf Vietnamese and Taylor Shellfish are expanding to Bellevue

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BELLEVUE—Making good on a 2014 promise to Puget Sound Business Journal, Shelton-based Taylor Shellfish continues to develop new Seattle-area locations for its oyster bars. The latest, teased simply as "coming soon!" on the website, is still a ways off — the company said it won't even be ready to start talking about details until the fall. But, Bellevue, the oyster farm's offerings are definitely headed your way. [Tipline]

BELLEVUEGreen Leaf Vietnamese is slated to open its third location mid-summer at Lake Hills Village, 15510 Lake Hills Blvd. Hopefully it fares better than the restaurant it's replacing, Chinese Seafood Noodles, which opened last summer but didn't last long. This will be Green Leaf's first restaurant on the Eastside; the company currently has outposts in Belltown and Chinatown. [Tipline]

WALLINGFORD—After 26 years at its current home, Teahouse Kuan Yin has lost its lease. The business has now launched a GoFundMe campaign with a lofty goal of $65,000 to "pay off the remaining portion of the original loan used to purchase the teahouse 10 years ago" and help finance a move somewhere within North Seattle. One idea for "Teahouse Kuan Yin 2.0" is to increase the "focus on loose leave/teas in the store," according to a Facebook post, but the owners promise they also plan to maintain the cafe feel and seat at least 15 to 30 guests. [Eaterwire]