BIZNOTE: J&J Public House closed, eviction notice posted

We’ve been checking on the status of Alki restaurant/nightclub J&J Public House ever since noticing it was closed at a normal operating time last weekend, and then seeing a U-Haul truck being loaded with what appeared to be restaurant equipment on Sunday morning.

Today, we walked up to the door and found an eviction notice taped on it, dated this morning. King County Superior Court files show the eviction was sought by the building’s owner over a claim that the LLC to which it leased the space in 2019 changed ownership last year and thereby violated the lease. Documents say the operators were notified of this in July, then served a summons in October, but have not taken action, so the eviction judgment was described as being by default. J&J Public House opened in summer of last year at 2808 Alki SW as the latest concept for what previously, relatively briefly, had been the Pacific Room, preceded by Hawks Nest West, which followed Bamboo Bar and Grill. J&J had been offering live music multiple nights a week.

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE: J&J Public House closed, eviction notice posted"

  • John Ennis November 17, 2021 (7:54 pm)

    Well deserved. The ownership left a long trail of bad checks to vendors, purveyors and most of all ex employees. Good riddance adios

    • Moose November 29, 2021 (9:07 pm)

      All true. Plus a lot more. Have the day they deserve. 

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy November 18, 2021 (12:31 am)

    I never got around to going myself but I liked that they had live music. Sorry it didn’t work out. 

  • What November 18, 2021 (3:13 am)

    I am sad over this. Great creole food and great funk/jazz music. Wow. 

  • Rara November 18, 2021 (8:12 am)

    That place hasn’t done well since it was the Bamboo. 

  • Kelley Johnson November 18, 2021 (10:46 am)

    Many many thanks to the owners of the Pacific Room for their investment in live jazz and our community here. As a musician who performed there a lot, it was a wonderful period of time for us that offered a lot of hope, packed rooms full of a listening audience and  great food and atmosphere. We needed that after we lost Tula’s Jazz Club. I hope they are well. This pandemic has changed many lives. This lost business venture could have been devastating. So grateful for what they gave us!! Be well and may you recover friends!!

  • Jay November 18, 2021 (1:28 pm)

    I think the landlords along Alki make it difficult to do business. Still mad they kicked out the convenience store. I wish it could be more of a Pike Place / Ballard situation with a nonprofit owning the buildings.

  • Poppy November 19, 2021 (7:40 pm)

    There’s more to this story – they deserved this! They were awful to their employees, kept tips, bounced paychecks, never paid last checks to anyone who quit. They turned over multiple staff due to lack of payment. They bounced checks to vendors. Multiple L and I cases. I have 3 friends who worked here and are still owed lots of money. Not good people.

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