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February 15, 2018

Sea-Tac lands 50 restaurants, shops

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Skillet will be in the North Satellite, shown here, and in Concourse C.

Elliott Bay Book Co. will be in Concourse C.

The Port of Seattle is adding 50 restaurants and shops at Sea-Tac Airport, with some familiar Northwest names in the mix: Skillet, Filson and Elliott Bay Book Co.

In 2021, the airport will have 135 dining and retail establishments.

Two new restaurants opened last week: Floret by Cafe Flora in Concourse A and Qdoba by the Concourse B exit.

Eight new restaurants will open later this year: Starbucks Evenings, Rel'Lish burger lounge, Papa Woody's, Stone House Cafe, Camdenfoodco, Le Grand Comptoir, Capitol Hill Food Hall and Ballard Brew Hall.

Skillet, Filson and Elliott Bay Book Co. will join Sunset Fried Chicken and Caffe D'arte for openings in 2019 and 2020. Filson will be in the Central Terminal and Elliott Bay Book will be in Concourse C. Skillet will open in two locations: Concourse C and the new North Satellite.

The port last week closed the Central Terminal for a $17 million renovation that includes 10,000 square feet of new mezzanine space for two to-be-determined restaurants. That project is being built by Osborne Construction and was designed by HNTB. It will open in phases, starting early 2019 and finishing later that year.

While the Central Terminal is being renovated, Ivar's, Pallino's and Subway will serve limited hot and cold meals from kiosks stationed next to the terminal.

Other new restaurants coming in 2019 and 2020 are: Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, Lummi Marche & Bar, Seattle Beer Union, Sourced Market, a Starbucks in the baggage claim area, Vyne Washington Tasting Room, and two locations of 9th & Pike Artisanal Sandwiches & Salads.

Shop spaces coming in 2019 and 2020 are: a new location for apparel seller ExOfficio at the intersection of Concourse A and B, a Hudson/Alki Express in the Concourse D hardstand, sunglass manufacturer Maui Jim in the Central Terminal, fashion wear retailer Planewear relocating to an expanded storefront at Concourse B, a renovated Sub Pop store at the edge of Concourse C and the Central Terminal, jeweler Something Silver in Concourse C, and travel accessory retailer Tumi in Concourse B.

Vendors typically sign 10-year leases at the airport.

The port also plans to expand its kiosk program, which allows small businesses to operate at the airport with less expensive build outs and shorter-term leases.

The new dining and retail establishments will help Sea-Tac Airport provide more options to a growing volume of passengers. Passenger travel at Sea-Tac Airport has increased for seven years in a row; a record 46.9 million passengers came through the airport last year.