It all started In 1915
Sam Cone arrived to Seattle as an immigrant with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, unwavering determination, and a desire for community. Along with his brother in law (Steiner), he opened the original Cone & Steiner in Seattle in 1915.
Long before coffee shops and co-working spaces, the local general store was a neighborhood’s cornerstone — a gathering spot, a place to connect. One could catch up with neighbors, choose items for the family meal or travels, and hear about local news and events.
The original store was located in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood.
100 years later
Inspired by her great-grandfather's drive and desire to create a place for good food and community, Dani Cone (Fuel Coffee; High 5 Pie) reopened Cone & Steiner General as a modern-day general store, a new type of neighborhood market that is as much about creating a place as it is about good food and drink.
Cone & Steiner General opened in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in January of 2014, followed by a store in Pioneer Square in August 2014. Our third store, in Downtown Seattle, opened in August 2017.
Today, Cone & Steiner is a one-stop shop brimming indoors and out with fresh flowers and produce, dry goods, ice cream, and a curated selection of fresh, local foods. In our unique twist on the corner store, we feature specialty, local, and staple goods, a robust selection of craft beers, and fine wines to enjoy after work, at a Saturday afternoon tasting, or just while you shop.
We believe that people come together over good food and drink. We work each day to be the place where this starts.