BALLARD — It seems that pop-up dough boilers Loxsmith Bagels may have cancelled its plans to open a brick and mortar bagelry in Ballard. After drawing ample attention last summer for owner Matthew Segal’s playfully-topped bagels and house lox, plans were made to open near the corner of NW Ballard Way and NW Dock Place. But recent comments on Loxsmith’s Instagram firmly indicate that it’s not happening. Ballard “isn’t on the table anymore”, reads a comment from the official account (see below). Another comment notes that the space was too small — but another brick and mortar in Pioneer Square is a possibility, according to the post. Segal tells Eater he’s currently baking out of a commissary space in Pioneer Square and accepting preordered bagels and catering gigs, but the space isn’t open to the public. However, he will be popping up at Capitol Hill bar Montana every Saturday in March from 9 a.m. to noon.
SLU — Non-profit food service company Farestart (known for training and employing disadvantaged individuals) has killed off its largest Amazon campus restaurant, Community Table. Open since mid-2017, it was partly funded by a donation from Amazon, and took a market-esque dining hall approach serving bowls, salads, and barbecue. The Seattle Times reports the news, noting that traffic volumes weren’t high enough to sustain the eatery. The space will be returned to Amazon.
DOWNTOWN — The large location for brewpub chain Gordon Biersch atop Pacific Place has closed its doors, reports the Seattle Times in a round-up of closures. It was the last location for the chain in Washington, and the company unhelpfully told the Times that anybody with rewards points can use them at other locations, if they’re willing to take an interstate trip. Confusingly, somebody is still updating the Facebook page for the Seattle location.
WEST SEATTLE — Very unsurprisingly, given eviction notices handed out in late 2018, bar Alchemy and sister farm-to-table restaurant Vine and Spoon have indeed closed permanently, despite apparently attempts from restaurant group F2T Hospitality to get new investors.
BROADVIEW — Casual Greenwood Avenue N eatery Bick’s Broadview Grill appears to have closed sometime around the new year, also according to the Seattle Times. No explanation has been posted anywhere online.
- Loxsmith Bagels Locks Down Brick-and-Mortar Ballard Location [Seattle Mag]
- 13 latest Seattle restaurant closures — with eviction notices, sudden shutdowns and more [Seattle Times]
- No more Community Table: Seattle nonprofit FareStart closes its largest Amazon restaurant [Seattle Times]
- Nonprofit Farestart Expands Majorly on Amazon’s Campus [ESEA]
- West Seattle Bar and Restaurant Hit With Eviction Notices [ESEA]