BIZNOTES: Five updates, from A to Z

Five business notes this afternoon, which happen to span A to Z …

ADMIRAL THEATER: Admiral Neighborhood Association president Larry Wymer mentioned at the January meeting earlier this week that the fourth new auditorium at the historic Admiral Theater would open today. We went by just before the day’s screening schedule began, and indeed, it has:


The newest to open is Pier 4 – our photo shows just a corner of it – go see for yourself! You can see the theater’s schedule here – current movies are “Hidden Figures,” “Patriots Day,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Sing.”

ARTHUR’S: Also at the ANA meeting, Arthur’s proprietors talked about the “all-day breakfast cafĂ©” – something they thought was missing in this area – that they are bringing to the former Angelina’s spot at 2311 California SW (as reported here in November). “We’re locals at heart.” As is so common with new businesses, it’s taking time to get everything done, so now they are hoping to open next month.

ALAIR GRAND OPENING: The gift shop that opened last month in part of the former Curves space at 3280 California SW will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow, 10 am-7 pm, and you’re invited. Alair proprietor Shandon Graybeal tells WSB, “We will have Nibbles Food Truck, wine, beer, and champagne, and tons of raffles, samples, giveaways, and sales throughout the day.”

BIG AL BREWING CLOSING: As reported Thursday on our partner site White Center Now, almost 8 1/2 years of fun at Big Al Brewing in White Center is coming to an end after tomorrow – they’re closing. So if it’s a favorite spot of yours, you’ll want to go hang out Saturday, 1-10 pm – they’ll have the game on!

ZIPPYDOGS AWARD: Congratulations to Elise Lindborg and Kelli Henderson, co-proprietors of Morgan Junction-headquartered promotional-products provider ZippyDogs, for winning “Business of the Year” from the Greater Seattle Business Association. The award will be presented at the GSBA Business and Humanitarian Awards dinner at the waterfront Marriott on February 16th. One other West Seattleite will be honored that night, according to the GSBA’s news release about the awards: King County Executive Dow Constantine will receive special recognition as a “Voice for Economic Justice.”

10 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Five updates, from A to Z"

  • newnative January 13, 2017 (5:00 pm)

    That is good news about Arthur’s.  

  • Kelli January 13, 2017 (5:11 pm)

    Thanks for the shout out WSB!

  • AMD January 13, 2017 (6:16 pm)


    Not Big Al Brewing!!!

    • JanS January 14, 2017 (12:38 am)

      AMD…my sentiments….it will be sorely missed.

  • E January 13, 2017 (7:17 pm)

    Congratulations Kelli and Elise! Well done! 

    • Kelli January 18, 2017 (11:24 am)

      Thank you so much! WOOF! 

  • Jeannie January 14, 2017 (1:22 pm)

    Alair looks like a cool shop, but the exterior signage has very faint lettering. It’s easy to drive past without noticing the place. 

    • Rob B January 16, 2017 (9:52 pm)

      Agreed! I said the same thing to my wife. Not that I like neon signs but something more eye catching would be good for them. Something like Prost or Spiros will catch attention of walkers and drivers. My two cents. 

  • Alair January 14, 2017 (2:26 pm)

    Thank you, WSB and community! The Grand Opening is going amazing and we are so excited to see everyone today!

    • Rob B January 16, 2017 (9:53 pm)

      Same comment as above just for you to consider. 

      Not that I like neon signs but something more eye catching would be a nice asset for them. Something like Prost or Spiros will catch attention of walkers and drivers. My two cents. 

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