Pub progress

In Morgan Junction, exterior work on the ex-Video Vault building, future new home of Beveridge Place Pub, has accelerated lately, so we e-mailed the pub owners to ask what’s going on inside and when they’re planning to open. Here’s their reply, as well as photos we snapped on a sunnier day earlier this week:

Well, like most renovation projects, the more you get into it, the more problems you find. Right now we’re doing our best to make sure the building remains standing: replacing dry rot, new roof, shoring up a retaining wall, etc. The interior is nothing but stud walls. The false wall out front is there so we can start to replace all the windows and doors. Next we’ll build an addition on the north side to cover the stairwell and provide access to the 400 sq ft patio! We hope to be moved in while the weather’s still warm enough to use the patio this year, but no definitive date at this time.


22 Replies to "Pub progress"

  • Ari May 17, 2007 (1:30 pm)

    Shadowland is going to be the new name of the sports bar kitty corner to Washington Mutual in in the Junciton. The old spot were the flower shop used to be. They said a July 1st is the target date set for its opening. Joe, one of the owners said its going to be “a real college football hangout”. You’ll be able to get games on that you want to watch that aren’t “high profiled” “type games”. “Everyone can get those” he said.

  • Chet May 17, 2007 (1:42 pm)

    I thought this was going to be a wine bar.. oh well. Thanks for the info.

  • nbp May 17, 2007 (2:00 pm)

    great, drunk jocks in the neighborhood.

  • Chet May 17, 2007 (2:03 pm)

    Exactly, nbp, I feel the same way. LOL

  • JT May 17, 2007 (2:20 pm)

    What the Rocksport has lost its attraction to drunk jocks ?

  • Ari May 17, 2007 (2:31 pm)

    I also might add that Shadowland has plans on bringing in live music as well and add a healthier late night food menu is being worked on.

  • Nic May 17, 2007 (3:21 pm)

    yes, because all who enjoy college sports are “drunk jocks”… let’s see if we can max out the West Seattle pretentious meter!

  • Chet May 17, 2007 (3:58 pm)

    Oh Jesus .. Here we go .. no one said all who like college sports are drunk jocks.

  • Jan May 17, 2007 (4:24 pm)

    can we not be contentious about every topic? We can discuss without being…hmmm…I’m at a lack of words – lol. Remember what Rodney King said….hehe. I, for one, have no problem with whatever goes in there…just open it for goodness sake…it’s been papered over forever. :)

  • CandrewB May 17, 2007 (5:46 pm)

    Anyone know what’s with the garbage dump pretending to be a station wagon that hangs out there? Has that thing moved this year?

  • alkisw May 17, 2007 (7:24 pm)

    This is Joe. To be clear, it is not going to be a sports bar. We will have televisions. Both Ben and I happen to love college football and will definately have the two tv’s tuned to the games when they are on. We are opening a restaurant. Yes, we do hope to have occasional, small, accoustic acts play in our space in the evening, after dinner hours. Yes, it is true that we are hoping to offer a late menu that has a variety of healthy options. We have no plans or desire to be a ‘sports bar’.

    BTW – I really hope the paper on the windows days are over. The new storefront windows are supposed to be installed this week. Framing, plumbing, and electrical are almost done too. It has been a long haul to get to this point.

  • nbp May 17, 2007 (8:04 pm)

    thanks for the update, Joe. This is more in line with what i had heard and hoped for. restaurants will get my patronage, especially one in walking distance. I am past my sports bar days, no offense intended in previous comment.

  • Ari May 17, 2007 (8:15 pm)

    Wrong term “sports bar”. Sorry Joe!! By the way, Dfosty gave me a call last week and brought me up to date on what’s been happening.

  • Jan May 17, 2007 (8:25 pm)

    And, Joe…thanks for the healthy options…I’m looking forward to the opening..

  • alkisw May 17, 2007 (8:44 pm)

    Me too :) i was just getting worried that the wrong ideas were going to get out there about what we are trying to make (and i do not want our chef to read that and quit before we open :))

    i am more than happy to answer any questions folks have about what is going on in our space. maybe in another post would be best.

    for this post, i just want to say that i feel for the folks at bev place. i cant wait till you open your new spot. i told you before that if there is anything ben and i can do to help out just ask. at a minimum, i plan on hanging out there because i love your pub now and i know the new space is going to be even better. great staff, great beers, great fun! are you going to save that map???? please!!! that is something i would hate to see go away.

  • Ari May 17, 2007 (9:04 pm)

    I am not a big beer drinker but will go and visit their new digs when reopened..

  • Bill May 17, 2007 (11:42 pm)

    Everyone knows “sports bars” lead to serial high fiving, rampant public urination, and fried cheese sticks littering the streets. Just like drinking coffee leads to shooting heroin. All you have to do is connect the dots.

  • Jan May 18, 2007 (12:19 am)

    hahaha, Bill…:)

  • Chet May 18, 2007 (7:51 am)

    Joe – I’ll walk down and check out your place. It sounds like a great addition to the neighborhood. I drive by daily so I’ll be sure to notice when you open. Saw the framing up this morning.
    Jan – I feel the same way about the strife that seems to pop up with almost every topic on WSB. We’re all adults here. Why can’t we just exchange ideas and opinions like grown ups without it turning into flaming, accusations etc? I know I have had a lot of anger directed towards me. I guess I would have expected it in other areas of the country I have lived but it seems out of character for the great NW, especially W Seattle. Maybe the increase in population over the years has something to do with it, I don’t know…
    Bill – Good one!

  • Keith May 19, 2007 (10:40 am)

    I’m looking forward to Shadowland’s opening, but I have to say that I really don’t understand why so many restaurants have huge TVs installed and blaring away. I’ve watched games at Rocksport and Poggie’s, but when I want to go out for a nice meal and conversation I don’t want a TV flickering away with images from the news or whatever random show the bartender happens to pick. Even with the sound off, it’s distracting and annoying. To me, it cheapens and lessens the experience of dining out. If I wanted a TV on while I’m eating, I’d eat at home.

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  • flipjack May 19, 2007 (10:13 pm)

    Way to hijack the post and have off-topic discussions about some other place ..the Beveridge Place Pub is cool. And I cannot wait til they open up their new spot, thanks for postin the update WSB.

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