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190 Sunset closing; Epulo Bistro moving into space


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 7:51pm

190 Sunset

Diners inside the former 190 Sunset in Edmonds.

190 Sunset restaurant, which opened in September 2016, is closing its doors for good at Salish Crossing after being closed since March due to coronavirus restrictions on restaurants.

It has a replacement: Longtime Main Street restaurant Epulo Bistro is moving into the space at 190 Sunset Ave. S. by the ferry.

"I'm very sad to see 190 Sunset go," said Salish Crossing owner Nick Echelbarger.

"190 was an important piece of Edmonds' revitalization and ascendant food and entertainment scene. Sadly, the pressures of COVID-19 proved to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. We should all thank them for being such stalwart supporters of local nonprofits and events."

"It is with heavy hearts we announce that we have chosen not to reopen 190 Sunset," owner Tom Budinick posted on Facebook. "We thank our talented staff for their hard work and dedication in making 190 Sunset a truly special place for our guests to enjoy over the last several years.

"We also wish to thank our loyal guests for making 190 one of the most popular places in Edmonds. From holiday meals, to special events, to happy hours and live music – we appreciate each and every one of you who came through our doors and let us treat you like family.

"While our chapter might be ending, we do know that the story of Edmonds as a great dining and cocktail destination will continue.

"We will miss you all greatly!"

Epulo is scheduled to open at its new address in August 2020 with new hours, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"Epulo is going to be an outstanding addition to the tenant mix at Salish Crossing," Echelbarger said. "They've been looking for more elbow room for quite some time and will thrive down at Salish – especially with convenient parking and the huge deck."

In recent years, 190 Sunset added an outdoor patio area. Its former, award-winning bartender, Niles Peacock, left the restaurant last year to open a bar in Wallingford.

The Salish Crossing complex, originally home to Safeway and later to the Waterfront Antique Mall, includes Cascadia Art Musuem, Scratch Distillery, Brigid's Bottle Shop, Spud's, Thai By Day, First Financial Northwest Bank, and Stranded by the Sea.


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