Grassi’s Garden Cafe, located upstairs in Grassi’s Flowers & Gifts in Downtown Tacoma, is moving after 21 years at their current location. The cafe, along with the flower and gift shop, will be moving from the historic “Mack Building”, the triangular building on South 17th and Pacific. The last day at their current location is April 25th.
Why the move after so many years in the same location? “We would like a location with easier parking for our guests,” says owner Melanie Grassi. This makes sense — the stretch of Pacific they’re currently located on has minimal parking spots, and they compete for space with visitors to UW Tacoma, retail shops and restaurants.
So far, it’s undetermined as to where they’ll be moving to. “We are currently in negotiations and hope to announce future plans soon”, says Grassi. Along with the move, there are plans to change the menu, as well as some other “surprises”.
Until then, everything in the boutique is 50 percent off, and there’s still time for a loaded cobb salad or crab omelet.