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Martin Luther King & Jimi Hendrix once ate at reopened Seattle BBQ spot

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It’s no secret that Seattle has seen massive growth in recent years. And this has come with some nasty side effects like gentrification. But a group of Seattle University students are working to help business owners survive gentrification. And that’s how Barbeque Pit has made a comeback in the Central District.

Now Barbeque Pit is pretty dang special. They’ve served people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jimi Hendrix. So not only is this place good, but it’s been around for quite a while. However, Barbeque Pit lost its original location due to gentrification.

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We will be opening at our new location (1816 E. Yesler Way) July 4th! Excited to be back!

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Open for take out only.

Posted by The Barbeque Pit on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

But thanks to a business plan from SU students, the owner Pookey has been able to reopen in the former home of R & L Home of Good BBQ. So if you’d like to support a Black-owned business and an important part of the Central District, you have to give Barbeque Pit a try.

So if you’d like to learn more you can click here. And as always we encourage you to continue to support Black-owned businesses and restaurants. Additionally, don’t support gentrifiers in neighborhoods like the Central District.

And with that, we hope you enjoy the return of delicious BBQ!