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Tag: Boxcar Grill breakfast


Out of limbo: Two restaurants (finally) reopen in Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square

The patty melt at the Boxcar Grill in Freighthouse Square. Photo by Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

For years, Freighthouse Square has been an incubator for fledgling restaurants. Some restaurants come and go in a matter of weeks. Some stick around for years – Paya and Mediterranean Palace, for instance. Others sprout business plans and duplicate themselves elsewhere – such as Wendy’s Vietnamese. Then there are businesses that grow so successful, they flitter off to bigger locations. Celebrity Cake Studio just moved from its longtime Freighthouse home to its own building on East 26th Street.

But what’s coming next for the mall and its collection of unusual retail shops and restaurants? That’s anyone’s guess. Read more »