Seen around WS on Christmas Eve-Eve

December 23, 2006 at 10:50 pm | In December 2006 windstorm, Holidays, West Seattle businesses, WS beverages | 3 Comments

-First, the non-merry note: After just 6 months, looks like Al’s Cafe & Espresso on Cali Ave north of Morgan Junction is out. We thought it seemed odd this morning to see it closed this morning when we stopped by during prime coffee time to check on its Christmas hours; drove past this evening, suddenly the sign’s gone from its window, and a light inside shows the place pretty much stripped bare. Tough location, with so much so close right at the Fauntleroy/Cali crossroads.

-Now, the holiday cheer: One more light display to recommend — 56th & Alki, Santa in the front yard on a brightly lit replica of construction equipment (with a sign for a construction company cleverly placed beneath it). And at 42nd & Raymond, we passed a parked pickup truck with HONK IF YOU LOVE SANTA written big and bold in the rear window.

-Just ’cause the power’s back doesn’t mean City Light crews’ work is done … saw a truck in action after 8 pm tonight, back at the scene of The Tree That Blocked Fauntleroy.


  1. Speaking of out-of-business, has the Tea Gallery in Admiral gone? Passed by there on Friday and it looked empty with “for rent” signs.


    Comment by Marge Carpenter — 9:58 am December 24, 2006 #

  2. We walked by just yesterday – they had a signboard out on the sidewalk touting a special “Candy Cane” holiday tea, and a sign on the window saying “open,” so I think that “For Rent” banner, which has been up a while, is for some other space in the building.

    Comment by Administrator — 10:24 am December 24, 2006 #

  3. Noooo!!! The T(ea) Gallery is NOT out of business!!! The “for lease” signs are for residential spaces in the same building, so thank you, WS Blogger for noting that.

    Comment by Gail J. — 9:25 am December 27, 2006 #

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