West Seattle Blog... » Luna Park http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Happening now: Party time as Luna Park Café celebrates 25 years http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/happening-now-party-time-as-luna-park-cafe-celebrates-25-years/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/happening-now-party-time-as-luna-park-cafe-celebrates-25-years/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:46:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283195

Until 10 pm, whatever time you see on the clock at Luna Park Café is party time! Tonight’s the night the café celebrates its 25th anniversary, not only by hosting diners and imbibers as it does daily/nightly, but also with entertainment including live bands:

BrittMania, one of two bands playing during the celebration, is a Beatles tribute band – and that has bonus significance tonight, since this is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 Seattle Center show. (P.S. If you double THAT number, you’ll get a century, which is how long it’s been since Luna Park’s namesake amusement park closed … read the history on the café’s website.) Anyway, lots going on at the party, as noted in our preview of this very busy day.

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Luna Park Street Market to debut with 4 dates this summer http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/luna-park-street-market-to-debut-with-4-dates-this-summer/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/luna-park-street-market-to-debut-with-4-dates-this-summer/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 19:06:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=274677 This summer marks the fourth year that Luna Park businesses will throw a Block Party – it’ll be on July 10th. That date also will be part of a new monthly event debuting this weekend: The Luna Park Street Market. On four Sundays – June 1st, July 10th, August 17th, and September 14th – the lot outside Ola (2942 SW Avalon Way) will “provide a fashion, accessory, music, shopping mecca,” according to the announcement. While you’re out and about this Sunday, you’re invited to stop by between noon and 3 pm.

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In case you wondered: Big Seattle Fire response on Avalon http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/in-case-you-wondered-big-seattle-fire-response-on-avalon/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/in-case-you-wondered-big-seattle-fire-response-on-avalon/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:33:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=266950 It was canceled fairly quickly, but it was so big that it caught a lot of attention, so here’s what emergency-radio traffic said about that big callout at Avalon/Bradford this past hour, in the Luna Park business district near the West Seattle Bridge: Someone reported that people were coughing inside a Metro bus because of some substance someone released – possibly mace or something like it. A “hazmat multiple casualty incident” response, with many units, ensued, but didn’t last long. Apparently the person who did it got off the bus, and the substance dissipated, and the bus continued on to 35th SW; no contamination was found. Seattle Police were reported to be looking for the person responsible.

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Happening now: Luna Park Block Party, third annual edition http://westseattleblog.com/2013/08/happening-now-luna-park-block-party-third-annual-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/08/happening-now-luna-park-block-party-third-annual-edition/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:50:17 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=161096

Get over to the west side of Avalon Way south of the bridge right now and check out the third annual Luna Park Block Party – bigger than ever, with more businesses having opened since last year, among other reasons. One of them is Duos Lounge, which opened last December, and is serving up paella tonight, along with Spanish music:

Outside Ola Salon next to Duos, you’ll find not only the My Violette retail truck, but also West Seattle Brewing Company, visiting from their brewery and future tasting room (reported here a year ago) in The Triangle. They tell us they’re hoping to open to the public by October 1st. Back to tonight: The fun stretches northward from Ola and Duos, too, including face painting at Luna Park Café. It’s all on till 9 pm.

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West Seattle summer: 3rd annual Luna Park Block Party set http://westseattleblog.com/2013/07/west-seattle-summer-3rd-annual-luna-park-block-party-announced/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/07/west-seattle-summer-3rd-annual-luna-park-block-party-announced/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:55:24 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=159154 Just noticed this on the Luna Park marquee while passing through that business district – its third annual Block Party is now set for three weeks from today. And now we have the official announcement, featuring some new partners this year:

Ola Salon in the Luna Park neighborhood of West Seattle will be participating in the 3rd annual Luna Park Block Party, which they are leading along with Luna Park Café, on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. This year’s party has more fun activities than ever, and will support two neighborhood nonprofits: Transitional Resources, a neighborhood mental health center, and Kitty Harbor, a cat rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center. Participants will also have a chance to get a preview of the new West Seattle Brewing Company’s offerings.

Ola Salon will be offering 30-minute mini-services of some of their favorite offerings, including facials, lash and brow tinting, bang trims, facial waxing and blowouts for a suggested $30 donation, which will go toward supporting Transitional Resources. They will also have live music from local musician Sid Law.

West Seattle Brewing Company, a brand-new brewery in West Seattle, will be set up outside Ola Salon, offering preview tastes of their beers for a suggested $5 donation to benefit Transitional Resources. Their tasting room isn’t open yet, so this is a great chance to get a sneak peek at their selection. They will have their IPA, Porter, and Belgian Trippel on hand – plus a few surprises in store!

Other participants in the block party include:

Luna Park Café, who is also taking a lead role in arranging this year’s party, and will offer specials that evening in support of Kitty Harbor, and fun activities including a face painter, live music, and other family fun.

