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