I just received the following email from a friend:
I was just talking to my co-worker, who was in Vancouver last weekend. She was thanking me for recommending Vij’s to her, and said that when they ate there last Friday night they had a little chat with Vij—who said he would be in Seattle this week
SCOUTING LOCATIONS FOR A SEATTLE VIJ’S.
He’s partnering with the Wild Ginger dude, and they hope to be open sometime next year. Holy crap. I’m seriously trembling.
UPDATE: I just emailed Vij’s and Vikram sent a very nice reply saying that he’s coming to Seattle in September to look at spaces for a new Vij’s—and will decide after that trip. Keep your fingers crossed!