Seacrest change: Admiral Pub event; Marination open house on hold

Two notes this morning relating to the transition at Seacrest Pier, with the city concession contract changing from Alki Crab and Fish – which closed two weeks ago – to Marination, which hopes to be open by summer. First, an event this Saturday (March 24, 7-10 pm) at Admiral Pub – owned by ACF’s proprietors – to which you’re invited. Organizer Kari sent the announcement (which you can see in full here), including this:

Join us for a West Seattle Happy Hour at Admiral Pub! Come support a local family-owned business and Rick and Eric Galanti at their pub on California Avenue. … We wanted to say thanks to the business owners and employees for 10 years of serving great fish and chips, fun summer days on the patio, and warm food and cold beers for the scuba diving and West Seattle community.

While we’re bummed that we’ll no longer be able to visit their Alki location, we wanted to gather our friends and hopefully bring out some new neighbors and West Seattle residents and have a great happy hour at their Admiral Pub location.

And for anyone interested in learning more about scuba diving in Puget Sound, or if you’ve ever thought about trying it, there will be plenty of dive enthusiasts including myself to talk to you more about taking a PADI Discover Scuba class at Seacrest Cove or even a Scuba Refresher class if it’s been awhile since you’ve been in the water. …

Second, the city has announced that the plan for an open house at Seacrest, to meet Marination’s proprietors, has been delayed – explained here by Seattle Parks – so you can delete March 27th from your calendar and await a new date (yet to be announced). For a preview – if you missed our interview 3 weeks ago with Marination co-owner Kamala Saxton, talking about their plans, here’s the story.

5 Replies to "Seacrest change: Admiral Pub event; Marination open house on hold"

  • co March 21, 2012 (9:52 am)

    I will miss Alki Crab & Fish.
    But there is good news! West Seattle Fish House on 35th and Barton is here now and really good. Chowder is excellent. They clearly have a passion for excellent no nonsense fish and chips. Pair it with a beer a couple doors down at Super Deli-Mart and you’ve got the perfect dinner.

  • K M March 21, 2012 (10:53 am)

    Stop by and join us Saturday from 7-10 pm to show support for a local family owned business and meet some new neighbors and friends!

    We also invited some of the West Seattle groups as well as some dive meetups members. Come out and say hi! I’ll have a sign saying “meetup” and West Seattle Blog so you can find us.

  • bebecat March 21, 2012 (12:28 pm)

    I think everyone should get out and support The Admiral Pub (who use to own Alki Fish). They did alot for the community and we need to let them know that we will totally miss them at the beach. That area will never be the same. It had a special feel to it.

  • Heh March 21, 2012 (2:26 pm)

    What did they do for the community Bebecat?

  • rw March 21, 2012 (5:46 pm)

    So the same folks own the Admiral Pub as Alki Chips? That’s very cool. I’m glad they have a fall back and don’t have to rebuild from scratch. Nothing too much wrong with the pub that a bit of updating couldn’t solve. We like sipping some beers while enjoying their pool tables. Now that the proprietors are not splitting their attentions I hope they turn the Admiral Pub into as pleasant and tasty a destination as the place on the water was.

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