FOLLOWUP: City OKs change of use to transform ex-deli into Best of Hands Barrelhouse

(WSB photo from February)

From today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin: The Department of Construction and Inspections has approved a change of use for 7500 35th Avenue SW, the former John’s Corner Deli, which is becoming the brewery/taproom Best of Hands Barrelhouse, as first reported here in February. The decision approving the plan to “change 2,455 sq. ft. of retail use to drinking establishment(; p)roject includes interior and exterior repair and alterations” can be read here. The official notice opens a two-week appeal period and explains how to file one.

14 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: City OKs change of use to transform ex-deli into Best of Hands Barrelhouse"

  • Jort Sandwich August 10, 2017 (12:49 pm)

    NOBODY better appeal this!

    This brewery is a dream come true for my family. We love sour beers and we are thrilled a brewer is taking this project on here in our neighborhood.

  • Michael Phelps August 10, 2017 (12:57 pm)

    Excited for this! Best to the team.

  • NorthofAdmiral August 10, 2017 (12:59 pm)

    Keep the Cow!!!!

  • Westside August 10, 2017 (1:22 pm)

    Can’t wait. I wish them the best of luck getting everything together to open by the end of the year… please

  • Alki Resident August 10, 2017 (2:41 pm)

    If the cow stays, I’ll be a patron.

  • Ivan Weiss August 10, 2017 (2:55 pm)

    More beer is a good thing. The steer (no bull!) on top of the building is a familiar landmark. I sure hope the new owners find a way to keep it there.  It will earn them good will and make their business readily identifiable.

  • Vanessa August 10, 2017 (2:59 pm)

    Beer bar. Keep the cow!

  • Julia August 10, 2017 (3:05 pm)

    Cow! Please keep the cow!

  • RayWest August 10, 2017 (3:43 pm)

    Nobody touch that cow!

  • sw August 10, 2017 (3:51 pm)

    If you read the link – this sentence is present:  

    The existing
    plastic cow figure on the roof, described as a neighborhood icon, is planned to be maintained. 

  • miws August 10, 2017 (3:51 pm)

    Yes, as reported in  WSB’s original story on the deli closing, the bovine is indeed staying.


  • Amy August 10, 2017 (4:32 pm)

    Timeline for opening?

  • Morgan August 10, 2017 (8:51 pm)

    Hoorah cow..

    food too?

  • Tom August 12, 2017 (12:30 pm)

    i asked and they are keeping the cow!

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