September Business Development Update

As we slide into fall, it’s a grand time to discover and rediscover the array of stores and restaurants in our neighborhood. Here are some of the latest additions, as well as a glimpse of what’s coming…

Revolution Pizza Music (RPM)


  • Cherry Street Coffee moved across the street from their original location on Cherry Street to their new space at the corner of 1st & Cherry. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s just the beginning of what’s to come to the Good Arts Building.
  • Kigo Kitchen is open at 105 1st Ave S. It’s a new collaboration with Ethan Stowell and we’re thrilled they’re part of the neighborhood.
  • Prepare to be enchanted when you stop by Callus at 1st Ave S & S Jackson. It’s a unique concept that supports local artists, craftsmen, and small businesses. While you’re there, introduce yourself to Donnie Bo and Lusha Chen and ask about their two other locations in China.
  • Did anyone NOT notice the opening of The Halal Guys? The line of customers wrapped around the corner at 1st & Yesler gained all sorts of attention. What a fun and tasty addition to the neighborhood!
  • I Heart Sushi is serving Sushi and Poke Monday through Friday at 111 Yesler Way. (Yes, by night it’s the Trinity Nightclub.) They also serve Full Tilt ice cream. How wonderful to see people enjoying themselves there all times of the day.
  • RPM Pizza is attracting even more people to the great mix of businesses in the beautiful Furuya-Corgiat Building (aka Pacific Commercial Building) at 2nd Ave S & S Main Street. It’s no surprise Pioneer Square business owners Ward Van Allen (Casco Antiguo) and Duffy De Armas (Piranha Shop) would come up with something as cool as Revolution Pizza Music.
  • You may have already heard about Flora & Henri, but do check it out if you haven’t. The transformation of the space at 1st Ave S & S Jackson is stunning. Read a lovely piece about Jane Hedreen and her business here.
  • X Y Z Gallery is one of the reasons you need to spend some time at the Tashiro Kaplan Lofts at 3rd Ave S and S Washington. And First Thursday is right around the corner…
  • Atelier Drome, an architecture firm responsible for the design of several Pioneer Square restaurant spaces, just opened their new offices at 110 Prefontaine S. They are bringing new life to a long vacant corner in the neighborhood.



  • General Porpoise will be bringing DONUTS to the space next to Flora & Henri at 1st Ave S & S Jackson! Stay tuned for details.
  • Browne Family Vineyards is busy building out their space for a new wine tasting room on 1st Ave S, across the lobby from Intermezzo Carmine.
  • Counter Culture Coffee is bringing a new barista training institute to a space in the Crown Building on 1st Ave S. Once open later this fall, they will offer free taste tests to the public every Friday at 10:00 AM.
  • XStadium, a new sports bar in the Duncan Building (former 88 Keys), hopes to be open later this month. We’ll tweet updates as we receive them.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton and 13 Coins plan to open for business in December. What a wonderful addition to Pioneer Square this will be.
  • Drygoods Design is expanding! We can’t wait to see what Keli and her team have in store for us.
  • Saltchuk employees will be moving into the beautiful new building at 450 Alaskan Way in December. Many of them have been wandering around the neighborhood during Friday tours, to get a glimpse of what will soon be their new home. We’re eager for them to be part of the Pioneer Square story.
  • The Seattle Design Festival returns September 9-22 with a special “Block Party” in Occidental Square Park (and beyond) September 9-10.
  • A longtime Pioneer Square business, Recology, will showcase their Artists in Residence program in the space next door to Zeitgeist at 165 S Jackson. Thanks to all who helped make that happen.