West Seattle businesses: Tap Station filling former Sharon’s Westwood Florist spot

June 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm | In West Seattle news, WS beverages | 16 Comments

Activity at the former Sharon’s Westwood Florist shop at 35th/Kenyon, including that sign, caught the attention of WSB’ers Catherine, Jissy, and Felicia, who e-mailed to ask about it. The answer turned up in a recent state liquor-license-application filing, with a “beer/wine specialty shop” license sought for The Tap Station. Among the applicants: Names we recognized from the team behind Locöl, in its third year next door. So we contacted Kyle Duce to ask about the plan for the neighboring store; he says it’ll offer more than beer and wine:

I have teamed up with my Chef/GM of Locöl- Charlie Worden – and will be creating a TO-GO “Tap Station”- a wine/beer/retail Shop that will have 8 local wines on tap and 8 local beers on tap. These will be available by growler fill or in any vessel and will be charged accordingly by the ounce. Tap Station will also have a bottle/can beer selection as well as bottled wine.

As far as the retail side, we plan on having (pre-packaged/local) grab and go food items for household use, camping, picnics, etc… Tabby Cat Pickling Company and Doolie’s Hot Sauce, to name a few. We are in the works of having a house olive oil and balsamic fill station that will allow you to fill for home use and be charged by the ounce. We plan on using this separate location as an educational space on all the bounties the NW has to offer. I wanted to create a space that would compliment Locöl and offer a quick in-and-out experience for people cruising home for a BBQ or a spot that the neighborhood could come in and get educated on all the things we love about the NW.

I look forward to bringing all these ideas together in a beautiful rustic space that will be inviting to the neighborhood and offer the same level of passionate, unpretentious service and neighborhood focus that we founded Locöl on!

How soon, you ask? Duce says they’re “looking at opening in the next couple months.”

16 Comments

  1. Can West Seattle ever be more than alcohol, pizza,and condos? Seriously, it’s out of hand. Is there no place for an affordable family restaurant?

    Comment by Alki Resident — 8:40 pm June 10, 2013 #

  2. Good call…

    Comment by NeighborMom — 9:36 pm June 10, 2013 #

  3. Ooohhhhhh! How delicious!!!

    Comment by Heather — 10:26 pm June 10, 2013 #

  4. Cool, love a new beer store in the area.

    Comment by JoeMamma — 11:16 pm June 10, 2013 #

  5. cant wait, and the new sports bar they are putting in on the other side is even more exciting

    Comment by w.s. maverick — 5:57 am June 11, 2013 #

  6. I am super excited for this! Has something changed in washington state law that allows for fill and go wine the way you can with beer (growlers)?

    Comment by Paul — 6:20 am June 11, 2013 #

  7. Sounds great, but what happened to the florist? I must have missed that story with all the openings/closings going on these days in West Seattle!

    Comment by Charlie — 6:49 am June 11, 2013 #

  8. Hi Paul – yes, you can fill and go wine just like beer. I’m not sure that was a change, but more wines are available on tap these days.

    Comment by Kim — 8:45 am June 11, 2013 #

  9. LOVE the idea of an olive oil filling station!

    Comment by Ms. Picky — 10:08 am June 11, 2013 #

  10. The Westy Sports and Spirits going in a few doors down too. Both great additions to the neighborhood!

    Comment by JJ — 11:05 am June 11, 2013 #

  11. ‘new sports bar they are putting in on the other side..’

    Did I miss mention of a new sports bar on 35th near Locol?

    Can someone update me?

    Thx!

    Comment by LS — 12:28 pm June 11, 2013 #

  12. Yes, but can you also stay and enjoy a nice glass of wine? Etc.
    Also more food selection would be great. Local needs a lot more variety and honing in the food dept as it’s always hit or miss. I’m also a bit disappointed to hear about a take and go location for the tap station. Especially since we have so few south end locations worth going to. Will try it out of course. Hoping for the best…

    Comment by Kip — 2:09 pm June 11, 2013 #

  13. Sounds great! Local has always touted there food as something special but it is not!!!

    Comment by Me — 4:02 pm June 11, 2013 #

  14. the sports bar next door is the best to come. time to get crunk in west seattle

    Comment by w.s. maverick — 5:13 pm June 11, 2013 #

  15. What are you talking about, Maverick?

    Comment by ACG — 6:00 pm June 11, 2013 #

  16. ACG, I believe Maverick is referring to the Sports bar that is in progress of be built almost 100 ft South of the florist. There was a West Seattle Herald article about a month ago that discussed it and there is a liquor application sign in the window. Don’t know much else about it.

    Comment by PAR — 10:42 am June 12, 2013 #

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