Junction Plaza Park Public Art Open House

Junction Plaza Park was dedicated in 2010. Its development resulted from a tremendous community effort that transformed an old gas station site into a park and plaza. The original park design called for the installation of an art piece, but at the time of construction, funds did not allow.

Now funding ($50,000) has been allocated for the creation of a significant piece of public art to be installed at the north/central border of the park. Through an international “call for artists” and formal selection process, West Seattle artist Troy Pillow was selected as the sculptor.

The Junction Plaza Park Public Art Selection Committee reviewed many applications and selected Troy based on his work alone. It is exciting though that he also happens to be a local artist and that such a significant piece of public art will be made for Junction Plaza Park by a West Seattle resident.

This public art initiative, and the committee created to shepherd it, is a collaboration between the West Seattle Junction Association (WSJA), the Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO), and Seattle Parks and Recreation. At this time we are inviting the broader community and Junction neighborhood to give us feedback on the direction of the artwork. We hope you can attend!

 

Junction Plaza Park Public Art Open House

 

The meeting will be held at Cupcake Royale (on the corner of California and Alaska in The Junction) from 6-8pm on Thursday, February 11th, during West Seattle Art Walk. Troy will be on hand to present the designs he has been working on for the park. Representatives of WSJA and JuNO will also be attending and will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, we will be posting the proposed designs and a link to a short survey to gather public feedback online. This will all be available at 6:00pm on February 11th and will be open for one week (until February 18th).

Please join us at this important meeting and lend your voice to help shape the public art that will become a key feature in our neighborhood park!

 

Junction Plaza Park Public Art Open House

Cupcake Royale / 6-8pm / 4556 California Ave SW


Emerald Water Anglers Encourages Attending Fly Fishing Film Tour

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Emerald Water Anglers (EWA) is excited to announce their continued support and participation in the international Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). EWA has been a part of this celebration of fly fishing on film since the inaugural tour in 2007. Through EWA’s advocacy efforts, 2016 will be the first year that this tour will visit West Seattle. It’s coming to the Historic Admiral Theater on Wednesday, February 3rd, and you’re invited to attend!

Here’s a little more about the tour:

“From Bolivia to the Seychelles, British Columbia and Patagonia, from Saskatchewan to Zambia and Virginia to Montana, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe!

In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country. A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2015 we raised over $300,000 for our conservation partners and have used our voice to bring greater attention and support to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.”

 

Fly Fishing Film Tour Chrome
Film Still from “Chrome”

Dave, owner of Emerald Water Anglers, is particularly excited for “Chrome”, a film that captures the Wild Steelhead fly fishing experience in British Columbia. Patagonia Ambassadors, Kate Taylor and Dylan Tomine are featured in the film. They happen to both be Pacific NW locals (from Rockaway Beach, Oregon and Bainbridge Island, respectively) and are friends with many of the guides and staff at EWA.

Special discounted tickets for the West Seattle stop on the tour are available at Emerald Water Anglers in The Junction. Stop by the store to get your ticket and check out their great selection of outdoor gear, including favorites by Patagonia, Simms, and more. Hurry though! Tickets are selling fast and anticipated to sell out before the event.

If you are interested in learning more about fly fishing or taking your cast to the next level, connect with the guides at EWA! The whole staff will be on hand at the film tour to meet up, answer questions, and swap stories. You can also stop by the store in The Junction to learn more and get personal recommendations from sportswomen and men who really know their stuff.  EWA is also currently booking both local and international guide trips. Whether you want to day-trip to fish the Sound or head out to Mongolia on an adventure of a lifetime – they have you covered. Check out all available trips on their website (you can find local trips here and international, out-of-state, and other Washington destination trips here).

 

Emerald Water Anglers at the Fly Fishing Film Tour

Emerald Water Anglers / 4502 42nd Ave SW

 


Coastline Burgers Celebrates One Year

Coastline Burgers
Photo by Brandon Bowman

Coastline Burgers is celebrating their first year anniversary in The Junction tomorrow, Thursday January 28th! They are planning to have some fun deals and promotions to make it extra festive. Here’s a little more about what they have planned:

“To thank our community for such an amazing first year, we are proud to announce a full day of promotions on Thursday, January 28.  Come spin our prize wheel for a chance to win $1, $5, or $10 off your order!  Everybody gets a chance to spin, and everybody is guaranteed to win!  We will also give a $100 gift card to every 100th customer throughout the day!”

Coastline takes pride in their food and features house-baked buns, local grass-fed beef, and organic produce. They are excited and proud to continue serving up delicious, high quality eats in 2016 for West Seattle. Join them for this fun celebration!

