The Scorecard: Restaurant Closures in August

This month, restaurant and bar closures edged out openings in Seattle, 11 to 10, with one more long-standing restaurant changing hands. The forecast appears to be mixed: Maggie keeps identifying blind-item restaurant listings on Craigslist, while every week we receive word of high-profile restaurants on their way (Thierry Rautureau's Luc, John Howie Steak, Terrance Brennan's Artisanal).

Closures: Madoka, three more Organic to Go locations, Bella Cosa, Himitsu, Jasmine Provincial, Phoenicia on Alki, Mezzaluna, Longhorn BBQ (supposedly moving), Il Giardino

Transitions: Angelina's in West Seattle changed hands and is temporarily closed

Openings: Citizen Creperie, Pony, Mel's Market, Brickyard BBQ, Porterhouse, Tavern Law, Delancey, Three Girls Bakery, Laredos, Little Red Bistro

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