Seattle-based restaurant 13 Coins is expanding in southwest Washington. The Vancouver-based company Kirkland Development announced on Wednesday that a new location for 13 coins is opening in the upcoming Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower project on the Vancouver waterfront.
It’s the third major food and beverage renter announced for the project, after a new branch of the El Gaucho steakhouse and wine bar from Evoke Winery (the Hood River, Ore. Company, took its name from Naked last month Winery changed).
The 13 Coins Restaurant is a mainstay of the Seattle food scene, known for serving fine dining around the clock, despite the pandemic currently reducing its hours of operation. The first location opened in 1967 and the business later expanded to other offices in SeaTac and downtown Bellevue. The Vancouver restaurant is the company’s fourth and is located in a two-story suite on the north side of the Hotel Indigo building.
“The situation had to be perfect for us to expand outside of the Seattle area,” Al Moscatel, holder of 13 coins, said in a statement. “Dean and Kristin Kirkland, their family and the entire development team gave us an incredible opportunity at the Vancouver Waterfront. We plan to bring the best that 13 Coins have to offer and look forward to being part of the Vancouver community for many years to come. “
The Waterfront location marks a return to the Portland Market – 13 coins were once operated at the KOIN Center in downtown Portland but closed many years ago. Morton’s The Steakhouse is now located in the restaurant suite on the first floor of the tower.
Dean Kirkland, chairman of Kirkland Development, described himself as a long-time customer at the Seattle and Bellevue 13 Coins locations and said he had long hoped to bring a new office to the waterfront.
“I’ve always admired the 13 Coins brand very much, all the more when I got to know Al and his team,” he said in a statement. “It’s inspiring to see more and more companies like 13 Coins expanding into Vancouver. To me, this is just evidence of the growth we will continue to see in southwest Washington. “
The Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower will be built as a single project but will function as two adjacent buildings. The eight-story boutique hotel will have 138 rooms, while the 12-story tower will house 40 luxury condominiums.
The project laid the foundation stone in 2018 and is still under construction. The exterior is largely completed at this point. The press release did not include opening dates, but Dana Gardner, Kirkland’s development director for project development, said the expansion of El Gaucho is currently underway and 13 Coins and Evoke are expected to open this fall.