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A New Bar by Superbowl Sunday?

January 30th, 2012 · 15 Comments

By reporter Steve Smalley

It’s one heck of a deadline for a new lounge – open the newly remodeled space, turn it into a working bar, and serve customers by this weekend’s Superbowl, but the owners of Serendipity, Nanette, Jenn, and their entire families are giving it their best shot. 

With work progressing, permits issued, and fingers crossed, the newest addition to their successful corner restaurant is to be the latest Village watering hole.  Magnolia Voice got a look inside to see a custom made back-bar, a soon-to-be installed booth, and walls freshly painted. Can they make it in time?
Stay tuned to see if they open before the coin toss.
 
 
 
UPDATE 02/02/12-  Although they fought the good fight to get their new bar open by this Superbowl Sunday, looks like the folks at Serendipity are not going to make it. Table delivery is late and will not make it until next Wednesday, and the final city inspection has not happened.
       It was a good try, but look for the opening just a bit later. If you don’t take a swing, you can’t get a hit.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cascade-Glass/100000675921555 Cascade Glass

    Another choice in the Village.  We love  it.

  • William Berg

    Now THERE is exactly what we need…another place to drink. Lets see…the Magnolia Village consists of…coffee shops, banks, places serving beer and wine, and a few not so good, a couple good, restaurants. No wonder so many places are going out of business or leaving. That and the fact that Magnolia residents support the village business less than any other community center. Maybe we should all sit down and talk about just what is it we REALLY need.

  • billybibbet

    Talk is cheap.  If you want to support a business, then spend your money there.  Simple as that.  Business owners are doing what they need to do to stay in business and not close.  I don’t drink, but I certainly do not oppose more eateries that also cater to those that chose to drink responsibly, if that keeps it from being an empty store front…

  • Heywood

    Serendipity, 3222 W. McGraw St., Seattle, WA 98199

  • Val

    I guess serving booze is easier than offering good food with good service.

    • Jolinda Finne

      Val you hate everything you never have any good comments… You must be a single old soul sitting alone waiting to comment on the next comment… ok your turn.

  • Just Me

    They need another helper. One girl covering the whole thing isn’t working.

  • Eternal23x

    I hope they do a better job with service. Serendipity is terrible

    • Dipity Fan

      WHA? Our family has never had anything but amazing service in Serendipity.

      • Eternal23x

        Amazing service? Give me a break. Adequate I could understand but amazing? I don’t think so. 

        I also find it a bit ridiculous that they go to great lengths to explain how they are a “European cafe”. What does that mean? You serve salads and sandwiches, eggs benedict and donuts. What exactly is European about it? My only thought was that maybe this was an excuse for the service. 

        I wish them the best of luck on the new place. The village can really use more good places to eat.

  • Slugspit

    I haven’t been to Serendipity, but I wish them well in their new venture, and plan to check them out once the new part is up and running. We moved here two months ago — we love having all the businesses in the Village within walking distance (the more places to eat and drink, the better!), and patronize them frequently. 

  • BicycleJoe

    “successful corner restaurant” if true im glad to hear it.

  • Mr. Emerson

    Focus on food and service and it will be a very welcomed and frequented place.  

    Good beer, wine and drinks is easy.  Through many owners, the Pub has still not grasped either good food or service and is just a retread of the previous.  

  • Magtony

    Maybe they can put pies on the menu…

  • Magtony

    Maybe they can put pies on the menu…