West Seattle beverage notes: Alchemy opening date; Starbucks remodel

Two West Seattle beverage-venue notes tonight:

ALCHEMY’S OPENING DATE: Nine months after we first reported on two new venues going into Junction 47 at California/Alaska/42nd, we have an opening date for one: Alchemy, described as “a chemistry-themed cocktail bar,” is planning to open April 28th, according to spokesperson Jayme Stocker. (As reported here earlier this week, Vine & Spoon hasn’t set a date yet but is aiming for mid-May.)

STARBUCKS REMODEL: During a routine check of the city’s permit/building use files, we found a remodeling plan for the drive-through/walk-up Starbucks at 4408 Fauntleroy Way SW. We asked the company’s media team for comment first thing this morning, but no reply by day’s end; the “site plan” in city files has a list of planned changes to 13 features including signage, the walk-up and drive-up ordering areas, and patio furniture. No indication of when the work is scheduled or how it will affect operations; we hope to hear that from the company soon.

9 Replies to "West Seattle beverage notes: Alchemy opening date; Starbucks remodel"

  • Brian March 10, 2017 (10:08 pm)

    But what about popeyes in white center any news?

  • Dave March 10, 2017 (11:21 pm)

    Glad they are remodeling that Starbucks. There are some challenges with how people line up for the drive thru and ingress egress from the parking spots. Also how the drive thru line affects getting in and out of the Taco Time lot on the west side. Cars line up in the street too for the Starbucks drive thru, messing up flow in an already congested area 35th/Avalon.

  • kg March 10, 2017 (11:49 pm)

    Didn’t the show Parks & Rec do an episode an an alchemy bar?

    • CR March 11, 2017 (6:55 am)

      That’s exactly what I thought of too! Think we will have to visit Alchemy just because of that episode! Lol.

  • tk March 13, 2017 (10:09 am)

    18 months, tops, before Alchemy shuts down. I just don’t see people paying $14 for a cosmo in a beaker. 

    • ASO March 18, 2017 (1:34 pm)

      Well good thing they are not charging $14 and or even offer a played out and sissy drink like a Cosmo, my friend tony is a bar manager and told me average drinks are all under $10 and half that for happy hour,  it’s also a good thing that the people behind this project have opened over a dozen venues between the four of them and all of them have been successful in operating for five and some of them even 10 years, so I would like to guess they know a little bit more about business than you do  

       But we appreciate your pessimism and alternative facts  on drink prices and menu items when we clearly can see you haven’t even seen them or read about them since you’re offering prices and menu items that don’t even exist      Worst of all you negatively put down someone’s business that hasn’t even opened yet,      Sad, just very sad of you  

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