WS beverages – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:01:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 FOLLOWUP: Eviction lawsuit filed in Tully’s Alki closure http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/followup-eviction-lawsuit-filed-in-tullys-alki-closure/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/followup-eviction-lawsuit-filed-in-tullys-alki-closure/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:38:25 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=912153 Not a surprise, given what we reported last weekend, but if you’ve been waiting for something official – here it is. 2+ weeks after the sudden shutdown of Tully’s Coffee at 2676 Alki SW – and other remaining Tully’s stores – an eviction lawsuit (unlawful detainer) has been filed.

As was alleged in the notice posted last week, the landlord says Tully’s parent company Global Baristas hasn’t paid the March rent. The overdue sum of $5,103 is broken down as $4,860 rent plus a $243 late fee. The court documents say Global Baristas has until next Thursday to pay up or show otherwise why it shouldn’t be evicted from the shuttered shop. This is the fifth unlawful-detainer suit filed against Global Baristas in King County Superior Court since February 1st. (Side note: Documents in the online court file include the lease terms going back to when the original Tully’s ownership took over the former Alki Taco Time in fall 1999; the initial rent was $4,050, so it’s only gone up 20 percent in 18+ years.)

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FOLLOWUP: Peek under the new cover at Ounces in North Delridge http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/followup-peek-under-the-new-cover-at-ounces-in-north-delridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/followup-peek-under-the-new-cover-at-ounces-in-north-delridge/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:19:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=911565 (WSB photos)

When we reported last November on the first-anniversary party at Ounces, North Delridge’s taproom and beer garden (3809 Delridge Way SW), we showed you the newly unveiled rendering of what has since taken shape in the outdoor space that was formerly under a tent. Now, it’s almost finished! We stopped by for a followup.

Above are Ounces co-proprietor Laurel Trujillo and the architect of their project, North Delridge-based Parie Hines of LD Arch Design (WSB sponsor). We talked with them at Ounces on Thursday afternoon. They say this will be mostly complete within the next two weeks or so.

Laurel assembled the tabletops; an Ounces bartender did the welding; and the contractor is Avid Builders, making it an all-West Seattle project.

(If you’re a fan of the old “spool” tables, don’t worry, a few of them are outside the structure on the north side.) The finishing touches will enable the space to be enclosed when need be – including garage doors on the way for both the north and south sides, and permanent material on the roof (which currently has a temporary covering):

Laurel says that after she shared her vision for the replacement of their former tent, “Parie nailed it” in one take. It includes some inspiration from Hines’s design for the West Seattle Nursery expansion. Laurel says you can watch for news of a grand opening when it’s all done in four to six weeks. But the timing will be a bit of a balancing act because she’s expecting something else in about six weeks – her first child – she and husband Andrew Trujillo are about to become parents as well as co-proprietors and spouses.

P.S. If you haven’t been to Ounces lately, or even if you have, you can get a peek at the project tomorrow when they host a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt – starting at 1:30 pm.

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UPDATE: Tully’s Coffee on Alki closes ‘temporarily,’ mysteriously http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/biznote-tullys-coffee-on-alki-closes-temporarily-mysteriously/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/biznote-tullys-coffee-on-alki-closes-temporarily-mysteriously/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:17:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=910875 ORIGINAL STORY, 1:17 PM: Thanks to everybody who has tipped us on this. We’ve been checking into the mysterious closure of Tully’s Coffee on Alki Beach since this “temporarily closed” sign went up yesterday afternoon:

Though the sign says they “look forward” to reopening, some who have contacted us are skeptical that will happen, given the recent travails of what’s left of the chain, and someone even put a memorial by the door with “RIP” and flowers, spotted when we went back today to check if it was still closed:

According to the city business-license database, the shop is owned by Global Baristas, as are other remaining Tully’s shops, bought by the group in 2013 after Tully’s itself filed for bankruptcy. Online court records show the state is seeking back taxes from Global Baristas, with a court filing dated this past Monday citing more than $180,000. And records list multiple “unlawful detainer” – potential eviction – filings since mid-October, most recently for a location in Bellevue. Three shops closed last fall, including one on Capitol Hill, where our friends at capitolhillseattle.com investigated extensively. But we haven’t yet found documents mentioning anything specific about this location (2676 Alki SW). We have a message out to the “media contact” listed on the Tully’s website. We’re also trying to find the Alki property’s owners; property records carry both the name of an accountant in Federal Way and the name of the former owner of the Taco Time that was on the site before it became a Tully’s shop in 2000. We’ll update if and when we find out more.

