Tuesday night notes: Pho Aroma, Locöl … and Eddie

PHO AROMA CLOSED TILL FRIDAY: So says a note on the door of the Delridge restaurant, according to a photo sent by WSB contributor Ellen Cedergreen. The note says the closure is because of a “family emergency.” We’ll make a note to check back Friday if Pho Aroma indeed reopens – let us know if you see them open sooner.

LOCOL OPENING THIS WEEKEND? If you’ve driven by the in-progress beer/wine/food spot Locöl at 35th and Kenyon lately and seen people inside – those are still “soft open” events for friends/family, according to proprietor Kyle Duce. We checked in with him again this afternoon to ask about an official grand-opening date. He says they should know tomorrow, and are hopeful it will finally be this weekend. Here’s our most recent story.

HAPPY NEWS FROM THE WSB PETS PAGE: With so many lost cats reported and never found – all the coyote activity in West Seattle, among other things, can lead you to fear the worst sometime. But tonight we have just received word of a lost cat posted on the WSB Pets page, finally found after six weeks. At left, that’s Eddie, posted on the Pets page on Thanksgiving. Tonight, we got a note from someone whose friend had spotted a similar-looking cat, and in short order, we heard from Eddie’s owner Melissa, who said he was finally home. We’ve also added several more lost/found pets to the page, which is among the WSB features we’ll be improving in the months ahead – low-tech as it is, it’s helped reunite many pets and owners in its three years of existence, so if you have a lost/found/sighted pet to report, please let us know. (And if you don’t see it on the page shortly thereafter, do send a reminder – our mailbox gets a little bollixed sometimes – working on that too.) P.S. Just noticed tomorrow is the third anniversary of the day we launched the Pets page — January 5, 2008. Thanks to everyone for helping the dogs, cats, birds (and a few others) get safely home.

8 Replies to "Tuesday night notes: Pho Aroma, Locöl ... and Eddie "

  • Mary January 4, 2011 (10:25 pm)

    Re: Pho Aroma
    Oh no! We love that restaurant and hope everything turns out okay. The staff always treat us so well. Our thoughts are with them.

  • charlabob January 4, 2011 (11:15 pm)

    Spot Katsky (reported on the missing cat page) came home last weekend — after two weeks on the road. He came in through a door left “ajar” and just hopped up on the bed as if he’d never left.

  • Alison January 5, 2011 (12:17 am)

    Love the pet page!!! I have had two dogs stray into my back yard and I looked on your pet page and found the owners! Great resource for us all.

  • CitizenR January 5, 2011 (5:54 am)

    Saw a cat on West Seattle Pets that I “Saw”!!!!
    BLACK TUXEDO PETITE CAT ON ALKI!!!! Was at my sons Thursday before Christmas … small cute, friendly Tuxedo kitty crying at back door! Thought it was a neighbor’s cat! ACROSS the street from CACTUS Restaurant! I feel so bad! I didn’t even know there was a “West Seattle Pet” until today reading this article! Hope cat was found and home!!!!

  • T-Rex January 5, 2011 (8:24 am)

    Eddie is home!

  • enviromaven January 5, 2011 (11:19 am)

    The lost and found pet page is just one of many reasons to love the WSB. Thanks again!

  • mickey mouse January 5, 2011 (11:45 am)

    WSB…… what ever happened to the two dogs that were roaming and taken to the VCA vet a month or so ago? Where the owners ever found?

    • WSB January 5, 2011 (11:47 am)

      We tried to find out, but it was impossible to trace. VCA told us they didn’t get a circling-back notification either, not that the shelter is obliged to do that. So unless there’s somebody out there with firsthand knowledge, we will probably never know.

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