10 Things to Know About Ericka Burke's Canal Market, Opening This Summer

| Updated: November 27, 2018
 
 

!--paging_filter--pJust like her Capitol Hill counterpart John Sundstrom, Ericka Burke is a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/john-sundstrom-why-hes-moving-lark-and-his-amb..." target="_blank"re-emerging with three new projects/a this year. And also like Sundstrom, it’s all happening nearly a decade after opening her first Seattle restaurant, stronga href="http://alwaysfreshgoodness.com/" target="_blank"Volunteer Park Café/a/strong./p
pNot only is she a href="http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2014/03/capitol-hill-fooddrink-volunte..." target="_blank"opening a café and juice bar/a in the new Chophouse Row development on Capitol Hill later this year (look for more information in our September fall preview issue), but now she has announced a third project — strongCanal Market/strong, expected to open in Portage Bay this summer (2919 Fuhrman Ave. E.)./p
pstrongHere are 10 things to know:/strong/p
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liBurke wants Canal Market to be the quintessential neighborhood market (a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-restaurants-meet-retail-new-ta..." target="_blank"so trendy!/a), “a meeting place for neighbors to catch up over a cup of coffee, quickly grab a bottle of wine, and shop for dinner,” she says.nbsp;/li
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liThere will also be groceries, household essentials and specialty gift items./li
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liCanal Market is taking a cue from Little House on the Prairie days and offering house accounts./li
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liThe market will be 3,000-square-feet, housing a large deli offering made-to-order sandwiches, salads, cheese and charcuteries, as well as a breakfast buffet in the mornings (toast bar!).nbsp;/li
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liThere will also be an espresso bar (Slate Coffee) and fresh pressed juices./li
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liBurke is super stoked about juices these days. “It’s funny how everything comes full-circle. I started my career in New York, I had a small place called Sweet Potato in the early 90’s, when organic and all that stuff was on the rise; it was basically a juice bar and like little healthy foods. I’m so excited about juice now!/li
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liCanal Market will have organic rotisserie chickens cooking all day long, in addition to prepared meals, beer and wine, and (of course) a growler fill station.nbsp;/li
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liJuly Floral will be maintaining a garden and flower area featuring potted plants, custom arrangement and the like.nbsp;/li
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liHours of operation will be daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.nbsp;/li
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liAs to why all of the sudden she’s getting back into the restaurant game, Burke tells me, “I’m at a place now at Volunteer Park Cafe where I can go off and do some other projects and not have to worry about my baby.”nbsp;/li
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