To my family, patrons, past and present employees, farmers, water-people, forest-people, crafts-people, artists, activists and everyone else who over the last 14 years, walked through our doors….After our service, on New Year’s Eve of this year, Sitka & Spruce will be closing her doors.


It has been a beautiful run, and the time has come for us to move on. We will continue with our services as normal, with some adjustments to our lunch hours. We would love to see you, serve you and nourish you. Please stop by, say hello or drop us a note. From the bottom of my heart, I truly have love, respect, admiration and most importantly gratitude for every one of you.


I wrestled with finding the right words to describe how I came to this decision, in fact, this note was to go out last week. But there are way too many emotions involved for me to navigate and express, in this format, with true honesty, why I have come to this conclusion. But to quote Winnie the Pooh, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


Sitka & Spruce will always be alive in her energy. We will always participate in the relationship and conversation between our beautiful place in the world and everyone and everything that makes it turn and makes it whole. But at this mesmerizing juncture of our world, continuing Sitka’s relationship in Seattle, does not make me a better father, partner, activist, employer or friend. And that is the future. To be better. It has to be, and it will.


Thank you.

With peace and love,

Matthew Dillon 

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