If these walls could talk, would they ruin your appetite for pancakes?
The space that once contained Basic Plumbing—the "previously windowless, perpetually terrifying gay bathhouse on 10th and Pike" near the Comet and Elliott Bay Book Co.—is going to be a 24-hour diner and lounge along the lines of the 5 Point. That's right, people—a place to eat on Capitol Hill that's open all day and all night! Why didn't any of the other 107 restaurants that have opened here in the last 17 minutes think of that?
This yet-unnamed 24-hour spot will be brought to you by David Meinert (5 Point/Big Mario's) and Jason Lajuenesse (Neumo's/Moe Bar/etc.). They are promising "the stiffest drinks on the Hill" (stiffest-er than the Crescent?! Lord help us) and "No pretentious pre-deconstructed anything, just real food for real people at great prices."
The opening of the unnamed diner/lounge (any hilarious ideas?) is set (nebulously) for spring 2013. There's also a Basic Plumbing–related joke here somewhere, but you all can take care of that.