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Updated: The Redwood Is Finally Closing For Real (and More)

Old Ballard Liquor Co. now delivers, Canlis has a Master Sommelier, Whole Foods prices are inching up again, and more

The Redwood is closing after service on November 18.
P W./Yelp

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  • Update, 10/30/17: After so much back and forth regarding the exact closure date, it appears the Redwood’s final day in business will be tomorrow, October 31, rather than November 18, as the bar needs to be out of its space by November 1.
  • Original Story: Capitol Hill dive bar Redwood, long living on borrowed time due to a planned development, will finally close November 18. The owners hope to open a bar by the same name in Port Angeles, though, and they’re leaving open the possibility of a satellite location in their original neighborhood someday.
  • Old Ballard Liquor Co. now delivers its open-faced Scandinavian seafood sandwiches and pickled herring (available in classic, lemon dill, and curry flavors) by the pound via Caviar.
  • Canlis sommelier Jackson Rohrbaugh has passed the seriously hard Master Sommelier exam to earn the top title in wine service, the latest big win at a restaurant that took home this year’s James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program. Rohrbaugh joins around only 150 others worldwide who have earned the distinction.
  • Whole Foods prices plummeted some 40 percent immediately following the Amazon takeover. But that was apparently too good to be true, and new data shows that prices are creeping back up.
  • The Olympic Peninsula’s Finnriver Farm and Cidery is nearly halfway to its crowdfunding goal of $25,000 to install Jefferson County’s largest renewable solar energy system: “This installation will produce enough electricity to supply more than half of our annual power needs.”


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Old Ballard Liquor Co.

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