Skillet’s Josh Henderson says he wants his new restaurant under construction inside the Chloe building at 14th and Union to be a neighborhood diner. With its location, the new Skillet Diner is poised to be a “neighborhoods” diner serving the growing area bridging Capitol Hill and the Central District.
Here’s what our sister site CHS has to say about the new joint slated to open early this spring. You can read the whole thing here.
The new Skillet space is nowhere near complete but the first fixed-place restaurant created by Henderson’s high-flying company is coming together quickly. Opening day should come sometime in April. Or maybe it will be opening morning.
“We’ll have a stand-up espresso bar for people to start their day with,” Henderson said. Skillet will open every morning at 7 AM and Henderson would like nothing more than a busy crowd of locals standing at the bar, getting their caffeine and morning news fix before heading into the neighborhood to begin their workdays.
Or maybe it will be an opening night. Henderson plans to keep Skillet open to midnight most nights and 2 AM on the weekends. After last call, he hopes the Pike/Pine party crowd will make a tradition of the short hike over to 14th and Union to visit Skillet’s poutinery walk-up.
Saw the white subway tiles on the wall in there (through a tear in the brown paper) and thought, “diner.” So excited to hear about this! Can’t wait for them to open.
Can’t wait. Welcome to the neighborhood Skillets!