Snapdragon Bakery & Café, a venerable island institution that includes the Home Sweet Home Bar and the all-new Black Cat Cabaret, has been listed for sale.
The news will not affect the business’s hours of operation and it will remain open for the foreseeable future. Owner Adam Cone said he and partner Megan Hastings love Snapdragon, which they have operated since 2006, and want to keep it within the community as they plan their next adventure. But Cone said managing Snapdragon in addition to the newly opened Wild Mermaid restaurant and Seagull Lounge, overlooking Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, is a tall order.
“It’s a very physically demanding job as well as emotionally,” Cone said. “If we were vampires and had an extra 800 or 900 years [to live], it would be a no brainer; we’d be fine. The time we get to spend on Earth is really specific. I’m so proud of what we’ve done there.”
Cone added that Snapdragon has undergone several changes in recent times, alternating hours and eliminating a portion of the in-house bakery to make room for the cabaret space. Baking for Snapdragon was moved to another building near the Vashon IGA to renovate the space.
Now that the news about Snapdragon is official, Cone said, it will allow him and Hastings to begin turning more of their attention to their next project: creating a new wholesale baking business called Bluebird, which has been in the works for about half a year.
“We felt good about it and we felt we could move forward with the idea,” said Cone, noting that he believes the listing price of $599,000 is modest to what Snapdragon earns. The couple is hoping to find the right fit to carry on what they have created there, ensuring it remains a fun space for years to come.
More information about the property is available online at tinyurl.com/qtdhbca.