Chophouse Row is the last piece of developer Liz Dunn’s 10 year master plan to encourage small scale “incremental urbanism” in Seattle’s Pike/Pine neighborhood, with a mix of new and old, retail, restaurant offices and housing, all in the same building and block.
The blend of historic renovation and new building on a single city block creates a welcoming “village within a village” oasis in the heart of an urban neighborhood. The site’s potentially challenging elevation change instead became the opportunity to bring light and fresh air to the lower level buildings. The Mews, lined with enticing retail and restaurant offerings with a distinctly local flair, is a modern interpretation of the classic pedestrian alley and provides respite and delight just steps away from the busy city streets. Creative re-use of existing structural elements and strategically cut doors and connections bind new and old in intimate ways. Back doors become front doors, dead ends become passageways, old materials are put to unexpected uses and the overall experience is one of charm, discovery and community. The uniqueness of place inspired a local restauranteur to launch a weekly night market that brings fresh local produce to the heart of the urban neighborhood.
“In Chophouse Row’s architecturally stunning courtyard, vendor tents are tucked beneath twinkling lights strung between glass facades, concrete beams, and brick walls. Shopping for Brussels sprouts has never been so stylish.” The Daily Meal on Chophouse Row’s unique Night Market
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