8:25 PM: We never did hear back from the company. But The Seattle Times inquired and reports tonight that a company memo says the stores closed because they were out of coffee. (Thanks to commenter David for spotting that.)

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IN THE JUNCTION: West Seattle Summer Fest community chat; flower baskets available to adopt; Wine Walk tickets http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/in-the-junction-west-seattle-summer-fest-community-chat-flower-baskets-available-to-adopt-wine-walk-tickets/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/in-the-junction-west-seattle-summer-fest-community-chat-flower-baskets-available-to-adopt-wine-walk-tickets/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2018 20:52:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=910617 Three ways you can get involved with downtown West Seattle – via the Junction Association:

SUMMER FEST COMMUNITY CHAT: After last year’s West Seattle Summer Fest, you might recall, WSJA circulated a survey seeking your feedback. Now, you have a chance to come be part of a community conversation about Summer Fest and share your ideas – 6:30 pm Thursday, March 15th, at Great American Diner and Bar (4752 California SW). Not just what you think about last year or other past festivals – but what you want to see in the future! This year’s Summer Fest is still four months away, so it’s a perfect time to talk. Everybody welcome.

ADOPT A FLOWER BASKET: For the second year, the Junction Association is offering you the chance to adopt one (or more!) of its famous flower baskets. They’re growing right now, and going up sometime in May, but about half of the 90+ adoptable baskets are still looking for adopters – sign up and pay online. No, you aren’t expected to maintain “your” basket – but your adoption fee does get you a cool plaque that’ll be displayed with it, all season long. (We’re adopting one again this year.)

WEST SEATTLE WINE WALK: Got your ticket(s) yet? 15 wineries partner with local businesses to pour you a fun night of wandering and sipping. This too is happening for the second year (here’s our coverage of the first one) – date is Friday, May 18th; last year sold out so you will want to get in on it sooner rather than later. Advance tickets are $5 cheaper, too. Buy yours here – 10 tasting tickets, snacks, plus a souvenir glass, all included.

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BIZNOTE: The Nook celebrates 1st anniversary by adding coffee and more, as ‘Café by Day’ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-the-nook-celebrates-1st-anniversary-by-adding-coffee-and-more-as-cafe-by-day/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-the-nook-celebrates-1st-anniversary-by-adding-coffee-and-more-as-cafe-by-day/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:11:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909713

The photo montage is courtesy of The Nook in The Admiral District – where, as of today, they’ve added daytime hours so you can stop in for coffee … and more. The announcement:

It’s been one year since The Nook opened!

And we’re expanding our hours as a “Café By Day” where kids are welcome until 2 pm. We are proudly serving Vivace Espresso, a local and beloved coffee roaster, as well as tasty pastries and hot breakfast sandwiches. As far as the espresso machine goes, we are sticking to The Nook’s old school and traditional ways by using a spring lever machine – the only one you can find in West Seattle! The machine, made by Londinium (based out of London), highlights all the subtle notes of coffee, capable of extracting the smoothest and tastiest espresso shot!

Cafe hours are Tuesday-Friday 7 am until 1:30 pm, with Saturday & Sunday 8 am until 1:30 pm. Cocktail hours will remain the same, still opening at 5 pm.

The Nook is at 2206 California SW.

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Mission Cantina: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor! http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/mission-cantina-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/mission-cantina-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:42:21 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908948 Today we welcome Mission Cantina as a new WSB sponsor. Here’s what they would like you to know about who they are and what they do:

Mission Cantina: Celebrating Mexican food and culture in West Seattle’s Admiral District since 2005. West Seattle-owned and -operated, proudly including woman and minority partners.

Located a few steps from the historic Admiral Theater, Mission Cantina serves authentic Mexican fare and offers something for everyone, including Cochinita Pibil, Sweet Potato Enchiladas, and Tacos de Pescado on house-made masa tortillas. Our extensive collection of tequila, mezcal, sotol and craft cocktails will inspire you to try something new. 39 hours of Happy Hour every week, with late-night bites like our famous Nachos and soon-to-be-famous Mission Tijuana Dog. Not enough Nachos in your life? Get ’em during our Weekend Brunch alongside 15 flavors of Bottomless Mimosas!

Peter Morse, an original owner and manager of the restaurant previously known as Mission Latin Lounge, teamed up with new partners, husband-and-wife team Shawn and Tina Padilla, in August 2016, and they now operate under the name of Mission Cantina. This was the first ownership change for the West Seattle restaurant since it opened in 2005.

