Possibly you have not thought a lot about Pioneer Square since Elliott Bay Book Company decamped to Capitol Hill. But with the opening of Bar Sajor, we may anticipate the trumpeting of the neighborhood's renaissance. Bar Sajor has a forthcoming event space and bakery/floral partner called London Plane; it already has new neighbors Rain Shadow Meats Squared and Il Corvo, and there are more restaurants and retail to come.

It will all be hailed as our reclaiming, at last, of Pioneer Square's cobblestone streets and stately brick buildings from the sailors and the tourists and the sports fans, and, importantly, from the chronic inebriates of both the homeless and the club-going varieties. But maybe you have gone to the neighborhood's many art galleries on First Thursday, or eaten a sandwich at Salumi or the Berliner, or tasted sake at Sake Nomi, or played pool at Temple Billiards, or ventured into the Double Header (all recommended). All was not lost, but fresh greatness is always welcome...


Matt Dillon at his new Bar Sajor.
  • Kelly O
  • Matt Dillon at his new Bar Sajor.