We are hearing from reliable sources that Madrona will soon have a well-known Seattle restaurateur moving into the space that Restaurant Bea last occupied. We are not giving up the information yet since it has not been confirmed, but expect a new restaurant to be coming to Madrona soon. As we wrote before, the Naam location down the street had a lot of turnover before they stabilized that restaurant space; hopefully, the new owner, who has several Seattle restaurants, can do the same for this Madrona location.
We are finally getting over the disappointment of Restaurant Bea’s closure, and started to pay more attention to the sign in the window. We found the business-for-sale listing, and it turns out you can have your own Madrona restaurant for $50,000. One could be discouraged by the closures of the previous restaurants in that space (June, Cremant, and Restaurant Bea) but just down the street Naam has survived after many Madrona restaurants had failed before (Coupage, Plenty, Supreme, Drey’s and Sapphire). In fact even The Stranger questioned whether Naam could make it after so many failures before, yet years later Naam is still serving the Madrona neighborhood great Thai food. So if you are looking to open the next Madrona restaurant contact a local broker to purchase the business and let us know when you will be opening.
Sad news, Restaurant Bea has closed their doors just as June and Cremant did before. Unfortunately, that Madrona restaurant location seems to be cursed. We will miss Restautant Bea’s open kitchen, their chef’s table, good food, and creative bartenders. Restaurant Bea’s owner, Kate, has asked anyone who wants to stay in touch to visit their website, where the following note is left:
I am very sad to say that Restaurant Bea is now closed. I will all miss our supportive customers and want to thank you for coming in.
I also want to thank my staff and wish them the best of luck. They kick ___ and I couldn’t have asked for better people to be with during this last year.
I welcome any thoughts or questions at email@example.com.
Thank you. Kate
Thank you Kate. Madrona will miss your restaurant and you (although we hope to see you around the neighborhood).