Openings & Closings: Two Bellevue Establishments Vanish, Pour House Officially Opens"/>
Earlier this week, we reported two Bellevue establishments calling it quits in the same weekend. Matthew Bomberger, President of Solstice Restaurant Group that owns Stir Martini + Raw Bar along with Twisted Cork, revealed to The Seattle Times that they weren't pulling in enough revenue to keep both places afloat.
In Central District News, Bar 19 (that was scheduled to open late March) will be delaying its arrival to the neighborhood until the summer. Owners Kedra Reisinger & John Olsen have yet to submit the last of their plans before they are good to go for construction sometime in May. Voracious will keep you posted!
It appears that there was a change of heart from the proprietors of Kelly's Fresh Produce (corner of 83rd Street and Greenwood Avenue North) who decided to pull out last minute. Building owner Jim Greene told the Phinneywood blog that he's looking for a new produce vendor to fill the space.
Just in time for some warm weather, D'Ambrosio Gelato (5339 Ballard Ave.) will be coming to the neighborhood sometime in mid-April. And onto a completely different food group, West Seattle's butcher shop, The Swinery, will be re-opening April 1 after a 4-week remodeling project.
We've been keeping our eye on Greenlake's newest addition, Pour House Bar & Dining, and when it will finally open. Alas, the wait is over! My Greenlake just reported that the restaurant is up and running, featuring what Chef Matt Krutenat would call "elevated comfort food."