West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle restaurants http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:06:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Junction burger joint! Coastline uncloaks, seeks crowdfunding http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-junction-burger-joint-coastline-uncloaks-seeks-crowdfunding/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-junction-burger-joint-coastline-uncloaks-seeks-crowdfunding/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:52:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288605

Back in August, we reported that the former Shoofly Pie Company in The Junction would become Coastline, and that Aaron Shepherd, proprietor of Copper Coin in The Admiral District, is involved. Until today – that’s all we could find out. Remodeling has clearly been under way, as you can see in the photo above. And now Shepherd reveals, in his reply to our original inquiry, that Coastline will be a burger joint, and that he’s crowdfunding to get the job done:

The same team that opened Copper Coin is now opening Coastline, a neighborhood burger joint. At Coastline we will focus on the art of the burger, an American classic. By keeping our focus narrow and having a singular craft we are raising the bar on this classic. We create a house blended and hand formed burger using the best all-natural product available to us. Pairing this burger patty with a freshly baked bun that comes out of the Coastline Bakery and working with top quality produce is our recipe for delivering an awesome and delicious burger.

To go with your delicious burger we will be offering a rotating line up of local craft beers, hand cut fries, Husky Deli shakes, and POSSIBLY the same award winning Babe’s Onion Rings you find at both Red Mill and Copper Coin.

This Wednesday we will be having a dual celebration at Copper Coin. To celebrate the two year anniversary of Copper Coin and the soon to open Coastline we will be offering our Deluxe Burger with Haystack Fries at $4.99. On our one year anniversary, in support of I-522, we offered our Deluxe for $5.22, and had a blast seeing nearly all of our neighbors on one night. This year the deal is even better. Why $4.99? That’s the price of a Deluxe at Coastline.

As we near the end of the lengthy challenge that is opening a new restaurant we are turning to our friends and neighbors to help us with the final push of our project budget. We have decided that Kickstarter is the proper teammate in achieving our fundraising goal.

Shepherd’s pitch, complete with a video explaining Coastline, is up on Kickstarter now. Meantime, we’re pursuing a few followup questions, including how soon they hope to open.

12:08 PM: Mid-November, if all goes well, Shepherd replies. We also asked about the windows on the sides that somewhat resemble a drive-through configuration. But no, not going to be a drive-through.

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Five West Seattle food/drink biznotes http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/five-west-seattle-fooddrink-biznotes/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/five-west-seattle-fooddrink-biznotes/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:24:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286861 Five notes from the local world o’consumables:

COFFEE FOR CHARITY: New program at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB’s flagship sponsor – seven years now! – and Hotwire just marked its 12th anniversary): Each month, Hotwire is working with a charity to “create a special drink to help raise money for their charity. For every drink sold, $2 of the sales goes to their cause. This year we did a drink special with the folks from Seal Sitters and the people from the Log House Museum. I really enjoyed working with the non-profits, so I thought, let’s do it every month!” explains Hotwire proprietor Lora Swift (right). Right now, they’re helping Tilted Thunder raise money for its banked-track practice location. Two of Tilted Thunder’s leaders are West Seattleites, Lora notes. “The criteria is the non-profit must be a 501c3 and have a very strong tie to West Seattle.” Want to get in on Hotwire’s coffee-for-charity? Go here.

WESTSIDE PUBLIC HOUSE: According to both a tipster and a liquor-license application, that’s the new name in the works for the former Terrible Beauty pub/restaurant that closed abruptly in June at California/Edmunds in The Junction. The bare-bones Facebook page for the new operation calls it a “sports bar,” as did our tipster. No timeframe yet.

MOONDROP COFFEE AND TEA: That’s the new operation taking over the former Alki Juice and Java space across from Seacrest Pier, which had been for sale for a while. Sign says it’s expected to open in October.

FALAFEL SALAM TRUCK: This food truck is returning to West Seattle, one night a week for starters, 4-9 pm Wednesdays beginning next week (October 1st), according to chef/owner Shimi Kahn. New location: 7-11 at California/Charlestown.

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT: Reminder, it’s reopening tonight after a two-day break, 4-8 pm. Harry’s (a WSB sponsor) is at 6032 California SW.

