Comments for West Seattle Blog... http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:00 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Stinky the Chihuahua mix is missing by diane christensen http://westseattleblog.com/pet/stinky-the-chihuahua-mix-is-missing/#comment-1663467 diane christensen Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?post_type=pet&p=290021#comment-1663467 Thank you - we believe he is around SW Elmgrove and SW Keyon St between 30th and 34th PLEASE CALL US IMMEDIATEY if you see him, he is scared and will run if chased. I cannot access the internet when looking for him, so please call the # listed above Thank you – we believe he is around SW Elmgrove and SW Keyon St between 30th and 34th PLEASE CALL US IMMEDIATEY if you see him, he is scared and will run if chased. I cannot access the internet when looking for him, so please call the # listed above

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Comment on Highway 99 tunnel-machine rescue pit digging on hold after 3 days by Bertha DeBlues (@BerthaDeBlues) http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/highway-99-tunnel-machine-rescue-pit-digging-on-hold-after-3-days/#comment-1663383 Bertha DeBlues (@BerthaDeBlues) Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:31:40 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289704#comment-1663383 Without me, you wouldn't even know about all this cultural significance right under your feet. You're welcome, Seattle. @BerthaDeBlues Without me, you wouldn’t even know about all this cultural significance right under your feet. You’re welcome, Seattle.
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Comment on West Seattle restaurants: Opening night for Peel & Press by Truth http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-peel-press/#comment-1663171 Truth Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:27:23 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290352#comment-1663171 Jack, I was in there tonight. They had awesome apps and salads (we had the caprese and it was amazing!) we also had the puttenesca pasta and the chicken parm, both whe're excellent. Do t let the name fool you it has more than pizzas. Also it has been a pizza and pasta place for the last 14 years, it's not like it's an invading pizza army. It was there before zeeks as a pizza place. Both as abbondanza and banana joes. Jack, I was in there tonight. They had awesome apps and salads (we had the caprese and it was amazing!) we also had the puttenesca pasta and the chicken parm, both whe’re excellent. Do t let the name fool you it has more than pizzas. Also it has been a pizza and pasta place for the last 14 years, it’s not like it’s an invading pizza army. It was there before zeeks as a pizza place. Both as abbondanza and banana joes.

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Comment on Followup: West Seattle Health Club transition ‘moving faster than expected’; plus, new developments in ex-owner’s bankruptcy case by Mel http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/followup-west-seattle-health-club-transition-moving-faster-than-expected-plus-new-developments-in-ex-owners-bankruptcy-case/#comment-1663164 Mel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:19:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290084#comment-1663164 This is the part where we see how dedicated to doing this right the owner really is. . When it's reopened, I'll walk through with my personal "punch list" and if things aren't fixed, I spend a month working out at the Y. I'll come back a month later, and if not fixed, repeat the process...until/unless I just get tired of it and stop coming back. . I know pretty intimately what needs to be fixed. If the club is fixed and worth the price, I come back. The club is not fixed, I don't come back. It's that simple. . Promises won't do anymore. This is the part where we see how dedicated to doing this right the owner really is.
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When it’s reopened, I’ll walk through with my personal “punch list” and if things aren’t fixed, I spend a month working out at the Y. I’ll come back a month later, and if not fixed, repeat the process…until/unless I just get tired of it and stop coming back.
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I know pretty intimately what needs to be fixed. If the club is fixed and worth the price, I come back. The club is not fixed, I don’t come back. It’s that simple.
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Promises won’t do anymore.

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Comment on E-mail signed Sam Adams: ‘The West Seattle Club has closed … For falling short, I apologize’ by Mel http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/e-mail-signed-sam-adams-the-west-seattle-club-has-closed-for-falling-short-i-apologize/#comment-1663108 Mel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:53:02 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290297#comment-1663108 That statement is CYA at its best. I think Adams apparently realized he could go to the Gray Bar Hotel for some of the things that have transpired, and needed to make a mea-culpa/that’s-not-the-intention-at-all statement. . Let’s take for example the pool. There was all kinds of crap tossed into the pool when Adams left - that much you could see with your own eyes from outside the windows - and apparently TP clogging the filters. But according to Adams, he was doing the new owners a FAVOR by draining the pool “so he can get it up to code.” No matter that Adams was happy to offer his full-price-paying patrons a pool that was apparently illegal. . I could pick the rest of that letter apart line-by-line…but it’s water under the bridge for me now, and for those taking action against him to deal with. . It’s a sad ending for his business…and likely not the end for Adams himself, as member and state actions will probably be ongoing for months and years to come. That statement is CYA at its best. I think Adams apparently realized he could go to the Gray Bar Hotel for some of the things that have transpired, and needed to make a mea-culpa/that’s-not-the-intention-at-all statement.
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Let’s take for example the pool. There was all kinds of crap tossed into the pool when Adams left – that much you could see with your own eyes from outside the windows – and apparently TP clogging the filters. But according to Adams, he was doing the new owners a FAVOR by draining the pool “so he can get it up to code.” No matter that Adams was happy to offer his full-price-paying patrons a pool that was apparently illegal.
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I could pick the rest of that letter apart line-by-line…but it’s water under the bridge for me now, and for those taking action against him to deal with.
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It’s a sad ending for his business…and likely not the end for Adams himself, as member and state actions will probably be ongoing for months and years to come.

