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Tag: Primo Grill reopening

Aug.
7th

Primo Grill on the move: TCC art students create vibrant mural for its new home

One panel of five that will comprise a 30-foot mural inside the new home of Primo Grill, which reopens Friday.
A pieced together rendering of the 30-foot mural on display inside the new home of Primo Grill, which reopens Friday. Photo courtesy TCC.

When Primo Grill reopens Friday at its new home at Sixth and Oakes, diners will find a restaurant more muted than its former life at Sixth and Pine.

Reclaimed wood and exposed brick form the palette. The motif is what owners Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner described as their take on “modern Northwest design.”

But it wouldn’t be Primo without a spark of colorful artwork, right? Playing against that muted backdrop of the restaurant’s surfaces will be a vibrant swirl of color – a five-panel mural over the bar spanning 30 feet, topping a wall lined with brick.

Those five panels depict a distinctly South Sound scene, and also relay a longtime partnership between the Tacoma restaurant and student artists from Tacoma Community College. Those students spent about a year researching and painting the mural. Read more »

Nov.
11th

Tacoma’s Primo Grill on the move – new home will be on Sixth Avenue

Charlie McManus, executive chef and co-owner of Primo Grill with wife Jacqueline Plattner, prepares seared Alaskan sea scallops, potato gratin, broccoli, citrus tarragon beurre blanc. In the foreground is steamed Kamilche Farms mussels (from near Shelton) with chive curry cream.Peter Haley / Staff photographer
Charlie McManus, executive chef and co-owner of Primo Grill with wife Jacqueline Plattner, prepares seared Alaskan sea scallops, potato gratin, broccoli, citrus tarragon beurre blanc. In the foreground is steamed Kamilche Farms mussels with chive curry cream. File photo, January 2013. Peter Haley / Staff photographer

Primo Grill, an anchor restaurant in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood, will move next year.

Husband-wife owners Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner will relocate Primo about three blocks away to a building they own, which currently houses their sibling business, Crown Bar. No changes are planned for the footprint of Crown Bar. Read more »