BIZNOTE: The Missing Piece coming to 35th/Roxbury

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Meet Alex and Lauren. They’ve just announced they’re opening The Missing Piece – a café, game lounge, and community space – on the northeast corner of 35th/Roxbury. The space has been empty since Northwest Patient Resource Center closed 3+ years ago. Here’s how they announced it:

The epicenter of all hangouts, activities, and games; The Missing Piece is your home away from home. We are a community space that feels warm and inviting, where you can relax with friends and family while enjoying a game and bite to eat. Local craft coffee, tea, beer, and wine are offered along with ample event space, including private rooms available for rent for any activity and occasion.

The Missing Piece is the perfect utility gathering place. Ideal for coffee lovers, evening hangouts, study sessions, quick bites, you name it. The other piece that we’ve yet to elaborate on is that The Missing Piece is for board/ tabletop gamers as well! We offer a variety of board games via our free game library, additionally a vast retail section which is home to a massive assortment of your favorites games and more! Ample areas to play and private by reservation rooms provide the perfect place for casual board gamers or battle-hardened veterans.

Alex used to work at the former Uptown Espresso Gameporium in North Delridge. We met him and Lauren late this afternoon when we went over to check out the future Missing Piece space after a tip from Gina (thank you!). They told us they hope to be open in spring.

28 Replies to "BIZNOTE: The Missing Piece coming to 35th/Roxbury"

  • Cass December 26, 2019 (8:30 pm)

    This is exciting news! I’d almost given up hope of seeing anything fill that space; this sounds like a great addition to the neighborhood.

    • The Missing Piece December 27, 2019 (2:30 pm)

      Cass we are just as excited as you are to be a part of the neighborhood.  

  • Gamer kids December 26, 2019 (9:46 pm)

    So excited! We miss the gameporium!!!! What a great opportunity! 

    • The Missing Piece December 27, 2019 (2:37 pm)

      We look forward to rolling out the red carpet for our Gameporium friends (or should we say green carpet).  

  • Kj December 27, 2019 (7:41 am)

    A welcome addition to have a coffee shop near Arbor Heights without walking all the way downhill. Looking forward to a good neighborhood option.

  • Darren December 27, 2019 (8:01 am)

    Congratulations for opening your new place!  Can’t wait to check it out.

  • Steve December 27, 2019 (8:08 am)

    This is most excellent news!

  • D-Mom December 27, 2019 (9:34 am)

    This is great news!  Really looking forward to opening day!  Something we can really use in this neighborhood!

  • Laura December 27, 2019 (9:46 am)

    Excellent news!

  • Kory December 27, 2019 (12:18 pm)

    Very cool! Dog friendly?

    • The Missing Piece December 27, 2019 (2:24 pm)

      We appreciate the question!At this time we have no plans to allow our furry friends into The Missing Piece. If this changes we will be sure to let everyone know via our Facebook page.

  • dameDonna December 27, 2019 (12:25 pm)

    This is amazing! This is at the end of the block for us and I can see us there all the time. It sounds like an especially safe place to send our teen unaccompanied with her friends. So great!! 😊

    • The Missing Piece December 27, 2019 (2:28 pm)

      Excited Damedonna to meet you and your daughter  at The Missing Piece along with her friends.  The Missing Piece will absolutely be a safe and comfortable space for the whole family.     

  • Rob December 27, 2019 (4:06 pm)

    This sounds amazing and so close to home! Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Springwalter December 27, 2019 (4:29 pm)

    Really looking forward to your opening! This is just what the neighborhood needs!

  • anonyme December 28, 2019 (7:10 am)

    What will the menu be like, aside from the beverages mentioned?

    • The Missing Piece December 28, 2019 (4:37 pm)

      We are excited to offer a variety of craft beverages to our customers! Every great drink deserves a scrumptious food counterpart. Nothing has passed go yet, but we are working on partnering with local vendors for different pastries, breakfast sandwiches,paninis,salads and various snacks, etc…Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates along the way for our food selection.

  • Sparky December 28, 2019 (8:04 am)

    Tabletop games – does that include space/terrain for miniature games, like Warhammer? I hope so.

    • The Missing Piece December 28, 2019 (4:36 pm)

      Hi Sparky! We are so jazzed that you are excited about the tabletop options that we offer! We are polling our friends, neighbors, and the greater Seattle area to see what kind of board/tabletop games they like to play. If there is enough interest, we will definitely explore the idea of accommodating games like Warhammer! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates along the way and to voice your preferences.

      • Alyxx January 1, 2020 (10:09 am)

        Alex –  I remember you well from Uptown!!! I am with Sparky – a couple of 40K sized table toppers…..maybe a few terrain building days….it will be one of my main hang outs pretty fast.  Expect to see me and my other Alex there for opening! Some of us don’t use the book of Face- do you have an email list out yet????

        • WSB January 1, 2020 (11:23 am)

          If you go to their website (linked above) there should be an email signup – there was when I wrote the story, anyway. We try to minimize pushing people to social media (including “our” pages) for exactly that reason. No membership required here on the open web – searchable, visible to all. It’s a great place to communicate with family/friends if you choose to but otherwise, the algorithms, privacy invasion, etc. gets in the way.

    • Tobias January 8, 2020 (9:44 am)

      My coworker and i have been really excited for the missing piece to open. we’re planning on hanging out there before/after work most days. The two of us have been getting into warhammer 40k and have been hoping to find a community of players there. Does your group have room for two new players?

  • Mj December 28, 2019 (6:09 pm)

    Good Luck on the business endeavour!  

  • Harvey Palmer December 29, 2019 (12:34 am)

    What Sparky said !!

  • Steve December 29, 2019 (5:51 am)

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them and working next door to them. This is a business(and owners) you would want in your neighborhood. Support them! P.S. I would like tabletop miniatures games too! 

  • Rebecca December 30, 2019 (8:03 am)

    I’m so excited to support a new local game space!! Any plans to potentially host FNM?

  • The Missing Piece December 30, 2019 (4:09 pm)

    Hi Rebecca! We are so thrilled that you are excited about gaming with us.  We will be a part of the Wizards Play Network and we will definitely be organizing Magic: The Gathering events including Friday Night Magic. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates along the way.  

  • anonyme January 1, 2020 (11:42 am)

    It sounds like none of the food will be prepared on-site.  It would be so nice to have a real restaurant at that corner (other than take-out pizza).

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