Another Alki restaurant site listed for sale (at least, its building)


We broke the news here 2 1/2 weeks ago about the Homestead being up for sale (the business, not the building). Today while researching West Seattle development/real estate for an upcoming update on this morning’s Gateway Center announcement, we happened onto this: The Duke’s on Alki building, described as “10-year lease to Duke’s Chowder House on the main two floors plus unique penthouse,” listed at $3,950,000. Just left a message at Duke’s HQ to see if we can find out more. THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE: Got a message back from Duke Moscrip himself; he stresses, THE RESTAURANT IS NOT FOR SALE – just the building. Duke’s, he says, is expanding its “concept” to more locations elsewhere (and in fact, a liquor-license application has just been filed for the Southcenter location he mentioned) but is not selling the actual Alki restaurant, just the building.

9 Replies to "Another Alki restaurant site listed for sale (at least, its building)"

  • Suits are not boring March 26, 2008 (4:19 pm)

    Any news on the Bohemian down next to Spiro’s?

  • WSB March 26, 2008 (5:55 pm)

    I haven’t heard back on my last message to them, time to ping them again.

  • changingtimes March 26, 2008 (9:43 pm)

    nooooooo!! dont take away dukes!! not my favorite chowder bowl!!!

  • JanS March 27, 2008 (1:01 am)

    hmm…if I could find a sugar daddy, I could be easily persuaded to live in the penthouse :)

  • villagegreen March 27, 2008 (1:39 pm)

    Dukes is a tradition, but in all honesty, way overpriced and not really that good.

  • acemotel March 27, 2008 (3:40 pm)

    >>Duke’s is a tradition.

    OOOOOOO! I must be getting old, I remember when it went in there. I even remember the restaurant that was there before that, and the sandwich shop that was at that location before that building was built.

    How long does it take to make a tradition? I would call Spuds a tradition, it goes back to 1935.

  • Keith March 27, 2008 (7:33 pm)

    I want to like Duke’s but after a few tries I really don’t. I had a seafood salad there recently that had to have been prepared hours earlier, if not longer.

  • oh james March 27, 2008 (10:37 pm)

    Dukes rocks! Do you guys remember the old Dukes – the first one – on lower Queen Anne? It was ‘thee’ Seattle hot spot in the 70’s / early 80’s. Remember when Duke tried to buy the Mariner’s, getting citizens together back in the 80’s to pony up like $100 each to buy a team in peril? He almost pulled it off. Or how about when Duke was trying to save the seals at the Ballard Locks? Dukes has been a part of Seattle’s “fabric” for a long time! It’s a tradition, both in Seattle and the Eastside where he used to run a very classic Bellevue restaurant back when Swenson’s ice cream parlor was right down the street.

    Currently they have, hands down, the best chowder in Seattle / Pac NWest. They have some great wild salmon on the menu, as well as some classic burgers. You can’t beat the view either.

  • SoBe March 28, 2008 (4:08 pm)

    I really hope Tom Lin and Patrick don’t buy this place. Everything they touch seems to go sour (like that darn hotel idea they had!) Argh. They just seem to be in it for the money.

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