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2 West Seattle food notes: Harry’s Chicken Joint, Marination ma kai http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/2-west-seattle-food-notes-harrys-chicken-joint-marination-ma-kai/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/2-west-seattle-food-notes-harrys-chicken-joint-marination-ma-kai/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285644 Two restaurant notes:

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT NOW OPEN SUNDAYS: North of Morgan Junction, Harry’s Chicken Joint (WSB sponsor) is open Sundays, starting today. Same hours as Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4-8 pm. Menu updates are on Harry’s Facebook page. (6032 California SW)

MARINATION MA KAI FALL HOURS START MONDAY: On the water at Seacrest, restaurant/bar Marination ma kai (also a WSB sponsor) changes to fall/winter hours, starting tomorrow (Monday, September 15th). General manager Shawn Findley says they WILL continue to be open seven days a week; starting tomorrow, it’s 9 am-8 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 9 am-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays. (1660 Harbor SW)

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West Seattle restaurants: Mashiko celebrates 20 years! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-restaurants-mashiko-celebrates-20-years/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-restaurants-mashiko-celebrates-20-years/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284290

(Mashiko’s Hajime Sato, photographed in 2009 by WSB’s Christopher Boffoli)
For all the times we write about restaurant openings and closures … here’s one making news because it’s hit a milestone. Mashiko in The Junction just noted via Facebook that today is the 20th anniversary of its opening. Mashiko reached a new level of acclaim five years ago when proprietor Hajime Sato made waves by dedicating his entire restaurant to sustainable seafood. (Two years later, he spoke about it at a Sustainable West Seattle event covered here.) Tonight’s Facebook note says, “Hajime is grateful to everyone who has been a part of his journey.” Congratulations to Chef Sato and Mashiko on their 20th!

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Zippy’s Giant Burgers expanding, adding second location http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/zippys-giant-burgers-expanding-adding-second-location/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/zippys-giant-burgers-expanding-adding-second-location/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:53:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283797

(Added: Future Georgetown location of second Zippy’s; WSB photo by Katie Meyer)
In its seventh year, Zippy’s Giant Burgers is expanding to add a location. No, it’s not in West Seattle, but it’s not far. Zippy’s proprietor Blaine Cook didn’t mention the location when he announced the expansion plan on Facebook this morning (thanks to Bianca for the tip on that!) but he tells WSB it’s in Georgetown, at the American Pie Company location, 5633 Airport Way South. Zippy’s celebrated its sixth anniversary this past May; it opened in a tiny Highland Park spot in 2008, became massively popular almost instantly, and then moved to a much-larger space in White Center in 2011. Blaine says they’re getting the keys to the new location on Labor Day (Zippy’s #1 will be closed that day).

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West Seattle restaurants: Peel & Press to open in Morgan Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-peel-press-to-open-in-morgan-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-peel-press-to-open-in-morgan-junction/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283153 By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Dan Austin has dreamed of owning and operating his own restaurant/bar since he was 16 years old.

Since then, he’s spent more than half his life working in the food/beverage industry. And now his long-held dream is about to come true.

He is planning to open Peel & Press this fall at 6503 California SW in Morgan Junction.

You might recognize the address as Abbondanza Pizzeria. It’s been for sale a while, and its proprietors have been telling customers (and us, when we called) that they are closing at month’s end, but we didn’t know until this week that the space already had a new owner.

Austin says he gets the keys at the start of September and hopes to open Peel & Press after a month or so of remodeling. He and his family live nearby, in Gatewood, which is where we sat down to talk over coffee.

Austin plans to change the decor more than the menu, for starters. Pizza will be the focus at Peel & Press.

His work in the food/beverage industry has included companies of all sizes, particularly locally founded chains such as Spiro’s, Red Robin, and Starbucks, where he was a store manager at various Seattle locations for 7+ years.

But this will be his first time as owner as well as manager. Though he’s lived in West Seattle for more than five years, his dream almost came true about half an hour south, instead of in his back yard; Austin says he was in negotiations for a Tacoma restaurant when he discovered the listing for Abbondanza. “I was really excited … It’s a good chance to be part of the neighborhood, to work in the neighborhood where I live – we own a house nearby.”

He says he has been an Abbondanza customer and has enjoyed its food, so for starters, so “we’re going to be keeping a lot of the menu items, just tweaking some things, mainly the interior.” The new look will be more “industrial/rustic,” he explains, with exposed concrete floors and a new color palette; a designer is still working on the plan.

