Charlestown Cafe update: Repair work hasn’t started yet

April 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm | In Charlestown Cafe, West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 4 Comments

ccfiresmall.jpgWe just checked in again with Charlestown Cafe owner Larry Mellum; in our last update three weeks ago, Larry’s co-owner Ron Hanlon told us they were still awaiting the final go-ahead for work to start, and they couldn’t set a reopening date yet. Today, Larry tells WSB that the work required for the restaurant to reopen post-Feb.-4-fire still hasn’t begun:

The project has not yet started. We have been waiting for our Landlord and their insurance carrier to get the required construction proposal and deposit back to the contractor. To date that has not happened due I believe to some administrative glitches within their operation. … We are as anxious as you to get the Charlestown going again. Thank you again for all of your support.

Whenever the work starts, the cafe owners say it’ll take at least four weeks from that point to get it finished so the Charlestown can reopen. (You can always find the latest WSB coverage of the Charlestown Cafe situation atop this archive.)

4 Comments

  1. I can’t wait for them to re-open, I miss their chicken club sandwich

    Comment by Alex Garcia — 6:25 pm April 24, 2008 #

  2. I’ve said before that I doubt they will ever reopen. Seems unlikely to spend that kind of money while facing eviction. Most commercial insurance policies provide for 6 months of lost business revenue, that and the fact that employees by this time will be scattered and working other venues all point to a permanent bye-bye. I hope I am wrong since I have been a regular there since before they moved into this location.

    Comment by Chris — 7:31 pm April 24, 2008 #

  3. I cannot believe how much I have missed this place! I have lost 5-lbs since the fire! However, I agree with Chris’s comment.

    Here’s to the Senior Breakfast #3!

    Comment by Pam — 8:16 pm April 24, 2008 #

  4. I go by there every day, and rarely, like today, there’s a car or truck next to the building. But the red stop-work orders are still on the doors.
    .
    Like Alex, I, too, have been a customer since they were located south of the old Denney’s.

    Comment by PSPS — 8:39 pm April 24, 2008 #

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