Community & Business Development Update – February 2014

Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.-039This week it’s all about the Seahawks, as it should be. Yet there’s more to look forward to in Pioneer Square in the weeks and months to come…

Taylor Shellfish signed the lease for a new space in the Washington Shoe Building, a few doors south of Rain Shadow Meats. Many chefs and restaurateurs have been eyeing this space and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Taylor Shellfish snapped it up. We’ll keep you posted as plans unfold.

Dean Haugen, owner of The New Orleans Creole Restaurant, is now in the midst of a major renovation that will make the space sparkle as it did when Ray Charles and his buddies were the main acts. They’ll be consolidating The New Orleans into half the space with a new bar, stage, kitchen, and bathrooms. And the menu will be fabulous.

The second part of the good news happening behind the papered windows of The New Orleans will be the opening of a “historic hangout, adventurous bar and kitchen”. Can’t tell you more just yet, but it’s going to be amazing. Stay tuned for details.

More good news from the Pacific Commercial Building at 2nd Ave S & S Washington. The Good Bar will focus on classic cocktails. Details about the menu, concept, and everything else will be available soon. Be assured it’s going to be something special. The owners have proven their prowess with another popular Seattle business, so we know it will indeed be something special.

Little Uncle announced that they will be rolling out “Peeks Pantry”, PK’s line of condiments, sauces, and curry pastes. You’ll be able to buy red curry paste, dry roasted chilies, bun jam, and khao mun gai sauce for your own pantry at Little Uncle within the next couple of weeks.

Won’t be long now. Can’t wait for the opening of the newest addition to London Plane. And Trabant Coffee and Chai is getting closer to opening Laika Lounge – they just passed the liquor board inspection!

Finally, welcome to e-cig express on 1st Ave S.

See you at the parade!


Karen True

Director of Business Development

Alliance for Pioneer Square