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oliveoyl Apr 3, 2007 05:05 PM

all the hype & then closed .... anyone know???

  1. sophie. Apr 3, 2007 10:27 PM

    According to the latest gossip I've heard, the wholesale part was what brought the "business side" of things down. Coco la ti da, itself, was doing very well.
    It is a lovely space. I'm quite interested in whatever goes in next-- so if anyone has the scoop, please share it.
    I know it's been teeming with potential leasers... The location is fabulous. Although it comes with some baggage.
    I hope a terrific restaurant similar to Fork comes in.

    Here is that link directly:
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

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    1. re: sophie.
      babette feasts Apr 4, 2007 04:47 PM

      Hmm, then why not just jettison the wholesale operation? It was rented kitchen space anyway, surely she could have run the restaurant out of its own kitchen and maybe done a little bit of wholesale, instead of the extra space on Queen Anne with staff of six. I was really amazed that she started out so ambitious. Don't believe he hype, especially if it's about yourself!

      1. re: babette feasts
        landguy Apr 4, 2007 08:18 PM

        Definitely sounds like an excuse. The food didn't equal the hype. Great PR but so so food. You can fool some of the people some of the time....

        1. re: landguy
          sophie. Apr 5, 2007 12:43 AM

          I agree. I heard it was doing really well. But I just went there once. I liked it fine, but it wasn't my type of place. Too cutesy. Even the food was cutesy. The little skewers with the little dips. I wouldn't say 'so-so', but it wasn't anything I was excited to come back for. Then again, that might have just been the pastel sweetheart bachelorette party mood that it evoked.

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        staffstuff Apr 4, 2007 05:35 PM

        "The location is fabulous". If this were the case then why have there been SO many openings & closings of restaurants located in this 'fabulous' spot in the past decade or more?

        1. re: staffstuff
          Charles Apr 4, 2007 06:17 PM

          To be fair Bacchus was in that space for a very very long time(at least 10 years probably more). After it closed Fork opened up and although it was only around very briefly, it closed not due to the restaurant failure but because of the ill health of the owner. Then Coco la ti da.
          I really can’t think of this as a space that there have been “SO many openings & closings of restaurants”. It is certainly not one of those cursed restaurant locations, like the former site of Red Line Pizza.

          1. re: Charles
            sophie. Apr 5, 2007 12:38 AM

            Well said, Charles. Well said.

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        ethereal Apr 3, 2007 05:11 PM

        This post addresses your question.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36615...

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