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The Red Rooster Café closed in December after the building lease was revoked.


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Bob February 27, 2013 at 08:08 PM
YAHOO!!! Great news.
jd February 27, 2013 at 08:09 PM
I would rather have seen an Ivars. Gig Harbor already has several good breakfast Restuarants. notice I said good and not excellent, for excellent I go out of town.
jd February 27, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I wish them the best of luck, I'm not against them opening a breakfast restaurant and I hope it is an excellent one which it sounds like it may be.
Bill Fogarty February 27, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Congrats Katie and Thad on your new venture. Bill Fogarty
megs February 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM
YAY! This is so exciting. Congrats guys!
Paul kadzik February 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Congratulations Katie and Thad! This is exceptionally good news for the Gig Harbor waterfront. The location is ideal for all the walkers, both locals and tourists, to stop and enjoy one of the very few locations where you can actually sit outdoors and enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbor. I know Katie and Thad provide the one of the best dinning experiences in the South Sound at Brix 25 and that they will dedicate themselves to providing wonderful food and service at Netshed No. 9. Now jd (above) won't have to go out of town for excellent.
Bobbi Pennell February 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Hooray for all of us who love Brix 25 and our beautiful harbor. Congrats Katie and Thad. Bobbi Pennell and Jim Lavick
Katie February 28, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Outstanding! Looking forward to a good place for lunch, over the water, in the harbor. Telling my friends and we'll be over to check it out.
employee February 28, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Yawn..........If it turns out to be good food, good service and affordable, it would be great, but if it turns out to be another business that blames the city about parking, zoning or lack of customers, then i would think that the space would be best used as a net shed.
Joan Fiano February 28, 2013 at 04:38 AM
I'm excited, excellent food in a great location. I can picture enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast on the deck, enjoying the food, view, and the SUN!
Paul kadzik February 28, 2013 at 05:17 AM
So out of curiosity " jd "- do you consider Ivars "excellent" fare ?
Susan Walker February 28, 2013 at 05:24 AM
Thank goodness, I could not understand just how Red Rooster staye open. We will be there for opening, CAN'T WAIT
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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