Inside the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop on Friday at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett. (Propeller Airports)

Inside the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop on Friday at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett. (Propeller Airports)

Cafes are opening at Everett airport passenger terminal

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Cafe opened at Paine Field on Friday. Cafe Vita opens on Monday.

EVERETT — Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, the Seattle-based restaurant that specializes in cheese and more cheese, opened a new cafe Friday inside Paine Field’s new passenger terminal.

The cafe’s menu includes grilled-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, macaroni and cheese, and “Foods on the Fly” including Brett’s Tuna Sandwich, an apparent nod to Brett Smith, the CEO of terminal developer Propeller Airports.

Travelers can order take-away food or enjoy a sit-down meal at tables inside the terminal, near the Upper Case bar.

Beecher’s is accessible only to ticket-holders who have cleared the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint, Smith said. Everett-based Propeller developed and now manages the two-gate terminal through a lease agreement with Snohomish County, which owns the Paine Field airport.

However, on Monday the public should be able to enjoy some of Beecher’s menu items when Caffe Vita opens, a cafe spokeswoman said Friday. Caffe Vita, between the ticket counter and the baggage area on the non-secure side of the terminal, will be accessible to the everyone. The Cafe’s menu includes a selection of coffee drinks and pastries.

Seattle-based Sugar Mountain operates the terminal’s three concessions: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and the Upper Case Bar, both on the secured side of the terminal, and Caffe Vita on the public side.

Sugar Mountain also operates The Butcher’s Table, Bennett’s and Pasta & Co. in the Seattle area, among other eateries.

Inside the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop on Friday at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett. (Propeller Airports) 20190621

Inside the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop on Friday at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett. (Propeller Airports) 20190621

Alaska Airlines and United Airlines operate 24 daily departures from Everett.

All of Alaska’s current Paine Field flights serve Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. In November, Alaska will change the schedule to accommodate service to Palm Springs.

United flights serve hubs in San Francisco and Denver.

At the end of May, Propeller Airports said it had served 100,000 arriving customers and 100,00 departing customers since the terminal opened March 4.

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