Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market is a spacious, sunlit, vintagey-looking indoor market with a variety of artisanal and locally made foods: Rain Shadow Meats, Calf & Kid cheese, the Marigold & Mint flower shop, and Taylor Shellfish. There are also a few wine bars and restaurants in here, like Sitka + Spruce, Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, and Bar Ferd’nand. There’s outdoor sidewalk seating when the weather is nice, and some indoor tables and bars. You could put together one heck of a fancy dinner party with just one shopping trip (Sonic Boom Records next door can provide the background music) — but it’ll cost you.
The Glasswing Shop at Melrose Market near Seattle's Capitol Hill just opened in late November and they're poised to be the hot new boutique on the Seattle shopping circuit. Local goodies include bath products, stationery, and jewellery in addition to racks of hip clothes from local and international designers, plus some great vintage finds. Stop by and talk to two of the lovely founders Alisa and Jessica