Duos Lounge, who will have live music, wine reps in attendance pouring tastings and an outdoor Spanish paella grill on the patio.

Cycle University, who will be offering free bicycle safety checks and in-store coupons.
Kitty Harbor
Transitional Resources

Where’s Luna Park, you ask? Mostly Avalon Way, just south of the West Seattle Bridge, but you’ll notice participants Cycle U and Kitty Harbor, who are on Harbor just north of the bridge.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Ola burglarized; ‘stun’ item stolen http://westseattleblog.com/2013/05/west-seattle-crime-watch-ola-burglarized-stun-item-stolen/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/05/west-seattle-crime-watch-ola-burglarized-stun-item-stolen/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 22:06:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=151588 We start West Seattle Crime Watch with word of a business burglary overnight. From Natalie at Ola Salon in Luna Park:

Hi there, I wanted to let the community know that Ola Salon in West Seattle was broken into and (burglarized) last night. All of our retail, equipment, cash, checks, two laptops and more was stolen. Everyone is safe; we just want to give the community a heads up and to be aware of a robber in the neighborhood. If anyone happened to see anything, please let the police and the front desk at Ola know immediately. Thank you! 206-933-6702

We have another reader report – this one from Mona, who says she ordered something because of a crime report- and now it has resulted in one:

I came home around 5:30 PM today and found (an) empty package on my doorstep which was supposed to have contained the stun gun flashlight that a WSB reader recommended in (comments on) this post. I already filed a report. This happened near 17th avenue SW and Cambridge.

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Happening now: Heels for Hounds – shoes, tunes, sips, tastes http://westseattleblog.com/2013/04/happening-now-heels-for-hounds-shoes-tunes-sips-tastes/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/04/happening-now-heels-for-hounds-shoes-tunes-sips-tastes/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:00:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=148975

Lots of time left to get to Ola Salon in Luna Park for Furry Faces Foundation‘s first-ever “Heels for Hounds” – not just a silent auction of some cute shoes (casual as well as fancy, as shown in the photo above), but also wine tasting, appetizers, and live music, all to benefit animal advocacy:

Ola’s at 2942 SW Avalon Way.

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West Seattle’s Transitional Resources receives RealNetworks grant, too http://westseattleblog.com/2013/03/west-seattles-transitional-resources-receives-realnetworks-grant-too/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/03/west-seattles-transitional-resources-receives-realnetworks-grant-too/#comments Sun, 03 Mar 2013 05:43:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=143439

After publishing the news earlier this week that West Seattle Helpline received a $10,000 grant from the RealNetworks Foundation, we found out Helpline wasn’t alone: Transitional Resources, headquartered in the Luna Park neighborhood, has received one too. Above are TR’s CEO Darcell Slovek-Walker and RNF’s Kevin Johnson. A TR spokesperson tells WSB, “This grant will go so far in helping us expand our onsite chemical-dependency services to provide intensive substance abuse help to our clients. We are so happy to see their support for the organizations in West Seattle who are doing so much for the community!”

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West Seattle restaurants: ‘Soft open’ debut for Duos Lounge http://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/west-seattle-restaurants-soft-open-debut-for-duos-lounge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/west-seattle-restaurants-soft-open-debut-for-duos-lounge/#comments Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:47:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=133462 (STORY UPDATED MONDAY with planned days/hours)

It’s been almost four months since Duos Catering moved into the former Avalon Restaurant spot at 2940 SW Avalon Way (as reported here in August). The owners said they planned to open a “neighborhood hangout” – and they’re finally ready. Last night, during their “soft open,” WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams stopped in, photographing both the small-plates food …

(Grass-fed beef sliders with applewood-smoked bacon, Tillamook cheddar, onion jam)
… and the people – here’s co-owner Benjamin Jury checking in with guests:

More of Nick’s photos ahead:

More food – this is asparagus soup, with Parmesan custard and Parmesan tuile:

In the kitchen, executive chef/co-owner Wil Yee, putting the finishing touches on an order of crab cakes:

Here’s the crab cake, with Dungeness crab, apple salad, saffron & vanilla bean beurre blanc, citrus gastrique:

At the bar, Marcus McQuade, preparing a cocktail:

Waiter Peter Attieson, opening a bottle of wine:

One more food photo! Corn dogs (really!) with fresh-corn crust and chipotle honey mustard:

While this is a “limited opening” week, Duos tells us the grand opening is planned for next Friday and Saturday:

P.S. For a look at the “limited opening” menu – go here. And call to check if they’re open before you go, since this is “limited opening” week – 206-452-2452.

ADDED MONDAY: Benjamin Jury says they’ve decided on days/hours for starters: “We had a great weekend working kinks out and feeling good about our service. We plan on being open Tues – Saturday from 5-9:30 for food, and bar stays open until 12 Tues-Thurs., 2 am Fri-Sat. Our kitchen hours aren’t set in stone and will probably change after the new year. This next weekend will be our Grand Opening.”

