The Wallingford Pizza House, “Seattle’s Only Classic Chicago-Style Pizza House”, has served its last deep dish pie. Their number doesn’t seem to be in service anymore, and there’s no other contact info on their web site, so that’s pretty much all we know.
In its place, you may soon find the Octopus Bar, which, according to their web site:
will be a neighborhood Seattle bar synonymous with a deep-sea search for a new experience, combining the familiar with the soon-to-be. We have designed a bar/gastropub serving sensational small plates with sustainability and quality in mind.
But don’t grab your coat quite yet. The Octopus, three years in the making, is still raising a last bit of cash to make it over the finish line by their December 2013 target launch date.
As of yesterday, they launched a Kickstarter campaign:
All of the money raised from this Kickstarter campaign will go directly towards finishing materials to develop the vision of The Octopus Bar. Remember, with Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing. We will be collecting mostly salvaged materials as well as recycled materials, and re-purposing unique finds… this all takes time and money… Your support will go a very long way to put the finishing touches on this treasure hunt…
Our concept reaches deep into Seattle’s origins as a port city developed by courageous individuals with strong work ethic and Seattle has always exhibited a spirit of optimism, enterprise and self-promotion.
Eclectically and beautifully outfitted, The Octopus Bar location in Wallingford, a cozy neighborhood tucked on the northern tip of Lake Union, will present endless architectural details and nooks to weave onlookers gaze. Above, a scattering of wood planks rest to visually separate the allusion of upper decks, boat bottoms and salvaged ship sides. Recycled crab cages and netting full of treasures such as Japanese fishing floats, bottles with SOS letters, ocean aged and discarded catches will be hung as if they had just been hauled onto the deck. Hung by ropes and pulleys, wood planks support various lighting solutions.
Distinctive lighting will showcase and sell our thoughtfully planned brews, signature beverages and richly flavored dishes produced by our chefs. Pair the food with an Octopus specialty cocktail and good company to set sail for an ineffably perfect voyage.
With all of this in mind, our vision is to draw a variety of patrons that are all in search of the same thing:
- A unique, hideaway serving high-quality food and beverages during lunch, afternoons, dinner, and late evenings
- A local bar that introduces new friends and endless conversations
- A safe and welcoming atmosphere that many could call their second “home”
The campaign page also has a quick rundown on the “Captain’s of the Ship”: Taryn, Liza Danger and Trevor, pictured below, as well as an attractive interior rendering (also below).
Launched yesterday, the Kickstarter campaign has raised almost $2,700 out of its goal of $12,500. Good luck, guys!