HUGE Buffet Coming to Tacoma!

The people behind the 26,000 square foot Feast Buffet in Renton (pictured) are bringing a 25,000 square foot buffet to Tacoma! Harvest Buffet will open in the former Hancock Fabric & El Tenampa space on 38th Street (Outback & Goodwill shopping center). Estimated Capacity: 700 people.

Adult price ranges at the Renton buffet:...
Mon-Fri Lunch $16.99; Sat & Sun Lunch: $24.99
Mon-Thurs Dinner $24.99; Fri, Sat & Sun Dinner $29.99

Build-out of the space should begin in April.

Just a quick drive to the mall, Texas de Brazil is opening a buffet next to H&M. Good thing Tacoma has a lot of gyms (and more coming)!

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Coming Soon to 6th Ave Tacoma: CIDER

Woodinville-based Locust Cider is planning to open a taproom on 6th Ave. with construction to start in April. The taproom will be located next to the soon to open The Pizza Press in the building currently being remodeled (2805 6th Ave. former liquor store) next to Jazzbones.

Founded in 2015, this will be Locust Cider's 4th location. Their full-production cidery (and taproom) is located in Woodinville. The 2nd and newly expanded taproom is... in Ballard. The 3rd is planned to open this April in Fort Worth, TX south of Downtown.

Learn more about Locust Ciders:

Who is ready for some local Cider?

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Getting ready for the crane to be installed at the Convention Center Marriott site.
Garage Demolition at site of New Marriott Hotel
Going Up! Crane being installed this morning at the Tacoma Convention Center Marriott Hotels site in Downtown.

The Bostwick Tully's Coffee (9th & Broadway) in Downtown Tacoma is expected to close soon. They are running through their current supplies. Some more inventory is being delivered (from closed stores?) but they don't expect to be open in 2 weeks. The Stadium District Tully's closed last week.

UPDATE: Most Tully's are now "Temporarily" Closed due to lack of coffee. 4 stores including the Tacoma Bostwick store will be open tomorrow until they run out of coffee.

Tully's Coffee shops have been struggling lately with many locations closing or being evicted. They are also in a contract dispute with Keurig Green Mountain who owns the Tully's brand.

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Big Changes Possible for The Dome District? The City of Tacoma has just put 10.6 acres of land out for RFP (Request for Proposals). The property includes the Tacoma Dome's G parking lot. The City is looking for proposals that will transform the site next to I-5 & the Tacoma Dome into a "Entertainment/Retail Destination". A Mixed-Use development is possible if it includes the Entertainment & Retail aspect.

Minimum Bid for the property is $8,000,000. Proposals are due May 8th. ...

The property has great visibility to I-5 but definitely has some issues with access and topography.

What would you like to see developed next to the Tacoma Dome?

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Looking to move your Headquarters? Tacoma has a building for you!

The State Farm (formerly Russell Investments) building hit the market today. According to the listing, the 12 floor, 219,050 sq ft building will be available Jan 01, 2019

Full Building Opportunity. 219,050 RSF (12 floors) of office space for lease. 230 secure, on-site parking stalls. Corporate headquarters opportunity. Former headquarters for Russell Investments and State Farm. Naming Rights. Best office building south of downtown Seattle. Educated workforce. Excellent access to freeway and public transportation. Lower cost of living than nearby Seattle.

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NEW: The owners of Parkway, Hanks, Coles & a soon to open bar in the heart of the Proctor District are continuing their North Tacoma bar expansion with the purchase of Terry's Office Tavern on Proctor at North 34th Street in the works.

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2 new project are planned on the future Tacoma Link extension in Tacoma's Hilltop. Back in 2016, Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (City) purchased the property at 9th & MLK with the intention of having it developed into mixed-use projects.

The Request for Proposal went out to developers last year and TCRA chose Kōz Development for the market-rate portion & Mercy Housing for the affordable housing.

The Kōz Development building will house 156 residential units along retail & live/work spaces on the 1st floor. Construction is planned to start in February 2019.

Mercy Housing's building will house 61 units of affordable senior housing. Construction is planned to start in September of 2019.

The Tacoma Link extension is planned to start construction this Fall. Once complete there will be 2 stations along MLK within 2 blocks of the new housing projects.

Mercy Housing has developed and operated 4 Hilltop housing projects on and around Yakima Ave..

Kōz Development is currently building a market-rate apartment building at 17th & Market St. in Downtown with a 152-unit project in permitting at Puyallup Ave. and C St. in the Dome District. The Puyallup Ave. project is anticipated to break ground in April 2018.

**Both renderings are preliminary renderings**

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JUST IN: Adriatic Grill to close this Sunday.

