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Capps Club opening this spring in Kenmore

The old Mia Roma restaurant will be turned into Capps Club.  - Aaron Kunkler/Bothell Reporter
The old Mia Roma restaurant will be turned into Capps Club.
— image credit: Aaron Kunkler/Bothell Reporter

A new club and restaurant, designed by the Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Impossible’ designer Lynn Kegan, is in the cards for the old Mia Roma location along State Route 522 in Kenmore.

Capps Club is scheduled to open this spring said owner Dawna Capps, where they’re planning on bringing in live musical and comedy acts as well as offering a bar and Italian-inspired menu.

In an email, Capps said they have been upgrading the building, and have just begun remodeling the interior decoration, kitchen and the bar.

“There’s a rich history of Bothell Way, Kenmore and the Mia Roma restaurant that we plan to honor by creating a world class venue,” the email said.

Mia Roma closed abruptly last August after decades of business.

Kenmore Assistant City Manager Nancy Ousley said the city is looking forward to Capps Club.

“We think it’s a really good sign that these people have chosen Kenmore to make this kind of an investment,” she said. “From what I have heard from them about the project and the business I think it’s really going to step us up as far as a destination for dining and enjoying good music.”

Ousley said the club sounds as though it could be similar to The Triple Door in Seattle, a historic theater offering food and musical acts.

“I think with our growing brewery area in the downtown, people are finding Kenmore is a good place to have this kind of a business, that people like gathering with their friends and enjoying their time together,” she said.

Capps got in touch with the city early, Ousley said, letting them know what they were planning.

“I think it’s just so cool that here you have a renovation of one of our heritage roadhouses,” she said. “It’s an ambitious project, and we are really excited about it.”

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