Sad news: according to this article in today's Seattle PI, our hopes that the Crocodile Cafe was going to be purchased and reopened have been crushed.
As we reported back in January, local tech company Groupee had applied to take over the liquor license for the Crocodile Cafe. Today, the PI reports that said application has been withdrawn.
The mystery at Second and Blanchard just took another twist, as a potential deal to purchase the Crocodile Cafe has now apparently fallen through.
"Groupee Venues withdrew their liquor-license application on Monday," according to Anne Radford of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Bummer. We had our imaginary hopes up that the Crocodile would rise and rock once again.