In July 1946,
Ivar Haglund (1905-1985) opens Ivar's Acres of Clams on Pier 54 at the foot of Madison Street on Seattle's waterfront. The restaurant offers "Puget Sound seafoods and many unusual piscatorial delicacies" (The Marine Digest).
Acres of Clams accommodated 100 persons at tables and a counter and featured all-electric equipment including "a cup warmer (yes, according to Ivar, hot coffee is better in a warm cup)." Haglund was assisted in the enterprise by his father-in-law H. M. Butler, who had 20 years of experience in hotel dining rooms, restaurants, and resorts.
The Marine Digest, May 4, 1946, p. 2; Ibid., August 3, 1946, p. 9.
Licensing: This essay is licensed under a Creative Commons license that
encourages reproduction with attribution. Credit should be given to both
HistoryLink.org and to the author, and sources must be included with any
reproduction. Click the icon for more info. Please note that this
Creative Commons license applies to text only, and not to images. For
more information regarding individual photos or images, please contact
the source noted in the image credit.
Major Support for HistoryLink.org Provided
The State of Washington | Patsy Bullitt Collins
| Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Museum Of History & Industry
| 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax Revenue) | City of Seattle
| City of Bellevue | City of Tacoma | King County | The Peach
Foundation | Microsoft Corporation, Other Public and Private
Sponsors and Visitors Like You