 

Coastline Burgers Celebrates One Year

Coastline Burgers4444 California Ave SW


Deathcake is Back at Cupcake Royale

Cupcake Royale Deathcake Royale

Cupcake Royale is excited to announce that Deathcake Royale is once again back in The Junction, but only for a limited time! What is Deathcake Royale you might be asking? It’s only the most decadent, sea-salt sprinkled, dark chocolate confection around! Cupcake Royale recently improved the recipe and changed the way that it’s presented:

“Coming to you in a whole new form, the bakers have made it portable and re-heatable. Rich sea-salted dark chocolate decadence (flourless cake) is slow poached in a mason jar and baked to perfection. Next, a layer of our award-winning chocolate cake is placed directly on top of the decadence. The next layer is a smooth Stumptown espresso chocolate ganache and finished off with a sprinkling of delicate chocolate curls. Decadent? You bet.”

You can also get Deathcake in a gluten-free version, making it the perfect treat for any Chocoholic! The traditional chocolate cake is replaced with Cupcake Royale’s award-winning gluten-free chocolate cake. It’s still every bit as delicious and decadent!

 

Cupcake Royale Deathcake Royale

Deathcake Royale is coming back just in time for Valentine’s Day. Have a secret crush, neighbor, sweetie, co-worker, pal, life coach, family member, teacher and/or boss you’d like to impress or treat? This is the perfect way to really show them you love them to death. The Deathcake will be available starting January 18 through February 14 at Cupcake Royale cafes, like the one here in The Junction.

Did we mention that it’s also shippable? Send someone you love a little piece of Seattle and treat them to this unique chocolate experience. Since each Deathcake is baked directly in a jar, it makes sharing, gifting, and enjoying that much easier. You can even heat them up in the oven or microwave to enjoy ooey, gooey warm melted chocolate goodness!

 

Deathcake Royale at Cupcake Royale


Special Reserve Tasting at Bin 41

Bin 41 is having a special reserve tasting next Tuesday, January 26 from 6:30-7:30pm. Reserve your spot now to experience some great wines from an Italian biodynamic (organic) winery, Querciabella, who is making wines in a very unique way. This special sit-down style tasting will be held in the cozy front space of Bin 41 right here in The Junction.

Bin 41 Reserve Tasting

Here’s a little more about the event from Bin 41:

“We have the opportunity to do a special, sit down style tasting in our front space next Tuesday, 01.26.2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm. While it’s a bit short notice, these are some really cool Italian wines from a producer that is biodynamic including a proprietary farming regime known as ‘cruelty-free’ biodynamic; meaning they use no animal derived products in either the grape growing or vinification. Therefore the wines are vegan with no animal-based products such as egg whites used for fining.”

Bin 41 Reserve Tasting

Bin 41 will also have a representative from the winery, Querciabella, on hand to lead the tasting. Founded in Greve Tuscany in 1974, Querciabella is a producer of single site, terroir driven wines from five distinct communes: Greve, Panzano, Radda, Gaiole and Maremma on the Etruscan coast. Owner Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni has been an accomplished industrial designer, art collector and a vegetarian/animal rights activist for nearly thirty years. Born in 1966 in Milan, Sebastiano under the tutilege of his father Giuseppe Castiglioni, was introduced at an early age to the world of fine wine. With a strong conviction to the environmental movement he converted the estate to organic viticulture in 1988 and biodynamics in 2000.

Bin 41 is also offering an amazing deal for this tasting. Due to the short notice of this event, they have been able to arrange to have the tasting for only $10 per person (with reservations required). The line-up will include one of Querciabella’s reserve super Tuscans, Palafreno 2010, which retails for $200. This special treat is being opened just for this tasting, and Bin 41 is excited to be able to try it with you!

Bin 41 will also have special pricing available to those who attend the tasting. They need 12 people to sign up to make this tasting a go, so don’t wait! Get your RSVP sent in by this Sunday to attend! You can RSVP by calling them at (206) 937-0411 or by emailing at .

 

Special Reserve Tasting at Bin 41

Bin 414707 California Ave SW


Barrel Junction 2016 at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction is exciting to be hosting their Barrel Junction 2016 in-store event. Starting today – Saturday January 16th and going through Sunday, January 24th – stop in to celebrate all things barrel-aged. Sample delicious offerings from an impressive list of some of the best craft beer and cider producers in the industry.