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Comment on West Seattle (Athletic) Club ‘is no longer operational’ – it’s becoming West Seattle Health Club by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-athletic-club-is-no-longer-operational-its-becoming-west-seattle-health-club/#comment-1663071 WSB Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:36:17 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289886#comment-1663071 Thanks, we published that in our latest followup this afternoon: . http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/e-mail-signed-sam-adams-the-west-seattle-club-has-closed-for-falling-short-i-apologize . TR Thanks, we published that in our latest followup this afternoon:
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Comment on E-mail signed Sam Adams: ‘The West Seattle Club has closed … For falling short, I apologize’ by Alki4 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/e-mail-signed-sam-adams-the-west-seattle-club-has-closed-for-falling-short-i-apologize/#comment-1663070 Alki4 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:36:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290297#comment-1663070 For those people who have not been to this club, while things were not good esp in the last month when most of the cardio equipment was breaking down and not getting fixed, it was not the horrific mess that some are portraying. Marcus, the manager, made sure the club was cleaned regularly and staff were always friendly and courtesy. I've been with the club for nearly 10 years and I hope that it does reopen. For those people who have not been to this club, while things were not good esp in the last month when most of the cardio equipment was breaking down and not getting fixed, it was not the horrific mess that some are portraying. Marcus, the manager, made sure the club was cleaned regularly and staff were always friendly and courtesy.

I’ve been with the club for nearly 10 years and I hope that it does reopen.

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Comment on West Seattle (Athletic) Club ‘is no longer operational’ – it’s becoming West Seattle Health Club by Alki4 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-athletic-club-is-no-longer-operational-its-becoming-west-seattle-health-club/#comment-1663044 Alki4 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:26:17 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289886#comment-1663044 This an email sent by Sam Adams today to members: Dear Members, It is with great sorrow that I write to you that the West Seattle Club has closed. The landlord will be taking over shortly and the club will be back open as soon as possible. I am sorry that I was unable to turn the club around from its first bankruptcy and I take full responsibility for its failure. The strain on the relationship with the landlord became too much as he refused to fix anything structural or mechanical in the club. I invested money into systems and structures that are typically not the tenants responsibility. The landlord refused to fix the following: The HVAC system. This caused the system to always broken. It was either too hot or too cold. The swimming pool filtration system was always broken. The electrical wiring was in adequate in the building which caused fires and the voltage spikes. These spikes would cause the pool and hot tub control equipment to always blow up, fail, or catch on fire. Thus the hot tub and pool are always out of order. These spikes also blew up a lot of the cardio equipment. That is why a lot of pieces were always down. The pool is not VGB certified and was supposed to be certified back in 2011. By draining the pool the landlord can get this fixed so the pool is to code. The sprinkler system in the locker rooms are too short so we could not put a ceiling up in the locker rooms. The air exchange system in the locker rooms is broken so the ceiling do not always dry and they collect water which leads to the mold. The air exchange system in the pool does not work properly and should be replaced. That is why the walls are dripping with rust. Landlord needs to tear out the shower walls so mold and water will not continue to go into the shower walls. Landlord needs to replace all of the leaky windows. I have also taken out most of my equipment and will hopefully be able to finish removing the remaining pieces in order to make room for your new owner to purchase newer equipment for the club. The club was not attacked or sabotaged. The swimming pool was drained so it can be repaired, the drains brought to code, and painted. There was no vandalism and there was a lot of good equipment left. I left the carpet shampoo machine, tile cleaning machine for the bathrooms, and many other cleaning supplies. All paper towel dispensers were left on the walls. The club needs cleaning from the move, upgrades in equipment, supplies purchased. All of which is a small investment by your new owner John Pietromonaco. If you have any question you can contact him by clicking on his name or you can call his office at (206) 232-7502 . All of your membership and credit card information has been removed from the premises and will be destroyed. If you would like to sign back up at the club you will have to email John or stop by the club. Your memberships are officially terminated and you will not be charged again by the West Seattle Club. Some of you have not been charged for the last two months as we have been in transition with our new management software CSI. You will not be charged for those two months. For those of you that have been charged before the club was closed down or you joined less than 30 days ago, you will be receiving a full refund. If you have any questions please feel free to email us from the website at www.westseattleclub.com. We will be using the contact information that we have on file to send you your refund. There are also many mistakes that I made that I will learn from. West Seattle is a great community and deserves a great club for people to reach their fitness goals. For falling short I apologize. Good luck and God Bless. Sam Adams This an email sent by Sam Adams today to members:

