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It's a busy week for restaurant openings in Seattle:
Craving some conveyor-belt sushi, but too far from the nearest Sushi Land? Blue C Sushi has just opened its sixth store at 7th and Pike, across the street from Gameworks. The Seattle Times reports on the opening as well as the fact that Whole Foods will begin selling the chain's sushi under a new retail label, Otokyo Sushi. More information about hours and directions are listed on Blue C's website.
According to the Rainier Valley Post, sushi has finally come to Columbia City. The owner of Wabi-Sabi -- which loosely translates as finding beauty in imperfection -- is Thoa Nguyen, who has already landed success with Thoa's (First & Union) and Chinoise Cafe (Queen Anne and Madison Park locations). The new restaurant, which will have exposed-brick walls and painted walls, held its grand opening yesterday.
In West Seattle news, Riverhouse Creperie (3400 Harbor Ave. S.W., Ste 101), has announced that it will be shutting its doors for good on October 31. The small bistro featured an array of goods from local businesses, and the closing comes as a result of the owner's health concerns.
Calling all Midwestern food lovers: Heartland Cafe (4226 S.W. Admiral Way) will be serving up Wisconsin-style comfort food this winter, states the West Seattle Blog. The new restaurant has replaced what was the Admiral Benbow Inn.
Phinneywood reports that local bar and grill Pig 'n Whistle (8412 Greenwood Ave. N) has new owners (the third in several years). Steve and Carrie Shepard bought the business after responding to an ad on Craigslist.
Up on Capitol Hill, King Cobra (916 E. Pike) will be turned into a boutique-y, hotel-like lobby bar (tentative name: The Lobby Bar, naturally) catering mostly toward the LGBT community. The owners told CHS that they are hoping for a mid-November opening.
As first reported on DailyCandy, a new Belltown restaurant with amazing views has just opened. Ventana (2323 First Avenue) -- Spanish for "window" -- offers small-plate selections such as Carlton Farms pork spareribs with a pomegranate glaze and minted watermelon salad. The restaurant's hours can be found on its website.