 

Here’s a little more about the event from The Beer Junction:

“For 9 days we’ll have at least 25 of our taps devoted to everything barrel-aged, including stouts, barley wines, sours, ciders and more!  Build your own sampler tray, or get full pours of your favorite(s). Many of these are higher ABV so plan accordingly. Make sure to mark your calendars because this event is going to be a lot of fun!” 
Barrel Junction 2016

Here’s the Opening Lineup for Barrel Junction 2016:

*parenthesis denote the year the beer/cider was released*
  1. Black Raven – Gunpowder Plot (Nitro) (2015)
  2. Boulevard – Rye on Rye (2013)
  3. De Molen – Cease & Desist Bourbon Barrel Aged Edition (2014)
  4. Deschutes – Black Butte 24 (2012)
  5. Deschutes – Black Butte 25 (2013)
  6. Deschutes – Black Butte 26 (2014)
  7. Deschutes – Black Butte 27 (2015)
  8. Engine House #9 – Dark Passenger Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2013)
  9. Epic – Big Bad Baptist (2015)
  10. Firestone – Double DBA (2014)
  11. Fort George – Whiskey Sands Barrel Aged Stout (2014)
  12. Full Sail – Bourbon Stout (2015)
  13. Goose Island – Bourbon County Barleywine (2015)
  14. Goose Island – Bourbon County Coffee (2015)
  15. Holy Mountain – Barrel Aged Kings Head (2015)
  16. JW Lees – Harvest Ale (Calvados Barrel) (2011)
  17. Lompoc – Bourbon Aged Dark Side Porter (2014)
  18. Lost Abbey – Deliverance (2013)
  19. Maritime – Barrel Aged Jolly Roger (2015)
  20. North Sound – Creepy Monkey (2013)
  21. Odin – Whiskey Aged Russian Imperial Stout (2015)
  22. Pike – Wood Aged Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
  23. Rodenbach – Foederbier Sour
  24. Rodenbach – Grand Cru Sour
  25. Rodenbach – Vintage Sour
  26. Schilling – Barrel Project #1 Cider (2015)
  27. Schooner Exact – Bourbon Barrel Porter (2014)
  28. Silver City – Fat Woody Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
  29. Skagit Brewing – Whiskey Aged Trumpeter Stout
  30. Snipes Mountain – Bourbon Bandolero (2014)
  31. TO 0L – By Udder Means Barrel Aged in Muscatel Barrels
  32. Two Beers – Fall Line (2015)
  33. Widmer – BRRRBON (2013)

 

Barrel Junction 2016 at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction4511 California Ave SW


Welcome Sound Credit Union

Welcome Sound Credit Union

We’d like to take a moment to welcome Sound Credit Union (SCU) to the neighborhood! They have just opened a new full-service branch in The Junction at 4730 California. This location offers members a 24-hour deposit-taking, walk-up ATM along with Saturday hours and a full array of savings, loan, and business products. This is the 24th branch location for SCU, and the third location in Seattle.

“We’re excited for the West Seattle branch opening,” said Don Clark, SCU President. “This is a vibrant community, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to better serve our members who live in this neighborhood.”

 

Welcome Sound Credit Union

Sound Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution open to anyone who lives or works in Washington State. Founded in 1940, Sound serves the personal financial needs of more than 100,000 owner-members. It is headquartered in downtown Tacoma with 24 branch locations throughout the Puget Sound area from Lynnwood to Olympia.

 

Welcome Sound Credit Union

Sound Credit Union / 4730 California Ave SW

 


Dr. Chellis – Seattle Met Top Dentist of 2016!

For the third year in a row, Dr. Kari Chellis of The Junction’s own Smile Secrets has been awarded top dentist by Seattle Met Magazine. Join us in congratulating her on this amazing achievement!

 

Dr. Chellis Top Dentist

Dr. Chellis and her team have been serving patients in West Seattle for over 20 years. They offer Cosmetic and Gentle Care for patients of all ages, which includes: Invisalign, Whitening, Bonding, Veneers, Implants, Botox (Skin Care), Dermal Fillers, Laser Gum Therapy, Salivary DNA Tests and more.

Seattle Met partnered with national survey company TopDentists, which sent ballots to dentists listed with the American Dental Association and other local dental societies in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties, asking, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, whom would you refer them to?” Dentists with the highest average ratings were vetted for active licenses and good standing with the Washington State Department of Health before being selected for the final list.

 

Dr. Chellis Top Dentist

“We are honored to receive Top Dentist Award three years in a row. Our clients are our number one priority and we thank everyone who voted for us.” Dr. Chellis says.

For more information on Smile Secrets, please call 206-935-5522, visit their website at www.smilesecrets.com or follow their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/drchellis

 

Dr. Chellis – Seattle Met Top Dentist of 2016

Smile Secrets4700 42nd Ave SW #555

 


Ring in the New Year 2016!

