Hugo's Restaurant moves into Graces 5 spot

Hugo's Restaurant may open next week, according to owner Hugo Tapia.
— image credit: Andy Nystrom / Reporter

A new health-conscious eatery is coming to town.

Hugo Tapia is planning on opening Hugo's Restaurant — with its tagline "Live Healthy, Eat Organic" — sometime next week, he said this morning while standing in the kitchen at 8110 164th Ave. N.E.

The restaurant will be similar to the recently closed Graces 5 — which occupied the same space — but with some different recipes, Tapia said.

Last month, the Graces 5 owners lost their business license due to unpaid taxes. According to a State of Washington Department of Revenue order revoking certificate of registration previously taped to the restaurant’s door, the owners owed $38,340.48 in unpaid taxes.

In a previous Reporter story, Graces 5 co-owner Tim Sharpe said: “We’re taking a step back. I don’t think this is the end of Graces 5. We’re going to close for a few months, take a deep breath, re-evaluate our situation and get our debt taken care of.”

He added that they’ve met with restaurant consultants and may tweak their business plan and possibly relocate within the area, somewhere else in Washington or out of state.

More on this story to follow.


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