According to project developer Mike McMurray, the Main Street Commons project located at 6th and Main in downtown Edmonds is proceeding on schedule for construction to begin later this year. McMurray says that if all goes according to schedule, the first businesses could possibly open in time for this year’s holiday season.
The latest development — which should warm the hearts of sushi fans still mourning the abrupt closure of Alderwood’s Blue C Sushi — is that the irrepressible McMurray has been working with Shubert Ho (Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo, Mar•ket and Shooby Doo Catering) on an agreement to add a sushi establishment to Main Street Commons, featuring one of the area’s top sushi chefs. Read more details in reporter James Spangler’s latest My Edmonds News restaurant column.
“A top sushi restaurant was the number-one request I received from the community during my planning process,” said McMurray. “Shubert and I subsequently discussed this, and when he told me he knew a top sushi chef who might be interested we went for it. I’m absolutely thrilled to report that we currently have a tentative letter of intent, and I’ve put the permitting process for Main Street Commons on temporary pause until we adjust the plans to include a sushi restaurant. Being able to deliver on Edmonds’ number-one request is really exciting for me, and more importantly for Edmonds’ citizens.
“And I personally want to thank all Edmonds locals for submitting more than 200 email suggestions,” he added. “You are being heard, and are most appreciated!”
Updated plans for the Main Street Commons include additional landscaping with a large tree along Main Street (“pending City approval,” added McMurray).
Check the accompanying renderings for the latest design tweaks.
— By Larry Vogel