Good in Seattle is Closed
You can visit us at our cafe/bar, Good Weather (Link)
We started Good in Seattle at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown as a way to connect local businesses and farms with the communities around them. The shutdown left many businesses without a clear way to sell their products. While communities continue to struggle to find a clear way to buy these goods, support local organizations, and get delicious things as easily as the before-times, we believe we’ve accomplished more than we expected to and are now ready to start the next chapter.
Many of you have supported our partners for the entire 9 months and we are humbled and grateful for it. Let it be said that you have all played a vital role in the survival of our local economy. Your continued patronage gives us hope going forward knowing well that, though we cloister up indoors waiting for this violent and terrible disease to pass, we have bonded together in an unprecedented joint effort to sustain the things we love.
What’s Next? Is Good in Seattle Done?
Seattle Chark, our charcuterie program run by Danielle Hammer (who also heads up making our soups, dips, and other delicious kitchen items), promises to expand and evolve. We will let you know more as we hammer out the details (hah!).
All of the small businesses you chose to support throughout the running of Good In Seattle still exist and you can access food from all of them in a variety of ways. We are getting a list together of the places where you can support and access their goods. We will post it on our site and link you via e-mail when it is ready.
A Bit More Detail – 2 reasons
1. More and better access to those local goods through other avenues. Our goal to facilitate necessary growth for these businesses is fulfilled.
Many of the small businesses and farms, because they were sustained by efforts like ours to provide immediate sales, have had time to find new ways to sell their products and goods. Plenty of neighboring restaurants and shops, such as L’oursin (Central District), Good Weather (our sister shop on Capitol Hill), and the Anchor Ship (in Ballard), now represent a wider variety of products and are doing a fantastic time supporting vendors like those we carry.
Local grocery stores such as PCC and the Central Co-Op have worked hard to remove barriers to local foods arriving on their shelves, and many of our partners have built warehouse operations that produce larger manufacturing runs; small vendors have space on shelves in venues you wouldn’t expect, and the economy continues to adopt newer and better ways to ease the struggle we entrepreneurs face with the current climate.
A renewed focus on other adaptive ideas that grow our community
We will break away from Good in Seattle to focus on our primary brick and mortar shop, Good Weather Bicycle & Café. As we head into the spring, the majority of our energy is going toward providing a safe and healthy place for people to gather. We’re opening up earlier and staying open later, now have an elaborate espresso program, and will expand our beer and wine offering for outdoor eating and drinking in the Chophouse Row patio.
As time goes on and the pandemic dies down we’ll start to offer community events again including things like our twice-weekly group rides, musical performances, and holiday soirees. We look forward to seeing your bright and shining faces as things open up in the upcoming months. It promises to be a redemptive and wonderful new year.