The menu’s “main focus (will be) on pizza – there’s a beautiful stone/brick oven in there.” Will Peel & Press deliver? It’s not in the immediate plan – “takeout for sure, deliver? Possibly in the future. We want to focus on the core business (for starters) – pizza and cocktails.”

He’s applied for a full liquor license; Abbondanza has been operating with beer and wine only. It already has a bar area, so Austin will be putting in a new bar top and adding seating as part of the remodeling. In addition to beverages for on-site consumption, he’s planning to offer growlers, with kegs on reserve for special occasions.

Back to the food – we asked Austin to describe the pizza style, for those not familiar with what Abbondanza’s been offering: “Slightly flatter crust, artisan toppings.” Gluten-free? He says they’re currently experimenting with recipes for a “good gluten-free dough” in hopes of including it on the menu soon. Also, they’ll offer “many salad options” and “some appetizers, a more-classy version of bar fare.”

The hours he’s expecting Peel & Press to keep, for starters: 3-11 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 3-midnight Fridays-Saturdays – “We might expand to later hours, depending on how the beverage service goes.” It will be all-ages until 8 pm, adults only for the last few hours; the first three hours, 3-6 pm, will be happy hour. And he hopes to be able to add Sundays before too long, depending on how business is, perhaps even with weekend breakfast/brunch. Morgan Junction has continued to grow as a restaurant/bar/retail area in recent years, and Austin hopes Peel and Press will add to the “more vibrant community of places to go.”

Oh, and about the name? We guessed it was a reference to peeling/pressing garlic. Wrong! According to Austin, the “peel” is for the baking/serving tool known as a pizza peel; the “press” refers to juicing that he expects to do for fresh-pressed juices in cocktails, “when seasonably available … not quite craft cocktails, but really clean and fresh.”

Again, Austin is hopeful that he might be able to open as soon as early October. We’ll be following up.

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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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West Seattle restaurants: Redline WS status check http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-redline-ws-status-check/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-redline-ws-status-check/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:11:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282494

We’ve been trying for a week to verify the status of Redline WS at 35th and Avalon – closed temporarily? closed permanently? or? Still no luck, so we’re just going on the record with what we know, as we’ve been getting questions about it multiple times a day. The restaurant/sports bar hasn’t opened for at least a week. We tried e-mailing – the address bounced. Tried calling; either no answer, or a “number not working” message. Tried finding someone there – going by at least once a day for the past week – it’s been locked and dark, and as of Wednesday evening, as a couple readers pointed out, some of the furnishings were gone, including chairs/barstools. No notes on the doors/windows (except for one that had been up a few days, “Closed for Private Party,” with no such party in sight). Redline WS opened in November of last year, with dozens of screens and a bit of inspiration from the years-gone Redline Music and Sports across 35th, whose proprietor Scott Goerig was a consultant for Redline WS owner Mike Bauer. Two months ago, friends organized a fundraiser for Bauer, revealing he was dealing with an health crisis that was getting in the way of his full vision for Redline WS. But that was the last we’d heard from them, and so far we have no way to confirm whether this closure is temporary or permanent.

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West Seattle restaurants: La Romanza Bistro closes in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-la-romanza-bistro-closes-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-restaurants-la-romanza-bistro-closes-in-the-junction/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:39:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281510 Two months after the sudden shutdown of A Terrible Beauty, another Junction restaurant has closed. La Romanza Bistro proprietor Aimee Pellegrini confirmed to us via e-mail that her restaurant at 4521 California SW has shut down. We were checking on its status because of multiple reader e-mails pointing out that La Romanza did not open either day this weekend, and that it appeared some of its interior furnishings had been removed; we noted its website was down and that its phone was answered with a recorded message saying simply, “La Romanza is closed.” Then our e-mail inquiry was answered, confirming that the closure is permanent. The restaurant opened as the Tuscan Tea Room in fall 2010 as an adjunct to Pellegrini’s well-regarded Romanza Floral business, and then morphed in April 2012 into a full-service restaurant, offering Italian cuisine as well as the tea service and live music. No indication so far what’s next for the space.

