FOLLOWUP: Eviction lawsuit filed in Tully’s Alki closure

Not a surprise, given what we reported last weekend, but if you’ve been waiting for something official – here it is. 2+ weeks after the sudden shutdown of Tully’s Coffee at 2676 Alki SW – and other remaining Tully’s stores – an eviction lawsuit (unlawful detainer) has been filed.

As was alleged in the notice posted last week, the landlord says Tully’s parent company Global Baristas hasn’t paid the March rent. The overdue sum of $5,103 is broken down as $4,860 rent plus a $243 late fee. The court documents say Global Baristas has until next Thursday to pay up or show otherwise why it shouldn’t be evicted from the shuttered shop. This is the fifth unlawful-detainer suit filed against Global Baristas in King County Superior Court since February 1st. (Side note: Documents in the online court file include the lease terms going back to when the original Tully’s ownership took over the former Alki Taco Time in fall 1999; the initial rent was $4,050, so it’s only gone up 20 percent in 18+ years.)

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Eviction lawsuit filed in Tully's Alki closure"

  • coffeedude March 23, 2018 (1:59 pm)

    I’m shocked that the parent company has not filed a bankruptcy to at least stop all of the evictions so that they can liquidate in an easier fashion.  Too bad Tully’s was a nice place.  But in today’s climate I am not surprised at all.

    • Demecio April 3, 2018 (10:03 am)

      Does anyone knows who the landlord is?

      i am interested in this place 

      • WSB April 3, 2018 (10:15 am)

        The owner is represented by a Federal Way CPA and the info, like every parcel in West Seattle, is all public via the King County Parcel Viewer – look up 2676 Alki SW.

  • curtis March 23, 2018 (4:28 pm)

    Taco Del Mar or Bluewater Bistro or something similar would be perfect here.

    • West Seattle Hipster March 23, 2018 (5:48 pm)

      I don’t think chain restaurants with bland food have fared well on Alki.

  • dunnkld March 23, 2018 (6:05 pm)

    Please, if it has to be a “Mexican” chain restaurant at least make it a Baha Fresh. I hope the building doesn’t get torn down for redevelopment. It has one of the best sheltered all-season patios of any eating establishment on Alki. Not a lot of room for a kitchen, though.

  • Seattlegov March 23, 2018 (7:06 pm)

    Employees will not be getting their last paychecks. 

  • valvashon March 24, 2018 (7:55 am)

    Speaking of, thumbs up to the employees who decided to leave the lights on and the “OPEN” signs lit when they left.  I’ve been there at the tail end of a business flame-out.  They clearly knew that they wouldn’t be getting paid and decided to leave the company a little present.

    • WSB March 24, 2018 (8:59 am)

      Funny thing about that is, they weren’t on right after the closure. Then at some point in the next few days they went on … and we noticed a couple days ago, finally off.

    • Wayne April 7, 2018 (8:08 pm)

      Val – Surprised they didn’t leave a few water faucets running as well.

  • Tully's Ex-Fan March 24, 2018 (9:06 am)

    Not surprised.  A few months ago I went to register my Tully’s card and the website did not work.  No response to my online inquiry.  Guess this means I  have made a $20 donation to the bankruptcy – too bad I can’t just donate it to the employees who now won’t get paid.  The Airport Way Tully’s had the best baristas and service.

  • gatewood March 24, 2018 (10:08 am)

    I would feel bad for the landlord for not getting paid but I am guessing this is a blessing.  The lease rate on the building appears to be way below market for that area and size.  Pizza shop that serves merlot anyone?

  • Carla Rogers March 24, 2018 (10:28 am)

    Almost 5 grand rent for a coffee shop? Wow, that’s a lot of coffee. Especially with Ampersand and Starbucks within a block. Sad but not surprising. Farewell #2 big coffee chain.

    • Swede. March 24, 2018 (11:30 am)

      That’s super cheap in today’s rental Seattle. Just 1/3 of the rent for the space that is now occupied by ‘Great American Dinner’ up in the California junction. And there isn’t exactly a lack of restaurants there already. 

      • Alex March 25, 2018 (6:30 pm)

        Holy crap, great American diner pays $15k in rent? That’s a lot of hamburgers. Considering the location is widely known to be cursed, I’m surprised they can get that much.

  • jrtalent March 27, 2018 (9:02 am)

    Tully’s on 108th in Bellevue has the Sheriff notice on the door dated 3/23/18

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