West Seattle beverage news: The Cask going up for sale

The news just broke on Washington Beer Blog (published by West Seattleites Kendall and Kim Jones): The Cask in the Admiral District is going up for sale. WBB quotes an e-mail announcement saying its owners are moving out of state. It’s been open eleven months. (Thanks to tipster Jennifer for pointing us to this story.)

ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: For those who asked, the listing is up – thanks to Larry Nitkey for sending the link.

20 Replies to "West Seattle beverage news: The Cask going up for sale"

  • One More Observation June 9, 2011 (3:41 pm)

    I like this place. The owners are cool. I hope everything is ok. I wish I could have visited more often :(

  • jan June 9, 2011 (5:33 pm)

    Happy to hear that they will still be open for business as usual until the sale happens. This is one of my favorite places in West Seattle to just relax, enjoy a fine glass (or two) of wine and listen to wonderful music! Visiting with Dee and Shon is not bad either.

  • villagegreen June 9, 2011 (6:32 pm)

    I don’t understand why this place isn’t packed all the time. Anyone have a theory? Great beer/wine, cool unique vibe, and occasional live music. What’s not to love?

  • Cool perry in west Seattle June 9, 2011 (7:24 pm)

    Alot of people just don’t realize it’s there

  • Lorelee June 9, 2011 (7:55 pm)

    Is there an admiral business association? Too many good businesses aren’t making it there recently(bird on a wire; heavenly pastry; bohemian; that shoe store…) they need to get together/ seems like the junction has done a much better job of supporting each other.

  • Michael Waldo June 9, 2011 (8:03 pm)

    The first time I heard of the Cask was this blog posting. It sounds like a place I would love, if I knew about it. That might be the reason it is for sale, no advertising.

  • Neighborly June 9, 2011 (8:13 pm)

    Yeah, I never heard of it, and try to pay attention.

  • Eddie June 9, 2011 (9:02 pm)

    Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it isn’t a going concern! Stop in and enjoy!

    Now that you’ve heard of it, make it a point to stop by.

  • AW June 10, 2011 (4:26 am)

    How much are they selling it for? I got five on it.

  • Mike in the Junction June 10, 2011 (8:33 am)

    Does anyone know what they are asking or where it is listed?

    • WSB June 10, 2011 (9:37 am)

      Mike, if you read through to the Washington Beer Blog story linked herein, I believe they write that a listing is likely next week.

  • george June 10, 2011 (9:29 am)

    Could it be all these new strip mall retail sites going into WS are forcing these businesses out? WS can only support so many small businesses. But, developers say, “We need more new strip malls!”

  • pjmanley June 10, 2011 (9:42 am)

    Never heard of it before. Too bad. Looks nice. Wonder how many beer dollars are going into gas tanks instead these days? Getting harder and harder to justify eating & drinking out these days with real inflation in double digits.

  • April June 10, 2011 (10:10 am)

    i think it is easy to miss. It’s kind of hidden in the middle of that block, across from the movie theater, next to the laundromat. I have always been curious why they always keep their blinds down. It’s probably because the view is of a gas station and a run down movie theater…i always think it looks closed because you can’t see any signs of life through those blinds… however, if the blinds were open, my guess is that more people would notice the place, and the cool interior. It is a nice place… a bit on the small, narrow side though. We’ve gone in for a glass of wine a couple times, but we spend more time in places that have better happy hour specials where we can get a drink and a deal on dinner. Last time i was there, food options were very limited.

    • WSB June 10, 2011 (10:24 am)

      Larry Nitkey just sent word, the listing IS up – http://www.johnlscott.com/95047 – and I have added it to the story.
      (Apparently our spam filter ate his comment, which would have provided that info. It gets a little aggressive but has kept more than a million spam comments off the site. Sorry!) – TR

  • skeeter June 10, 2011 (2:46 pm)

    AW’s got the right idea. Let’s pool our money and buy this place.

  • Seattlegal June 10, 2011 (3:33 pm)

    It’s a cool spot but there is no possible way to make a good living out of place like this. People see a full business and think wow they are making great money! Well when you do business in a high rent district where you are splitting drinking and dining dollars with 40+ restaurants and bars just on California ave it’s not an easy gig. I hope they are retiring after 11 months but im guessing the numbers just didn’t work. Good luck you guys in whatever you do next. You created a beautiful spot and I’m sure it’s not easy to put somthing you obviously put many hours and many dollars of work into. Hopefully this will be another hint to landlords that rent demands now days are not realistic.

  • sam-c June 11, 2011 (8:47 am)

    that is sad news… we’re so lazy about finding a babysitter that we haven’t been there yet.
    Diedra was our (GREAT) realtor, and we really enjoyed the house hunting process .. making the leap to move to West Seattle.
    we’ll miss you- safe travels and best wishes for you and your family.

  • sam-c June 11, 2011 (8:48 am)

    Dedria, I mean sorry I can’t spell

  • HT June 13, 2011 (1:38 pm)

    It is quite hard to see that there is a business there which is just hte nature of the small little retail location. Once you are in front, it is impossible to see people in there. One thing that makes a place like this compelling is to actually see people going in and out enjoying themselves.

    Inside it is a very nice experience though, but it is simply too easy to not see it. I wish the current owners the best of luck, and the next owners even more luck.

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