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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

#760 - The Elite, Seattle (Capitol Hill, Olive Way) - 1/19/2009

Update:  The Elite closed in early July 2012.

Ostensibly gay, but it looks like it was decorated by the Rodney Dangerfield character in "Caddyshack."

Historical Notes: The Elite Tavern was established by 1935 (perhaps earlier) at 622 Broadway, currently the location of Poppy. It remained there until Jan 31, 2007, when it closed and re-opened in Dec 2007 at 1520 E Olive Way. It eventually (1950s?) became a gay bar -- the first one on Capitol Hill. On July 22, 1993 it was bombed by neo-Nazis, but suffered very limited damage with no one hurt.

1520 E. Olive Way, Seattle, WA

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