Green Lake In The News
This weekend was a busy time for Green Lake. When the news helicopters weren’t circling to show footage of Duck Island’s illegally constructed skate park, news of Spud Fish & Chips closing (and reopening in a new building) caused quite a stir.
Here’s your Monday highlights of both stories:
The Illegal Skate Park on Duck Island
The Seattle Times reports that the Parks Department will be taking down the skate park this week and trying to figure out a plan on how to restore the damaged bird habitat.
Spud Fish & Chips Green Lake To Be Redeveloped
The DJC reported last week that “the site of the Spud Fish & Chips restaurant at 6860 E. Green Lake Way N. sold last month for $3.1 million, according to King County records. Redevelopment plans have now been filed for a 59-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space.”
After the DJC broke the news, nearly a dozen other news outlets picked up the story. But before you panic, Spud isn’t leaving Green Lake, it sounds like they will reopen in the redeveloped building. No word on when the iconic 1959 building will be demolished.
Spud Fish & Chips Green Lake posted the following message on their Facebook page Saturday:
To our valued Spud customers and family:
On July 20, an article in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce published the sale of Spud Fish and Chips Greenlake and the subsequent plan to build an apartment building in its place. This news came as quite a shock to our customers , and we received a number of calls, Facebook messages and in person inquires voicing sadness about this news. And for that, we apologize. Our owner Pam Cordova Smith has worked at the Greenlake location since she was 14 years old and knows the importance of family and tradition. Spuds has a special place in the hearts of many of our customers who have frequented our business over the years and that is something that we cherish and do not take lightly.
We want you to know that Spud Fish and Chips Greenlake is still open and we do not plan on closing any time soon. The same great-tasting fish and chips you love will still be a staple at Greenlake, but in a new, renovated space. As plans progress and solidify, we will do a better job of informing you, our valued Spud family, on updates about the new space. Thank you for the many years of laughter and memories and here’s to many more to come!