About 16 months after Bill the Butcher opened its doors in Downtown Bellevue, it is now closing. In a memo taped on the doors of the shop, the company claims, “We did not have an occupancy permit, and never had enough electricity to be operational (which is why you never saw our sign turned on), we had to make a sad and difficult decision to pull up our steaks from our Bellevue location.”
The memo also states, “To power our shop it would have required digging a tunnel through the parking lot and under Main Street, and our landlord was unwilling to work with us to undertake this project.”
Bill the Butcher will open a new shop on the Eastside in Kirkland.
Hopefully in the future they can find a new location in Bellevue with enough electricity. I’m sure there will be plenty of real estate agents willing to help them with that simple requirement!