Brix 25 Owners Opening Breakfast Restaurant at Former Red Rooster Location

Chef Thad Lyman and his wife Katie Doherty of Brix 25 will be operating their second restaurant, Netshed No. 9, at the former Red Rooster Cafe in mid-March.

Gig Harbor diners will soon have a new restaurant to enjoy breakfast and lunch.

The restaurant Netshed No. 9, operated by husband-wife duo Chef Thad Lyman and Katie Doherty of Brix 25, is tentatively scheduled to open March 15, according to John Moist, the General Manager for Arabella’s Landing Marina.

Netshed No. 9 will be located at 3313 Harborview Dr., the former Red Rooster Café and Collectables locatioin, and will serve breakfast and lunch.

Moist said he and Stan Stearns, who owns the building with his wife Judy, are thrilled with the new addition.

“[Lyman and Doherty] have years and years of experience running and owning successful restaurants,” he said. “We’re very excited.”

RELATED: Watch Thad Lyman compete against Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie at the 2011 Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival.

To cater to the breakfast and lunch crowd, the restaurant will focus on prompt service, but he said customers should expect the same quality of service offered at Brix 25.

“Come and be surprised and thrilled. Make it a place you want to come back to,” Moist said.

He said the building’s décor will be kept simple with a mix of both modern and rustic touches.

The restaurant’s name pays homage to the historical building’s original name, Novak Net Shed, which was built in 1910.

Moist said the net shed was originally Tony Novak’s family home and was remodeled in the 1940s. It was later remodeled in 1999 by Pete Dara.

The Red Rooster Café closed in December after the building lease was revoked.


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Lee Greenawalt February 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I hope they get comfortable chairs and can muffle the echo in the dining room. The only good ambience of the Red Rooster was outdoor dining in good weather. Breakfast will be problematic.
BRUCE JOHNSTON February 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Best of luck on the new venture. We are looking forward to trying it out!
CEO February 28, 2013 at 05:56 PM
The true agenda of Stan Sterns and Mr. Moist is revealed! It looks like the gas pumps have been approved, and the Sterns are going to make a lot money. See ya Rooster..
Bill W. February 28, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Just wanted to say Congratulations! Also wanted to Make a correction to the article - Pete Dara Sold the property in 1996 to Robert Philpott, a good friend of mine. Mr. Philpott remodel the original “Netshed” and added the upper office and lower seating area, Not Pete Dara. Mr. Philpott also built the new over water deck and added the Fuel Dock. In 1999 he opened “Poseidon’s” Deli & Fuel Dock, which was removed by the Stearns in 2004, which is why we have no fuel in the harbor. Check the Facts….. As a boater I sure wish we had Poseidon’s Back!
Venture72 March 01, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Poseidon’s fuel dock did not have a backup plan for low to nonexistent fuel sales during the winter, so they went belly up. There were also some property setback issues with his neighbors if I remember right. Stuz fuel sold heating oil during the cold months to keep them afloat. Too bad new ecology rules forced him to close up shop. Remember when Pleasurecraft marina had a fuel dock? Until they got fined big time for a drippy fuel pipe & figured out they would make more money renting the fuel dock space as moorage. ** I hope the new tenants have a plan for when the place floods again during next winters king tides.


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