99 Park, the upscale Bellevue restaurant focusing on Pacific Northwest ingredients, has closed permanently. The closure is effective immediately, giving fans no time for one last meal. The business, a sibling to the newer 2120 in South Lake Union, announced the news on Facebook yesterday, blaming the closure on redevelopment plans for the building it occupies.
“Thank you for being loyal guests over the years!” the post reads. “We really appreciate the love that you’ve shown us! Due to upcoming redevelopment of the building that we are in, 99 Park has closed its doors.”
99 Park opened in Bellevue in August 2014. The restaurant completed a $2.5 million buildout next to Bellevue Downtown Park, and received positive critical reception.
Fans can take heart in the fact that 99 Park owner Milan Uzelac and chef Derek Bugge have brought several favorite dishes, including grilled octopus, lamb tartare, and chicken with mole negro, across the lake to South Lake Union’s recently opened 2120, which combines Northwest cuisine and ingredients with Mexican influences from Bugge’s mother’s roots.