West Seattle biznotes: Moving, changing, pouring, playing…

(Thanks to TouchTech SystemsBrian Presser for the photo!)
CLASSIC BARBER SHOP’S MOVE: If you’re in The Junction and notice that sign – it is actually related to two other stories we have covered in the past few weeks: Over the New Year’s holiday, Classic Barber Shop moved from 4704 California SW to 5040 California SW, where it seamlessly picked up the space occupied by Alki Style and Barber Shop until its proprietor John Burmaz retired following his workday on New Year’s Eve (WSB coverage here). Classic would have had to move eventually anyway, since its former space is part of the building that Charlie Conner and partners just sold (WSB coverage here), along with its long-in-the-works development plans, to Chicago-based Equity Residential (no response from ER yet to inquiries about its timetable for the site).

HEARTLAND CAFE CHANGES: Just got word from proprietor Jay Wergin that Heartland Café has made some changes in its hours: “First and most important is, our hours have changed. We are open for the first time on Mondays for breakfast and lunch but will close the café at 3 pm. The bar will be open serving limited food specials on Monday until 2 am.” We’ve updated the hours on the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide page for The Heartland (restaurant proprietors/managers are invited to send us changes any time – we will be checking periodically but we’d also like to announce your changes when they happen; here’s how to reach WSB).

NEW COCKTAIL MENU ABOUT TO DEBUT AT THE FEEDBACK: This isn’t just any cocktail menu – it’s the cocktail menu for the bar/lounge that won Best Cocktails in the Best of Western Washington vote for two consecutive years. Mixmaster Matt Johnson unveils his new lineup at 6 pm Thursday at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor); you can peruse some hints via the Feedback Cocktail Club‘s Facebook page.

NEW WEBSITE FOR GUITAR TEACHER RICHIE JENKIN: Got word over the holidays that West Seattle guitar teacher Richie Jenkin, the only music teacher on the current WSB sponsor team, has a new website, including audio and video of some of his music, if you’d like to not just read more about him but HEAR his work before inquiring. Address is the same: richiejenkin.com.

2 Replies to "West Seattle biznotes: Moving, changing, pouring, playing..."

  • bsmomma January 3, 2012 (6:48 pm)

    Do you known what other business’ would be included in the “rumored” sale? Are these included plans “homes”?

    • WSB January 3, 2012 (7:49 pm)

      B – The long reply I wrote seems to have been munched by our system. (Happens to others, so it might as well happen to me on occasion too …) Long story short, if you mean the first item, it’s not rumored, it’s closed, documents are on file and everything. Variety of businesses in those two buildings. Although we won’t know for sure till Equity either comments publicly or makes some kind of move (like filing for a demolition permit), the only project that’s gone through the permitting process for the site is the one Conner was pursuing, for apartments with ground-level retail and underground parking. It’s been almost three years since the project finished Design Review: https://westseattleblog.com/2009/04/bulletin-conner-homes-junction-project-done-with-design-review

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