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Bill the Butcher Shuts Down; Nuflours Gluten-Free Bakery Opens Tomorrow

This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.

TEMPORARY SHUTTERS -- After years of financial trouble, Bill the Butcher has at least temporarily shuttered all of its Seattle-area locations. Eater received an anonymous tip from a Bill the Butcher employee who says the company closed "to reassess finances" and that staff have not been paid for the last pay period.

OPENING ALERT -- Six years in the making, Nuflours gluten-free bakery opens its doors tomorrow on Capitol Hill. The shop takes over the former North Hill Bakery space on 15th Avenue and will serve mini quiches, hand pies, empanadas, muffins and more. Plus, coffee from Vita and Conduit.

COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Former Book Bindery chef Sean McCrain has announced plans to open Copine, which is described as "refined cuisine as well as a higher-end daytime take away concept" the restaurant's name is a French word that roughly translates to "girlfriend or comrade." McCrain hasn't said where or when the restaurant will open.