Bringing a big scale (400-seat) restaurant and whiskey bar to a historic neighborhood that was birthing a renewal.
We were across the street from the newly finished 67,000-seat Kingdome. We had to learn the market differences from the various tenants made up of the Seahawks, the Mariners, the Sounders, Boat Show, Home Show, NCAA Final Four, and even the Tractor Pull!
[What’s rewarding]: Thriving on packed houses of happy guests. Appreciating the varied talents a diverse employee group can bring to a vibrant workplace like a seven-day-a-week event restaurant.
I’m now consulting for our new NHL Seattle Kraken hockey team [restaurant] the 32 Bar & Grill based at their Iceplex in Northgate. I’m happy to be there every weekday lunch. It’s a terrific atmosphere overlooking two very active rinks.
As a thank you to Seattle U, I’ve joined four classmates in a project to restore the 1905 street clock that
stood out in front of McRory’s. It will be donated to SU to be placed on a yet-to- be-determined spot on campus.
I met Dorene Centioli-McTigue and her husband Terry McTigue along with Marnie Krielkamp Schreck and her husband Mick Schreck when we were all first year students in 1961. Happy to say we all graduated in 1965 and continued our friendship for 62 years!
A pint or half of draught Guinness Stout, so refreshingly different. Brewed the same since 1759! And it’s good for you!
Work hard at what you love. And be sure you have FUN, too.