West Seattle restaurant news: Junction Wing Dome sign goes up

Thanks to Brian Presser at TouchTech Systems in The Junction for sharing that photo – the sign’s going up for the new Wing Dome next to CAPERS, almost eleven months after we brought you first word the company was looking at West Seattle. We have a message out to see if an opening date’s been set yet; last time we checked in with the Wing Dome folks, they were hoping it would be this month.

5:04 PM UPDATE: Colleen O’Leary with Wing Dome’s parent company Consolidated Restaurants says they’re just clearing the permit phase and they should have word of an opening date soon.

29 Replies to "West Seattle restaurant news: Junction Wing Dome sign goes up"

  • RobertSeattle August 18, 2010 (2:18 pm)

    I don’t think they’ll be “Veggie Friendly” :-)

  • Noelle August 18, 2010 (2:36 pm)

    Lots of new food places have been making a home in West Seattle!

  • Cheryl August 18, 2010 (2:37 pm)

    I’m looking forward to the wings, but I’m SO sad they replaced those beautiful picture windows with such cheap/crappy and super ugly multi-paned windows, which do NOT in any way, shape or form, go w/ the architecture or style of that building ….
    And yes, I *am* the architecture police.

  • KBear August 18, 2010 (3:00 pm)

    Cheryl, the very name “Wing Dome” is a play on words of an historically ugly building. So the junk architecture is a perfect fit!

  • Truth Out - Get Some Truth August 18, 2010 (3:37 pm)

    Cheryl – I totally agree. I was thinking the same thing!

  • GenHillOne August 18, 2010 (3:55 pm)

    Looks like those windows open though…maybe function over form.

  • junction profile August 18, 2010 (4:26 pm)

    Please don’t tell me that the sign is neon so it compliments the window selection. Doesn’t the Junction Association have some design guidelines that would have addressed this.

  • Robert65 August 18, 2010 (5:45 pm)

    Gotta try the seven alarm wing. I did in greenwood and am on the wall of flame

  • timh2o August 18, 2010 (8:03 pm)

    Maybe we’ll get some golden archs to add to the Junction charm also. I guess it was that or another nail place…

  • WSHC August 18, 2010 (9:01 pm)

    No offense, guys, but GROSS.

  • Tre August 18, 2010 (9:52 pm)

    I wish all the haters who are deciding to be critical would realize that you don’t come close to representing west Seattle majority. You all sound like you should live in bellevue or some other stuck up community. I say right on Wingdome can’t wait. This is one small step for wings, one giant leap for wingkind

  • Herman August 19, 2010 (2:05 am)

    Wing Dome = lame.

  • Cheryl August 19, 2010 (4:47 am)

    @GenHillOne – there are SO many window options that open, from accordion to single/double hung, to sliders, to “garage doors” and even “awning” style, that would have looked much nicer with this building. But that would have the more expensive choice, as well as the more aesthetic one. Too many businesses don’t seem to care about that… Oh well, who cares about UGLY right?

  • Bob Loblaw August 19, 2010 (7:06 am)

    Spoke with manager Andy Pattalochi just the other day. He and a few staff from the Kirkland restaurant are biding their time over there and are anxious to start serving West Seattle. Some outdoor patio permits were holding things up a bit. But now it’s full wing ahead. Can’t wait!

  • miws August 19, 2010 (7:13 am)

    I’ve never been to a Wingdome, but one thing to remember is that they are a local “chain”, not part of a national corporation, or one of it’s franchises.


    So, since they don’t have the deep pockets of, or support network of, one of those major corps, maybe they have to really watch their costs, and have to work within a strict budget. Maybe they’d rather put more of their money into providing a decent product and service, and keep prices down.


    Unlike the big corps, that can afford to remodel their locations every few years or so, even if wear and tear is not a factor, but simply to “freshen the place up”. Then, they’ll likely raise prices, and/or lay-off employees, (thereby being unable to provide the same level of service), to make up for the cost of the remodel.



  • Alex August 19, 2010 (9:22 am)

    It’s impossible to be unhappy about the dome moving in. Sure, wings aren’t for everybody, but as far as I remember it Capers was for nobody. At the very least we are replacing a failed business with a newer more successful one, which will make the junction a more vibrant place overall. In this economy we should be happy it’s not going to sit vacant like so many other store fronts around the country.

    Seriously, who cares about the windows? Yay for the wingdome!

  • Jamie August 19, 2010 (10:09 am)

    Awesome! I’m so happy to have Wing Dome as an option when I’m dining out. I think the windows look cool? LOL.

  • ULTRAJOE August 19, 2010 (1:53 pm)

    YUM! Forget what the windows look like, at least there won’t be rocks thrown through them while you’re eating (a la U District location) >:

    Happy to support as soon as it comes up <:

  • Tim August 19, 2010 (3:31 pm)

    Really? People are going to complain about the architecture in the junction? I didn’t think there were standards, unless looks old was a standard…

    I care more for the types of businesses than the appearance, and I am glad for the Dome. Cheap eats means another place for teens to hang out without getting in trouble. (Thank you Husky D.) There should be more places. Griping about what it looks like when compared to the other places – does tacky really stand out on that block? It is part of the funk that says there is depth to the community; that we aren’t a cookie cutter community.

  • haha August 19, 2010 (4:19 pm)

    Windows, are people actually bitching about the windows they put in? It’s their freaking business they can do what they like. The comments section on this site continues to blow me away. Bring on the wings!

  • cj August 19, 2010 (5:58 pm)

    I kind of like sign. Much more tasteful than the square sign on a pole shown from another location.

    I wouldnt complain too much about neon. Its not like the junction doesnt have any neon.

  • Ginny August 19, 2010 (6:05 pm)

    I’m loving the vibe! Old school retro meets garage. What a great direction to go in to upgrade the WD aesthetic. And that sign is so cool. It’ll rival the West 5 for my new fave hang out if the inside looks as cool as the outside and holds the theme. Can’t wait for it to open! Wings & beers, nom, nom, nom, nom…

  • David August 19, 2010 (6:43 pm)

    Wow. This Wing Dome location looks like it’s going to have a lot of character with that way cool sign and the teaser copy that’s been in the window the last few weeks. What a great addition in personality and flavor options it’s adding to the street. An urban atmosphere for us younger couples to feel comfortable in while we chow down over a few beers without having to sacrifice the mortgage. I’m smacking my lips in anticipation already. Come on guys, open already!

  • grr August 19, 2010 (10:42 pm)

    I would have rather had a Hooters.


  • dawson st. August 19, 2010 (11:49 pm)

    I’m with tre,the little veggie eaters,and crybabies definitely don’t fall into the 70’s-80’s families who are the foundation of W.S..We don’t care about architecture for the most part,we want wings,and beer..not flower beds,and poodles,take a ride to the Eastside if u wanna sip the seasons wine,and cry about anything,and everything.3 alarms,and bud lights please,annnnd thanks.

  • displacedcoastie August 20, 2010 (8:02 am)

    If you can’t be happy about wings and beer than what can you be happy about? Oh yeah maybe the handfull of jobs created or the increase of foot traffic for surrounding stores. So while you are sitting in your house, complaining about window design and the lack of tofu wings, I’ll be supporting the “hood” munching down wings and beer.

  • Lolly August 20, 2010 (11:28 am)

    I can hardly wait to sink my teet into some wings!! Seen on a bumper sticker in WS, “If God didn’t want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?!”

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  • Heather August 20, 2010 (10:08 pm)

    Metrosign rocks! That’s incredible work! I love it!

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