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Pagliacci Readies Its New Pike Street Shop and Test Kitchen
There are big changes coming for Pagliacci Pizza as the holidays approach. The iconic Seattle-based pizza chain — which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year — announced that its new store on Pike Street in Capitol Hill will open December 14. The spot will feature beer and wine, a slice bar, a training facility, and a pizza testing kitchen in the building that currently houses Pagliacci’s headquarters and phone center. It will also have murals from renowned graphic designers Ames Bros, who worked on the chain’s distinctive pizza boxes, decorating the dining room. The original Capitol Hill location on Broadway (which has been around for decades) will close up shop permanently on December 10.
Stout Says Its Goodbyes
In other Capitol Hill news, the Sunset Electric building’s massive, upscale gastropub Stout is planning to close this Friday after four years, per Capitol Hill Seattle. The bar had been known for its extensive list of beers, flatbreads, and an atmosphere that was well-suited to both a chill brunch and raucous sports watching, given the many flat screens scattered around the place in convenient sightlines. No word on what will take over the 5,000 square foot space, but whatever does will have plenty of room to work with.
Renee Erickson’s Westward Plots a Revamp
Star chef Renee Erickson’s restaurant group Sea Creatures announced recently that it will close its Wallingford Mediterranean restaurant Westward for approximately 12 weeks beginning January 1 for a remodel. When it comes back in April, the space will have a larger kitchen, new lighting, and an improved dockside bar. Westward will also feature a somewhat revamped menu that reflects the flavors of the pacific coast “from British Columbia to Baja,” according to a statement. Fan favorites like the pork chop, half-chicken, chips and dip, and more will remain.