Call it the Deluxe treatment – as in Dick’s Deluxe, that is. Now that Dick’s Drive-In has announced it will be locating a new restaurant in the Northend, City of Edmonds officials are continuing their efforts to woo Dick’s owners to Edmonds, and will be meeting with restaurant representatives on Thursday. The high-traffic Edmonds locations being promoted by the city include spots along Highway 99 and Highway 104.
But be forewarned, local hamburger fans. Dicks’ spokeswoman Carrie Shaw told us that Dick’s owners have met with Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline city representatives as well. “The site selection process continues to move forward. That is all the comment we have regarding the meeting,” Shaw said.
So what could Edmonds officials do to sway Dick’s folks to come to our fair town? At Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting, we learned that Council President Steve Bernheim has a personal connection to the local burger chain: Early in his legal career, he worked with Dick’s owner Jim Spady.
Bernheim said he’s hopeful that his history with Spady could work in the City’s favor, but there are no guarantees. “We’ll see what happens,” he said.