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Renee Erickson to open small-plate wine bar in PhinneyWood

Architectural rendering by Johnston Architects

James Beard award-winning chef Renee Erickson will open “Lioness”, a small plate Italian wine bar in PhinneyWood this summer. Erickson is an author and co-owner of numerous establishments around Seattle such as The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Westward, and General Porpoise Doughnuts and Coffee.

She will join a star-studded group in the long-awaited Shared Roof apartment building at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. Neighbors will include Ben’s Bread, Holy Mountain Brewing Company, and Doe Bay Wine Co. Lioness is planning a shared plate menu and feature dishes such as “ricotta gnocchi, oysters, Umbrian sausages and meatballs, along with cheese and charcuterie,” according to Tan Vinh of the Seattle Times.

Building owners report that the Shared Proof project, after many delays over the past few years, is on track and awaiting final permitting in order to open for the summer.