UPDATE 2 : Want to meet Marination? Open house has been postponed

UPDATE 3/22/12

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Marination, the new Seacrest Boathouse concessionaire, announce a delay in the transition of the boathouse to a Marination facility.

Since early March, Marination has been working with Parks to prepare and submit architectural and design plans for remodeling and tenant improvements of the boathouse. Most of these proposed improvements are for the interior of the building. As Marination was preparing to submit its building permit application to the City’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) on March 8, DPD staff informed Marination that additional review would be necessary for a conditional use permit needed for the restaurant use.

The space in question is the kitchen area that was formerly a boat repair space. The need for a restaurant permit was not anticipated, since the boathouse has been used primarily as a restaurant/food service facility since the late 1990s. A conditional use permit typically takes two to four months for review and approval. This timeline will likely delay Marination’s anticipated opening of June 2012.

Seattle Parks and DPD are working closely with Marination to complete this process and continue to work toward an early summer 2012 Opening. There will still be an Open House at the Boathouse in late spring to introduce Marination to the public and to provide the public with an update.

UPDATE 3/20/12
Seattle Parks and Marination, the new concessionaire for the Seacrest Boathouse Facility, have postponed the public open house that was scheduled for March 27, 2012. The event will be rescheduled.

We are working on the site preparations for the facility and need additional time before opening the doors to the public.

For more information, please call Charles Ng, Operations Manager, Magnuson Park and Business Resources, at 206-684-8001, or email him at charles.ng@seattle.gov.

According to Seattle Parks Communications Manager Dewey Potter, "Marination will begin remodeling as soon as they have all their permits in hand."

Original Post 3/7/12
When Alki Crab and Fish lost the competition for the concession lease at the Seacrest Boathouse (where the West Seattle Water Taxi docks), it was won by the primarily mobile vendor Marination Mobile whose truck can be found all over Seattle. Marination has an existing physical location at 1412 Harvard Avenue. West Seattle residents know them from their Saturday lunchtime visits to Hans Foreign Car Repair (Corner of SW Graham St & 35th Ave SW).

On March 27, Seattle Parks and Marination, are hosting an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at their new location 1660 Harbor Avenue SW.

The public is invited to the open house for a question and answer session and to learn about Marination’s vision and plan for providing quality food services at Seacrest.

They will talk about:

· What types of food they will have on their menu
· What types of boating recreation, and amenities, new and old, will be provided
· What types of remodeling and enhancements to the facility are being proposed

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