Biznotes: Avalon opening date, West Seattle Autoworks sign, Garlic Jim’s reopens

AVALON: Less than 2 months after we first reported on Avalon, the new restaurant going into the ex-Café Revo space in the Luna Park business district, it’s set its opening date: According to Avalon’s Mary Palmer, they will open next Monday, January 3rd, “for happy hour and dinner service only (no dinner on Sundays). Happy hour is from 3-6 pm weekdays, dinner service will start at 5 pm. A couple weeks after we open we will have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.” There’s more info about Avalon at

WEST SEATTLE AUTOWORKS SIGN: Thanks to Todd Ainsworth at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) for sharing the photo of their brand-new sign:

He and co-proprietor Chris Christensen are proud to have the big bright sign officially up after a bit more than two months in business. They’re at 7501 35th SW (map), and online at

GARLIC JIM’S PIZZA: As promised, the Junction location reopened today after a weeklong shutdown:

We stopped in to photograph new owners Jeff and Page Taylor, shown with Kelsey and Devon, who came from their Edmonds location to help out for starters. We reported on the ownership change in this story last week.

9 Replies to "Biznotes: Avalon opening date, West Seattle Autoworks sign, Garlic Jim's reopens"

  • cali December 27, 2010 (4:22 pm)

    And Jade West has been leased and will open as “Meanders” per West Seattle Herald. It looks yummy!

    • WSB December 27, 2010 (4:49 pm)

      We have a story in the works about the former Jade West space’s future. These are just three of about a dozen things percolating out there – look for another roundup soon. And for anyone wondering about Locol, we checked today with Kyle, who says the weather’s been holding up a bit of concrete work that is needed before their last inspection. Plus, a quick update on the Bohemian shutdown – rather than seeking a new tenant, the building is up for sale, asking price $1 million:

  • JBL December 27, 2010 (5:05 pm)

    1 mil?! Good luck on that. Why not lease the space out?

  • onceachef December 27, 2010 (6:41 pm)

    ditto JBL…1 million? It’s located in a “no man’s land” in WS…neighborhood type place, but it won’t get enough $$ support too pay on a $1,000,000 loan…where do they think this is, Beverly Hills?

  • onceachef December 27, 2010 (6:43 pm)

    Good luck to Jeff and Page at Garlic Jims…there was a lot of bad-mouthing going on last week…hopefully they can get beyond that and be successful. At least if that happens more people will be employed!

  • James Gannon December 27, 2010 (10:23 pm)

    Just met Jeff today when he delivered my pizza and his wife when I ordered it. From my conversation with him he’s a real stand up guy. Wishing the best of luck to him and his wife. I have a feeling they will do their part to clear up any poor performance/practice from the previous sets of owners!

  • CB December 27, 2010 (10:43 pm)

    The bad mouthing of Garlic Jim’s was well deserved.

  • James Gannon December 27, 2010 (10:47 pm)

    Was. Past tense, new owners, give them a chance.

  • ellenater December 27, 2010 (11:46 pm)

    I also ordered from GJ’s tonight and also met Jeff. He was very nice and seemed a bit frazzled and also very eager to please. I also thought he was a stand up guy!

    BUT, for the record, I never had a single problem with the old place. We are GF so that is the draw, also delivery. I am very happy they got a new owner rather than going out of business! Yikes…shudder…

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