An Ed's Diner reader is responsible for naming the neighborhood restaurant that the owner of Tacoma's Harmon Restaurant and Brewery is building in the space formerly occupied by St. Helens Cafe.
The name of Pat Nagle's new restaurant is The Hub.
The name comes from an Ed's Diner reader, mattnewport, who, coincidentally, is a member of the Harmon Bike Club. After hearing that Nagle wanted to open a neighborhood breakfast/pizza/micro-brew joint with a sporty, Northwesty air within walking distance of Wright Park, mattnewport suggested here that the name be Wright's Hub.
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"It fits," Nagle said of The Hub. "It's a gathering place. It's the shape of a bicycle tire. It's the shape of pizza.
Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The liquor license is working its way through Olympia. Nagle said he's aiming to open "on or before St. Patrick's Day."
Tacoma neon artist Kevin Russell, currently working for Seattle's Tube Art, is designing the sign, which will feature an arrow pointing to the restaurant's Tacoma Avenue entrance.