Ever since our first report 3 weeks ago about Jones Barbeque planning a West Seattle location, we’ve been chasing down more details. Finally just got them, in a phone chat with Andreque Jones, as more signage continues going up at the storefront. He tells WSB they’re hoping to open as soon as next week in their new location at 4417 Fauntleroy (between Aikido of West Seattle and Tervo’s Mini-Mart, and previously, briefly home to OK Corral), if “the rest of the permits come through.” At the very least, he says, “we’re looking to have a grand opening on the 1st week of July.” We asked him about hours – and learned about plans for “curbside service” – read on:
The photo above (sorry the prices are a bit blurry, but at least you get an idea) shows the menu that’s now taped to a window at the site – we snapped it yesterday (along with the sign in the top photo, the newest addition). Jones says, “Right now we’re planning on having lunch and dinner 11 till 9, maybe 10 on Fridays and Saturdays; we’ll see how business goes and maybe make adjustments.”
Without even being asked about previous issues regarding accessibility of the space, he mentions the big parking lot in back – “40 spaces, you just have to circle the block.” But in addition, this might just be the “killer app,” as they say: “We’re going to start curbside pickup — you can pull right in front during certain hours, so that’ll make it convenient for people to call in, and we’ll take orders out to them.
He says it’s a “nice strip with 30-minute parking,” they just have to nail down which hours they will be able to offer this service.
Jones says his West Seattle manager will be Chase Thomas, and their job will be “just bringing the same barbecue that everybody has known and loved (elsewhere in the city) to West Seattle, and do our best to please the customers out there, and to make new relationships.”
We’ll be checking back to see how the permit quest goes and to let you know when the doors swing open.