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Happening now: Luna Park Block Party, second annual edition http://westseattleblog.com/2012/07/happening-now-luna-park-block-party-second-annual-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2012/07/happening-now-luna-park-block-party-second-annual-edition/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:35:16 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=115894

We’re on Avalon Way as its funky little business district opens its arms and its doors to evening visitors for the 2nd annual Luna Park Block Party. Top photo shows Sean Welch making a bowl at Avalon Glassworks, where you can enjoy some truly warm temperatures if you are missing true summer (don’t worry, you can also stand by their ginormous fan and feel Seattle-cool). The block party’s on till 9. Outside Java Bean Coffee, we spotted their long-famous red VW van:

Tonight’s host business is Ola Salon a bit further south along Avalon Way, where Sid Law is serenading Block Party-goers:

And Luna Park Café promises free facepainting, though – thinking ahead to Saturday’s West Seattle Grand Parade – we opted instead for a photo of “Bailey the Burger”:

The Luna Park Block Party’s on till 9 tonight.

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West Seattle restaurants: Happy 23rd, Luna Park Café! http://westseattleblog.com/2012/03/west-seattle-restaurants-happy-23rd-luna-park-cafe/ http://westseattleblog.com/2012/03/west-seattle-restaurants-happy-23rd-luna-park-cafe/#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:28:33 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=103433

Staci at Luna Park Café shared the photo of their sign – which is up in advance of the restaurant’s 23rd anniversary this Sunday (March 18th). She says they’re celebrating by offering kids free face-painting from 3-6 pm that day (Sunday). The café’s history – including a photo of what the building held, long ago – is on this page of the LPC website. Staci also mentioned they’re also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Saturday) with a corned-beef-and-cabbage special and green beers. (We’ve received word of a few other St. P’s day specials we’ll be offering, and they’ll be in the Saturday daily preview – e-mail us yours if you haven’t already!)

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Helping the neighbors: Ola fundraiser for Transitional Resources http://westseattleblog.com/2011/12/helping-the-neighbors-ola-fundraiser-for-transitional-resources/ http://westseattleblog.com/2011/12/helping-the-neighbors-ola-fundraiser-for-transitional-resources/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:50:37 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=94904

At Ola Salon in the Luna Park business district tonight, that’s Tiann Stubberfield with the tweezers and Transitional ResourcesDarcell Slovek-Walker (reclining) and Yemaya St. Clair. Ola and TR are neighbors – TR, which provides housing and other services to people living with “severe and persistent” mental illness, is headquartered just a few blocks south on Avalon Way. Tonight, Ola held a fundraiser for TR, including donating the proceeds from certain services as well as raffle tickets. Treats too, plus live music from West Seattle’s own Sid Law:

If you missed tonight’s event – here’s how to help Transitional Resources. Meantime, still lots of chances for you to reach out and give this holiday season – we’ve got a special section, with both fundraisers and direct donation opportunities, on the WSB West Seattle Holidays page.

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What the police/fire response in Luna Park district is about http://westseattleblog.com/2011/10/what-the-policefire-response-in-luna-park-district-is-about/ http://westseattleblog.com/2011/10/what-the-policefire-response-in-luna-park-district-is-about/#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2011 20:50:29 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=87945

Several inquiries have come in about the police/fire response in the Luna Park business district. All we know so far is that an elderly man is reported to have suddenly collapsed, and medic crews have been doing CPR. No crime or crash – police told us they are there just to help make sure firefighters have the space they need to work. As you can see in our photo, southbound (uphill) Avalon is blocked at the scene. If we find out anything more later, we’ll add it.

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West Seattle road work: Still more to do on Avalon Way http://westseattleblog.com/2011/09/west-seattle-road-work-still-more-to-do-on-avalon-way/ http://westseattleblog.com/2011/09/west-seattle-road-work-still-more-to-do-on-avalon-way/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:18:35 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=86911 Assuming the weather gets better by tomorrow – latest forecast suggests it could - SDOT says the paving work on Avalon Way will continue, and may go into Wednesday as well. According to spokesperson Marybeth Turner, “Lane closures will not last long and flaggers will assist traffic through the work areas. Sidewalks will remain open.”

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West Seattle road work: Avalon Way to get ‘spot paving’ too http://westseattleblog.com/2011/09/west-seattle-road-work-avalon-way-to-get-spot-paving-too/ http://westseattleblog.com/2011/09/west-seattle-road-work-avalon-way-to-get-spot-paving-too/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:27:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=86332 SDOT was already planning to be over here doing “spot paving” on California SW in the block south of SW Edmunds tomorrow and Wednesday (as reported here). Now comes word that SW Avalon Way will follow, between 35th SW and SW Spokane (map), on Thursday and Friday, 9 am-5 pm, weather permitting. SDOT’s announcement says, “One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open. Bicycles will merge with general traffic within work zones. All sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open.”

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