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- T-Mobile announced plans to renovate its Bellevue campus with $160 million worth of changes and improvements. A gastropub is reportedly included, along with other perks like a bike repair station and dry-cleaning drop-off.
- Modernist Filipino restaurant Archipelago looks like it’s getting closer to opening. The restaurant has added signage to its forthcoming Hillman City spot, but is otherwise keeping its opening timeline under wraps; the restaurant hasn’t responded to Eater’s requests for updates.
- Beecher’s Handmade Cheese will be the sole food and drink operator at Everett’s new Paine Field passenger terminal, set to open early next year. The cheesemaker will have concessions in the gate area as well as at baggage claim, and parent company Sugar Mountain will run a wine bar called Upper Case and a Caffe Vita coffee kiosk.
- Joel and Margo Stedman, owners of Magnolia’s Village Pub, have purchased 81-year-old Targy’s Tavern in Queen Anne. The Stedmans plan to keep things as they are, with pizzas, cheap drinks, and a long happy hour.
- Things aren’t looking so hot for By the Pound, the Capitol Hill deli with the hidden bar that claims to be closed only temporarily. There’s now an eviction notice on the door, and court records show the owners owe $75,000 in unpaid rent, plus thousands in other fees and penalties. When it closed in September, By the Pound promised to reopen after “construction upgrades.” That reopening is looking less likely.