Still closed, now scrutinized

Still seems Chuck and Sally’s Tavern north of Morgan Junction is the sort of place that should have had a “we’re closing” party rather than just fading away. Whatever the case, it’s still closed, and as we reported here and here, seems unlikely to be reopening. Latest action at the site is a city violation notice of “illegal land use” — according to the notation on the city website, the alleged violation constituted “using the property (used to be a tavern) as a parking lot.” Not much action when we went by, though:


13 Replies to "Still closed, now scrutinized"

  • Jiggers October 15, 2007 (10:15 am)

    Good Riddance!!

  • Doug October 15, 2007 (11:53 am)

    This place has long been an eyesore. I think the code violation may have something to do with the guy who lives in his van behind the tavern. The city needs to crack down.

  • c_meezy October 15, 2007 (11:59 am)

    I was hoping to grab a beer there before it closed. Just for the heck of it.

    oh well

  • dogboy October 15, 2007 (1:35 pm)

    Actually, although it has been going downhill for quite some time, C&S’s was a pretty cool place with a lot of old time West Seattle regulars. The owner, a local who fancies himself quite the real estate tycoon, could’t sell it or close it due to some legal clause. So, he decided to let it run itself into the ground with bad management and a total lack of maintenance.

    I know a bunch of locals who miss the place, but aren’t at all surprised.

    Oh, and the guy lives in the storage shed. Has for years.

  • Jiggers October 15, 2007 (4:46 pm)

    I preferred going to the Full Moon down the street before.

  • Stu October 15, 2007 (9:22 pm)

    In one of the earlier posts on this topic, a number of people that were regulars commented. One even said they were a bartender at C&S. Do any of you know what happened, or was it a surprise?

  • chas redmond October 15, 2007 (11:01 pm)

    Sometimes, even businesses die of old age. Perhaps it was Chuck & Sally’s time.

    It’s true, some businesses die prematurely – Video Vault, Cat’s Eye. But, that, like people, is an oddity and always a greater sadness.

    Basically, the morale of the story is: Enjoy West Seattle now, because it has been and is changing. I mean, when was the last time Farwell Place SW was in use as a street? Or was it ever? I haven’t met anyone yet who can remember when it was used for something – even electricity. And, yet, there’s dead electric and phone poles down that ravine with no living indication of what it was like 70 or so years ago, when this part of town was used for city farms.

    anyway – I’ll miss walking by and peeking in and seeing who has been hanging around Chuck & Sally’s for – like – ever. Part of WS present just turned into WS history.

  • grr October 15, 2007 (11:12 pm)

    with any luck, that hideous Corner Inn will be next.

  • Jiggers October 16, 2007 (12:08 am)

    I always welcome change. It keeps the mind and body sharp.

  • chas redmond October 16, 2007 (12:13 am)

    The block the Corner Inn is on is definitely in the scope of developers. It’s been imagined as a 45-foot high mixed-use something-or-other. It would have matched the height of the then-proposed Sunset monorail station (it’s nickname at the time because you’d be able to see incredible sunsets from the elevated platform – across the Sound, past the Olympics, etc.).

  • grr October 16, 2007 (12:56 am)

    as long as they don’t put another Starbucks in there, I don’t care what they build :)

  • Steveed October 17, 2007 (10:22 am)

    I’m still waiting for Beveridge Place to move to their new digs, whats the hold up there?

  • Matthew July 13, 2008 (4:58 pm)

    I have a gift certificate to this place from 1988 for a pitcher of beer and four chicken dinners. I was hoping to use it on my 21st birthday (in three years) – I guess I won’t get the chance.

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