Tom Douglas not opening restaurant in Ballard

As we first wrote about back in September, Tom Douglas was looking at Ballard for a new restaurant. “I was looking forward to being in Ballard, but that space just didn’t jell, unfortunately,” Douglas tells the Seattle Times.

Instead of the old Via Verde space on Market Street, Douglas will open his newest restaurant next door to his current restaurant, Etta’s. Nancy Leson with the Seattle Times has the scoop here. (Thanks Mike for the link!)


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larry
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larry

crap

ZephyrV2
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ZephyrV2

Double crap!

I hope that something fills that space and soon! Hate to see empty store fronts.

dweb
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dweb

Boo!

back2ballard
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back2ballard

Darn. It would have been nice to have a Tom Douglas restaurant in Ballard.

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

Hey Tom, if you're reading this… the space you want is the old Ballard Camera space. It would be a bigger build-out, but would be much nicer than the old Via Verde space anyway.

No hurry, we'll wait.

Theravadist
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Theravadist

Keep looking Tom, Ballard needs you!

KS
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KS

I'd rather have Tom in Ballard than Kathy ;-)

Ballardite
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Ballardite

Fantastic idea!! That space is dying to be brought back to it's original glory. And it's on the corner, and it's bigger. Come on Tom, give it a look.

great idea
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great idea

if the” space just didn't jell” you can always add some pectin.

I thought a top-rate chef would've known such elementary culinary solutions.

Corbeau
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Corbeau

Good one!

stopthebuzz
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stopthebuzz

Seconded!!!

3smiles
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3smiles

how about the old Ballard Library?

demian
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demian

That via verde space is super haunted anyway.

by the ghost of market street grill.

sparky107
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sparky107

Thirded!

phinneynotballard
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phinneynotballard

undeniable

SunsetHillEx
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SunsetHillEx

The Seattle Times quote about the Ballard space not jelling was by Jackie Cross, business partner and wife of Tom Douglas. Tom has been very careful and supportive over the years to make sure his wife/biz partner is given proper equal credit for their ventures and successes.

Sam
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Sam

Overrated anyway…

Jeremy Allen
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We would have loved to have you in the neighborhood Mr Douglas!

Ballardboy
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Ballardboy

Haunted by the ghost of Market Street Grill huh? Very interesting. Too bad it's gone, it was Ballard's best ………..

John C
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John C

Bummer-
We could use a high quality well managed Tom D Venue in Ballard. Hope he finds a sutable spot soon.