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Black Bamboo?

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The Irish dive bar at 3rd & Bell known as Kelly’s is g-gone. In place of the smokey tavern, longtime hangout for Bud-drinking regulars, comes a “new Chinese restaurant.” A permit for remodeling has been issued in the name of Black Bamboo, but there’s no guarantee that the new place will actually operate under that name.

Next door, you’ll recall, is the former Gambas, now Local Pho. Aquabar is around the corner, and across the street is Belltown’s popular off-leash Dog Park. Meantime, the Bell Street park project continues to offer street improvements. The first section, between First and Second, opens later this month.

I know it says “Black Bamboo” on the permit application, but I wonder if anyone noticed another spot, Black Bottle, down at First & Vine? Can Belltown handle two spots named Black?

4 Comments on "Black Bamboo?"

  1. I just wish it would open up already. They have been working on it for what seems like forever. I am ready to try it out and hope we have some good Chinese close to the house.

  2. Walking up Bell St this weekend, I saw that it’s now open. I’m hoping we get some decent Chinese food in the neighborhood.

  3. Ronald Holden | August 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm |

    Yes, open! Just in time for the park construction project!

  4. NICE! I will have to give this a try this week for sure.

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