Openings & Closings: Peet's Coffee Closes in Queen Anne, Barista Boyz Debut in Capitol Hill"/>
For some businesses, 2010 marked the end of the road, while for others, an ambitious beginning. Peet's Coffee & Tea (2201 Queen Anne Ave. N.) closed up shop January 1--unsurprising to many who knew that sharing an intersection with Starbucks and Teacup (with Cafe Ladro a stone's throw away) would mean fierce competition. The Queen Anne View spoke with one of the store's employees, who confirmed that the other locations will remain open in Greenlake, Fremont, Capitol Hill and Interbay.
West Seattle will be gaining a new coffee stand--with an unusual facade to go with it. Portside Coffee Company (6720 West Marginal Way) resembles a metal boat and will be serving up Silver Cup Coffee for those wanting to take the plunge toward something new. Their hours can be found on the West Seattle blog.
On Capitol Hill, what once was Buzz Stop is now Barista Boyz. CHS spoke with one barista who said that the stand will be stocked full of cute (and non-bikini clad) employees appealing to the gay community.
Back on Queen Anne, Sorrentino (2128 Queen Anne Ave. N.) will be reopening under a new name this Thursday. According to the Queen Anne blog, Chef Enza Sorrentino will shortening the name of the Italian eatery to Enza, adding live music every Friday and Saturday night. A new menu will feature affordable Sicilian dishes.
A new sit-down restaurant is in the works for the Central District that will serve both breakfast and lunch. Opening in April, Cheeky (17th and Jackson) will be run by Wendy Wong, a UW business graduate who also attended the Seattle Central Community College's Culinary Arts School. Wong told the Central District blog that she hopes to draw in customers looking for comfort food and baked goods available for carry-out.