Peter has worked in the restaurant industry throughout his high school, college, and adult life. His appreciation for great Mexican food, spirits, and restaurants started when he was employed at El Camino restaurant in Fremont for 8 years. In 2001 he packed up his pickup truck and surfboards and headed south, stopping along the way to live and work in several countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. While exploring Central America he fell in love with Latin culture and cuisine. Peter keeps Mission Cantina progressive, fun, and exciting for the restaurant regulars and new customers by returning to Mexico with his son Gus and daughter Edith as often as he can, picking up new food, cocktail, and design ideas on his travels.

Shawn’s goal is to share his passion for all things agave with his West Seattle neighbors and the greater Seattle community. Shawn is dedicated to promoting Mexican spirits, food, and culture with all who visit Mission Cantina. Shawn polished his palate for 12 years while living in San Diego, before retiring from the U.S. Army Military Police and relocating to Seattle in 2011 to be closer to family. Known to his 6 grandchildren as Papa and friends as Shawn Pedro, his global travels have focused on Mexico in search of the best tequilas and mezcals. During Shawn’s explorations he has had the good fortune to meet leading master distillers and learn tequila production in their distilleries, savoring every sip of the agave art that results.

Tina joins the family of Mission Cantina partners to share her appreciation for unique and flavorful mezcal, sotol, and bacanora. As a college student in San Diego, Tina’s introduction to tequila was similar to many others: served alongside a bucket of beer and not worthy of sipping. Many years later, a sip of mezcal proved that the world of agave has much more to offer. The various and sometimes rare expressions of mezcal offer an enchanting variety of flavor characteristics, from smoky to fresh-cut grass, caramel to brine. Tina hopes to help others explore the fascinating world of agave-based spirits in search of their favorite.

Mission Cantina is at 2325 California SW, open 4 pm to 2 am daily, plus 10 am-4 pm weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; Happy Hours are 4-6 pm weekdays, 10 am-6 pm weekends.

We thank Mission Cantina for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

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FOLLOWUP: Opening day for Olympia Coffee in West Seattle http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/followup-opening-day-for-olympia-coffee-in-west-seattle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/followup-opening-day-for-olympia-coffee-in-west-seattle/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:01:53 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=907626 (Photo courtesy Olympia Coffee)

We reported back on Monday that the long-awaited Olympia Coffee shop in West Seattle was close to opening and expecting to make an announcement soon. That arrived this morning, saying this is opening day:

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co announces today the opening of their new cafe at 3840 California Ave SW. Hours are Monday to Friday 6 am to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 6 pm.

The neighborhood cafe is Olympia Coffee Roasting Co’s fourth location. However, it’s their first retail store in the city of Seattle.

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co’s award-winning Fair for All coffees will be brewed with La Marzocco Strada AV customized by legendary craftsman Jacob Elul-Blake with Pantechnicon Designs, Fetco Batch Brewed coffee, and pour-over options with Kalita Wave brewers.

Pastries are from The Bakehouse 55. Olympia Coffee will be The Bakehouse 55’s first customer in the city of Seattle. Their namesake 55 layers of butter and dough are born from a sourdough starter, adding a more complex delicious pairing with coffee.

Design and Construction by The Artisans Group with respect to Olympia Coffee’s brand and aesthetic. This is the third retail store that Olympia Coffee has constructed using all sustainably sourced materials working with Windfall Lumber.

Olympia Coffee’s location is in one of the live-work units at Rally, the townhouse complex at the site of the former Charlestown Café, also home to other businesses including Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor).

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BIZNOTE: Wondering how soon Olympia Coffee is opening in West Seattle? http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/biznote-wondering-how-soon-olympia-coffee-is-opening-in-west-seattle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/biznote-wondering-how-soon-olympia-coffee-is-opening-in-west-seattle/#comments Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:05:22 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=907497

It’s a popular question this week – how soon will Olympia Coffee open its new West Seattle location at 3840 California SW, first announced eight months ago? The paper’s down from the windows, and that’s what led to multiple inquiries in our inbox. After e-mail and repeated trips these past few days to see if we could find anyone there to ask, the latter tactic was finally successful this afternoon. We’re told they have one more inspection to go through, and could have an opening-date announcement as soon as tomorrow. As noted in our previous reports, though the company was founded in its namesake city, co-proprietor Sam Schroeder has deep West Seattle roots.

