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Seattle Coffee Hut 1950s
« on: Wednesday 13 May 20 17:11 BST (UK) »
My grandmother ran this cafe in Seattle in the 1950s, called "Coffee Hut." Does anyone know where it was located?

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Re: Seattle Coffee Hut 1950s
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 May 20 17:52 BST (UK) »
A 1958 Seattle city directory gives three different locations for a Coffee Hut with (presumably) the owner's names.  One was listed with a man named Lewis, so I'm guessing that's not the right one.

If your grandmother was Elma, 130 Eastlake av. was the location.  If she was Marie, 401 Yale av. N.

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Re: Seattle Coffee Hut 1950s
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 May 20 17:55 BST (UK) »
Thanks SO much! Yeah, her name was Marie Weeks. So hers was at 401 Yale Ave. N.


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Re: Seattle Coffee Hut 1950s
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 May 20 17:58 BST (UK) »
You're welcome.  This has a picture of the building, and the shape of the windows seem to match your picture - https://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/HistoricalSite/QueryResult.aspx?ID=871184111  Looking at Google maps, it appears it's now condos and trendy restaurants and gyms.   :-\

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Re: Seattle Coffee Hut 1950s
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 May 20 18:12 BST (UK) »
I see a couple of possibilities. The first one is at 1504-1st avenue and is hiring in 1955. In April 1959 that same one appears to be for sale.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle, Washington
April 1, 1955
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle, Washington
April 16, 1959
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In June 1960 there appears to be another one called "The Coffee Hut" advertised for rent at 401 Yale North.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle, Washington
June 7, 1960
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