‘Seattle’s Oldest Bar’ back in business in Georgetown

‘Seattle’s Oldest Bar’ back in business in Georgetown

Jules Maes Saloon comes again from the useless.

SEATTLE — Jules Maes Saloon served its first drink again in 1888, and it regarded like they’d served their final in 2020. However Raché Hemmelgarn had a distinct plan.

“That is my favourite bar to come back to,” mentioned Hemmelgarn.

She already owned a bar in Kent. However Hemmelgarn felt a sentimental attachment to this place that claims to be Seattle’s oldest tavern and was as soon as a speakeasy. A spot with a lot historical past, you may see it within the worn foot rails, and a bar prime formed by a century of resting forearms. It is the place the place she and her husband’s love story started.

“The bar that we had our first date,” she mentioned.

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So Hemmelgarn took over the shuttered enterprise, employed a gifted culinary employees, renovated and re-opened for takeout, deliveries, and curbside pickup of meals and drinks.

“That is the time while you take massive dangers, when issues are closing, and attempt to rejuvenate,” she mentioned.

Sometime, when the story of Seattle’s pandemic is written, it’s going to keep in mind individuals like Raché Hemmelgarn, who took a danger to maintain historical past alive.

“I am so honored,” she mentioned. “I am a web page within the Jules Maes e-book.”

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