Restaurant K Closes Its Doors

Updated Tuesday, 12:03 p.m. ...

Restaurant K by Alison Swope closed its doors today after less than a year.

A message from parent company McCormick & Schmick's reads: " We have been extremely pleased with - and proud of - the work and commitment that Alison Swope and her team have demonstrated during the opening and operation of Restaurant K. However, current economic conditions have led to the business decision to close this restaurant and reallocate its resources to our core McCormick & Schmick's branded establishments."

According to an updated statement from M&S released Tuesday, Swope will become part of the company's culinary development team.