A year after high rents pushed it off Capitol Hill down to Montlake, Purr Cocktail Lounge abruptly closed its doors over the weekend. Meanwhile, new Capitol Hill gay bar Union made its debut.
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A former employee of Manray and Petite Women's Long Regular Mock Alex 10 with Sizes Dress and Evenings Satin Skirt MIDN Full The Wildrose, Roberts opened Purr in 2006 in the former home of the Bad JuJu lounge. In 2011, CHS talked with her about the features of a successful gay bar and surviving the changes of growth in Pike/Pine. Purr’s move to Montlake put it in a space where a series of pubs had churned through in recent years. That space will now be empty again.
Meanwhile, up the Hill at 14th and Union, the Hill’s newest gay bar was filled to the brim as it made its debut over the weekend. The much anticipated opening was delayed by last-minute permit approvals which only encouraged the anxious enthusiasm of those ready for a new player in the Capitol Hill gay nightlife scene. Union’s debut, however, was actually a daytime affair and coincided with the hottest stretch of Seattle weather this year. The bar maintained a full patio and three lines at the bar through weekend with patrons wanting to check out the newly opened space — and stay cool.Lilac Prom Black Puffy Dresses Dresses Organza Dresses Sweethart Ball 2017 Orange Black Gown Quinceanera Ball Gown Prom Chady Long Ombre xqO0pgwU
With reporting and photography by Dylan Austin