March 4

IceBox Grocery applies for restaurant liquor license, to change ownership April 1



The IceBox Grocery and Delicatessen at 1903 10th Ave. W. will be adding beer and wine service to its specialized grocery, snack and lunch offerings; Last month the neighborhood shop applied for a first-time liquor license.

The Icebox, somewhere between a grocery and a deli/sandwich shop, serves fresh signature sandwiches, made from scratch soup and its own original focaccia bread. Half the store is dedicated to featured grocery items you wouldn’t find in your everyday story, while the other side makes up a cozy seating area for the eat-in shopper. The IceBox is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Update 11:20 a.m.: I just checked in with IceBox owner Hang Yee Chin, who is in the middle of selling the shop and moving to Shoreline. She says if everything goes according to plan, the new owners should take over April 1.

“It’s been a wonderful five years, and now it’s time for someone else to love it,” Chin said.

Though the IceBox already sells wine and beer on the grocery side, the new owners have applied for another liquor license that will allow them to serve alcohol in the actual restaurant. According to Chin, the new owners “know food really well,” and she’s confident they will only make the IceBox better.

“They are wonderful. I feel really lucky and hopeful that they will do great things here,” she said.

Chin expects that the store will be closed for at least two week once ownership transfers over so that the new owners can redecorate and make the changes they need to the space. She’s also planning a meet and greet to introduce the community to the new owners. We’ll keep you posted on that as it progresses.


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