This Friday, June 12, Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County (BLMSKC) has called for a Statewide Silent March and General Strike. It's the first event organized by the local group—as Rich Smith reported last week, BLMSKC has had no part in organizing any of the demonstrations against police brutality that have taken place across Washington over the last eight days. The BLMSKC website further notes, "Our chapter has made it very clear that we don’t want to put people at risk in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic."

In light of that, Friday's event will be two-pronged. In addition to a Silent March in the afternoon (which will run from Judkins Park to Jefferson Park), BLMSKC is encouraging people to take the day off and spend some time getting familiar with elected officials. As their website notes, "On Friday, June 12, we urge everyone to spend their time and energy on direct action for lasting structural change. Don’t go to work, and don’t work from home. If you can’t march, take this time as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with your local elected officials."

Accordingly, many Seattle restaurants have announced that they'll be closed this Friday in support of the event. So far, we've heard that the following restaurants will be closed in solidarity. If we hear of additional closures, we'll update this post.

Analog Coffee
ANJU Bar and Eatery
Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant
B-Side Foods
Bad Jimmy's
Bait Shop
Bakery Nouveau (closing at noon)
Bang Bang Cafe
Batch Baking Company
Best of Hands Barrelhouse
Beveridge Place Pub
Bitterroot BBQ
Blue Star Cafe & Pub
Brewer's Row
Burke-Gilman Brewing
Byen Bakeri
Cafe Flora (as well as Floret and the Flora Bakehouse)
Cafe Lago
Caffe Vita
Camp Colvos Brewing
Central Pizza
Champagne Diner
Chelan Cafe
Citizen (closing at 1 pm)
Chuck's Hop Shop
Claret Wine Bar
Cloudburst Brewing
Cooks Tavern
Counterbalance Brewing
Crumble & Flake
Cupcake Royale
DeLille Cellars
Deluxe Bar and Grill
Dino's Tomato Pie
Domanico Cellars
Eight Row
El Xolo
Elysian Brewing (all locations)
Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
Elliott's Oyster House
Endolyne Joe's
Ethan Stowell Restaurants (Tavolata Capitol Hill, Rione XIII, Red Cow, Mkt., How to Cook a Wolf, Frelard Pizza Co., Ballard Pizza Co.)
Fair Isle Brewing
Fat Hen
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Flying Lion Brewing
Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor
Frankie & Jo's
Fremont Brewing
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Future Primitive Beer
Ghost Alley Espresso
Grand Central Baking Company
Hap's Burgers and Taps
Harry's Fine Foods
Hellbent Brewing
Hill City Taphouse
Holy Mountain Brewing
Honest Biscuits
Hot Cakes
Humble Pie
Il Nido
Independent Pizzeria
Jellyfish Brewing
Jude's Old Town
La Marzocco
Lantern Brewing
Latona Pub
Layers Sandwich Co.
Linda Derschang Restaurants (Oddfellows, Linda's Tavern, and King's Hardware)
Little Neon Taco
Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Mac's Triangle Pub
Macleod's Scottish Pub
Macrina (closing at noon)
Mainstay Provisions
The Maple
Mean Sandwich
Metropolitan Grill
Miri's Golden Gardens
Mr. West
Molly's Bottle Shop
Navy Strength
Nine Yards Brewing
No Anchor
NW Peaks Brewery
Obec Brewing
Pagliacci Pizza (reopening in the evening for delivery)
Petite Soif
Pine Box
Plenty of Clouds
Populuxe Brewing
Portage Bay Cafe
Preserve & Gather
Raised Doughnuts
Squirrel Chops
Sweet Alchemy
Quinn's Pub
Renee Erickson Restaurants (Willmott's Ghost, Bateau, The Whale Wins, General Porpoise)
Reuben's Brews
Rhein Haus
Roanoke Park Place Tavern
San Fermo
Schmaltzy's Deli
Seattle Pops
Serious Pie
Seven Seas
Sisters and Brothers
Skal Beer Hall
Slab Sandwiches
Slow Boat Tavern
Snowy River
South Town Pie
Stoup Brewing
Super Six
Taurus Ox
Taylor Shellfish
Teku Tavern
TNT Taqueria
Triangle Spirits
Two Beers Brewing
Urban Family Brewing
Volunteer Park Cafe
Wandering Goose
Watershed Pub
Watson's Counter
Westman's Bagel
White Swan Public House
Wing Dome
Wood Shop BBQ

If you're a restaurant owner and you're planning to close in solidarity on June 12, you can use this form to let us know. You can also stay on top of additional Seattle protests and Black Lives Matter donation opportunities here.