Followup: Transforming Chuck & Sally’s into The (new) Bridge

(Renderings by apackdesigns; click image for larger view)
Four weeks after we brought you first word that The Bridge would take over and overhaul the former Chuck and Sally’s Tavern in Morgan Junction, proprietor Rita Dixson is showing off the vision for its new look. We received these renderings from her this afternoon – day and night versions, above and below:

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Caveat from Rita: “This is not the final draft, but it can give people an idea of what we’re up to.” As the city page for the project describes it, an addition and “substantial alterations” are involved. Rita and business partners Trevor Garand, Jenny Almukhtar, and Ahmed Almukhtar hope to open in late October/early November. You can go say hi tomorrow during the Morgan Junction Community Festival, as noted here earlier today, to play “cornhole” – a staple at The Bridge – and check out one of the festival food trucks.

22 Replies to "Followup: Transforming Chuck & Sally's into The (new) Bridge"

  • w.s. maverick June 21, 2013 (6:15 pm)

    awesome but a little to much bellevue if you ask me

  • kjb June 21, 2013 (6:25 pm)

    yes please

  • chuck and sally's van man June 21, 2013 (6:28 pm)

    Solid improvement. Cozy, even. Thanks again to the new tenants for actually caring about this place.

  • Jacob June 21, 2013 (6:39 pm)

    Hope they can pull it off, because that building appears to be in really rough shape right now. Not in love with the design, but it isn’t bad or anything, and certainly is a huge upgrade.

  • Morgan Junction Mom June 21, 2013 (7:01 pm)

    Never been to The Bridge, but I pledge to be a loyal customer if they do that to the building.

  • Gary June 21, 2013 (7:22 pm)

    You’d be surprised how the inside at the current place looks, pretty nice. This looks like a great addition to the MPC (Morgan Pub Crawl).

  • KD June 21, 2013 (7:24 pm)

    Wow! I think it’s a great design. This will improve the entire block. Love all the windows.

  • W Sea Neighbor June 21, 2013 (7:26 pm)

    Looks great to me–I’d be a regular there if they did this to the space.

  • L@arborheights June 21, 2013 (7:33 pm)

    Will there be a deck up on top? there might be a view, maybe?

  • Ray West June 21, 2013 (7:38 pm)

    It looks fantastic but I hope they’re not overextending themselves financially. Seems like a big investment. I can’t wait until they open.

  • Frugal WS June 21, 2013 (7:42 pm)

    This looks beautiful! What an improvement over the dilapidated wreck the current building had become.

    And it’s only ONE STORY TALL!

  • Last53BusRider June 21, 2013 (7:48 pm)

    This design reminds of suburban pubs in the south of England. Will probably look very inviting on a dreary day in winter.

  • miws June 21, 2013 (7:56 pm)




  • JayDee June 21, 2013 (8:15 pm)

    The inside of the current place is nice, but dark. If the windows materialize, the new place won’t be dark.

  • anon June 21, 2013 (8:31 pm)

    Wish they’d move away from the depressing black paint, but overall pretty nice.

  • BLB June 21, 2013 (8:57 pm)

    Swanky.. Love it!

  • let them swim June 21, 2013 (9:24 pm)

    The old adage applies here -“you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear” Better tear it down and start over.

  • DTK June 22, 2013 (3:34 am)

    No way… but good luck!

  • Charell Estby June 22, 2013 (5:24 am)

    Wow. I’ll really be surprised if they keep the existing structure – but either way, the design is awesome! How nice it will be to not have to look at that poor, dilapidated building anymore. It’s just crying for help!

  • S June 22, 2013 (8:02 am)

    I really dont think we need another bar in that area. You already have two.

  • elikapeka June 22, 2013 (9:45 am)

    A low-rise building with lots of windows works for me! Hope they can pull it off. I love their food, but rarely go because of the dark and gloomy interior at the current location.

  • cstar June 22, 2013 (6:23 pm)

    Yes, this will definitely have a much different feel with natural light from the windows compared to the cavernous feel at the current location.

    I still can’t believe this building isn’t a tear-down. I admire Rita & co’s ambition as this is certainly a huge undertaking. Let’s support them at the current location to help make this vision a reality.

    L@ah, a rooftop deck would be so cool! I suspect it’s not in the plan, but one can hope. The lack of al fresco dining in this town is unfortunate. Anytime the sun peaks out I rack my brain trying to think of a patio (while avoiding Alki) to grab a bite and beverage. Someone should do something with the old Wing Dome space. Sure, the deck overlooks a parking lot but it’s spacious and the exposure is great for a little suntan. I think that’s the only thing I miss about that place…

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