A short list this week:
Lyrik Cafe on Southeast 39th Avenue has new owners, who are seeking to turn the coffee shop into a bar.
Lisa Lavochkin, according to her LinkedIn profile a former pastry cook at Manhattan's tony Core Club, has applied to open Barrel, a bottle shop, at 7401 N Burlington Ave. in downtown St. Johns.
Mynt Gentleman's Club, the cause of much consternation to its Laurelhurst neighbors, appears to have been sold: the new owners have filed to change the name to Syren's Gentlemans Club. Fun fact: strip club names are legally allowed to employ only one apostrophe!
Bistro Asian, a restaurant across the street from the Montgomery Park complex, has closed. Aki's Seafood & Noodle House, owned by Kerry Chen, will take its place.
Double Dribble Tavern, the famously depressing Powellhurst dive known for its topless bartenders, has closed. Taking its place will be King's Wild Bar and Grill, owned by the same folks as Soobie's Strip Club on Southeast 122nd Avenue. The application promises DJs and nude entertainers.
Ryan Pawley and Robert Jones have applied to turn a former law office at 1406 SE 12th Avenue into The High Dive, which from its hours (3-10 pm) looks to be a restaurant.
Elsewhere, Independence, Ore. bar Las Rocas and The Ghost is now Bizznaga 303 Grill and Leonora's Ghost. Better and better!