Seattle Met and Eater Seattle report that Skillet founder Josh Henderson is planning to open up a restaurant and grocery store on North Lake Union this summer. Westward and Little Gull Grocery will be right on the waterfront (in fact, with its own 156 ft dock!) conveniently located off the Burke Gilman Trail, at Eastern on Northlake (2501 Northlake Way). The space was called The Lakeside in a former life and it held special events like weddings and proms and all that.
During a recent phone conversation, Josh gave me details of his new place: Little Gull Grocery will have an oyster bar that seats 10-15 people, and everyone from boaters to bicyclists can stop by to purchase espresso and pastries in the morning; Packaged wine, beer, and some refrigerated items, along with a fine selection of charcuterie will be available for purchase.
Westward will offer lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends. The restaurant will have seating for 60 inside and a large patio will accomodate up to 40 outside. There will be 10 parking spaces in addition to street parking.
Josh is aiming for a mid-July opening. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about it.