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West Seattle food/drink notes: Treehouse Lounge; Blackboard Bistro; Spoke & Food; new Alki tour… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-fooddrink-notes-treehouse-lounge-blackboard-bistro-spoke-new-alki-tour/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-fooddrink-notes-treehouse-lounge-blackboard-bistro-spoke-new-alki-tour/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=280398 Four food/drink notes today, starting with two venues getting new looks:

(In-progress photo courtesy Mind Unwind/Treehouse Lounge – see the ‘after’ view tonight)
GROUND-FLOOR ‘TREEHOUSE’: Krystal Kelley from Mind Unwind at 2206 California SW in The Admiral District says its Treehouse Lounge is reopening at 4 pm today after a big change – more like an exchange: The lounge will now be on the ground floor, while Mind Unwind‘s adult art classes (etc.) will be on the second floor. The work’s been under way for about two weeks. “Many people have been walking by worrying that the art gallery is going away, it isn’t…in fact, it is becoming even more robust.” It’ll reopen with 4-10 pm hours Tuesdays-Saturdays, serving “specialty sake cocktails, wine, and beer,” plus, Kelley adds, “Food service will be coming in September. We are 21 and over until we introduce food, then we will be family friendly.”

BLACKBOARD BISTRO: South of Admiral, Blackboard Bistro is scheduled to reopen tomorrow after 4+ days of renovation work (extra Wednesday-Thursday closures following BB’s usual Monday-Tuesday days off). The restaurant is in its fifth year at 3247 California.

DINE OUT TUESDAY FOR SPOKE & FOOD: The annual dining-out fundraiser encouraging people to ride their bikes to dinner is next Tuesday (July 29th), 5-10 pm, and two local venues are on the list this year – Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) at Seacrest, and Proletariat Pizza in White Center. The Outdoors For All Foundation gets 20 percent of the proceeds on Spoke & Food night; here’s the official citywide flyer.

SPEAKING OF BIKING AND DINING … A new tour launched on Alki this month combines both. Taste Seattle Food Tours, owned by West Seattleites Felicia Watson and Roen Ako, is now offering bicycle tours at 11 am Fridays and Saturdays with stops at five beach-area eateries, starting at Marination and ending at another WSB sponsor, Salty’s. They invite locals and tourists alike to try it out; you’ll find more information on their company’s website.

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West Seattle restaurants: Alki sign up for future Blue Moon Burgers http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-restaurants-alki-sign-up-for-future-blue-moon-burgers/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-restaurants-alki-sign-up-for-future-blue-moon-burgers/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:12:45 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278959

Thanks to Kenna for the photo and to Will for the tip – the Blue Moon Burgers sign finally has gone up at its future Alki location (former home of Alki Auto Repair, now in the Luna Park business district). Our first report was back in March; Blue Moon officially confirmed it to us in early April. When we spoke with him then, owner Charlie Olson didn’t expect that remodeling work (they’re remodeling, NOT replacing, the auto-repair building) would take long once they got the permits; we’ll check with him to see if they have an update.

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West Seattle food: Shoofly Pie Company to close in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-food-shoofly-pie-company-to-close-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-food-shoofly-pie-company-to-close-in-the-junction/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278089

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)
Shoofly Pie Company in The Junction has announced its shop will close next month. Here’s what proprietor Kimmy Tomlinson posted this morning on Facebook:

Friends of Shoofly – After 7 wonderful years bringing pie to wonderful West Seattle, Zak and I have decided to pursue other life interests (I dunno, maybe write a cookbook?! ;)). Our last day at our retail store will be Sunday, August 17th. It is bittersweet, but we are also looking forward to the next chapter of our lives.

Thank you so much for supporting us from the beginning when most people were asking the question, “you’re going to open a bakery that only sells pie??!?” We hope you’ve enjoyed our handmade pies as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you. Thank you to all the brides and grooms who have given us the honor of making your wedding pies. Most of all, thank you to our amazing staff who have always gone above and beyond throughout the years. We’ll miss you.

Please stop by at street fair and over the next weeks to enjoy some pie and help us say goodbye. And remember, Pie Fixes Everything!

Shoofly is at 4444 California SW, where it opened in July 2007 (and notes, also on FB, that it’ll be open 10 am-4 pm on the 4th of July).

