B-TOWN BIZ: Donatelli’s Market Opens; Progress On Red Fish Grill & More

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Some updates on recent Burien business news:

We had a chance the other day – Opening Day, as a matter of fact – to visit new Burien neighbors Donatelli’s Market.

The Donatelli family has created Burien’s newest enterprise, where you’ll find a wide variety of terrific fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items.

They are located on the west side of Ambaum Boulevard SW at SW 135th Street, in the building formerly occupied by Ike’s Burgers & Teriyaki.

B-Town Blog staffer Mark Neuman was on his way to another event with camera in hand. By chance timing, Mark became Donatelli’s first customer ever, snaring two bananas plus two perfectly ripe avocados, leaving behind Donatelli Market’s “first dollar we ever earned” (see photo at right).

They’re open seven days a week from 10:30am to 7pm. Open hours will lengthen as summer approaches.

And soon, Donatelli’s will be offering catering … Italian style!

Don’t forget to check out the north side of the nicely renovated building – it’s drive-through Espresso starting at 6:30am every morning.

Co-owner Steve Donatelli’s mom, Marilyn, holds a “Best Wishes” card from longtime family friends in Rochester, NY.

Also, we’ve seen evidence of construction work on the Red Fish Grill, to be located where the former Keg Restaurant was at 180 SW 148th, across from the Transit Center in the Safeway mall:

Looks like they'll be serving liquor at Red Fish Grill.

You can still see evidence of the old furnishings from The Keg inside.

The one-time Breaktime at 635 SW 152nd looks like it'll be C.C.'s Lounge.

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5 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: Donatelli’s Market Opens; Progress On Red Fish Grill & More”
  1. jess says:

    I was anxiously waiting for Donatelli’s Market to open. I stopped in on the first day and was not disappointed. I love Donatelli’s Market. I’ve been a few times now and everything I have purchased was fresh, inexpensive and delicious.

  2. Greg Duff says:

    I had a conversation with the owner of Red Fish Grill and he told me they were going to take the best items from the Keg and add seafood items. I am really excited for this restaurant to open.
    As a side note, I asked the owner how hard it was dealing with the City of Burien in getting permits and opening the restaurant and he could not say enough nice things about the whole process.
    I believe Burien wants new businesses to open to help stimulate the economy of the city and by making the experience painless, other businesses will follow.
    I encourage the citizens of Burien to patronize our local businesses so they will be a sucess.

    • Jack says:

      Totally agree with you on using local businesses. I know the Donatellis and this market will be a great source for fresh veggies and fruits.

  3. Ed Dacy says:

    I believe that Red Fish Grill decided to name thier restaurant PIRANHA JOE’s instead.

    • Gina B says:

      I asked the construction workers on the project at the old Keg and them mentioned something about Piranha Joe’s as well. I am just glad something new is going in there. It’s such a great location.

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