News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood

 

What happened to COA – and other Maple Leaf news

March 14th, 2017 by Mike

Jessica writes on Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf:

“Does anyone know what’s going on with COA on Roosevelt? They’ve been closed for more than a week. There’s no sign or any other notice.”
Not only that, but the phone number for Coa Mexican Eatery & Tequileria at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street comes back as “invalid number.”
Yelp reviewers say the restaurant is closed.

We’ve tried reaching out to them on Facebook.

If Coa is gone, it joins a number of other past Maple Leaf eateries, Notably:

Cafe Piccolo

The Maple Leaf Grill

LC’s Kitchen

The Hudson New American Public House

In other news, several neighbors have wondered what happened to the Maple Leaf Community Council. We’ll try and poke at that a bit more, but the news doesn’t seem good.

Also, Lilly writes:

 I just opened a small salon in maple leaf over on 82nd
and 15th. I worked at wild root salon for ten years and I'm super excited to be
back in the neighborhood!
I saw that you have posts about new business's in the area and would love to have
the opportunity to let the neighborhood know I'm back in a new salon.



 

 

Comments Off on What happened to COA – and other Maple Leaf newsTags: , ,

More about food (and drink) in the neighborhood

August 9th, 2015 by Mike

Recent items that caught our eye:

* The Maple Bar was written up in The Seattle Times on Wednesday, with this somewhat enticing  headline: Maple Bar: a neighborly vibe and easy-drinking libations.

Yes, the review of the restaurant and bar at 8929 Roosevelt Way N.E. was entirely about cocktails.

The Maple Bar is one of the best cocktail bars to open in the North End in the past year.

Some easy-drinking libations headline a menu that features herbaceous spins on summer staples such as the gin and tonic (its best drink), a house-made tonic made with herbs from its garden and spiced up with peppercorns, rosemary and orange zest.

It did tell us something we didn’t know, though: “Now owner Heather Ramsay has opened a second outdoor seating area, transforming a bushy, weed-filled backyard into a patio garden that seats 25.”

(Leaf Tip: Eating? Get the excellent burger. Medium rare.)

* Last month, in a ’90s flashback, the Times was asked where one could still find $1 Taco Tuesdays. Part of the answer: “If you’re really cheap, you can do 50-cent tacos at Old 5th Avenue Tavern in Maple Leaf.”

This same Reader Q&A also calls out the Watershed Pub and Kitchen at Thornton Place, though for beer not tacos. The last full review of the Watershed we saw, from last summer, is here.

* Finally, the Times earlier today reminded us that even when Farmer’s Markets are not open, there’s a year-round produce stand right down 15th Avenue Northeast.

“Rising Sun Produce.  Shop in season for the best deals at this Ravenna/Roosevelt-area fixture. 6329 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-524-9741).

→ 2 CommentsTags: , , , ,

UPDATE with benefit fund: Tequila bandit strikes Maple Leaf's COA

April 23rd, 2015 by Mike

Update 4/24: Jennifer emails: “Someone has started a GoFundMe for COA.

“This link might be nice to put with the article. It is a shame when this type of crime happens.”

Josh emails this story with the note: “This is not good.”

Thieves steal $10,000 worth of liquor.

The story, from KIRO TV, says:

Thieves targeted a Seattle restaurant, stealing more than $10,000 worth of liquor.

The owners of COA Mexican restaurant off Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street in the Maple Leaf neighborhood told KIRO 7 they were stocking up for the Cinco de Mayo holiday when the burglars hit.

They’re now hoping their surveillance video helps catch them.

The burglary occurred early Sunday morning.

→ 2 CommentsTags: , , , ,

UPDATE with benefit fund: Tequila bandit strikes Maple Leaf’s COA

April 23rd, 2015 by Mike

Update 4/24: Jennifer emails: “Someone has started a GoFundMe for COA.

“This link might be nice to put with the article. It is a shame when this type of crime happens.”

Josh emails this story with the note: “This is not good.”

Thieves steal $10,000 worth of liquor.

The story, from KIRO TV, says:

Thieves targeted a Seattle restaurant, stealing more than $10,000 worth of liquor.

The owners of COA Mexican restaurant off Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street in the Maple Leaf neighborhood told KIRO 7 they were stocking up for the Cinco de Mayo holiday when the burglars hit.

They’re now hoping their surveillance video helps catch them.

The burglary occurred early Sunday morning.

→ 2 CommentsTags: , , , ,