Fourth of July week is over, and after updates to both the Eater 38 and our Heatmap, this summer is simply a waiting game. When will Hey Love open? Yonder? Kachka 2.0? Smallwares? While we sit and lurk on restaurant Facebook pages, ponder these latest updates from the rest of the restaurant world: New owners for a beloved coffee shop, a mysterious opening, and a cool vegan pop-up that supports chefs of color.
COMING SOON? — Mysterious signs have popped up at the abandoned Fire & Stone location on Fremont. They read “Coming soon” with a margarita-adorned sugar skull... and nothing else: no name, no phone number, no estimated opening date. Public records haven’t helped much in unveiling the new owners, but definitely clue us in via our tip line if you know something we don’t. [EaterWire]
NO DIGGITY — A very cool vegan bakery pop-up will launch in Portland July 14. Blackstreet Bakery is designed to empower and create economic opportunities for black bakers and pastry chefs. Cupcakes, hush puppies, and avocado chocolate mousses hit the Q Center for the Mississippi Street Fair at 10 a.m. [Portland Mercury]
TOO RUSTY — A favorite coffeeshop for Grant students and Hollywood neighbors is shifting gears. The original owners of Rust Coffee Lounge announced that the coffee shop has been sold to a new couple, who took the reins this morning. It’s unclear what the new couple will do to the original space. [EaterWire]