Dear Members,

It is with great sorrow that I write to you that the West Seattle Club has closed. The landlord will be taking over shortly and the club will be back open as soon as possible. I am sorry that I was unable to turn the club around from its first bankruptcy and I take full responsibility for its failure. The strain on the relationship with the landlord became too much as he refused to fix anything structural or mechanical in the club. I invested money into systems and structures that are typically not the tenants responsibility. The landlord refused to fix the following:
The HVAC system. This caused the system to always broken. It was either too hot or too cold.
The swimming pool filtration system was always broken.
The electrical wiring was in adequate in the building which caused fires and the voltage spikes. These spikes would cause the pool and hot tub control equipment to always blow up, fail, or catch on fire. Thus the hot tub and pool are always out of order. These spikes also blew up a lot of the cardio equipment. That is why a lot of pieces were always down.
The pool is not VGB certified and was supposed to be certified back in 2011. By draining the pool the landlord can get this fixed so the pool is to code.
The sprinkler system in the locker rooms are too short so we could not put a ceiling up in the locker rooms.
The air exchange system in the locker rooms is broken so the ceiling do not always dry and they collect water which leads to the mold.
The air exchange system in the pool does not work properly and should be replaced. That is why the walls are dripping with rust.
Landlord needs to tear out the shower walls so mold and water will not continue to go into the shower walls.
Landlord needs to replace all of the leaky windows.
I have also taken out most of my equipment and will hopefully be able to finish removing the remaining pieces in order to make room for your new owner to purchase newer equipment for the club. The club was not attacked or sabotaged. The swimming pool was drained so it can be repaired, the drains brought to code, and painted. There was no vandalism and there was a lot of good equipment left. I left the carpet shampoo machine, tile cleaning machine for the bathrooms, and many other cleaning supplies. All paper towel dispensers were left on the walls. The club needs cleaning from the move, upgrades in equipment, supplies purchased. All of which is a small investment by your new owner John Pietromonaco. If you have any question you can contact him by clicking on his name or you can call his office at (206) 232-7502 .

All of your membership and credit card information has been removed from the premises and will be destroyed. If you would like to sign back up at the club you will have to email John or stop by the club. Your memberships are officially terminated and you will not be charged again by the West Seattle Club. Some of you have not been charged for the last two months as we have been in transition with our new management software CSI. You will not be charged for those two months. For those of you that have been charged before the club was closed down or you joined less than 30 days ago, you will be receiving a full refund. If you have any questions please feel free to email us from the website at http://www.westseattleclub.com. We will be using the contact information that we have on file to send you your refund.

There are also many mistakes that I made that I will learn from. West Seattle is a great community and deserves a great club for people to reach their fitness goals. For falling short I apologize. Good luck and God Bless.

Sam Adams

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Comment on West Seattle restaurants: Opening night for Peel & Press by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-peel-press/#comment-1663000 WSB Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:02:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290352#comment-1663000 We brought home a copy of the menu - I'm going to add image links above, unless the proprietor has linked the menu already from his FB page or website. One side of the launch menu is pizza, the other side pasta - 10 dishes - plus starters. We brought home a copy of the menu – I’m going to add image links above, unless the proprietor has linked the menu already from his FB page or website. One side of the launch menu is pizza, the other side pasta – 10 dishes – plus starters.

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Comment on West Seattle restaurants: Opening night for Peel & Press by jack http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-restaurants-opening-night-for-peel-press/#comment-1662925 jack Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:25:29 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290352#comment-1662925 So another pizza place next to the only family (pizza) restaurant in the morgan junction? Perhaps the menu will expand to include more options? So another pizza place next to the only family (pizza) restaurant in the morgan junction? Perhaps the menu will expand to include more options?

