Linda Derschang started her career as a restaurateur in 1994 when she partnered with the owners of Sub Pop Records to open Linda’s Tavern, a neighborhood dive bar that has become an institution in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. With her unique eye for design and style and 25 years in the bar and restaurant industry, she is one of the architects of contemporary bar and restaurant culture in Seattle. Since 1994, her restaurant group has grown in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with the seasonal pub-restaurant Smith, the all-day, all-night neighborhood restaurant Oddfellows cafe + bar and Little Oddfellows in Elliott Bay Books. Linda also owns King’s Hardware, a popular bar in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, and in September of 2018 Linda re-imagined Queen City in Belltown in an iconic space that is possibly the oldest bar in Seattle. In total Linda has launched twelve successful bars and restaurants, all while staying closely committed to the community and causes she's passionate about, like women reproductive rights.
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July 24, 2019
Soy fundadora y CEO de The Derschang Group , un grupo de restaurantes, cafés y bares de Seattle, Washington. Mi primer negocio fue Linda’s Tavern, establecido en 1994, un bar de barrio que se ha convertido en una institución en Capitol Hill. En las décadas siguientes, abrí once bares y restaurantes que ahora forman parte del tejido social de Seattle. El núcleo del éxito de mis empresas es nuestro fantástico personal que hace que cobren vida cada día. Quiero que nuestros empleados tengan trabajos con salarios dignos y beneficios para que puedan trabajar con nosotros por mucho tiempo porque son...
July 19, 2019
I am the founder and CEO of The Derschang Group ; a mix of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Seattle, Washington. My first business was Linda’s Tavern, established in 1994, a neighborhood bar that’s become a Capitol Hill institution. In the decades since, I’ve launched eleven bars and restaurants are now part of Seattle’s social fabric. The core part of my business’s success is the amazing team of staff who bring it to life every day. I want our employees to have jobs with living wages and benefits so that they stay on with us for a long time because they are part of what makes our community...