The connective joint between Capitol Hill and the Central District is getting busy. In a major coup for the area, Oola Distillery’s Kirby Kallas Lewis announced that Restaurant Zoe is moving to 14th and Union:
Yes, Zoe Restaurant will be moving here from Belltown. I’m excited to be working with a restaurant of this calibre. I know their bar manager at Quinn’s loves Whiskey so I hope we can do some beautiful things together with their bar program at Zoe!
The lease was signed last Friday so things will be ramping up in the following weeks as far as locking in a design, etc. Basic things like upgrading the electrical to 800 amps for the building, upgrading water mains, etc are already laying the groundwork for the two restaurants that will be moving in. It’s going to be an exciting building in just a few short months.
I feel like Lucky 8 and Zoe will compliment each other and both be a huge asset to the neighborhood. I’m glad I held out for these two! I expect the restaurants to be up and running in about 4 months. OOLA will be fermenting in about a week and distilling by the end of the month. Look for products to be available in the tasting room by the end of July.
When it opens later this year, Zoe will join Chinese restaurant Lucky 8, Oola, Marjorie and Skillet Diner at the intersection.