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The team behind Mioposto of Mount Baker will open a second restaurant in Phinney Ridge this spring.

UPDATE 8/23: The project has been scrapped, owner Jeremy Hardy tells Seattle Met.

Mioposto, Mount Baker’s beloved come-as-you-are neighborhood joint and one of Seattle’s favorite family drop-ins, is opening a second location in Phinney Ridge. Owner Jeremy Hardy anticipates the restaurant at 7404 Greenwood Avenue North should be ready for business by mid-April.

Hardy says the Phinney Ridge newbie will uphold the same menu, though it will open with just dinner, with lunch possibly following; breakfast isn’t in the cards. While the spot will certainly cater to families (the Mount Baker kitchen is situated next to a playground), Hardy noted it “will be a little more grown-up,” alluding to a full-service bar. Another Phinney-only feature is the 50-foot patio that will stay open year-round, a welcome addition considering the 25-capacity dining room.

Conversations about opening another Mioposto surfaced about a year ago, and the charmer of a neighborhood, with its strong sense of community, seemed a natural fit, Hardy added. As for neighbors, he and his crew are in tasty company: 74th St. Ale House and Carmelita are a stone’s throw away.