Patrick Robinson
Holding symbolic ice axes, the core constituents for The Whittaker multi-use project at Fauntleroy Way SW and Alaska Street SW, were there for the official groundbreaking of the project. From left they are, Tee Ayer, Whole Foods lead store designer, Lance Sherwood, Senior Development Manager at Weingarten Realty Investors, Dianne Roberts, Jim Whittaker, Brad Reisinger, president of Lennar Multifamily Communities, and Nancy Woodland, President of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Finally the Whittaker project, future home of Whole Foods is underway

The groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-use project, future home of Whole Foods and and hundreds of apartments called the Whittaker was held on Nov. 13 on the site at Fauntleroy Way SW and Alaska Street SW with community members, and the project's namesake in attendance.

When complete in 2015 the 68,617 SF mixed use development will be anchored by Whole Foods with 276 on-site parking stalls designated for retail. The West Seattle Triangle that this site is part of has been growing by over 3.2% since 2010 within 2-miles and mid-rise residential developments are under construction or planned that will continue to spur growth in the area.

It is expected to generate 1,000 construction jobs during development along with 400 new retail jobs.

Speaking at the ceremony were Tee Ayer, lead store designer for Whole Foods Brad Reisinger, president of Lennar Multifamily Communities, Lance Sherwood, Senior Development Manager at Weingarten Realty Investors, Whittaker's wife, Dianne Roberts, Jim Whittaker, Brad Reisinger, president of Lennar Multifamily Communities, and Nancy Woodland, President of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

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On the Go week of 11-10-14

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. SW
206 937 7169
Come by and see our holiday wonderland of a shop. From our window to the back of the shop we can help you you make holiday memories for your family and friends. You'll find one of a kind treasures for everyone on your list and for yourself and your home, too, and we're adding new things every day. The best part is, when you shop, donate and volunteer with us, you're part of our mission to help find a cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society shop is open every Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org.

“Rosencrantz & Guilenstern Are Dead” by WSHS Drama Club
West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave. SW
Nov. 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Tony & NY Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. “A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy.”-The NY Daily News. Tickets: $7/with reservations (email: tickets@westsidedrama.com). $12/at the door. More information: www.westsidedrama.com.

Fall Drama Performance: The Curious Savage by John Patrick
Seattle Lutheran High School
4100 SW Genesee St.

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Patrick Robinson
Jason Stacy and Mick Shannon Garvey are the new owners of the Westside Public House at 4752 California Ave. SW. The new bar takes over the former A Terrible Beauty location but has been remade into a sports bar with multiple flat screens, a gaming arcade, 30 beers on tap, and a pool table.

Westside Public House will open in former Terrible Beauty location Nov. 10

When A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub closed in West Seattle in June it was unclear what would happen in the building at 4752 California Ave. SW. The former owners faced personal and financial issues that forced the closure of all of their restaurants. Now that question has been answered.

The Westside Public House will open, on Monday Nov. 10, looking somewhat similar to what it did but with some key differences. The new owners are a little familiar too.

Mick Shannon Garvey son of the former owner of A Terrible Beauty and Jason Stacy, who brings 27 years of restaurant experience (with 13 as a bartender) to the new venture, are the owners. The space will retain much of the look it's had since it was last remodeled since after all Mick did the majority of the design and construction. But it's being re-imagined as a sports bar open to 21 and over only.

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