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The Original J&M Hotel (4 Star): The J&M Hotel is a three-story brick building and will be our flagship property. It is home to the original J&M Café and Cardroom, which is one of the three oldest restaurants in Seattle, operating since the Gold Rush days. The top 2 floors, once operated as a brothel, have been vacant for decades. Originally built for a wholesale business, this building was known as the J. H. Marshall Building, and later the J&M Hotel. It was built in 1889 immediately following the Great Seattle Fire. The J & M has a rich and storied past. Rumor has it, Wyatt Earp shot a man in the face for cheating while playing cards in the famous J & M Cardroom. The J & M restaurant was a backdrop for John Wayne in his movie, “McQ,”. Musicians Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix along with many other famous jazz and R&B artists sang their tunes within the J&M building. The upper two floors will be remodeled to create a 25 room hotel with restaurant and banquet space. The historic hotel entrance will be re-established as the entrance to the hotel on the first floor. The basement level will be remodeled as a bar, and occasional live music venue during the latter part of the week. It will also be used as meeting/event space during the weekdays. The Annex buildings will be thoroughly documented in order to ensure its accurate reconstruction, which we will need to do to ensure we receive our Historic Tax Credits. The historic bricks will be salvaged and stockpiled, and will be re-used as the exterior masonry cladding on the reconstructed Annex. The renovated J&M Hotel buildings will be a significant contributor to the ongoing revitalization of the Pioneer Square Historic District. The exterior facades and significant interior historic features will also be restored and preserved, while the new hotel, restaurant and speakeasy within will provide a new experience for locals and guests.
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