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Stumptown’s Pine Street Cafe Is Closing (and More Updates)

Southpaw adds gluten-free pizza, Ivar Haglund’s former waterfront compound is for sale, and more

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  • Seattle icon Ivar Haglund’s former waterfront compound is on the market for $5 million. Among other accomplishments, Haglund is known for founding the Ivar’s chain of seafood restaurants.
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Portland-born but now Peet’s-owned chain, is closing its cafe at 616 E Pine St. on August 20; the nearby 12th Ave. location will remain.
  • Following its successful Kickstarter campaign, geeky online tea retailer Friday Afternoon Tea hopes to open its brick-and-mortar shop by early September at 4228 Stone Way N in Wallingford.
  • Ray’s Boathouse has ended brunch service just a few months after it began.
  • John Sundstrom’s Lark will also serve its last brunch service this Sunday, August 13, but casual sibling Slab Sandwiches and Pie will take up the mantle every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting August 19. With seating in Lark’s bar area, Slab adds breakfast sandwiches like chorizo scrambled eggs with harissa mayonnaise and padrone pepper on toasted brioche.
  • Nearby, Sundstrom’s Southpaw pizzeria, whose pies sit somewhere between Neapolitan- and New York-style, now offers a gluten-free dough. It’s primarily a mix of rice flour and potato starch, plus a little cornmeal on the bottom for extra crunch. Since it’s not made in a gluten-free facility, though, people with true gluten sensitivities will probably still have to avoid it, as Papa John’s is finding out.