Morgan's Brain

Jun. 15, 2009 at 11:41am

Confirmed: Black Water Closed Today

As we just discovered for a Monday morning meeting, Black Water is indeed closed today. No reason was given on the hand written note taped to the door. We hope everyone is OK and it's business as usual tomorrow.

Now to reschedule the rest of my meetings today...


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by L.S.Erhardt on 6/15/2009 @ 12:21pm
More puzzling is that on both Saturday and Sunday, Enchanted Village/Wild Waves were seemingly closed when I drove by them at 3pm and 5pm, respectively.

I thought this time of year they were open until like 6 or 7 or something.

Then I also noticed by chance recently (while returning a tux) that even though the Mall allegedly opens @ 11 on Sundays, when I went at 12:30 it seemed half of the stores and most of the kiosks weren't open yet.

So is this a money-saving trend, or are people just showing up to work real late?

by NineInchNachos on 6/15/2009 @ 12:56pm
had contact with db while in route to library. said his people are working to contact Rachel and will know more later before speeding away on moped.

this story isnt over yet.

by scout on 6/15/2009 @ 1:07pm
Aliens have finally infiltrated - cloaked in the guise of a bad economy.

by Mandiferous on 6/16/2009 @ 8:25am
blogs.thenewstribune.com/business/2009/0...

by morgan on 6/16/2009 @ 9:18am
Very sad!

by Erik on 6/16/2009 @ 11:29am
Hard to believe Blackwater closed. So sad.

We ran so many chalk off events and meetings there including the weekly prize transfer ceremonies for the victors of the Chalk Offs:






















by morgan on 6/16/2009 @ 11:40am
I'm glad I got to relish what may have been one of the last drinks served there Sunday morning. Sigh.

by dolly varden on 6/16/2009 @ 11:51am
Was business really that bad at the new location? Seems like this came out of nowhere, especially given the recent painting, sign installation, etc. Maybe they closed for personal reasons?

by Adam the Alien on 6/16/2009 @ 12:09pm
Aliens have finally infiltrated - cloaked in the guise of a bad economy.

Don't you *dare* blame my people for this! I'll sue! You speciesist! *abducts another local business and probes it* :-D


*sigh* Clearly, my drawing of death claiming local businesses from a chalk-off a few weeks back requires some updating with more tombstones. When I drew the Reaper saying "Next?" I didn't think I'd get the answer so soon.

by jenyum on 6/16/2009 @ 12:17pm
The new space was really small, hard to have any anonymity there. Of course, I don't think that's why people went to Blackwater anyway, but it made me antsy and made it difficult to meet there.

They had wonderful coffee and it will be weird to have nothing meeting that meeting place niche downtown, outside of Tully's.

I often have meetings at Commencement Bay, but it's definitely got a different vibe.

by Erik on 6/16/2009 @ 8:50pm
And now Wintergrass is leaving:

weeklyvolcano.typepad.com/spew/2009/06/w...

When will the downtown bloodletting stop?

by fredo on 6/23/2009 @ 8:06pm
The problem at Blackwater seems to stem from a dispute between the owner and the investors, late payments, insurance allowed to

by fredo on 6/23/2009 @ 8:06pm
The problem at Blackwater seems to stem from a dispute between the owner and the investors, late payments, insurance allowed to

by fredo on 6/23/2009 @ 8:08pm
lapse, etc. Still, it's sad to see any small business fail. There's a more detailed account of Blackwater's problems in the News Tribune.

by morgan on 9/22/2009 @ 9:25am
To follow up on Kevin's timely post about "Where is the Vanilla Bean Cafe in the Proctor district?" when I should stumble upon a sign in the window of the former Black Water space across from city hall saying "Coming Soon: Vanilla Bean Cafe." I was extra surprised because I had been working with the owner to lease the space, thought we were about ready to sign a lease last week, and then he didn't return my call.

by Erik on 9/22/2009 @ 10:28am
Crazy. At least there is some kind of action happening on St. Helens.