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SeattleMet: First Look – Local 360 Mercantile

Since debuting early in the new year, Local 360, the ambitious multiscoped venture situated on First and Bell, has steadily rolled out a menu heavy on comfort food and even heavier on sustainability: ninety percent of raw ingredients are sourced within 360 miles of Seattle.

A lofty restaurant anchoring the front of the house encourages all-day lazing, while a backroom mercantile, set to open in late February or early March, will cater to a grab-and-go clientele. Managing partner Marcus Charles likens the space to an “oversized pantry” where shoppers will find wine and beer, dry goods, fresh produce, and cheeses, plus a full-time butcher.

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Also – check out the slideshow shot by LucasAnderson. It’s great to see Lucas moving up – he’s a superb photographer and we really enjoyed the opportunity to work with him nearly a year ago on some BelltownPeople stories.