The new Buzz Inn Steakhouse is opening at the site of the former Alligator Soul and Super Bowl Pho at 3121 Broadway. It features a large breakfast cafe with comfy booths and a nice and large counter with a view of large flat screen TVs.

The new Buzz Inn Steakhouse is opening at the site of the former Alligator Soul and Super Bowl Pho at 3121 Broadway. It features a large breakfast cafe with comfy booths and a nice and large counter with a view of large flat screen TVs.

Buzz Inn Steakhouse bets on new Broadway restaurant

EVERETT — It was just too good of an opportunity to pass.

Buzz Inn Steakhouse closed its original location on Broadway in February to move about five blocks north in Everett. The new restaurant is expected to open at 10 this morning.

The new site at 3121 Broadway is about three times the size of the original restaurant, which was started 35 years ago, said Josh Herschlip, the Buzz Inn’s general manager.

“We’re pumped,” Herschlip said about the new restaurant. “We’re going to kind of use it as our testing ground for a lot new concepts and ideas.”

The new location is a two-story, 10,000-square-foot building with parking off Broadway and more spaces underneath. The building had previously housed Super Bowl Pho and Alligator Soul.

“This end of town needs a regular everyday restaurant,” said Boots Ramstead, who is employed for Buzz Inn doing building work. “You’ve got Denny’s and that’s about it.”

Buzz Inn is owned by a partnership including Herschlip’s step-father, Bill Tackitt, and mother Sally Herschlip, as well Delores Robinson, Les Hanning and Craig Ohm.

The new Broadway site is closer to county offices and near Xfinity Arena, said Bradley Tackitt, Herschlip’s step-brother and Bill Tackitt’s son.

“We hope to have Silvertips tailgating parties with a shuttle to take people there and back,” Bradley Tackitt said. “We’ve got plenty of parking.”

Buzz Inn Steakhouse has 12 locations located mainly in Snohomish County although the chain does have two restaurants in Wenatchee and one in Ellensburg. One of the Wenatchee restaurants also has an adjoining casino. The company’s headquarters are located in Monroe. Between all the locations, the business employs about 525 people, Herschlip said.

They sold the old Broadway location to Harvey’s Lounge, which opened, Harvey’s Pub and Grill, with a distinctive rabbit in its logo.

The new Broadway restaurant is expected to employ between 40 to 50. The restaurant will open at 6 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 7 a.m. Sundays and offer all-day breakfast at a cafe at the front of the building. The Buzz Inn will have a dining room that opens at 4 p.m. for people coming for dinner.

“We’re keeping the same menu,” Bradley Tackitt said. “Everybody likes the menu. It’s good food at a decent price.”

The new restaurant also has a bar in the back with 24 televisions including a 230-inch projector screen. Tackitt said they’ve subscribed to the NFL Sunday Package through DirecTV and hope to offer a place for people to come watch their favorite NFL teams. The location also has a banquet room.

The business is putting an emphasis on wine and will for the first time offer wine on tap. To go along with that, they’ve added a wine-bottle chandelier in one hallway. Other decorations include stain glass windows, purchased from a defunct restaurant in Bellingham, and bathrooms that have been given a makeover to make them look like they’re a mineshaft.

The bar also includes a small stage. Tackitt said they would like to bring in live performances.

“You’ll have bands on special occasions,” said Tackitt, adding that they would also like to bring in comedians. “We don’t want to get too far away from the Buzz Inn format, but we’ll bring in someone on special occasions.”

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