Charlestown Cafe reopening-repair progress: No official date yet

April 2, 2008 at 11:08 am | In Charlestown Cafe, West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Friday is the two-month anniversary of the fire that (temporarily) shut down the Charlestown Cafe, ccfiresmall.jpgironically just five days after we had reported the news that the most recent development project appeared to be on terminal hold. So we just checked in minutes ago with Ron Hanlon, co-owner of Charlestown Cafe, to see how repair work is going – when last we heard from co-owner Larry Mellum two weeks ago, when he announced the landlord had agreed to go ahead with fire repairs, he had hoped it would take about a month from that time to reopen. But according to what Hanlon just told us this morning, looks like it’s going to be a little longer than that. He says they’re still waiting for a couple things including a permit for the work. He’s hoping they will be able to set a firm date within a week or so. (You can find our archived Charlestown Cafe coverage, including the development controversy, the fire, and the recovery, by going here.)

3 Comments

  1. Today, instead of the usually empty parking lot, there was a truck and a car parked next to the building. Maybe they were surveying the place as a prelude to beginning work.
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    The red stop work orders are still on the doors, and except for today, the building and parking lot have been empty every time I’ve driven by.

    Comment by PSPS — 9:09 pm April 2, 2008 #

  2. I am so excited to get back into Charlestown Street Cafe for a good Salad and an AWESOME burger.

    “I am so tired of all the “dad-blam-it” pizza places in West Seattle”. There is no other place to get a decent family style meal other than Charlestown Street Cafe. I have had enough of Spiro’s to choke a horse.

    Comment by TK — 9:53 am April 8, 2008 #

  3. Hi everybody. I myself work at charlestown and miss it so much. I wish I had some kind of news for everybody but as far as I know they haven’t even started repairs for the restaurant. And as far as the staff goes, we have all been trying to hang in there and wait for our jobs to come back to us, but going on 4 months, a lot of us have begun to look for more jobs. I know once we open ill be back to work give you all your coffees, eggs, and pancakes. I just want to go back to work!!! But thank you everybody for your support and please come back and see us c-town employees when we open!!

    Comment by B — 12:22 pm April 24, 2008 #

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