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Hitchcock pizzeria expanding to old Winslow hardware

As we recently reported, the long-vacant Winslow Hardware space on Bainbridge Island is being renovated to accommodate a restaurant and offices. 

Now we know what restaurant will be moving in.

Hitchcock owner and chef Brendan McGill announced on Facebook that his pizzeria popup Bruciato will open as a standalone restaurant in the old hardware this summer:

With full hearts and tremendous gratitude, allow us to introduce our new home in the heart of Winslow Way. That's…

Posted by Bruciato on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The 6,350-square-foot hardware had been owned by Storyville Coffee, which for years teased islanders with promises of a café “coming soon.”

Storyville sold the property to California developer Joseph Lacko for $1.73 million this winter. Lacko planned to subdivide the space and bring on two tenants.

We’ll have more on this story soon.

Bainbridge chef opens Seattle beer hall

blog.mcgillBainbridge Island chef Brendan McGill isn’t confining his ambitions to the west side of the water.

The owner of Hitchcock restaurant in Winslow has opened Altstadt, a German-style beer hall in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.  A grand opening is set for Thursday. See the Altstadt Facebook page for details.

The interior of the “bierhalle and brathaus” is anchored by a grill, bar and massive communal drinking tables (you can see construction pictures on the Kickstarter page for the project). Altstadt serves imported beer and wine, along with hand-made sausage, sauerkraut, cheeses, pretzels and other Old World favorites.

McGill partnered with Lex Petras and Harvey Ward Van Allen III on the project.

Alstadt will open 11 a.m. to midnight daily at 209 1st Ave S.

 Photo: McGill at Hitchcock (Tad Sooter/Kitsap Sun)