First look inside: The upcoming West City Kitchen (a sign is going up with this name according to a city permit) shows new booths, a larger bar, new back bar and a warm color scheme. Carpentry underway right now is expected to be complete in approximately the next 30 days. The opening, pending permit approval, will follow. The new restaurant is in the former Bohemian location at 3405 California Ave. s.w. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE
West City Kitchen coming soon to former Bohemian location
Workers are busy outfitting the former Bohemian Restaurant at 3405 California Ave. s.w. as it becomes the newest in a small chain of restaurants by owner Greg Beckley. West City Kitchen (the name used on the city permit), if all goes well will have the principal remodeling work done in the next 30 to 40 days according to workers on the site and will open possibly in October or November, pending permit approval.
The Bohemian closed in December of 2010.
So far the changes that are visible are new casement windows (there was dry rot there previously) that will open, 7 booths for dining, the bar extended and moved toward the door, a new back bar and the restructuring of wall by the kitchen. The ceiling now has exposed beams. The bathrooms remain unchanged. They will offer outdoor dining when the weather permits with a new iron railing being built.
Beckley is also the owner of Saltoro at 14051 Greenwood Avenue North, and Bick's Broadview Grill 10555 Greenwood Avenue North.
The site SeattleDining.com reports that some of the future menu items for the West Seattle location are being worked out at Saltoro.
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