A Good Sign: Could Skippers Be Re-Opening Soon?

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While we don’t have full confirmation yet, according to the signage on the empty Skipper’s Seafood & Chowder restaurant on the corner of SW 148th and Ambaum Blvd., it appears the joint may have a new owner, and may be conducting job interviews this Saturday, Sept. 12th.

May” is the key word here, since someone could have just altered the sign as a prank. When we looked in Thursday morning (Sept. 10th), all the lights were still on, the eviction notices were still posted, and it appeared the same as before.

As you may recall, we first reported that on April 3rd King County Sheriff’s Deputies evicted the previous owners (who owed $48,000 in back rent), posted an eviction notice, tossed everyone out and locked the doors.

The building has been sitting locked and vacant ever since, and the property was even under consideration as a location for a new fire station. It was (and is still) also listed as for sale at a “Skippers For Sale” website.

We have calls into the real estate folks handling this property, and will update this story once we receive word, but in the meantime we thought that seeing these signs is a good sign, especially if you combine it with the possibility that Burien Nissan may be re-opening soon.

Could Burien be on its way back? Is the recession ending? Might residents be driving new Nissans through Skippers again soon and tainting that “new car smell” with greasy food again?

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5 Responses to “A Good Sign: Could Skippers Be Re-Opening Soon?”
  1. Mark in Burien says:

    This would be a perfect site for a new Starbucks. Perfect location, lots of parking and an easy-to-access drive thru!

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  2. Q says:

    Or a Hooters.

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  3. Rob says:

    Just what we need in Burien Mark and Q; Guys getting jittered up at starbucks and tripping over to hooters! :o}

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  4. Audrena says:

    hello everyone,
    my name is audrey…
    the skippers in burien yes they are back and they are under new management and new ownership… and i’am pleased to welcome back all formers customers yes i am a employee there and i know im probly not suppose to leave reviews but here me out..the name of the new owner is scott way and he is a very nice man….the general managers name is arsenio villanueva he’s a very sweet kind manager..i know you all have probably heard this many times before from our skippers.. but yes we are back to our old fish and chowder we dont have any red chowder, but we do have many of your favorite fish dishes like our wonderful all you can eat fish and chips and now we have our classic fish and chip all you can eat for a special of $9.49 on tuesday. we also have drive thru orders and you can order by phone also.
    we have a great crew with fantastic personalities .. so come on in and don’t forget to look for me audrey at your skippers in burien (i wear red glasses) so you can find me when you come on in..lol
    or feel free to call us at 1 206 248 5339 this is our new number

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  5. garcia says:

    You should go retro; put the old round port windows back, and turn down the lights a bit.

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