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Chinese Restaurant Lucky 8 to Open Next to Oola Distillery at 1413 E Union Street

Expect: a bar, takeout, and vintage kung fu movies.

By Jessica Voelker June 9, 2011

Kung Fu movies: coming to 1413 E Union.

Two days after the opening of Lucky Diner in Belltown comes news of Lucky 8, a Chinese restaurant slated to open at 1413 E Union Street.

When Oola Distillery owner Kirby Kallas-Lewis leased the entire building at the corner of 14th and E Union, he did so with plans to create a multi-use space. The build-out has included an events venue specially designed to accommodate dancing performances and parties.

In a recent interview with the CHS blog, Kallas-Lewis said that early plans for a hardware store in the building had been abandoned. "The hardware store is definitely not happening. Ideally, it would be a bar/restaurant, with an evening presence as well as a daytime presence."

As it turns out, that bar/restaurant will be a Chinese eatery called Lucky 8, according to Kallas-Lewis, who told me he signed a lease agreement with its operators on Wednesday. Lucky 8 will have a small bar area, project "cool black-and-white retro kung fu movies" on the wall, and offer takeout.

And that’s all I’ve got so far. Follow-up questions are in and I will update with more information as soon as I have it.

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