BIZNOTE: Shug’s Soda Fountain finally opening long-awaited West Seattle ‘mini’ location

(Photo sent by Shana)

Five years after Pike Place’s renowned Shug’s Soda Fountain – owned by West Seattleites – announced plans to add a “mini” location at California/Charlestown, it’s finally opening! They told us earlier this fall that they were very close, and now they’ve set the date: This Friday (November 17th), noon-9 pm. Since originally announcing the West Seattle plan, Shug’s has had plenty of community involvement, including pop-ups right outside the doors that are about to swing open, but now it’s time to finally welcome people inside. The menu board has been visible through the windows for some days, as shown in the reader photo above and others sent to us – scoops, cones, sundaes, floats, and some adult drinks (which is why a liquor-license application has been posted on the door).

11 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Shug's Soda Fountain finally opening long-awaited West Seattle 'mini' location"

  • Blbl November 13, 2023 (2:52 pm)

    Oh my god oh my God oh my God!!!

    • HS November 13, 2023 (4:06 pm)


  • John November 13, 2023 (3:03 pm)

    Awesome, Shugs is the best!  What a great addition to the neighborhood.  Cant wait to visit on opening night.  

  • Christine November 13, 2023 (4:02 pm)

    So excited! Love that they’ll be in the neighborhood. 

  • Josh Sutton November 13, 2023 (6:44 pm)


  • B There November 13, 2023 (9:00 pm)

    West Seattle welcomes Shugs.

  • WSDUDEMAN November 13, 2023 (9:18 pm)

    Great news!! 

  • Maureen November 14, 2023 (1:33 pm)

    Can’t wait for a spiked afrogato!  Yum!!!

  • WiseWoman November 14, 2023 (2:14 pm)

    So glad they are finally able to open. Nice people with a good product. Love the root beer floats. 

  • H&T November 14, 2023 (5:12 pm)

    Congrats guys! Love your ice cream. Our wedding guests keep talking how wonderful it was closing the night with the ice cream cart from Shug’s Soda Fountain! ☺️

  • Liz Devich November 14, 2023 (9:21 pm)

    I know the owners of Shugs Paul Dormann and Colleen Wilkie. Great individuals!  Wishing you both much success!

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