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Comment on West Seattle traffic-alert update: Fauntleroy/Oregon light fixed by cjboffoli http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-traffic-alert-light-out-at-fauntleroyoregon/#comment-1662914 cjboffoli Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:20 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290303#comment-1662914 I wish they'd change the Oregon to Fauntleroy light back to the old timing. The six second green light just isn't cutting it, especially when you account for local drivers taking 2 full seconds to recognize that the light has turned green. I wish they’d change the Oregon to Fauntleroy light back to the old timing. The six second green light just isn’t cutting it, especially when you account for local drivers taking 2 full seconds to recognize that the light has turned green.

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Comment on West Seattle coyotes: Who’s seeing them and where by Gk http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-coyotes-whos-seeing-them-and-where/#comment-1662875 Gk Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:58:03 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288793#comment-1662875 (35th & SW Rose) A neighbor spotted one today up on our front porch today while we were at work! (35th & SW Rose) A neighbor spotted one today up on our front porch today while we were at work!

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch: Peepers; car theft; break-in alerts; car prowl with question by yvonne http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-peepers-car-theft-break-in-alerts-car-prowl-with-question/#comment-1662850 yvonne Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:47:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290221#comment-1662850 I never leave my registration or insurance card in the car, I carry those items in my wallet. Since I am the sole driver they docs are always with me. I never leave my registration or insurance card in the car, I carry those items in my wallet. Since I am the sole driver they docs are always with me.

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Comment on E-mail signed Sam Adams: ‘The West Seattle Club has closed … For falling short, I apologize’ by concerned member http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/e-mail-signed-sam-adams-the-west-seattle-club-has-closed-for-falling-short-i-apologize/#comment-1662787 concerned member Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:23:20 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290297#comment-1662787 pd, while I am buying he might have responded to you. Lets be honest, you are trying to make him sound like a great person and he is not. He has been stealing thousands and thousands of dollars from everybody for months including you, while at the same time not paying employees on time or at all for some of them, or repair people that came in doing work. pd, while I am buying he might have responded to you. Lets be honest, you are trying to make him sound like a great person and he is not. He has been stealing thousands and thousands of dollars from everybody for months including you, while at the same time not paying employees on time or at all for some of them, or repair people that came in doing work.

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch: Peepers; car theft; break-in alerts; car prowl with question by Seattle Sunsets http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-peepers-car-theft-break-in-alerts-car-prowl-with-question/#comment-1662767 Seattle Sunsets Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:19:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290221#comment-1662767 Yes, scary to hear about this going on in such a nice part of West Seattle. I've personally seen some suspicious behavior recently in Seaview and reported it each time. Please keep a look out for during the day and night and report anything/anybody suspicious even if you aren't sure, it's better to have it documented and checked out rather than to just ignore it. If we're proactive in doing so, we can help one another avoid potential problems. Bottom line, do everything you can to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. Also, as many of you know, there has been a terrible issue with the mail around the area. If you receive mail that doesn't belong to you, please put it back in the mail. I have been gettin mail that isn't mine, so I write "please forward" or "wrong address" and circle the correct address, then give it back to the carrier. I have even hand delivered mail that was left in my box by mistake. The post office has been notified and it appears the problem is definitely known. I understand that it's a hassle, but just tossing it or recycling it is doing a disservice to the rightful owners. Hopefully the post office will sort this out soon! Stay safe... Yes, scary to hear about this going on in such a nice part of West Seattle. I’ve personally seen some suspicious behavior recently in Seaview and reported it each time. Please keep a look out for during the day and night and report anything/anybody suspicious even if you aren’t sure, it’s better to have it documented and checked out rather than to just ignore it. If we’re proactive in doing so, we can help one another avoid potential problems. Bottom line, do everything you can to keep yourself and your neighbors safe.

Also, as many of you know, there has been a terrible issue with the mail around the area. If you receive mail that doesn’t belong to you, please put it back in the mail. I have been gettin mail that isn’t mine, so I write “please forward” or “wrong address” and circle the correct address, then give it back to the carrier. I have even hand delivered mail that was left in my box by mistake. The post office has been notified and it appears the problem is definitely known. I understand that it’s a hassle, but just tossing it or recycling it is doing a disservice to the rightful owners. Hopefully the post office will sort this out soon!

Stay safe…

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