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  • #817295

    Del Griffith
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    I know you should not judge a book by it’s cover but the building itself looks terrible which makes me reconsider eating there. If they can’t clean the outside I’d hate to imagine the kitchen where our food is prepared! I never see many cars in parking lot so I wonder how they’re still in business.

    Do you agree? The West seattle City Counselor should be notified. If you want your signature included let me know. Come on West Seattle! Let’s get this neighbor hood looking beautiful again.

    Del

    #823823

    RarelyEver
    Participant
    #823824

    Del Griffith
    Participant

    If they are closed why did my friend ask me to meet him there? He must have gotten lost because I waited 45 minutes which is when I noticed the condition of the building. How do they keep customers?

    #823825

    Smitty
    Participant

    Are you sure he didn’t mean Bison Creek Pizza on California?

    #823826

    KBear
    Participant

    Del, I definitely think you should see the West Seattle City Counselor.

    #823827

    clulessinws
    Participant

    Definitely a huge eyesore. Graffiti is out of control and the lot and building look like “S”.

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    I filed 2 online graffiti reports with the city which state it takes up to 45 – 60 days for it to be removed from private property (ridiculous!). We’re way past that now but since it is supposed to be demolished they probably aren’t tracking these reports.

    VULVA is spray painted in big purple paint on the north side. I’m not a prude but come on, this does not belong in a civilized neighborhood full of all ages.

    Are there any other cities besides Detroit that would allow a property to sit vacant and unkept for 4 years?! First the burned out Shucks diagonal from Charlestown Cafe (now Charlestown Center) and now the cafe site itself.

    #823828

    HelperMonkey
    Participant

    that’s not all, Del. The other day I saw someone doing some suspicious yoga-type movements inside.

    #823829

    2 Much Whine
    Participant

    I saw a big pile of salt in the parking lot. I think Del has some bags so we can clean it up – at least he used to.

    I’d love to hang and chat but I’ve got a rash support group meeting to attend.

    #823830

    Del Griffith
    Participant

    Richard says there is no mayor in West Seattle so I have to visit downtown City Counsel which is not ideal for me because of crime. IS there someone who could drive me? The salt is not an issue anymore by the way.

    #823831

    schwaggy
    Participant

    Del, I can take you to the Counsel and I promise to keep you safe from crime. I can drive you most any Tuesday or Thursday and every other Friday but not this one. Send me a message here. You can help pay for gas.

    #823832

    JKB
    Participant

    Is there any reason not to show up with a can of paint and turn annoying words into a large black splotch?

    #823833

    Onya
    Member

    Del, If Schwaggy drives you he will not be able to get past the light from Oregon street to Fauntleroy which allows access to the bridge off of the peninsula. Maybe you guys could take the ferry to Vashon and park there and then take the foot ferry to downtown? I haven’t seen any overly-worrisom mindfulness based disciplines at LP lately so you should be ok. Remember to turn off your engine if you have to wait in line for the ferry to Vashon. I saw a sign posted recently indicating that was the best practice in the given situation.

    #823834

    transplantella
    Participant

    – “Is there any reason not to show up with a can of paint and turn annoying words into a large black splotch?” –

    ‘Volvo’ should be an easy alteration with a few quick sprays of paint.

    Or you could put an ‘Re’ on the front for revulva. Or how about revolve?

    Plenty of possibilities. Get a can of paint and use your imagination.

    #823835

    anonyme
    Participant

    I’m not someone who usually gives a lot of thought to human feelings, but I have to speak up here. I’ll admit that I, too, responded with snark to Del’s first post on this forum a while back. But it became clear pretty quickly that there was something going on that exceeded the usual willful and distorted nonsense commonly exhibited by our species, and often memorialized here on the WSB.

    There are still certain disabilities that are treated with open scorn and contempt, even by the most PC among us. While it can be difficult to make such an assessment from a random post or two, I think there’s enough evidence here to warrant some compassion.

    #823836

    miws
    Participant

    Thanks, anonyme.

    I admit, I’ve have been tempted on this, and other threads by Del, to reply with some snark, and without going into Del’s Profile, and looking through past threads, can’t remember if I’ve ever commented on any of them, snark, or not.

    But, just as I was thinking about snarking on this one, it must have been that little voice in the back of my head, that made me pause, and come to much the same conclusion as you.

    I really don’t think any of the other commenters here have any true ill intent in their hearts, but I just decided to not board the snarkwagon.

    Mike

    #823837

    clulessinws
    Participant

    I’d like to get some paint/spray paint and take care of it myself. I’ve been tempted. Sadly, there are plenty of “opportunities” in West Seattle. I prefer to hold others accountable and use the resources the city provides/says citizens should use .. even if it is only to point out the failures in the end with the resources.

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    Plus, with my luck, I’d get caught by SPD vs the real criminals :)

    #823838

    2 Much Whine
    Participant

    Not knowing Del I just assume (based off my interpretation of the posts I’ve seen in the past) that he’s got a quirky sense of humor and likes to get the WSB troops riled up a bit by posting unique and often confusing topics and then typically letting us run with them (often with little follow-up commentary). The posts tend to be somewhat controversial in nature and don’t contain obvious grammatical or spelling errors. I think it might be presumptuous to assume that there are “certain disabilities” involved but perhaps there are. I just know that if I posted every month or so about random topics and was met with a responses like Del has and these responses were off the mark then I’d stop posting. Del hasn’t.

    And, after reading Del’s more recent posts about giving away free house numbers in the wrong order, suspicious yoga in the park, rash support groups and now the Chucktown cafe, I think he’s brilliantly funny and he’s just messing with us.

    Instead of presuming anything let’s get everything out on the table.

    Del? Are you concerned or upset that some of the responses you get on the blog don’t take you very seriously? Is there a way that you’d prefer people to respond?

    #823839

    wakeflood
    Participant

    Uh…I really don’t see ANY other way of reading Del’s posts than as satire/trolling.

    I’m quite sure he/she’s smiling at every serious posted response.

    #823840

    Del Griffith
    Participant

    I only have computer (internet?) access sometimes between 8:00 and 2:30. Also, 6:30 until 8:00 if Richard is not computer shopping though sometimes he finishes early and uses the bathroom so I can look here. I am not able to respond quickly. Thank you for the concern about Charlestown Cafe and me. I do enjoy short walks on Alki which help me see the light house. I’ve lived in Western Seattle for longer than most people (since August 28th, 2006) and I remember the old admiral Safeway! I have great experience with this community and I’m reminded people care. Richard says to ignore the ‘online’ haters. I do believe West Seattle can be beautiful again like back when I moved here. The Charlestown Cafe is officially closed.

    #823841

    JanS
    Participant

    and there you have it :)

    #823842

    anonyme
    Participant

    If Del is indeed a master prankster having one over on all of us – Bravo! Good job. I love a good satire, and I’m not usually stupefied by sarcasm, like many NW natives. It’s sometimes hard to read intent. Either way, I stand by what I said. I guess the remaining question is whether it’s compassion or congratulation that is in order. After Del’s last post, I’m leaning toward the latter.

    #823843

    wakeflood
    Participant

    Lean all the way, anonyme…all the way.

    #823844

    Crissybucks
    Member

    Google the name Del Griffith…that’s a clue

    #823845

    waynster
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    #823846

    mehud7
    Participant

    I kind of like you Del Griffith–a bit eccentric, but a good guy.

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