Tacoma Urbanist

Feb. 23, 2008 at 1:10am

*The Hub* : Pat Nagle's New Stadium Pizza Restaurant

                  (Great picture except for Pat's eye's being closed)

Ed's Diner reports that Pat Nagles new pizza diner will be named "The Hub."
Many suggestions were made by bloggers in a fenzy of interest on Ed's Diner blog:

The name of Pat Nagle's new restaurant is The Hub.

The name comes from an Ed's Diner reader, mattnewport, who, coincidentally, is a member of the Harmon Bike Club. After hearing that Nagle wanted to open a neighborhood breakfast/pizza/micro-brew joint with a sporty, Northwesty air within walking distance of Wright Park, mattnewport suggested here that the name be Wright's Hub.

"It fits," Nagle said of The Hub. "It's a gathering place. It's the shape of a bicycle tire. It's the shape of pizza.

Here was the list of blogger suggestions.

                         (Here's the architect and Carole Holder)

The Hub will be a "breakfast/pizza/micro-brew joint with a sporty, Northwesty air."  Pat is set on trying to have the place open by St. Patrick's Day.  I am sure it will be packed.  Good luck Pat.  Keep us updated.  We can't wait.


Tacomans are generally disappointed that the Mecca Speakeasy did not go through.  Yet, I have no doubt that they will pack The Hub.  The only mystery that remains is whether Pat Nagle's realtor business partner Carole Holder will bake her Tacoma famous Apple Dumplings for us.

See Pat and Carole's listings at Sound and Shore Properties

Also see Harmon Brewery

comments [15]  |  posted under tacoma, washington


by BellCaptain on 2/23/2008 @ 8:06am
Pat Nagle & Carole Holder are helping "shape" the "all new, fresh, extreme makeover to our home called TACOMA ! Thank you both...........
Lite the grill Pat and bring a stack of menu's to #1320 Broadway.............

Bell Capt.

by Erik on 2/23/2008 @ 9:47am
Pat Nagle & Carole Holder are helping "shape" the "all new, fresh, extreme makeover to our home called TACOMA

Yep. They are in alot of ways. Alot of people don't realize that Pat is a Realtot outside of the Harmon.

Speaking of restaurants BellCaptain, Hotel Murano is going to likely get two more soon. Any idea what they will be named or what kind of restaurants they will be?

by Erik on 2/23/2008 @ 1:59pm
Now its really official.

Check out "The Hub" flyer annoucement:

Here's the flyer on The Hub that was posted:


Need a job? They need employees

by Erik on 3/28/2008 @ 12:39am
A mere three days till the opening.

Hmm. I received a "exclusive" invitation to some event at The Hub. Hmmm.

by Erik on 3/30/2008 @ 1:04am
Pre-Opening exclusive picture 3/29/2008:

by Erik on 3/30/2008 @ 1:38am
Here's the menu of The Hub now online:


by Erik on 2/16/2010 @ 7:38pm
Now it looks like the successful HUB is about to expand. Very cool!

Hub owners adding tap room, second Harmon Brewery downstairs at site of old Stadium Bistro
Posted By C.R. Roberts on February 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm Share this
Heres an indication that the South Sound economy is back on track and the future is bright and even if thats not the case, theres a new brewery on its way, which means that its going to be all the easier to drown some sorrows.

I spoke this afternoon with Pat Nagle, managing partner at both the Harmon Brewery & Restaurant on Pacific Avenue and The Harmon Hub, up in the Stadium District at 203 Tacoma Ave. S.

It's below that space where the ill-fated and well remembered Stadium Bistro once lay that Nagle plans to build a second brewery and tap room.

We had the opportunity when the space down below the Hub presented itself, Nagle said. We've been at capacity at the Pacific Avenue location. We feel that there's s lot of potential business.


by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 2/16/2010 @ 9:37pm
I hope they have a couple of good years before the Elks reopens as a McMenimins brew pub, movie theater, spa, and hotel. Very courageous on the part of Pat Nagle. I wish them well.

by morgan on 2/16/2010 @ 10:16pm
I heard Harmon bottled beer is selling quite well in stores and that they are barely keeping up with production - that's great!

by KevinFreitas on 2/17/2010 @ 6:58am
That's awesome news, thanks Erik! I second Crenshaw though and hope there's enough beer love in this town to keep the Harmon hopping (so to speak) and welcome McMenamin's with open mugs as well.

by dolly varden on 2/17/2010 @ 5:56pm
Very cool. Competition can only be good for local beer drinkers and pub grub grubbers.

by Maria on 2/17/2010 @ 11:28pm
I read in the full News Tribune article that they'll be working with Rusty George Creative on some new graphic design. Kudos for "tapping" into local talent for their design work.

by Jesse on 2/18/2010 @ 4:37pm
My call: This will only make more younger people want to move to that area and sales will not be effected by competition from McMenamins. The two will play well off of each other and one will only be value added for the other one.

by Altered Chords on 2/18/2010 @ 4:58pm
I agree w/ Jesse. It seems that restaurants and clubs like to flock together. It's like an adult "fun zone". Kids don't want to go to a fun zone if it just has 1 ferris wheel but add 20 other rides and now it a destination.

I like the hub and go there frequently. I'd be interested in seeing more local live music there and an expansion to their website that talks about the acts that play there. I saw a great R&R band there late august/early sept and have no idea who it was.

by Dave_L on 2/18/2010 @ 5:40pm
I'm seeing several courageous endeavors in town lately. Three that impress me include the ambitious music plans (including real jazz Tuesday nights) by Sax on 6th Avenue; the labor of love work-in-progress of transforming the Wiggins Custom Woodworks building (on Center Street, under Hwy 16) into TacomaSkate(dot-com) skateboard shop and indoor skate park; and the tons of work and personal touches put into the new Stonegate building at 5421 STW www.tacomaweekly.com/article/3878/ (Since not everything is happening downtown.) I will do my little part to support the Hub and these three.