The Icebox re-opened today, Thursday, June 10, under the same name as the former grocery/sandwich spot, which changed ownership back in April, but with a new menu and a bit of a makeover.
Brigid McVeigh and Linda Hegg, the former owners of the famed The Dish in Ballard, bought The Icebox from longtime owner Hang Yee Chin and have spent the last two and a half months remodeling the space and prepping to reopen.
Much like the original Icebox, half of the store is filled with a variety of small grocery items, including some fresh produce, ice cream and a selection of beer and wine.
The rest of the space is devoted to an open seating area adorned with art by a local photographer. And as the summer appears to finally be upon us (at least for the afternoon, though the weather report says rain is coming) The Icebox also has a handful of outdoor tables for enjoying a bite under the sun.
Menu items include deli sandwiches, hot paninis, salads, daily soup selections, a few breakfast items (including waffles, oatmeal and homemade granola), some small shareable plates, and coffee and tea. (Currently The Icebox is only selling wine in the grocery section, but plans to add wine service for the sit down portion of the restaurant soon).
The Icebox, which is located at at 1903 10th Ave. W. will be open from 10 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. daily (except Mondays, when it will be closed) until the owners can work out a permanent schedule that best fits the community’s needs.
“Right now it’s kind of a work in progress,” Brigid said. ” We’ll kind of see what the community wants and put a ‘wish list’ up [for suggestions].”