Community & Business Development Update – October 2013

Altstadt - a work in progress!Yes, it’s still happening in the Square.

The transformation taking place as Altstadt prepares to open its doors to serve beer and brats is stunning.  They assure us it will be this month.  We’re watching and counting the days.

Across the street, E. Smith Mercantile is offering a selection of snack and small bites with their classic cocktail menu in their new back bar.  In a couple of weeks, they’ll offer an extended offering of entrees and specialty cocktails featuring house-made infusions and bitters.  Bar hours are Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to “close.” (“Close” meaning until the people are gone. They’ve been shutting down around 10-10:30 lately.)

Coming soon: A family-friendly restaurant in Smith Tower!  Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub (O’Donnells for short) will be about much more than corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. Shawn O’Donnell’s excitement about being part of the new Pioneer Square story is contagious.  We’ll keep you posted on details.

The party will be at Ebbets Field Flannels on Friday, October 25.  They’ll be hosting a Grand Opening celebration in their new space at 119 S. Jackson, along with a pop-up shop for PF Flyers.  A DJ will be spinning 45s from the sixties.  How fun does that sound!?

Work continues at London Plane’s second space on Occidental Mall.  Be sure to stop by to shop, eat, or enjoy a glass of wine at their open space at the other end of the block.

As always, more is bubbling behind the scenes that we hope to share soon.

Stay in touch!




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