City Vivace to Move to North End of Broadway
posted by March 27 at 16:07 PMon
A spokesman for Vivace Espresso Roasteria, whose flagship location is being displaced by a Sound Transit light rail station from its longtime home at the corner of Broadway and Denny, called today to tell me some actual good news for Broadway (and Capitol Hill): The flagship store will move into the new Brix Condos, AKA the big hole in the ground at the corner of Broadway and Mercer. The condos, which will replace a one-story Safeway and displace countless families of rats, are expected to open in 2008. The new Vivace-anchored building, along with another being developed by Bill Burkheimer across the street, should bring life to what had been a completely dead block anchored by two grocery stores, a Taco Bell, and an empty parking lot.