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Matt Dillon to open Bar Sajor, London Plane in Pioneer Square

"Me, growing up in Seattle, I was just kind of frustrated with it myself," Dillon told KIRO Radio's Let's Eat, of Pioneer Square. "I wish it was cooler, there were more things to do."(Image courtesy JamesBeard.org)

Following in the footsteps of other Seattle James Beard-award winners, Matt Dillon, owner of Sitka & Spruce, is opening another restaurant.

This time it’s in his favorite Seattle neighborhood, known for it’s brownstone courtyards and charming appeal. Dillon has always loved Pioneer Square.

“Me, growing up in Seattle, I was just kind of frustrated with it myself,” he said of Pioneer Square. “I wish it was cooler, there were more things to do.”

So he’s a joining a bigger movement, reviving the area with two businesses of his own.

Dillon’s Bar Sajor will debut this January, with London Plane to open sometime after.

London Plane is a creative space with Melrose Market merchant Katherine Anderson’s flower stuff, and our pastries and bakery, Dillon told KIRO Radio’s Let’s Eat.

The space will be retail, with a cafe serving lunch. It’s in the old Seafirst Bank of America building. Down the street they will offer a private dining space that businesses can use for meetings or small parties.

Let’s Eat can be heard on KIRO Radio Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at noon. Available anytime ON DEMAND at MyNorthwest.com.

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Alyssa Kleven

Alyssa Kleven is an editor and content producer at MyNorthwest.com. She enjoys doting over her adorable dachshund Winnie - named for Arcade Fire front-man Win Butler.

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