West Seattle history: Husky Deli’s new, ‘old’ sign

December 16, 2013 at 10:44 am | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle history, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Something old is something new in The Junction today – that sign that’s just gone up outside Husky Deli is a replica of the one that marked its location for more than thirty years. Husky proprietor Jack Miller gave us the heads-up it would be going up today; he told us in a quick video interview this morning that it’s something he’s wanted to do for a long time:

The sign is still being tweaked, and, as noted in the video, will be turned on tonight; we’ll add “after” photos later. Read about Husky’s history, from West Seattle 101, here.

P.S. Other local businesses have rediscovered their history – two and a half years ago, you might recall, we chronicled what turned up during Elliott Bay Brewing’s facade remodel (commenters added lots of great information); also on that side of the street, early work at the 4730 California site turned up a sign from a long-gone business.


  1. How cool! :-)



    Comment by miws — 12:01 pm December 16, 2013 #

  2. Seattle History?? Tear it down!

    I think its awesome, I’d like to see more “nods” to our community’s past be embraced around here. I’m old fashioned I guess. Can’t wait to see it lit up at night!

    Comment by westside J. — 2:59 pm December 16, 2013 #

  3. That is so COOL!!!
    Jack, can you open up an old fashioned soda counter? right in front w/ folding doors & tables out front?
    How great would THAT be?

    Comment by kari — 7:02 pm December 16, 2013 #

  4. Thanks Jack!
    The sign looks great and I’ll have one more reason (like anyone needs one) to head into the Husky Deli. I’d be lying if I didn’t confess I ate one of those Ruebens on dark rye that was mentioned, this very day. Didn’t get ice cream, but the kid did, of course!

    Comment by Randal — 9:18 pm December 16, 2013 #

  5. It looks great!!!

    Comment by wsparent — 11:09 pm December 16, 2013 #

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