Capitol Hill Seattle has details on the Portage Bay Canal Market project being driven by new owner Ericka Burke (Volunteer Park Cafe).
It’s an expansive time for the barons and baronesses of Capitol Hill food and drink. Grocery stores are also very “in.”
Ericka Burke, the chef and entrepreneur behind the Volunteer Park Cafe and the coming soon Chop Shop Cafe, is taking over a small grocery market just off the Hill in Eastlake with plans to update the market and cafe offerings on Fuhrman Ave.
The Canal Market project will transform and update the neighborhood grocery, people familiar with the plans tell CHS. City documents indicate the 2,000 square-foot space is being designed by Graham Baba Architects. A liquor license application for a “specialty store” offering beer and wine was also filed earlier this week.