and, 2)Pike's Bar and Grill to open in the former 1200 Bistro location. Seattle Times columnist Nancy Leson originally reported this, which was picked up by the folks at Capitol Hill Triangle blog (http://chtriangle.blogspot.com/) who also have this to report:
1200 Bistro will reopen as Pike's Bar & Grill (1200 E. Pike) sometime in June under new management
Pike Street Fish Fry (925 E. Pike) to open in the old Frites space sometime soon - end of April?
Justin Neidermeyer, who sells handmade pasta under the Pian Pianino Pastificio Artigianale label at the Ballard Farmer's Market, has taken over the former Globe space to open Pancia Piena (1531 14th Ave.)
Also, check out Bill W.'s blog. The link is a permanent fixture over to the right; it's a fantastic info source for local gay stuff; MUCH better than the dreadful SGN!