BIZNOTES: Coffee and cats; Lodge update; new 35th/Henderson tenant

Three biznotes – well, the first one actually involves a nonprofit:


COFFEE AND CATS: The Kitty Harbor cat-adoption center on the north side of the Luna Park business district, now part of Emerald City Pet Rescue, has a new feature: Coffee! We just spoke with ECPR founder/president Vivian Goldbloom. She says they’ve added espresso (and tea), with a stand open when Kitty Harbor is open – Saturdays and Sundays for now – but plan to grow it into something more: Emerald Kitty Café, which eventually will also have vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, salads, muffins, etc., and, they hope by next spring, an outdoor seating area (which will be dog-friendly, she says, and will offer wi-fi). The big attraction: While this is NOT a full-blown “cat café” with interaction, you will be able to see several adoptable cats/kittens in special cages on the other side of a glass window behind the coffee stand. All proceeds go back to ECPR’s work, Goldbloom points out. You can go see for yourself this weekend, noon-4 pm Saturday and Sunday at 3422 Harbor SW.

UPDATE ON THE LODGE SPORTS GRILLE: Every time a new restaurant/bar opens, it brings questions about the ones that are still under construction. This week, a couple people asked about The Lodge Sports Grille, in the works for more than a year now at Junction 42. We checked in at the site- they were doing some floor work that kept us from venturing too far in, but we did learn that they have “a few weeks” to go, dealing with deliveries and permits.

NAILS AT 35TH/HENDERSON: The space most recently occupied by The Ripple Café (which closed almost a year ago) is going to be Day Nails and Spa, according to a note in the window.

9 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Coffee and cats; Lodge update; new 35th/Henderson tenant"

  • SeattleSunburn October 28, 2016 (1:32 pm)

    Yay for vegan and hooray for this in West Seattle!!!! 

  • Mike October 28, 2016 (1:46 pm)

    Just noticed a lot of construction activity at former Pier 1 in Westwood Village. Good spot for a restaurant. Any word on that ?

  • Mark October 28, 2016 (4:40 pm)

    We have adopted 2 wonderful kitties from them.  

  • Jissy October 28, 2016 (5:24 pm)

    I love cat hair in my coffee!  JK, I look forward to going, everyone in my house is allergic to cats and I grew up with them and miss them so this will be a good fix, even just through the window.

  • aA October 28, 2016 (6:19 pm)

    I love this org but adding a cafe there doesn’t make sense to me.  Where do people park? There’s no foot traffic.  The expense of creating the space separate from the animals for health regulations will be expenses that could be used to support the mission of kitty harbor.  

  • Kimberley October 28, 2016 (6:33 pm)

    Where are they planning to have the outdoor portion of the cafe? This corner is already bad enough with bike trail riders and pedestrians. If they have space outside it’ll block the trail.

  • Trickycoolj October 28, 2016 (9:26 pm)

    Love Day Nails & Spa! Tina does the best shellac I’ve ever gotten in West Seattle! Glad to see them moving a few blocks north!

  • Curate October 29, 2016 (12:27 pm)

    I disagree that there is not a lot of foot traffic there. In all but the most wicked of weather day, folks walk down Avalon to Alki. Plus, there is heavy bike traffic along there.

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