Restaurant Location Selection Guide

The City of Lacey is working in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Commerce, other Thurston County cities, and the Thurston County Health Department to simplify the licensing and permitting process necessary to open a restaurant.

Toward this effort, the City of Lacey has developed the worksheet to help walk you through the process and to assist you in finding the Lacey location that will be your recipe for success!

Download or view the City of Lacey Restaurant Selection Worksheet. 2016-11-04 Restaurant Start-up Guide

The City of Lacey wants you to be successful. In addition to this resource, we would like to help you through the process of getting your new business launched. View available sites in Lacey

Among our economic development community partners is the Economic Development Council, a non-profit organization which provides a variety of services for entrepreneurs interested in starting new businesses. Visit the Thurston Economic Development Council website.

Finally, if you find that you will need to borrow funds to open your restaurant, we can refer you to a lender who will be able to help you. Learn more about Business Financing Options. 

We wish you the very best for success with your new restaurant!


If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us.  We will be very happy to locate the data—the information—that you’re seeking!