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Pints & Quarts at Capital Mall has closed

Johnathon Smith, an electrician from Olympia, works on lighting during the renovation of the Pints & Quarts restaurant and sports bar at the Capital Mall in west Olympia in 2015. The restaurant has closed.
Johnathon Smith, an electrician from Olympia, works on lighting during the renovation of the Pints & Quarts restaurant and sports bar at the Capital Mall in west Olympia in 2015. The restaurant has closed. Tony Overman

Pints & Quarts at Capital Mall has closed, according to an announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page. It appears the business closed Friday.

“It is with sadness that Pints Oly closed its doors today,” the Facebook message reads. “We have loved being part of this community for over 10 years and will miss seeing everyone.”

Increasing costs and less customer traffic did not help, according to the message. There also was increased competition from Stack 571 Burger and Whiskey Bar, which recently opened on the opposite side of the Century Olympia theaters.

“The goal was to find a way to continue the business and we thought we had more time to do so. It was with a heavy heart that the decision had to be made so quickly and it wasn’t taken lightly.

“We know people are upset and confused and we understand why.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t in a position to make other arrangements. We want to thank you all for your years of patronage, hard work, and support.”

Pints & Quarts in Olympia has ties to Pints & Quarts in Lacey and Pints Barn in Tumwater, but ultimately was run as an independent business.

Owner Musong Kim renovated the business in 2015. Key to the renovation was an area called Pints Hawks Nest, a mezzanine floor that had four tables and bar-style seating, enough room to accommodate 30 people, he told The Olympian in 2015.

Capital Mall general manager Kevin Johnston could not be reached Monday about the future of the now-vacant space.

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