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Friday, September 21, 2007

Tabella Being Sold?

posted by on September 21 at 15:28 PM

Originally posted at noon

According to a source, Mars Hill Church is buying…TABELLA. Yes, Tabella, recently caught up in Mayor Nickel’s nightlife holocaust, could end up as a new Mars Hill venue—much like the old Paradox—or as a new Belltown rock-a-church.

According to the King County assessor’s website, there hasn’t been a sale. We’ve got calls out to Mars Hill and Tabella and we’ll update soon.


The evasive response from Mars Hill:

Hi Jonah,

Thanks for your email. Mars Hill Church is a multi-campus church that currently meets in several locations around the Seattle area. We are continually evaluating new opportunities for further expansion in and around Seattle.


Tim Gaydos

Update x2:

Tabella’s owner, Kauser Pasha, says Tabella hasn’t been sold yet, but he’s is in talks with Mars Hill Church and several other potential buyers.

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there goes the neighborhood

Posted by fixo | September 21, 2007 12:17 PM

Hmm... that would be interesting. This must be pretty new. At the city council meeting earlier this week, the guy who owns Tabella didn't seem like the type who would sell. He seemed more like he was fighting for his business.

Posted by brappy | September 21, 2007 12:18 PM

I'm not really a fan of night clubs or churches. Though the only thing more annoying then Christians and hipsters is Christian hipsters.

Posted by giffy | September 21, 2007 12:21 PM

Great, Jesus Freaks ruining our nightlife in Seattle. Next thing you know they will be pushing a cross on wheels up and down Broadway on a Saturday night.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 21, 2007 12:32 PM

Cato, you know that would only last until the men pushing the cross got sick of being hit on. ;)

Posted by Phelix | September 21, 2007 12:35 PM

"According to a source..."
Sounds reliable.

Posted by Justin | September 21, 2007 12:38 PM

a big amen @ 3.

Posted by chris | September 21, 2007 12:41 PM

I hate it. It's sneaky. Sneaky bastards, those Mars Hill folks. What happened to the whole "being in the world but not of it" thing? Being a church is one thing. Being a nightclub-gobbling conglomerate is quite another.

Posted by Katelyn | September 21, 2007 12:41 PM

omg I heard According To A Source that the discovery institute just bought atlas clothing!

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | September 21, 2007 12:45 PM

this got me thinking.... if the church becomes a nightclub, and then the nightclub ordinance passes, then will the church will be responsible for the behavior of it's members outside the building?

Posted by infrequent | September 21, 2007 12:50 PM

@8 where else are you going to get your outdated vintage science?

Posted by infrequent | September 21, 2007 12:51 PM

These Christian idiots don't understand Real Estate so I doubt they'll hang onto this building for long. As soon as they miss a mortgage payment someone will get a deal on the place and can turn it into a gay bar or nightclub again perhaps leaving all the Toxic Christian memorabilia in place as a "theme".

Posted by Issur | September 21, 2007 1:16 PM

Jonah's 'reporting' sucks donkey cock.

Dude, follow up even a LITTLE BIT before posting these rumors.

Posted by NaFun | September 21, 2007 1:27 PM

So how long until someone sneaks a gun into the new church?

Posted by undercover | September 21, 2007 1:51 PM

Might want to check out Mars Hill Graduate School, which is wholly unrelated to our local fundie funhouse - a year ago I walked past a sign down on Elliott a block from Tabella that indicated the College was going to/did open a campus. Wires crossed by your source maybe? Or a battle of the Marses Hillses? Can't wait!

Posted by tomasyalba | September 21, 2007 2:01 PM

I'm smelling a sequel:

"Monastery II: The Second Coming".

Posted by COMTE | September 21, 2007 2:14 PM

Hope the Mars Hill people will be checking ID's at the door carefully or throw their asses in jail.
More than likely Tabella is doing some kind of turnkey arrangement with the former owners where it is technically a church owned by Mars Hill but they have a dance floor, charge a cover charge, play hip-hop and serve holy liquor but do not have to follow Seattle's Nightclub rules.

Posted by Touring | September 21, 2007 3:12 PM

OMG!!! It is a diversion tact. They are going to buy Purr and The Cuff!!!!!


Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 21, 2007 3:32 PM

Yup, Mars Hill Graduate School is open on Elliott. But it has nothing to do with the Christian Hipster church? What a relief!

Posted by elliott ave. | September 21, 2007 3:33 PM

Civil war! CIVIL WAR!!!

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 21, 2007 3:34 PM

A Mars Hill spokesman with the word "Gay" in his last name! Ugh, i have not had enough irony today so i am reaching a bit...

Posted by longball | September 21, 2007 3:38 PM

nice example of the misuse of the word holocaust.

Posted by wf | September 21, 2007 6:56 PM

Yeah actually I know a couple graduates of the Mars Hill grad school and it's a pretty interesting and un-fundie institution. But why would a grad school want to buy a nightclub? Mars Hill CHURCH has tried stuff like this before.

Posted by Katelyn | September 21, 2007 9:11 PM

wow. i have given Mars Hill the benefit of the doubt in the past but recently i have had a few people in my life kinda become asses and they all went to that church. So i can no longer ignore the obvious

however them owning tabella maybe it would be one big place to put all their crazy followers? just a thought, lets find some good in this people.

i vote to make it a crazy mars hill church goer establishment only

Posted by Misha | September 24, 2007 12:44 AM

There goes my Friday nights at Tabella...

Posted by clubber | September 24, 2007 10:38 AM

Jesus Christ. This city is going to Heaven in a hand basket.

Posted by wiseblood | September 24, 2007 8:35 PM

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