Just as Chicago’s Man’s Country closed its doors, another infamous bathhouse is on the hit-list. Numerous reports indicate that Seattle’s Club Z is on the chopping block.
A building that embodies some of the histories of Capitol Hill — including its never ceasing appetite for tearing down and building back up — is up for sale.
Here is the realtor’s description for the $2.15 million listing for 1117 Pike:
Built in 1906 this three story commercial building is for sale for the first time in almost 40 years. The Pike Building is located just above downtown Seattle in an A+ Capitol Hill location. This offers a Buyer the rare opportunity to purchase a pride-of-ownership property located only 3 blocks from downtown Seattle.
“The property offers endless potential for an investor to redevelop the property or maintain the existing use,” the marketing copy concludes.
Now just because the building is up for sale, doesn’t mean the bathhouse will go with it. The business and the building are two separate entities. One of three things might happen. Someone could buy the building and allow the same rental arrangement with Club Z to continue. The business could just shut down, if the new wants to evict them. Or CLub Z could just move to a new location.
But if Club Z does go, Seattle would be down with just one bathhouse – Steamworks. We will keep you posted on what might happen to Club Z