A little over a year after the opening of their Tacoma cafe, Olympia Coffee is breaking ground on a brand new Seattle location. In a Sprudge exclusive, co-owners Oliver Stormshak and Sam Schroeder have announced the 1,750-square-foot cafe in the Columbia City neighborhood that will serve as their Seattle flagship.
Their third location outside Olympia and second in Seattle, the historic 1920s building at the corner of Edmunds and Rainier will be home to a cafe, training facility, and community room. Stomshak and Schroeder, the latter of which live in the neighborhood, are hoping to add to the Columbia City Landmark District’s “Main Street vibe, with an old movie theater, a great bakery, multiple ice cream and pizza shops, a collection of independent retail, restaurants, and bars.”
Per Stormshak, the cafe will build upon the menu and bar flow of the other Seattle location, but with a slightly expanded menu still in the works.
Construction on the new Olympia outpost is expected to progress quickly. The space Olympia is taking over was at one time a coffee shop, so all the necessary plumbing and electrical is already in place, significantly decreasing the overall construction timeline. Permits are currently in the works, and once they have been acquired, Stormshak and Schroeder expect the entire build-out to take four months from soup to nuts.
Currently, the Columbia City cafe is very much in the “we’re excited to announce” phase of things. For more information or to follow along with the progress of the build-out, make sure to follow Olympia on on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Olympia Coffee Seattle flagship is located at 4824 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98118.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
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