Skipper’s Flounders, Might Be Sleeping With Da Fishes
Skipper’s Seafood & Chowder, located at 901 SW 148th Street in Burien at Ambaum (map below), appears to have floundered and may be sleeping with da fishes, with this eviction notice posted on its locked doors:
The notice was originally posted by King County Sheriff’s officers on April 3rd, but we only learned about it from a BTB Reader last week.
Currently, the building sits empty, with doors locked and the inside still full of typical restaurant equipment.
UPDATE 5/5/09: Sgt. John Urquhart told us Tuesday morning (5/5) that the owner owes back-rent of $48,000:
“I have been able to determine the eviction involves back-rent totaling about $48,000, plus attorney fees, according to documents filed with the court.”
Also our astute Facebook friend Brian Dirks updated us that Skippers has retained GVA Kidder Mathews to coordinate the disposition of all leasehold and business interests acquired by Skippers and to market and solicit Buyers for the 3,300 square foot restaurant on the nearly-25,000 s.f. property (for more info, or if you want to put a bid on it, click here – yes, you can actually bid through the skippersforsale.com website!).
Sgt. John Urquhart of King County Sheriff’s didn’t have much more info, offering this statement via email:
There really is no information the Sheriff’s Office has.Â We were merely operating on a court order.
As with all evictions, the Superior Court of King County orders us to take control of a premise and make sure whoever is occupying that premise packs up their belongs and leaves.Â Then we turn the premise over to the property owners.
With residential property there can be a number of reasons why the landlord got the eviction notice, including not paying the rent, operating a nuisance, drug activity……whatever.
However with a business property the reason is most likely they didn’t pay their rent.Â But we have no way of knowing and donâ€™t really care, since we do 4,500 to 5,000 evictions of one sort or another every year.
The Skipper’s chain of restaurants filed for bankruptcy in December of 2007, after owing creditors $6.7 million, approximately $2 million of which was to the Internal Revenue Service.
Twenty-one of the outlets were then purchased by individual owners, including this one in Burien.
If any Readers know more information about this Skipper’s, please email us or leave a Comment below.
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