McMenamins turned the old Anderson School in Bothell into a hotel/brewery earlier this year. Now they've got their eyes set on Tacoma. Just as they're about to begin converting the old Elks Lodge into a hotel they've started plans to renovate the Old City Hall building at 625 Commerce St. and turn it into a boutique hotel. Initial plans call for 60 rooms and four bars utilizing the building's iconic features such as the jailhouse, clock tower and rooftop greenhouse. Tacoma is on board with the plans but now they have to come to a deal as the city currently owns the historic structure. According to the city's press release, if approved soon the new hotel would be completed by the fall of 2019.
· McMenamins planning renovation of Tacoma's Old City Hall [KIRO]
· Tacoma picks McMenamins to renovate Old City Hall [TNT]
· McMenamins opening its biggest hotel/brewery in Bothell [K5]