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WEST SEATTLE BUSINESSES: Tap Station announces it’s closing http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/west-seattle-businesses-tap-station-announces-its-closing/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/west-seattle-businesses-tap-station-announces-its-closing/#comments Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:58:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=906950 Another impending business closure to report today. Tap Station proprietor Jeremy Martin just sent us this open letter to the community, with the announcement:

To our Neighbors and Friends;

There is no easy way to say this, but the time has come to say goodbye. We’ve spent 4 years at the corner of Kenyon and 35th getting to know many of you and your wonderful families. Each of you has influenced us to try and turn Tap Station into the family-friendly, community gathering place you deserve … but it’s time for a change. All of us will take great memories with us as we move on to new adventures and opportunities. Thank you so much for attending our events and for sharing your wonderful community with us.

Please stop in and say “Hi” one last time, as we will be closing the doors at the end of the day on Sunday, January 28th. While you’re here, feel free to stock up on all of your favorite beers, wines, and ciders, and don’t miss our very last Trivia night on Friday, January 26th at 7 pm.

THANK YOU again for all you have done for us; we will miss you all.

Goodbye for now,

Your friends at Tap Station

It was summer 2013 when we reported that Tap Station was moving into the ex-flower shop on the southeast corner of 35th/Kenyon. It started as a beverage store and added restaurant operations a little more than a year ago.

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C & P Coffee Company’s owners ‘scrambling’ after landlord puts site up for sale as ‘terrific development opportunity’ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/c-p-coffee-companys-owners-scrambling-after-landlord-puts-site-up-for-sale-as-terrific-development-opportunity/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/c-p-coffee-companys-owners-scrambling-after-landlord-puts-site-up-for-sale-as-terrific-development-opportunity/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:37:22 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=905831

(WSB file photo)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Thanks for all the tips about this – a brand-new real-estate listing that startled a lot of West Seattleites when it went up this morning: 5612 California SW, site of the century-old Craftsman house that is the home of C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), has been put up for sale in a listing describing the parcel as “a terrific development opportunity.”

The coffeehouse is far more than a place to get your latte – it’s a beloved community center and hangout, a place that hosts music and meetings, bazaars and bake sales, donation drives, and one-on-one conversations that no doubt have changed some lives.

The building is NOT owned by C & P Coffee’s proprietors Cameron and Pete Moores (shown at right in WSB photo from C & P’s 10th anniversary in 2013) – they are longtime tenants. We talked with Pete minutes ago. They are “scrambling to try to figure out some way to not only save the building but also save our business too,” he told us. Their landlord just told them days ago about the plan to put the site up for sale – and it “hit us like a ton of bricks” – but they were still “staggered” when the $1,250,000 listing went up this morning.

“We still have a lease that gets us through 2020 – so it’s two years-plus before they can boot us out,” Pete said, but that’s not much consolation. The business he and Cameron have built for 15 years – opened on Valentine’s Day 2003 – “has become more than a coffee shop in the neighborhood, it’s become an important part of our community and we want to save that. So we’re reaching out to everybody we know, looking for somebody who might want to partner with us to buy the property.”

Without a partner, Pete says, $1,250,000 is way out of their range. “We’re just a little mom-and-pop business and it’s like we’re up against the big boys. … Our fingers are crossed that somebody can help us.” Or else, another of those “beautiful houses on California Avenue” is going away, Pete laments; the real-estate listing assesses the site simply as “Value in land – 50X150, level, paved alley.” (The 7,500-square-foot site is zoned Lowrise 3.)

If you – or someone you know – might be interested in/able to help them, e-mail candpco@comcast.net. In the meantime, Pete says, they’re just going to “work their asses off and try to figure it out.”

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Alchemy: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/alchemy-welcoming-a-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/alchemy-welcoming-a-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/#comments Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:57:21 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=902205 Today we welcome Alchemy in the West Seattle Junction as a new WSB sponsor. Here’s what Alchemy and its parent company – soon to open its second Junction venture – would like you to know:

We are F2T Hospitality. Our goal as a company as a whole is to provide a food and beverage program that utilizes locally sourced ingredients to stretch our customers’ palates while also making you feel as comfortable as if you were sitting in your own living room with friends. Our menus are familiar, playful with just a hint of culinary and mixologist playfulness.

Alchemy is the first of two ventures that will be popping up around the West Seattle neighborhood. The second being Vine & Spoon on California Ave. We love it here. From the beginning, our motivation has been not to change but enhance this vibrant neighborhood in our own special way. Grow as our community develops and get to know everyone who walks through our doors.

