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Monday, October 27, 2008

The Weekly: Like a Breaking-News Time Machine

posted by on October 27 at 18:14 PM

At the Weekly: OMG! “Save the B&O [Espresso]!”!!!

In the Stranger, two and a half years ago: “B&O Espresso may be forced to close.”

On Broadway:
B&O Espresso, scheduled to open soon in the former home of Dilettante Chocolates near Broadway and East Republican.

Next week: Monorail appears headed for defeat at polls!

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hmmm tunrs out this system of letting people own and market and lease and develop private property is sorta flexible after all......

Posted by PC | October 27, 2008 6:18 PM

Last time people were whining about this B&O was like "OMG WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER LEASE". Fuck them and their overpriced bullshit food and shitty service, and fuck that building, too.

Posted by w7ngman | October 27, 2008 6:38 PM

That is a nice building housing B&O, but from all my experiences wit the cafe, it's hard to imagine anyone being up in arms over its loss.

Posted by Dougsf | October 27, 2008 6:48 PM

Sure, ECB, but did you know about the B&O2 strategy?

No? Well, read about it here:

Posted by jseattle | October 27, 2008 7:16 PM

In the Weekly two years from now: "Washington Mutual's Future Uncertain".

Posted by MichaelPgh | October 27, 2008 7:30 PM

It used to be fun to go out to the B&0 at 11:30 pm or later and get late night cakes and crazy lattes and coffees. To sit at the tables...each different and the tapestries.

But that was 1991.

The Last Good Year in Seattle.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 8:32 PM

The B&O has been kicking ass and taking names long since you moved to the suburbs, so check your math you fucking troll.

Posted by kid icarus | October 27, 2008 9:51 PM

As I said, it used to be good before kid icarus started "taking names".

Ever since 1991, just angry suburban kids pretending to be homeless.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 10:17 PM

Is there a reason why you wrote this bitchy post, Erica? Perhaps you are setting the stage for a topless mud wrestling bout with Suzie?

Posted by Sean | October 27, 2008 10:35 PM

Things just aren't the same since the wall fell, eh, Bailo?

(For what it's worth, you're a fool. The B&O clientèle is nothing like what you described, as no one in their right mind would come all the way from the suburbs to go to B&O. It seems to be mid-to-upper class white people that either drove from Montlake/Madrona or walked there from their condo. Where homelessness comes in, I don't know)

Posted by w7ngman | October 28, 2008 12:08 AM

It was still a fun cool place until around 2005, then it just started going downhill. I was last there on a Saturday night in June, which should be prime business time, but it was practically empty *and* had shitty service to boot.

Posted by laterite | October 28, 2008 12:14 AM

YEAH B&O WAS PRETTY SWEET RIGHT AROUND 1985. Reagan brought us all together over sweet sweet coffee.

God damn, will all the irrelevant old people who think their nostalgia matters get the fuck out?

Posted by Nick | October 28, 2008 6:39 AM

You used to be able to get coffee and a slice of cake for under ten bucks there. Yeah, it was around 1985.

Posted by --MC | October 28, 2008 7:25 AM

I got food poisoning from B & O two years ago. They were probably still serving the cake from 1985.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 28, 2008 7:42 AM

W7ngman, their cheescake and eclaires are the best things ever.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 28, 2008 7:54 AM

Are you guys talking about the Weakly?

Posted by Why? | October 28, 2008 8:11 AM

The Weekly only keeps up with what's happening in West Seattle because half their staff lives there, so you can excuse their ignorance about the rest of the city. It's become the West Seattle Weekly.

Posted by JuJU | October 28, 2008 8:31 AM

I miss 1991 too.

Posted by J.R. | October 28, 2008 8:46 AM

I love the B&O. I've loved it since I was little, when it really was great. However, the savory food and the service are usually pretty crappy. The desserts are great though, and I love getting warm croissants in the morning on my way to work. It also happens to be about two and a half seconds from where I live.

Posted by Mikki | October 28, 2008 9:02 AM

sooo...the weekly staff reads the stranger about as often as the stranger staff reads it.

Posted by ryan | October 28, 2008 9:16 AM


Posted by Greg | October 28, 2008 9:43 AM

Greg, yes. They are closing lots of their shops. I think the one in Westlake center is still there.

Posted by Mikki | October 28, 2008 9:49 AM

That was supposed to be a joke, but thanks for the tip. I didn't know the Westlake one was still hanging on.

Posted by Greg | October 28, 2008 10:16 AM

I thought you might really, truly love their hot chocolate, and you might need a fix!

Posted by Mikki | October 28, 2008 10:42 AM

prediction: a capitol hill eatery/bar/coffee shop is destined to close within the next 2.5 years.

you heard it here first. all other news outlets are shit.

Posted by chops | October 28, 2008 11:07 AM

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