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SOUTH LAKE UNION—Marination has announced that they'll be coming to South Lake Union with their third brick-and-mortar from the brand. A Marination source tells Eater that the new spot will be called, simply, Marination, and will be located in the new Amazon building in SLU on the corner of 6th and Virginia. They're planning to open in mid-December with an expanded list of offerings from the other restaurants.
BALLARD—We've known for a while that Shaun McCrain, formerly the chef at the Book Bindery (the now-closed Hommage), is planning to open a restaurant called Copine. The details slowly emerged that the restaurant would offer "refined cuisine as well as a higher-end daytime take away concept." After more than a year of searching, McCrain and his wife, Jill Kinney, have announced that they'll open Copine at NW 65th and 24th Ave NW in the Ballard Public Lofts and Market building. You'll have to wait until mid-2016 to try the food. The expectations are high for Copine given McCrain's background. He worked at Thomas Keller's Per Se in Manhattan for four years, and also at Les Elysees du Vernet and Taillevent in Paris.
WALLINGFORD—Eater broke the news back in April that Sutra, the highly seasonal, prix fixe vegetarian restaurant in Wallingford, would shutter, which it did in September. Its owners went their separate ways, with Colin Patterson and Amber Tande moving to Leavenworth to open their forthcoming Mana restaurant. Jan and Aaron Geibel, Sutra's other set of owners, told us they planned to open a restaurant as well. Now we have more details on Harvest Beat, set to open December 18 in the space just vacated by Satay at 1711 N 45th Street.