Jan. 13, 2010 at 9:50am
More sad news in the Tacoma business closures department. Via Twitter:
The restaurant that I had my first real date is closed. My heart hurts a little bit.
Il fiasco on 6th.
@Clydetreeroots yep they are selling every thing in the place. Big signs in the window. That place had been there for a while too.
Shame to see them go but I suppose if any space has a chance get filled it would be on 6th Ave.
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by BellCaptain on 1/13/2010 @ 10:04am
|Very sad-the scallops were insanely delicious----haven't used that phrase since my first bite into a FRIDAYS COOKIE.....they remain at Met. Mkt. !!
by L.S.Erhardt on 1/13/2010 @ 10:15am
I hadn't managed to get around to eating there yet.
by seejane on 1/13/2010 @ 11:24am
|It's sad to see the best place on the Ave go.|
by morgan on 1/13/2010 @ 11:25am
|At least they made some cash from the auction. Some of the prices the bidders bid really surprised me! Sadly, I did not pick up a 4 tap keg cooler :(|
by NineInchNachos on 1/13/2010 @ 11:45am
|another client bites the dust.|
by Erik on 1/13/2010 @ 11:46am
Though Tacomans seem reluctant to want to frequent places with white tablecloths.
by thriceallamerican on 1/13/2010 @ 12:34pm
|The TNT had something about this a couple of weeks ago when the auction was announced...
I really liked this restaurant...I'm not huge into Italian-ish restaurants, but they consistently turned out a good dining experience within a quick walk from my house so we liked to go every so often.
I'd be curious what did them in. It seems like there was always people inside (especially after they moved the dining area into the front instead of the bar). From what I understand there was little advance notice to employees. I know they've changed ownership over the course of their existence, perhaps multiple times, so maybe someone just decided they were done trying to keep it afloat in a tough industry.
Let's hope someone sees an already-well-appointed dining spot for lease and opens a new restaurant there soon! (...or something else cool, more retail on 6th is always welcome)
by ixia on 1/13/2010 @ 12:54pm
|Rumors about selling the place had been around for a couple of years. The business seemed to be doing fine; every time we walked by it appeared busy. I thought the owner had a full time job elsewhere (can't confirm that).
Another restaurant would be perfect in that spot. We desperately need authentic Middle Eastern food. Desperately!
by dolly varden on 1/13/2010 @ 1:21pm
|I'm with ixia -- middle eastern would be great. Or Ethiopian. Or a taqueria like like Taqueria el Antojo on the eastside -- how can there not be good take out burritos on 6th?|
by morgan on 1/13/2010 @ 3:20pm
|Ethiopian - YES!
I was so excited when some people were working on opening an Ethiopian restaurant off 6th Ave - until the city told them they were too far off 6th Ave and couldn't open it.Then I wasn't so excited. Why wouldn't the city want to encourage neighborhood restaurants?
by dolly varden on 1/13/2010 @ 4:08pm
|Perhaps because their policies are based on 1950s textbooks on the virtues of suburbanization? I hope our new city council members help make Tacoma act like the city that it is and ought to be.|
by Tacomite on 1/14/2010 @ 9:04am
|I know the owner personally. He has been trying to sell the place for years. He didn't have another job before but he does now. Hard to make a 'real paycheck' in the restaurant biz these days.|
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