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West Seattle (and vicinity) food notes: Room 22; Full Tilt; Top Pot Doughnuts followup http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-and-vicinity-food-notes-room-22-full-tilt-top-pot-followup/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-and-vicinity-food-notes-room-22-full-tilt-top-pot-followup/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:30:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=277590

ROOM 22: Last August, Pizzeria 22 proprietor Cary Kemp announced an expansion next door, to add dining-room and event space. The expansion, dubbed Room 22, opens Saturday, he tells WSB:

Room 22 will provide an additional 50 seats to our restaurant, as well as one of West Seattle’s largest private dining rooms for up to 50 guests. We will now be able to offer reservations for parties of 6 or more any time and will no longer have the space and wait issues that we have experienced in the past.

Saturday is also Pizzeria 22′s third anniversary.

SPEAKING OF ANNIVERSARIES: In case you missed the Full Tilt Ice Cream update on our partner site White Center Now last weekend, the company founded in White Center by Justin Cline and Ann Magyar celebrated its sixth anniversary last Friday. We stopped in that night for a quick check-in, and found Justin, Ann, and son Moss on hand:

Two major updates as Full Tilt continues to grow – they’ll soon launch an ice-cream truck (as compared to the cart/s they’ve had in recent years, including the one at last weekend’s Morgan Junction Community Festival) that’s expected to spend lots of time on Alki, and the number of grocery stores selling Full Tilt pints is about to double. They’re in 60+ stores now and about to add ~60 more, going into Western Washington QFCs.

SPEAKING OF ICE CREAM: It’ll be part of Top Pot Doughnuts‘ first West Seattle location. Back on Tuesday, we broke the news that Top Pot is moving into the vacant-since-built east side of 2758 Alki Avenue SW. Since then, we’ve had a chance to talk with Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck, and he had a few more details to share. First, the “fall” opening is vague because as always, it’s a matter of how the city permit process goes, and they don’t expect it’ll be any sooner than the first day of fall (September 21st). Second, the hours will likely be along the lines of 6 am-9 pm, with adjustment based on how business goes. Third, one special feature – Snoqualmie Ice Cream makes a special “doughnut-inspired” ice cream for a few Top Pot locations, and this one will feature it. Why West Seattle? we asked. Klebeck said every time they’ve opened a new spot somewhere, they’d hear from upset West Seattleites saying “why not here?” They were looking for the right location and finally decided this was it.

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West Seattle food: Top Pot Doughnuts coming to Alki Beach http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-food-top-pot-doughnuts-coming-to-alki-beach/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-food-top-pot-doughnuts-coming-to-alki-beach/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:33:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=277376

After three years, the remaining space at 2758 Alki Avenue SW has a tenant: Top Pot Doughnuts, according to broker Blake Taylor with West Coast Commercial Realty, who shared the photo above. That will put Top Pot between Subway (which opened in the west half of the 2758 Alki building last August) and Starbucks. The chain is Seattle-based, founded 12 years ago on Capitol Hill, with locations around the metro area plus one in Texas. We’re contacting Top Pot to find out more about its Alki plan. Side note: Its new beachfront home was built on the site of the original Pegasus Pizza on Alki, torn down four years ago, which in turn was 2 years after Pegasus moved down the block to the west.

4:52 PM: As pointed out by Mike in comments, Top Pot has since tweeted about the West Seattle location, saying it’ll open in fall.

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West Seattle restaurants: A Terrible Beauty has closed in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-restaurants-a-terrible-beauty-has-closed-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-restaurants-a-terrible-beauty-has-closed-in-the-junction/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:37:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276001 After three years, the Irish pub/restaurant mini-chain A Terrible Beauty has closed its West Seattle location at California/Edmunds. When it opened in spring 2011, it was the second location, following the original A Terrible Beauty in Renton; it was later followed by a Lake Union ATB, and its owners recently announced they are adding a new brand in the same Lake Union building, The Big Country Lakeside Saloon and Kitchen. ATB’s website no longer mentions the West Seattle location, and the WS Facebook page appears to have been deleted; when we looked at it over the weekend, checking out the first reader tip that closure was looming, we noted a mention that ATB-WS had recently cut back on weekday hours, saying that nearby construction was affecting business. The closure was confirmed by someone who came to the door at the shuttered restaurant a short time ago, though he declined further comment.

ATB lasted longer in the corner space than its predecessors Table 35 (10 months) and Ama Ama (21 months). What’s next? We’ll be working to find out.

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