Bill the Butcher announced informally this afternoon on Twitter that it is bringing its organic meats to Kirkland, to 264 Central Way, after eyeing the city for several years.
The business sent out the following tweet along with a check-in and photo at the new location:
The shop specializes in the sale of meat products that come from local, eco-friendly farmers and ranchers. The meat is hormone and steroid-free and the shop features pasture-raised beef products without any GMOs, nor any pesticides, herbicides, hormones nor added antibiotics- Grass-fed & Grass-finished from Great Northern Cattle Company. Other products sold include raw milk, handmade sausages, charcuterie, marbled steaks and wild game.
Bill the Butcher has locations in Redmond, Woodinville, Edmonds, Laurelhurst, Magnolia, and Wallingford. A previous location in Bellevue was shuttered in early 2012, at which time the company stated its intention to open a Kirkland store. A few bumps in the road followed earlier this year as the company went through a refinancing and closed several stores for a weekend in early March, which CEO J'amy Owens attributed partly to the company's rapid growth.
The store has since opened the Wallingford location, bringing its number of Puget Sound locations to six.
A representative for the company said that plans are still in the early stages, and a target opening date is not yet available: " Today involved measuring tape and note-writing on old building plans along with new floor plan creating."
Patch will update this story when more information is available.