We invite you to stop in, introduce yourself, and try some of our delicious items. And please, don’t be intimidated. Our entire staff is here to help you along the way. We know craft cocktailing can be a foreign language to even the most avid drinker, and our menu’s play on some of childhood memory dishes and comfort foods may not read as simple at times, but we assure you you will love it all as much as we loved preparing it for you, and we LOVE talking about it because we are passionate about what we do. You will no doubt meet Katie Benjamin walking around chatting with tables. She loves to talk about our food and drinks so don’t hesitate to chat her up about our menus or whatever else you are thinking about.

So pop in and see us. Grab a cocktail in some flip flops, in your suit straight from the office, or on date night. We are all about your experience, whatever it may be, and can’t wait for you to try us. And if you have already, please come see us again soon! 4717 42nd SW.

We thank Alchemy and F2T Hospitality for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

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PARTY! 19th annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl fills lanes, bellies http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/party-19th-annual-beer-church-turkey-bowl-fills-lanes-bellies/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/party-19th-annual-beer-church-turkey-bowl-fills-lanes-bellies/#comments Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:29:52 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=901315

Whole lot of high-fiving going on while we were visiting tonight’s biggest West Seattle pre-holiday party, the Beer Church Turkey Bowl. It’s about bowling, beer, and belly-filling via donations for the West Seattle Food Bank(Monday update) 1,600 pounds of food, as well as $7,000! Your hosts, who lead not only the Beer Church but also Washington Beer Blog, Kendall Jones and Kim Sharpe Jones:

Tonight’s event filled the lanes at West Seattle Bowl:

You won’t be surprised to hear, given that this is a Beer Church event, after all, that the participant list included more than a dozen breweries and pubs. Several of them teamed up to brew the annual Beer Church benefit IPA, which was released at tonight’s Turkey Bowl:

It’s the 8th year for Beer Church’s benefit IPAs (this year the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is the beneficiary) – and it’s the 19th year for the Turkey Bowl, which means that next year should bring an extra-special party!

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WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Opening night for Supreme http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-supreme/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-supreme/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:34:31 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=900717

When we talked with Chef Mark Fuller and Marjorie Chang Fuller for our recent preview of their new Junction venture Supreme, they were aiming for an opening date of November 12th. Now it’s here – and so is Supreme. We just stopped by their bar-with-New-York-style-pizza-and-pinball joint at 4521 California SW for an opening-night photo. (Note the slushie machines toward the right side, like their north-of-Morgan enterprise New Luck Toy.) The menu is online; Supreme’s hours are (updated) 4 pm-2 am every day.

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BIZNOTES: Caffe Ladro and Spud, reopening http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/biznotes-caffe-ladro-and-spud-reopening/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:29:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=900255 Two biznotes this afternoon, both about reopenings:

CAFFE LADRO REOPENS TOMORROW: Last Sunday, we stopped by Caffe Ladro in south Morgan Junction and discovered it was closed, a sign on the door saying maintenance/repair work was the reason. We hadn’t checked back but learned today after a tip from John that it was still closed. So we contacted corporate HQ and just heard back from Robert Ohly: “We had an issue with the plumbing in the café that has now been resolved. We will be open tomorrow, Thursday November 9 at 5 am.”

ALKI SPUD PUSHES BACK REOPENING DATE: When Spud Fish and Chips on Alki closed for maintenance work last month, a mid-November reopening date was projected. Today, the company says it has a new date – November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving.

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BIZNOTE: Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse gets one permit, awaits another http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-best-of-hands-brewery-and-barrelhouse-gets-one-permit-awaits-another/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-best-of-hands-brewery-and-barrelhouse-gets-one-permit-awaits-another/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:22:27 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=898655
(WSB photo from February)

Our current most-inquired-about-by-readers West Seattle business-in-progress is Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse, the brewery/taproom coming to the cow-topped ex-deli space at 35th and Webster. So we checked in to see where they’re at, and have just heard back from co-proprietor and brewer Nicholas Marianetti:

We just received issuance of our construction permit last Friday, October 20th. We can now begin the buildout process. However, due to new King County regulations, we are awaiting the approval of our plumbing plan — which is needed before we can install all new drainage and venting, and upgrade the water service to the building — we were given a tentative date of November 9th. The bulk of the construction won’t begin until the plumbing is complete, but we will be tackling tasks that we could not complete prior to the construction permit issuance in the meantime. Because the permitting is out of our hands, and we’re not yet running on our contractors’ schedules, we’ll have to get back to ya’ll in regards to an official timeline or opening date.

Marianetti also says they’re working on their “initial branding and logo systems” with design firm Blindtiger. It’s been eight months since we first reported on the Best of Hands plan for the building that had held John’s Corner Deli until last January.

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