Melissa Allison follows the world's biggest coffee-shop chain and other Seattle caffeine purveyors.
Pioneer Square coffee: Cherry Street warned about sidewalk board, Elliott Bay Cafe branches out
Posted by Melissa Allison
A city inspector sent warnings this month to Cherry Street Coffee House and three other Pioneer Square businesses, saying their sidewalk boards were illegally placed. Two shops said they lost sales after taking the signs down.
While reporting that story, I noticed that Elliott Bay Cafe is among the dozens of businesses with sidewalk boards and called to ask if they are moving with Elliott Bay Book Co. to Capitol Hill next month. Yes, they said, and the current location will stay open, too.
After the bookstore closes on March 31, customers can reach the underground cafe using its outdoor staircase. Brasa chef Tamara Murphy opened the cafe, with its big neon "coffee" sign, in 2008.
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