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and our local businesses and restaurants in The Junction are getting ready to celebrate! They would like to invite you to help them ring in the New Year. The following establishments and shops will be offering some fun deals, staying open later, or planning exciting events to help start 2016 off in style:

 

New Year 2016

JaK’s Grill will be having New Year’s Day Brunch. Stop by on Friday, January 1st from 9am to 2pm to enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate with Veuve Champagne, only $15 per glass or $56 Bottle!

 

Pizzeria Credo will be open until 9pm for dinner on New Year’s Eve and will be open on New Year’s Day.

 

Bin 41 will be celebrating with their Tiny Bubble Tasting event! On New Year’s Eve, from 2-4pm, join them for their last tasting of the year. They will be sipping and sampling some celebratory bubbles to ring in the New Year! Bin 41 will be closed on New Year’s Day through Friday, January 15th for their annual closure…so stock up now!

 

New Year 2016

Join The Beer Junction on New Year’s Day as they break out some rare beers from their cellarThey’ll have the following on tap starting at 11AM, with Sampler trays encouraged to try them all.

1. Avery Mephistopheles (2011) – The first keg we ever put in the cellar! 16.43% ABV
2. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (2015) 18.0% ABV
3. Dogfish Head Olde School English Barleywine (2013) 15.6% ABV
4. Fremont Brew 1000 (2015) 13.0% ABV
5. Midnight Sun Berserker (2013) 12.7% ABV
6. Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme (2014) 11.0% ABV
7. Firestone 18th Anniversary (2014) 13.8% ABV

 

Ring in the New Year 2016!

Various Locations / West Seattle Junction


Holiday Gift Guide / Gifts For Everyone

Gifts for Everyone

This holiday season, The Junction is taking the guesswork out of gift giving. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from our local Junction shops and brought them together in one place to showcase what shopping local has to offer you. Do you need a present for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker and not know where to start? This is the place to go! Browse by category to find gift ideas that will certainly wow and impress your family and friends, while also supporting your local neighborhood shops.

This year give a gift that means so much more – give a gift that supports your local community.

During each week of this holiday season, we’re highlighting a couple different categories in the Gift Guide to bring our best ideas directly to you. Today we’re talking about Gifts For Everyone.

 

Gifts for Everyone

Need something special for coworkers and friends? Or for the hostess to whose guests she graciously attends? Think of things we could all use, or what jumps out as you peruse. With holiday spontaneity you just can’t lose. From fragrances and soaps to candles and bath salts, from books and silly socks to watches that won’t halt. Hit up the market for something fresh from the farm. Try a gift card, or coffee—a winter warmer sure to charm.

 

Gifts for Everyone

We’re in the gift shopping homestretch, but it’s not too late to get something really special from our local Junction shops. When time is a factor and you’re trying to tie up those loose ends on your list, you can depend on your neighborhood stores to have the expertise and willingness to help make gift buying actually fun!

We’ve also put together a special category of gifts in the Gift Guide that are perfect for those people in your life that are just a tad more challenging to shop for. These gifts are ones that almost anyone would enjoy – and many are perfect for guys and gals alike.

Here in Seattle, coffee is king, so why not share some of the best with your friends and family? At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse they have a great selection of fun gifts for those who enjoy a good cup. In addition to carrying a whole assortment of travel mugs and cups, they also have their own house-preferred coffee beans for sale in a variety of roasts. For a quick host or hostess gift, pick up some coffee at Hotwire and then head across the street to JF Henry Cooking & Dining for their exclusive Alki Lighthouse Kitchen Towels. It’s the perfect local gift that shares how much love you have for West Seattle!

For gifts for both guys and gals, stop in to Click! Design That Fits, VAIN, Northwest Art & Frame, and Wallflower Custom Framing. Almost everyone can appreciate a beautiful timepiece, a great candle, some fun, quirky socks, or a unique work of art. These shops carry these great items, plus more gift ideas for those folks who are a bit harder to shop for.

Finally, everyone loves to eat, and when you give the gift of a family meal together you can bet that it will be appreciated and loved. Dream Dinners has gift cards to help anyone bring a homecooked meal to the table – cooking expertise optional! Pair that with some great selections of artisanal, local foods from the West Seattle Farmers Market and you’ll have something really special!

There is so much more to discover in the Gifts for Everyone section of The Junction Holiday Gift Guide. There you’ll find shopping lists, maps, links, and other fun tips to help you make-merry this season!

 

The Junction Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Everyone