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That Decadent Waffle-On-a-Stick Truck May Have Found a Permanent Home

Plus kitchen store Mrs. Cook’s is closing, the state drops its tax fraud case against Tacos Guaymas, and more news

My Sweet Lil’ Cakes, which serves sweet and savory waffles on sticks somewhat like the ones pictured, could get a permanent home in a planned mixed-use development in the Central District.
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  • The former home of Bagel Deli and Olive Tree, on Capitol Hill’s 15th Ave., will soon house a new restaurant called Bites of Bangkok. Capitol Hill residents Jansri Parichat and Pranesh Sharma, the bar manager at Jai Thai, will serve Thai tapas and — one would think, based on Sharma’s resume — cocktails.
  • University Village kitchen store Mrs. Cook’s is shutting down after 42 years in business. Owner Carol Bromel is retiring — and breaking hearts all over town. She’ll close on January 15.
  • Starbucks is laying off 350 employees, most of whom work at its Sodo corporate headquarters. It’s part of a restructuring plan the coffee chain unveiled in September. Starbucks has faced lagging sales this year overall, though third quarter sales hit record highs.
  • A new development in the design phase for the southeast corner of 23rd and Union in the Central District has promising dining potential: There will be seven total retail spaces in the mixed-use building. One of those may house My Sweet Lil’ Cakes, a decadent waffle-on-a-stick food truck.
  • The state has dropped its tax fraud case against Capitol Hill’s Tacos Guaymas. Attorney General Bob Ferguson charged owner Salvador Sahagun with six counts of first-degree theft and three counts of possessing and using sales suppression software in an alleged $5.6 million tax fraud scheme. Some charges were dismissed, while Sahagun pled down others, resulting in a measly $750 fine and a $500 victim penalty assessment.

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