Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings & closings
Portage Bay is opening it's fourth location in the summer of 2015. (Image: Portage Bay Cafe)

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings & closings

OPENINGS

Zippy's Giant Burgers. Burger joint Zippy's on 14th Ave. SW will be opening a second location, The West Seattle Blog tells us. Released via a cryptic Facebook message, Zippy's doesn't tell us where exactly - but it is rumored to be in Georgetown. 

Peel & Press Pizza and Spirits. Abbondanza in the West Seattle Junction has changed ownership and will be opening as Peel & Press later this fall. While Eater reports that they will be keeping some of the staff and recipes, the dining room is getting a remodel and the rest of the menu is getting 'refined'. We like to hear that!

Schilling Cider House. The Cider House is days away from opening with 32 tap ciders and more than 250 craft ciders in Fremont, reports Eater. The official big day is September 6, and the first 1,000 fill purchasers are getting a free growler.

Big Chickie. It's not every day that you hear about a service station transforming into a Peruvian chicken eatery, but that's exactly what happened with Rudy's Hanson service center in the Hillman City community! After months of construction, Rudy's is now officially Big Chickie, opening sometime in September according to Hammer & Hand blog!

Portage Bay Cafe. Number four is on its way! The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that the owners of the University District, South Lake Union and Ballard cafes just leased a space inside The Rooster, an apartment building on Northeast 65th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast. As of now, scheduled opening time is summer 2015. 

CLOSINGS

Catfish Corner. It's been three glorious decades, but Catfish Corner in the Central District is saying goodbye. We heard from Eater earlier this week, and apparently there is a note on the door that doesn't give a reason - but apologizes for the inconvenience.

Erotic Bakery. Where oh where will all the devious bridesmaids get cheeky gifts for their brides-to-be now?? It was five days ago now that The Slog told us about the iconic little bakery in Wallingford closing, as the owner would like to retire and apparently business has been declining. After 28 years, the last day will officially be September 30. 

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