Tap House Bellevue has closed their business at Bellevue Connection (previously Bellevue Galleria). The closure was abrupt without any warning. A statement from the owner of Tap House mentioned that this was a difficult decision, confirming the closure.
The restaurant opened in early 2002, and was the first of two Tap House Grill locations. The second is in downtown Seattle.
The closure came as a surprise to associates of the restaurant, which were notified Sunday morning. Many of the associates have used the Tap House Facebook page as a place to voice their frustrations with the short notice.
The announcement from Paul Reder, the owner of Tap House Grill had the following statement posted on the Tap House Facebook account:
All great things must come to an end. On Sunday we had to make the difficult decision to close our Tap House Grill Bellevue location. I personally have enjoyed the endeavor of bringing a great craft beer experience to Bellevue in early 2002. Along the way we have made many great friends in the form of loyal guests, amazing staff members and the Eastside community overall. THG Bellevue was my first restaurant so this is a very sad day. But ultimately, I am proud of our concept and the countless people who helped tirelessly to bring our vision to the public. Our Seattle location remains open and we welcome you to join us downtown. Guests with membership and/ or gift cards can use them in Seattle without any changes necessary.For any other inquiries please contact Tap House Grill Seattle at 206-816-3314 Thanks for letting us be of service. Cheers!! Paul
This is the second restaurant closure at Bellevue Connection in the last month. Rock Bottom Brewery closed their restaurant less than two weeks ago.