BIZNOTE: Former Alki Tully’s to become Harry’s Beach House

10:59 AM SUNDAY: The “for lease” sign has been down for a bit but there’s been no hint of what’s ahead for the former Tully’s at 2676 Alki Avenue SW – until now. A “site plan” has just showed up in city files. The early-stage plan is for remodeling the space into a “new eating and drinking establishment” that the document names as “Harry’s Beach House.”. What’s on file also notes that the siding and windows will be replaced, but the alterations otherwise are interior only. That’s all the info so far. It’s been 11 months since the Alki Tully’s suddenly closed, part of a wave of other closures around the area, followed by legal action for eviction a few weeks later.

EARLY MONDAY: In finest community-collaborative-news style, more information has unfolded in the comment discussion – thanks to Will o Wisp saying he’d learned of an affiliation with Harry’s Fine Foods on Capitol Hill, we found a clue, that Todd then confirmed.

32 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Former Alki Tully's to become Harry's Beach House"

  • Chas Redmond February 3, 2019 (1:48 pm)

    Is this the same Harry as the Chicken Joint?  Naming scheme sure suggests it is.

    • WSB February 3, 2019 (2:02 pm)

      Can’t find any evidence yet of who, at least via a wide variety of searching (LLCs, business licenses, etc.). As you might be aware, Harry’s Chicken Joint, in a cryptic announcement on social media some weeks back, suggested they would be ending that business sometime in the not-too-distant future, but that notice (on which I have yet to obtain elaboration) said “no spinoffs.” – TR

    • West Seattle Guy February 3, 2019 (3:13 pm)

      The people behind Harry’s chicken joint are retiring this summer so it definitely isn’t them.

  • will o wisp February 3, 2019 (3:01 pm)

    I met someone from the new business, he said that the new bisiness was associated with Harrys on capital hill.  I told him how slow business was in the off season he claimed that they new the situation.

    • Beach bum February 3, 2019 (3:18 pm)

      OMG—if it’s related to Harry’s on Capital Hill, all my dreams for Alki have just come true. I for one can’t wait.

      • WSB February 3, 2019 (4:24 pm)

        Thanks to WOW’s comment, I think I’ve found a clue (of course I’m also sending a formal inquiry) – the backstory on Harry’s Capitol Hill website mentions the same architect who’s on the site plan for the Alki site. (Not one I’ve encountered before in all these years of coverage, so probably not a coincidence.) – TR

        • West Seattle Steve February 3, 2019 (5:24 pm)

          Wrong link to Harry’s Capitol Hill.

          • WSB February 3, 2019 (5:28 pm)

            Sorry, too many right-clicked-then-got-distracted things. Fixed, and here’s the direct link I was referring to:

          • Beach bum February 3, 2019 (9:02 pm)

            To be clear, it’s Harry Fine Foods on Capitol Hill, not Harry’s Bar. That’s a disappointment.

          • Mkl February 3, 2019 (10:17 pm)

            This could be a great new night out option…. 100 of our neighbors from cap hill love their Harry’s Fine Food…

          • HappyOnAlki February 3, 2019 (9:35 pm)

            Beach Bum, that may be a disappointment to you, but not to many many others! So happy to see this!

        • Todd February 3, 2019 (10:38 pm)

          WSB: You are correct.  Good sleuthing :)  It is indeed a new restaurant by Julian Hagood, chef/owner at Harry’s Fine Foods. Opening still t.b.d.  More details when available.

  • Curtis February 3, 2019 (4:23 pm)

    Still can’t figure out why there’s no Taco Del Mar or similar in Alki. 

    • Alki resident February 3, 2019 (8:58 pm)

      Prior to Tully’s, that building was a Taco Time for many years.

  • Alkiboy February 3, 2019 (7:26 pm)

    Hmm…… I was hoping a sushi. another tourist chasing fast food joint will fail. Or close 6 mo out of the year. You need a place where locals will come year round because food and service are good will make it here.

    • WSB February 3, 2019 (7:54 pm)

      Alki had sushi. It didn’t last.
      And if what WOW reported turns out to be the case, it doesn’t sound fast-foody.

  • JEB February 3, 2019 (10:02 pm)

    If it’s a spin off of Harry’s Fine Foods that would be a DREAM for West Seattle. It’s about time we got a fantastic spot on Alki. It won’t disappoint, I’m sure of it!

    • localsonly February 5, 2019 (9:13 am)

      Alki has and has had lots of great places to eat and enjoy the surroundings and people sorry you so insular U think that Alki needs some more to your standards lol tone down the egos u all ain’t that hip 

  • Fox February 3, 2019 (10:07 pm)

    Wish that Taco Time was coming back, but Harry’s sounds interesting.

  • sonic1002 February 4, 2019 (7:37 am)

    I live on Alki and would absolutely support a good restaurant year-round.  Right now there is nothing down here that I would spend my dining-out dollars on.  Based on the reviews from their Cap Hill location, I am excited!

    • Guy February 4, 2019 (9:32 am)

      How long have you lived “on Alki”?

  • Guy Olson February 4, 2019 (9:35 am)

    Great, another expensive yuppie wine bar on Alki. We already have the Dukes crowd, how many more of red wine and turtleneck crowd spots can we handle?

  • Steve February 4, 2019 (12:24 pm)

    I think this will be perfect for Alki. It’s not cookie cutter and looks like they are into all fresh ingredients. 

  • Alki_Mel February 4, 2019 (3:09 pm)

    Yay, glad to hear a new business will be joining the neighborhood… it’s been getting a bit TOO quite since Phoenicia shut down! I hope this Harry’s place can thrive and survive through the seasons, and us locals can rally together and to support these local business when able… instead of complaining that we need XYZ else. 

  • Richard February 4, 2019 (3:53 pm)

    This is fantastic news. Harry’s is a great spot and anything similar will be a boon for all of West Seattle. Finally a place on Alki you can go for a date.

  • dunnkld February 5, 2019 (11:13 am)

    Great patio at that former Tully’s spot. This patio will be a draw in the spring and fall months because it is sheltered from the wind and catches the sun mid-day to afternoon, which is rare for outdoor dining on Alki (most face north except Cactus and West Seattle Brewery). I would love some draft beer on that patio. Don’t they need to get a liquor license? I don’t think Tully’s had one.

  • Super Dummy February 5, 2019 (12:37 pm)

    This kind of a disappointment. I wanted a McDonald’s or a KFC to replace the Tully’s on Alki

    • WSB February 5, 2019 (1:24 pm)

      I would guess you are joking but if not, West Seattle already has three McDonald’s. Fried chicken, we’re a little short on, but White Center has KFC, Popeye’s, even Bok-A-Bok.

  • Maggie February 5, 2019 (2:35 pm)

    Oooh Harry’s Fine Foods is wonderful! The interior and patio are incredibly charming. I’m excited! 

  • will o wisp February 5, 2019 (6:24 pm)

    FWIW   That fellow that told me about  the Tullys location also said that he knew who was going to  open at the Homestead location.   Not being into restaurants myself, I do not remember who it was that was going to be there.  I think that he said that it was going to be an itialian restaurant.  And that he knew the new owner and said positives things about  him.

  • will o wisp February 6, 2019 (8:26 am)

    Thanks for the link to the details.  The new Homestead place has at least one recommendation. 

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