Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:14am
I heard the news last week at Tacoma Cabana's preview party but, lo, the Tempest is now no more. From their Facebook on 9/11:
Tempest Lounge is closed.
I have decided to retire from the bar business.
Realizing a dream is never easy, I did and for that I am extremely grateful! Thank you all for your support these past 7 years.
A farewell from last night also posted to their Facebook page that harks to the dreamy (and now more misty-eyed) first part of their business plan from over 8 years ago:
Won’t you join me in a little creative visualization?...Imagine… you’re sitting in an intimate cocktail lounge surrounded by a lover, friends, and acquaintances. The décor is warm and relaxing, much like a neighborhood bar set in the 40’s or 50’s. Listen as the sultry lounge singer seduces you with tunes from a bygone era, and savor the guilty pleasure of a martini, cosmopolitan, scotch rocks…whatever your fancy. The cocktail will warm your spirit, as you laugh, throw your head back on the posh semi-circular booth and take in the lush ambiance of…….. Where am I, you ask??? Welcome to Tempest Lounge.
Farewell, Tempest, Tacoma and especially Hilltop will miss you.
comments  | posted under bar, closing, hilltop, restaurant, tacomaComments
by dolly varden on 9/21/2012 @ 9:22am
|Total bummer! I hope something similar re-opens there.|
by low bar on 9/21/2012 @ 6:27pm
|Bummerama. Thanks Denise for contributing the 7 years. Thought it was going to be all about the cocktail party this election...|
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