Chow Dept. of Unsubstantiated Rumors, 15th Avenue East Edition
posted by March 13 at 13:43 PMon
Three different people this past weekend said that Linda—of everybody’s old favorite faux-Western bar Linda’s Tavern on Pine, everybody’s new favorite faux-Western bar King’s Hardware in Ballard, and ’70s playboy-lounge Viceroy in Belltown—is opening a place on 15th. It’s unclear where, however, and no new or transferred liquor license application can be found. Speculation about the location tends toward the Cypress site (but would the proprietors, who also run Nectar, give up so quickly?) and the Rainbow Grocery space (the shelves have been suspiciously empty off and on in recent weeks). If the new place (“Linda’s King’s”?) has good brunch, which it likely will, there will be much rejoicing on the top of the Hill.
[A non–15th Avenue East aside: That lamp made out of a big hoof at Viceroy is the best lamp in town.]
Also: The big sale—50% off many, many books—at Horizon Books does not mean they’re closing, according to a gentleman working there this past weekend, though those who would whine about independent businesses and our fair city as a whole going to hell in a handbasket if they did go out of business should go buy some books there instead of ordering from Amazon.