This morning, the Stranger reported that Seattle’s iconic Comet Tavern was leased by Capitol Hill Block Party owners Jason Lajeunesse and David Meinert. The Comet Tavern closed its doors earlier last month due to financial issues.
Lajeunesse and Meinert also own neighborhood restaurants Lost Lake and Big Mario’s Pizza, as well as venues Barboza and Neumos. The business-heads are coming together to save one of Seattle’s most treasured dives and have plans to put a little sparkle on it, specifically by dusting off the old pinball machines and pool tables that occupy what has become the de facto band gear room, and adding a food menu for the first time in the venue’s history. The Comet Tavern is likely to reopen in early 2014.
Lajeunesse reached out in a Facebook post asking for Comet Tavern memorabilia. See his comment below:
David Meinert, my dick head business partner and I are looking forward to rebooting the Comet Space, and we’d like to ask our friends, acquaintances to reach out to us if they have any comet memorabilia they want to sell or donate. While we are not looking to create a hard rock cafe, we’d certainly like to collect and potentially showcase some cool stuff at the comet, reaching back as far as we can.
If you have any Comet Tavern memorabilia to donate or sell, email jason [at] neumos [dot] com.