To All of Our Valued Guests:

Over the past 11 years, we have been honored to be a part of all of your lives! We have helped celebrate your birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, engagements, honored loved ones, and new members of your families. You have been a BIG part of our lives, and we are honored you chose us to be in yours.


Which is why we have heavy hearts in announcing Sunday, February 25, 2018 will be the last day of business for the Adriatic Grill. This closure comes as a result of the building owner selling the property and ending our lease.

We have worked with passion seven days a week for the last 11 years to be ready for you to walk through our doors. We appreciate every one of you and your support. As we wind down the Adriatic Grill this week, please know we are keeping our options open for another spot. You will be the first to know of any future endeavor.

With all of our gratitude,

Chef Bill & Miss Monique

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✌️Tally Ho!

11th between MLK & J St.

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Manifesto Coffee

Some SERIOUS work happening on our block. #manifestocoffee #tacomawa #hilltop #deconstructed #madeupmonday ✏️🖊 @reclinethestein

The article Puget Sound Energy (PSE) does not want you to read: "Because of the potential for such leaks to cause a catastrophic accident that would threaten the 500 workers and contractors at the facility, as well as nearby communities, including the town of Johnson Bayou, the federal safety agency ordered the two tanks shut down within seven days. Other storage tanks at the facility must also be inspected to determine if they have experienced similar problems in the past."…/02/sabine_pass_lng_ordered_to_shu.html

But this couldn't happen in Tacoma, right? We are getting the "totally safe" LNG facility.

Super cold gas caused multiple cracks in outer steel tank at one storage unit on Jan. 22, federal safety officials said.

"Co-created by and starring Heffernan and Lemme, Tacoma FD is in the style of humor of Super Troopers, but applied to a new world and new characters. It is set in a firehouse in the wettest city in America. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, they are basically firefighters who are always ready to fight fires… but in this wet city, they also have to fight their own boredom."

Kirby Bliss-Blanton (Project X), Marcus Henderson (Get Out), Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island) and Gabriel Hogan (Condor) are set as series regulars opposite Super Troopers’ Kevin Heffernan and S…

Tacoma Untapped told you a few months ago that Texas de Brazil was coming to Tacoma in 2018. We now know where it will be located. DRUM ROLL.. Texas de Brazil will be located at the Tacoma Mall next to H&M.

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In its Annual Best Places Issue, Sunset Announces its List of 20 Towns that "Redefine the West"

Tacoma comes in #1 in the NW region of the West!

"What’s defined the West more than anything else is the sense of opportunity. Better ways to live. New technology. Visions of the future. So where is the innovation happening right now? Whether you’re looking to boost your career, get back to the land, or start over again with pioneer determination, these are the communities that exe...mplify Western can-do."

Northwest: Tacoma, WA (runners up: Corvallis, OR; Sisters, OR; Spokane, WA)
From Major Port to Maker Central
How many times have you flown into Sea-Tac and given serious thought to the Tac part of the equation? Like most cities outside a trendy metropolis, Tacoma was long overshadowed by its larger, and yes, pricier, sister 34 miles to the north. But recently, the former shipping and manufacturing powerhouse has seen an influx of creative Left Coasters making new use of once-defunct warehouses—and enjoying the port’s down-to-earth allure. It doesn’t hurt, either, that you can see Mt. Rainier from basically anywhere here.

READ MORE HERE:…/travel…/best-small-towns-to-live-in

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What’s defined the West more than anything else is the sense of opportunity. Better ways to live. New technology. Visions of the future. So where is the innovation happening right now? Whether you’re looking to boost your career, get back to the land, or start over again with pioneer determinati...

Remember in July when Tacoma Untapped told you Seattle's Red Star Taco Bar appeared to be coming to the Walker Building in Downtown's St. Helens Neighborhood? With a new liquor license application we can now say for sure Tacos are coming to 6th & St Helens!

The restaurant space in the Walker Building previously housed Maxwell's Restaurant & Speakeasy before closing in late 2015.

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JUST IN: The Seattle-based owners of Rhein Haus Tacoma (and many restaurants in Seattle) have purchased the former 7-Eleven building on 6th & Stevens.

7-Eleven occupied the building for a short period of time during a fast expansion in Tacoma. Prior to being a 7-Eleven the building housed an Indian restaurant and again a convenience store.

The 3,456 square foot building sold for $690,000.


Could the restaurateurs be opening an outlet of one of their newest concepts, Beer Star (pictured), that opened in White Center this year?

The family-friendly Beer Star in White Center is housed in a 3,300 square foot building and serves beer from 48 taps along with beers available for sale from coolers. The property also houses a Li'l Woody's Burgers & Shakes & Chinese take-out restaurant.

Are you excited to see some life coming to this vacant storefront?

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Going Up! Crane being installed this morning at the Tacoma Convention Center Marriott Hotels site in Downtown.

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