Official word is finally here on the shuttering of the 24-hour dining institution — and how soon it’ll reopen in Pioneer Square, and what the new location will be like.
It’s true: Seattle’s classic restaurant 13 Coins — open 24/7 in South Lake Union since 1967 — is closing, making way for yet more new development. But when it shutters in the late fall of this year, 13 Coins will be reborn immediately, if all goes according to plan, in Pioneer Square. (The specific date is T.B.D., dependent on construction.)
Owner Al Moscatel says he committed a year and a half ago to making sure his Seattle 13 Coins staff — many of them longtimers — have no lapses in employment, with the closure of the old seguing seamlessly into the opening of the new. He recently managed to get the lease on the original space extended until December 1 to facilitate that.