Seattle Restaurant Openings

Cherry Street Coffee House Planning Two More Locations

One will open in March, the other at the end of May.

By Christopher Werner January 17, 2012

Cherry Street Coffee House is opening two more cafes.

New year, new territory for Cherry Street Coffee House. Ali Ghambari, whose fleet of cafes stretches from Belltown to Pioneer Square, mostly along First Avenue, is headed across I-5. Ghambari has inked a deal for an outpost in one of Seattle U’s residence buildings, the Douglas.

“We’ve always wanted to open up on the Hill but didn’t want to compete with our friends there. We like the idea of being south of where most of the Capitol Hill action is, because we see it as an opportunity to become the nucleus of that surrounding First Hill neighborhood,” says Ghambari of the location at 1223 East Cherry Street.

But before the Seattle U cafe opens in late May, Ghambari will introduce another new spot, in the “old, rustic building” at 2621 Fifth Avenue. That one is slated to debut in the beginning of March.

Menus will be populated with the same foods you’ve come to know and love but each new cafe “will have its own design embracing the community that surrounds it.”

For those of you who are counting, this brings the number of Cherry Streets to seven. In order to accommodate all the action Ghambari is planning a new baking and cooking facility.

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