SEATTLE - Picture a large building with a handful of small, independent shops and restaurants inside. This kind of development isn't new for Seattle - it's been done at Pike Place Market and more recently Melrose Market on Capitol Hill. Now, one of the developers of Melrose Market wants to take the same idea and bring it to Queen Anne.
Scott Shapiro recently told Seattle Met he has plans to redevelop an industrial style building along West Thomas into nine separate spaces that would include an anchor restaurant. Shapiro says he's been in talks with a number of people interested in occupying those spaces but he told Allecia Vermillion, from Seattle Met, he wants to wait until he knows who will take up the main restaurant area before committing to smaller occupants.
The building is owned by the founder of Cotton Caboodle, a children's clothing company. Shapiro says Charlotte and Michael Green reached out to him after Melrose Market opened and realized their building had similar features and thought it too could be used in a similar capacity.
You can read the full story on Shapiro's plans here.