Update 2: Boudreau confirms that Canon will move into the current home of Licorous at 928 12th Avenue.
Update: A liquor license app indicates that Canon is taking over the Licorous space on Capitol Hill. I will now try to confirm.
Bartender Jamie Boudreau’s goal of opening a bar in Seattle, years in the planning, may be reached by late summer. Boudreau first came to Seattle from Vancouver to open Vessel; he left the now-shuttered cocktail lounge and spent time behind the stick at local bars Tini Bigs and the Knee High Stocking
Club Co. Currently he bartends at Rob Roy in Belltown and travels as a brand ambassador.
But Boudreau has been working to raise funds for his own place for some time now, and he sent word Monday evening that he is very close to finalizing a lease on a space, though he did not reveal the location.
He confirmed only that the bar would be called Canon, but "whiskey and bitters emporium," indicates a focus on brown, bitter, and stirred. Clearly, more questions than answers at this point, but you can follow Boudreau’s progress on Twitter and Canon Seattle’s website. And check back here too—I’ll be digging for details, you can believe that.