BIZNOTE: West Seattle’s newest neon

(WSB photo)

Thanks to Meagan for sending the tip that the Benbow Room‘s sign is up at 4210 SW Admiral Way. It’s been seven months since we broke the news that West Seattle restaurant/bar entrepreneur Mark Fuller (Ma’ono, Supreme, New Luck Toy) was taking over the space and reviving its historic identity. Besides the sign, the liquor-license application also suggests the Benbow is approaching opening time; we have an inquiry out to find out its status (and also who created the sign!).

14 Replies to "BIZNOTE: West Seattle's newest neon"

  • WSDUDEMAN February 19, 2022 (6:24 pm)

    Excited to see this place come back to life!

  • Dan February 19, 2022 (9:54 pm)

    Ahoy, Matey!  Used to be a cool bar. Looking forward to what they do to restore it. Cheers!

  • Derek February 20, 2022 (4:42 am)

    Yes!!! Been waiting on this! Wish Parliament would come back too!!

    • martin lee February 21, 2022 (1:19 pm)

      Parliment is forever gone, it’s Otter on the Rocks now. well, soon. 

  • WS Resident February 20, 2022 (10:48 am)

    Is this going to be a bar or restaurant and if it’s a bar will they have food as well? Also any news on what will be going into in the previous coffee shop space that’s next to the Nook bar? Thanks. 

    • NorthAdmiralAF February 20, 2022 (2:58 pm)

      The paper is off! Current coffee opening soon! You can peek in though the window!

      • WSB February 20, 2022 (4:00 pm)

        Yup, walked by after covering the Admiral Church meeting. No signage but definitely looks close to opening. Still trying to get more info; when we reached the proprietor a while back, he was not ready to comment, so all we’ve known since the liquor-license application is the business name.

    • Alex Wilson February 21, 2022 (8:27 am)

      I would expect sone tasty fried chicken sandwiches from Ma’ono. 

      • martin lee February 21, 2022 (1:17 pm)

        why? this isn’t Ma’ono.. Don’t expect this, this is a different biz

    • Lani February 24, 2022 (1:25 pm)

      In Washington State to serve liquor they have to have food. 

  • WC res February 20, 2022 (5:36 pm)

    Is that the old vidiot location?  I just drove past that area and was wondering if vidiot was opening again. Pretty cool. 

  • J February 21, 2022 (12:48 am)

    Any updates on Otter on the Rocks?

  • Chris K February 21, 2022 (5:50 am)

    That’s a sharp looking sign.

  • Jimmy February 21, 2022 (8:40 am)

    This area is desperate for more dive bars. I am sad we lost so many to covid. This location is prime and walking distance so I don’t have to drive home after some beers. Let’s get this open!

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