Open and shut: This week's restaurant round-up
Last weekend saw a number of sad closures, including Bauhaus and the unexpected loss of the Comet Tavern. What's in store (or, rather, out of business) this week -- and who's new on the scene?
- Green Leaf Vietnamese: The ID staple closed last week due to multiple health code violations, including "interference with the health officer," according to King County officials, but was reopened over the weekend with the blessing of the food safety folks. Green Leaf = gree light!
- Maison Tavern: Maison's naissance has been a little confusing, but here's what you need to know: It's the daytime (kind of?) version of Aston Manor, a "social club" that opened back in spring, it's located in SoDo on the verge of the ID, it promises "old world spirits and new world plates" and has its grand opening tonight. Get more information on Facebook.
Carmelia: A vegetarian favorite, this beloved Greenwood establishment shut its doors after 17 years last week. Rumor has it, the space will be filled with a new Mexican restaurant...which isn't exactly what Greenwood needs, but at least it's not another vacant storefront. Still, Carmelita (and their amazing pizzas) will be deeply missed.
The Coterie Room: Announced as "exciting news," the fact is that this downtown brunch spot is going from an actual restaurant to an event space, so it's essentially closing. But the owners don't seem to be in dire straits -- run by the same folks as the always-packed Tavern Law and the Belltown standard Spur, maybe it really is exciting.
Yozen Frozen Yogurt: According to MyBallard, the neighborhood's only self-serve fro-yo joint abruptly shut its doors without so much as a sign for visitors, though the blog speculates that it may not be for good. Fingers crossed!
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