Less than a year after its gala grand opening, the Hooters that described its location as South Park – though it was more like almost-Boulevard-Park – has closed, blaming the South Park Bridge shutdown. An e-mail tip from Bob sent us over this morning for a look; first we noted the casino doors had signs announcing gaming had been suspended more than two months ago, but then, we found what looks like a new note on the restaurant door: “”We Have Moved The Party … to Lake Union, Renton, Tacoma. Due to the economic stresses caused by the South Park Bridge Closure, we have been forced to close our doors. Thank you for all your business.” We have messages out to see if we can find out more; not sure exactly when the closure notice went up, but we have searched exhaustively and it does not appear to have been reported anywhere else. We did notice, while searching, that last month, the location became a side note to a bit of controversy involving a regular stunt-motorcycle promotion and a state trooper.
West Seattle, Washington