Four months ago we talked about Cherry St. and our abundance of vacant store fronts. Since then we’ve made some good progress. We’ve got a great new creole joint up at 29th & Cherry (go try it today! The gumbo is heavenly). And in December the Twilight will be taking over the long-vacant place that was once La Louisiana.
But there’s still a lot of work to do. The biggest is on the could-be-great corner of 23rd & Cherry, where Central Space (a new sponsor of the site) is looking for tenants for the old Dilettante building.
Seattle must have the largest number of coffee entrepreneurs in the world. And I’m guessing you might know a few, or know someone who knows someone who’s always wanted to start a cozy neighborhood gathering spot. If so, start spreading the word: the CD is hungry, jittery, and starving for a few more great places to catch a latte or a good dinner. You’d be hard-pressed to find a location with better foot, transit, and car traffic than 23rd & Cherry.
Tougo, The Bottleneck, Central Cinema, Katy’s, and MezzaLuna have all proven that good businesses are a hit around here and will develop very loyal neighborhood customers. We just need a few more folks to take a risk and provide the critical mass for what should be a thriving neighborhood business district.
Here’s a handy pictorial tour of all the opportunities:
Spread the word!