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By David Pan 

Former mayor decided it was time to sell Emory's on Silver Lake

Mukilteo restaurateur Cole enjoying retirement


Last updated 4/20/2022 at 11:53am

Photo courtesy of Emory Cole

Emory and Molly Cole sold Emory's on Silver Lake earlier this year, and are now enjoying retirement.

Emory Cole probably thought he had experienced everything a restaurateur could experience during his 50-plus years in the business.

Cole started out his career at the original Holiday Inn on 128th Street SW and Highway 99 in 1969. He later worked for Consolidated Restaurants in Seattle, then moved to Mukilteo in 1978 to reopen The Seahorse restaurant on the Mukilteo waterfront. The restaurant had closed after going through a couple of owners.

Cole sold The Seahorse to the owners of Buzz Inn in 1994, and later that same year he opened his namesake, Emory's on Silver Lake.

The business was do...

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