New Brewery & Pub Coming to Mountlake Terrace

We’ve been hearing rumors for months. There’s a sign on the door that says, “Restaurant and Brewery Coming Soon.” Now we have confirmation that the community of Mountlake Terrace is going to get a new brewpub. Diamond Knot Brewing tells us that it will open a brewery and restaurant in the shopping center at the intersection of 56th Avenue W and 232nd Street SW in Mountlake Terrace (view map).

No word yet on an estimated opening date. Things are still in the early stages of planning and development. We also do not know what size brewery Diamond Knot intends to build at the new location. Rest assured, we’ll keep you posted as we learn more. In addition to its production brewery, Diamond Knot currently operates three locations: the recently remodeled and expanded Brewery and Alehouse in Mukilteo, the Pizza House in Mukilteo, and the Camano Lodge on Camano Island.

Here’s the press release:

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing plans large-scale brewery and pub in Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace, WA – Diamond Knot Craft Brewing has officially announced its plans to expand its operations to Mountlake Terrace in 2013 with a 8,900-square-foot brewpub.

Located in West Plaza, next to the legendary Double DD Meats, the new Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT will include restaurant seating for 250, as well as full brewery operations capable of producing 1,500 barrels annually. The restaurant space will also include a 60-seat event space, wired to support myriad events.

“Timing for us has always been an issue,” said Diamond Knot President Bob Maphet. “We were approached with this opportunity just before heading into the major expansion at our flagship Alehouse in Mukilteo. Mountlake Terrace is an area in which we have been interested, so in good faith we asked West Plaza LLC to be patient with us while we focused our efforts on our Mukilteo Alehouse expansion.”

West Plaza, LLC, owners of the property located at 5602 232rd St. SW, said the timing was perfect for them. “We have wanted to operate a brewery in this location ever since we purchased it,” said Kirk Ishizaki. “Diamond Knot is the perfect quality brand, and we are excited by the years of brewing and retail experience they bring with them. Giving them time to focus on the Alehouse gave us time to create a vision of a brewpub that would be in line with our mutual goals, as well as what reflects the community.

The new location comes during a time of revitalization in the area Mountlake Terrace refers to as its Town Center. With the new transit station and the proposed civic center, it is hoped Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT will become a beloved “third place,” as have the Alehouse in Mukilteo and the Camano Lodge on Camano Island.

The company is anticipating hiring about 50 employees to operate the restaurant and brewery. Referring to King5’s Best of Western Washington awards given to both Diamond Knot and Double DD Meats in 2012, Ishizaki said, “It seems almost surreal that we will have two Best of Western Washington winners in one building together.”

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is known for supporting local businesses and organizations. With a foundation as a small, craft brewer, the company’s mission is to provide exceptional craft beer, food and lively experiences. Started in 1994, the company currently operates the Brewery & Alehouse, Pizza House and 10,000-square-foot production brewery and Taproom in Mukilteo, as well as the Camano Lodge on Camano Island.

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  1. Just learned that the initial plan is calling for a 10-barrel, direct fire brewhouse. I’m sure we’ll have more details about the whole project in due time.

  2. Honestly, I had hopes of another brewery coming in. Since this is a block from my house. But I am hopeful that this bring the small downtown area of MLT and Diamondknot some business, and some good beer!

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