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- In a development that sounds more Dubai than Pacific Northwest, a new indoor surf park is in the works in Issaquah, with the goal of opening in spring. CitySurf will reign as the nation’s first deep-water urban surf park, and it will consist of a two-story building with a restaurant, surf pool with an electronically-generated standing wave, “edible garden landscape,” and retail area. The fast casual restaurant will be headed by Jason Stoneburner, avid surfer and executive chef at Bastille and owner/chef of Stoneburner in Ballard.
- Central Co-op, Capitol Hill’s member-owned grocery, released the results of an economic impact report showing that 52 percent of its revenue is returned back into the local economy, making it an outsized economic engine for its size. The report also shows that Central Co-op works with 417 local producers represented by 306 local suppliers, resulting in a full 20 percent of revenue was spent on goods purchased from Washington State. This compares to 12 percent of goods from the region for a traditional co-op and 4 percent of goods from a grocery chain.
- James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson, who recently opened the Lakehouse and Civility and Unrest in Bellevue, has created the menu for Teatro Zinzani’s Love, Chaos, and Dinner show. The show opens October 19 at Marymoor Park and runs through April 29.
- Arcade and sports bar chain Dave and Buster’s is planning to open a sprawling 43,000-square-foot facility in Auburn in early December. The opening will mark the company’s first Washington State location, and there are promises of large televisions for watching sports, boozy snow cones illuminated by glowing cubes, and of course, hundreds of arcade games.
- Kathy Casey, the local chef and cocktail maven behind Seattle Tacoma International Airport’s Dish D’Lish, is opening a new dining option in Concourse B early next year. Rel’Lish Burger Lounge will serve burgers, salads, and cocktails. Casey’s Dish D’Lish has relocated from the the Central Terminal to Concourse C.