Four quick local biznotes, from drinks to donuts and more …

Thanks for the tips that resulted in these four West Seattle business notes:

PARLIAMENT TAVERN NOW OPEN: In the space vacated by Vidiot, which is now next door in the former Benbow Tavern space at 4210 SW Admiral Way, Parliament Tavern opened this weekend.

MARDI GRAS DONUTS REOPENS: Fans were sad to see a “closed until further notice” sign up recently, but a texted tip and WSB Forums topic reveal the famous-for-its-beignets donut shop at 9828 16th SW in White Center has reopened.

CHOPSTIX ABOUT TO REOPEN: When last we wrote about Chopstix, north of Morgan Junction at 5905 California SW, it was promising an August 15th reopening. That came and went but now the sign on its door says it’ll be open this Wednesday (September 9th). We have a feeling it’s likelier this time – its website now sports the “grand reopening” menu for what will now be called Chopstix BBQ.

NEXT DOOR … The same tipster who texted the Chopstix update points out that Juneau Street Market, next to Chopstix, has somewhat conflicting notes on its locked doors, one saying it’ll be closed TFN, one saying it’ll reopen September 12th (next Saturday) after remodeling.

P.S. We have a really long watch list right now of in-progress restaurants and for-lease spaces we’re tracking – checking the locations, permit records, etc., as often as we can, but just wanted to say again, tips are very much appreciated if you spot signage, progress, etc., before we do – – thank you!

6 Replies to "Four quick local biznotes, from drinks to donuts and more ..."

  • Oakley34 September 7, 2015 (8:53 pm)

    Good news about the donuts…does anyone know what days they are open now? they had adjusted their hours a bit before the closure. I want to go by if they’re open tomorrow…

  • Jeanette September 7, 2015 (9:32 pm)

    Any word on whether Panda Express is still considering a store in Westwood Village?

    • WSB September 7, 2015 (9:42 pm)

      They extended the permit time, a few months back. That’s the only indication I have that it might still be in play … they (not unusual for big chains, though lately Starbucks and Chipotle have been exceptions) have never answered any of our inquiries. – TR

  • SKB September 7, 2015 (11:50 pm)

    One thing of note regarding Juneau Market – the owner & his family lived upstairs & recently vacated that apartment. Doors to store were chained closed the next day. Hope he reopens – loved being able to pop over after work, had some decent wines!

  • JK September 8, 2015 (9:50 am)

    I live a block over from the Juneau Market and would be about 10x more likely to stop there if the ‘remodel’ was just taking down all the crappy beer/lotto/cola/cigarette signs.

  • Kim September 8, 2015 (1:15 pm)

    I agree with JK. The owner is really nice and I love having a neighborhood market close by, but all the signage and smoke paraphernalia that has taken over has pushed me to go elsewhere.

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