Percy's & Co., the latest addition to Ballard Avenue's bustling core, is slated to open August 11th, 2013. Located in the location formerly housing Old Town Alehouse, Percy's promises apothecary inspired cocktails, a full service menu and all of the charm the 115+ year-old historic building has maintained throughout the years.
"The building and its history is what attracted us in the first place," said owner Jeff Ofelt. "We couldn't resist a spot with such beautiful bones, and great history."
Built in 1898, the corner location has played host to liquor purveyors for much of its time. Even during Prohibition, the dry goods store that occupied the front of the building opened its backdoor as a speakeasy.
Owners Kyle Taylor, Joe Petersen, Jeff Ofelt, and Wade Weigel, have spent over six months restoring the space: an effort that includes a back patio, original fixtures, and a revamped kitchen.
Percy's & Co. will have an ambitious bar program manned by cousins and best friends Kyle Taylor & Joe Petersen. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, the duo honed their skills at the NYC establishment Apotheke, and have come to enhance their talents; surrounded amongst their roots and the abundant agriculture of Washington.
Also a native Washington, Chef Dave Lamping's menu offerings will include made from scratch plates focused on the seasons and the locality of Ballard.