Top Pot Doughnuts Coming To Proctor

The latest indicator that the local doughnut economy is not yet declining, Seattle favorite Top Pot Doughnuts has announced their intention to open a shop in Proctor Station according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Top Pot Doughnuts was started Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood in 2002. Their doughnuts can be found at Starbucks and Centurylink Field. In recent years, the company has started expanding its retail pressence throughout the Seattle region, plus adding two stores in Texas. The Proctor Station store will be the company's 20th location and its first in the South Sound.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Read more at the Puget Sound Business Journal

Mmm, doughnuts...

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Altered Chords

Doughnuts are poison.

August 18, 2015 at 10:25 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Paul White

I agree “doughnuts are poison” but it is the kind of poison I want stuck in my abdomen- forever!!!!!  Dear Top Hat Donuts, welcome to Proctor Station!  Now if there only had Stake Donuts!  That would change my life!  I am high on life and those pills I found at grandma’s old place.

August 18, 2015 at 11:03 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jane White

Paul, come home, we miss you!  I have your favourite lemon bars!

August 18, 2015 at 11:05 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Paul White

Honey, I will come home on 1 condition, if you apologize about the “fat guy” jokes at bowling league and if you agree to feed Caleb more milk.  When did you make the lemon bars?

August 18, 2015 at 11:08 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jane White

They are still pretty fresh, made ‘em last Friday.  Not gonna give Caleb no more milk ‘cause he gets diarrhea so bad and I hate having to clean out the back of the celica.  Come home!

August 18, 2015 at 11:12 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Paul White


August 18, 2015 at 11:13 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jane White

OK what?  About the diarrhea?

August 18, 2015 at 11:14 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Paul White

No, I will come home, but don’t let Jared eat all the lemon bars before I get there.

August 18, 2015 at 11:17 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jane White


August 18, 2015 at 11:17 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Paul White

I love you honey

August 18, 2015 at 11:17 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jane White

I love you too!

August 18, 2015 at 11:18 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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What on earth is going on in this comment thread?

August 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Best comments ever!

August 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Dough nut be put off by the comment of some lettuce-murderer, Top Pot. A warm welcome to Tacoma! Yum!

August 19, 2015 at 9:31 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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If Top Pot is going to profit from the neighborhood resident demographics of Proctor, have the courage to open the next Tacoma store along Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at S. 11th St. to serve lawyers and doctors and related staff at the nearby county courthouse and hospitals.  It would bring employment, healthy street activity and retail excitement all so needed for that neighborhood.  Is Top Pot a charity? No.  Could it be a seed for economic renewal there is the real estate lease was reasonable?  Is there space available still in the Alberta Canada Building?.  Former NBA star Magic Johnson developed a good-quality relationship with Starbucks to redevelop inner-city neighborhoods.  With all of the controversy about Proctor Station that sometimes seems be about the wealthy who will live in such apartments, is there a chance some of the economic activity of that neighborhood be splashed into Upper Tacoma with an exciting store like Top Pot there?  Top Pot should explore the options.  It could work in Upper Tacoma.

August 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Upper Tacoma is a figment of a former neighborhood council’s imagination, but Hilltop Top Pot has a nice ring to it.  Not that Le Donut doesn’t serve the neighborhood nicely…

August 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Le Donut does great! The reason Proctor Station is so important isn’t the retail, it’s the promise of bringing new well heeled residents to town. Those new folks increase the amount of money on the street and that drives retail. The Hilltop is a retail graveyard. There is barely enough money on MLK to support the (un)Safeway.

August 27, 2015 at 10:21 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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altered chords

“Lemme have a dozen of the atherosclerosis, 1 dozen of the diabetes and 1 dozen of the clothes don’t fit anymore”

August 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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