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Tag: Bab’s Bistro Lakewood


Babblin’ Babs on the move – the Proctor cafe finds a home in Lakewood

Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin' Babs, which recently announced it's moving from Proctor to Lakewood. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer
Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin’ Babs, which recently announced it’s moving from Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood to Lakewood. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

If there was one constant theme at the Proctor neighborhood’s Babblin’ Bab’s Bistro, it’s that there never was enough seating. Years ago, the neighborhood cafe outgrew its cramped 900 square foot quarters.

The bistro known for only serving breakfast and lunch frequently had weekend breakfast lines out the door, something that chagrined owners William and Shannon Mueller, who worried about the amount of business they lost because of their lack of seating.

The cramped interior held only a handful of tables, even after the bistro turned a tiny side room into additional seating. The kitchen was outfitted with the bare necessities and was about the size of a walk-in closet with an annex area for storage.

Dec. 29, the Muellers served their last meal in their Proctor cafe. They’re destined now for a space more than three times the size of the original Babblin’ Babs, which they opened as a 14-seat bistro in 2006 (it operated as a Dinner Solutions before that). Read more »