Happy anniversary! West Seattle businesses mark milestones

(Mission photos by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
Happy anniversary to several West Seattle businesses who have just begun another year! First: In a business where many don’t survive the first year, Mission in the Admiral District just celebrated another milestone last night – its sixth anniversary. Owners Eric Cozens and Peter Morse joined their patrons in celebrating. They reminisced about how its distinctive decor came to be – including the brick wall they built themselves, and hanging lights imported from Mexico year before last.

Entertainment for last night’s Mission bash included the local band Spoils. Last weekend, a band known for a much-different genre headlined the Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) anniversary party:

That’s the West Seattle Big Band, there to help mark 10 years in operation for the retirement center that’s right across from the Admiral Theater. Other anniversaries:

AVALON GLASSWORKS: In the Luna Park business district, Avalon Glassworks turned 18 this past Tuesday.

FITNESS TOGETHER-WEST SEATTLE: The Junction-based fitness studio (a longtime WSB sponsor) celebrated 4 years in business recently.

PHOENECIA: As of last weekend, it’s been one full year since the reborn Alki restaurant reopened. (They’re offering a prix-fixe dinner for Valentine’s Day, by the way.)

WEST 5: As noted here last week, the iconic Junction restaurant/bar is planning its 8th-anniversary party next Tuesday.

4 Replies to "Happy anniversary! West Seattle businesses mark milestones"

  • Zenguy February 3, 2011 (7:50 am)

    I organized a Dine Out for Life night with twenty of my friends at Mission and we had the BEST time, good food, good service all at a good price. Looking forward to going back again when I make it home.

  • MISSION'S OWNERS February 3, 2011 (10:13 am)

    Eric and Peter, the owners of Mission, would like to say thanks to an amazing staff (especially Dawndra, Gretchen, & Miguel who have been there since day one) and the best “regulars” anywhere! They are a huge part of why Mission is still running strong after six years.

  • John February 3, 2011 (4:38 pm)

    These guys are truly some of the best in the business, have a great crew working for them, and the best margarita anywhere. I miss being across the street from them but still visit often.

  • Donna Ryan February 5, 2011 (11:17 am)

    LOVE Mission!

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