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Saturday, May 04, 2013

#2001 - The Matador, Redmond, WA - 1/10/2013

Is anything the Matador guys do not instantly popular? This place has 246 yelp reviews. So there's lots of tequila here and fairly average Tex-Mex, but what drew me was that it is in the location of the old Bill Brown's Saloon. William Brown was mayor of Redmond from 1919 to 1948, and when he had this building constructed in 1913 its towering two stories made it the tallest building in Redmond. "When first built, the first floor held a saloon, barbershop, ice cream parlor, a drug store, and an undertaker. The second floor served as a community gathering place with a dance hall and a brothel." (redmond.gov)

Washington implemented state-wide prohibition beginning Jan 1, 1916 and the building subsequently held city hall, a dance studio, a hardware store and other various businesses, before the Matador moved in in 2007.




7824 Leary Way Northeast Redmond, WA 98052 - (425) 883-2855
Est. 2007 - Building constructed: 1913
Previous bars in this location: Bill Brown's Saloon
Web site: matadorseattle.com

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