Restaurant Coming to 26th & Alder

We've heard a lot of speculation about what the plans are for the recently vacated commercial space at the corner of North 26th and Alder (once home to the Clip & Clean pet groomer and a nail salon). Now there's an answer, and it's an interesting one.

According to The News Tribune, the story is that a Seattle-based restaurant owner who operates several places, including the Hi-Life in Ballard, the Five Spot in Queen Anne, and Endolyne Joe's in West Seattle bought the building last month, and has begun the major remodel necessary to turn it into a neighborhood restaurant. 

The TNT story says he has been looking for an appropriate Tacoma location for 15 years now (really? he couldn't find a piece of commercial property in Tacoma over the last decade and a half?). The word is that we shouldn't expcet an opening any sooner than 2016, but work is underway - there was someone working on the building this morning.

Not much in the way of details on what to expect from the menu or vibe of the new place - the TNT reports that it will probably be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. There's no concept chosen for the Tacoma location yet, but its sister restaurants are some of our favorite places to eat in Seattle.

The Rosewood Cafe just up the street is always hopping on a nice day, so we're hoping for another place with some outdoor tables... Would that make up for the relocation of the Clip & Clean?

Read more from the TNT.


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Jim

Can’t wait!!  The owners other restaurants are great so I’m sure it will be a good one!!!
Proctor developments encouraging new business?  Tacoma seems to be getting better and better year after year!!

June 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RoryRegistered

Hopefully better than the Rosewood, which is overpriced and the food sucks.

June 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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talus

Well, let’s just say that more competition will be a good for the restaurant-goer.

June 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jon

Got a typo in there—it’s the “5 Spot” on Queen Anne, not “Sot”  ;)

June 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Exit133Registered

Oops, good catch. Fixed.

June 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jessica Dally

Now it’ll just be hard to decide which of the two great restaurants I’ll eat at on that block… Rosewood has the best french dip I’ve ever had ever… and now a Chow Foods restaurant too?  Nice to have tough decisions!

June 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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