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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER SINCE 1923 Irlr 54*2 .... ALL FOR ADC 980 SMALL TOWN PAPERS \k~) 217 W COTA ST Friday, April 8, 2011 Vol. 93 No. 14 206 50 Photos by David Rosen Seattle firefighters quickly responded tO a fire in West Seattle Saturday, April 2, around the 4500 block of Delridge Way S. W The fire broke out on the 3rd floor of the building. No one was injured By David Rosen Seattle firefighters quickly responded to a fire in West Seattle shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon around the 4500 block of Delridge Way S.W. The fire broke out on the third floor of the building. According to James Hill- lard from battalion 5. "The fire started in an unattended clothes dryer and the fire was enclosed to the dryer only. No extension to the structure, just a lot of smoke in the unit. It fused the sprinkler head so we got a little bit of water damage up there." No injuries were reported and no one was home at the time except a dog that fire crews rescued. David Rosen can be reached care of Ken Robinson at AFirefightersavedadogfromthefirethatbrokeoutinan, apartment in the 4500 block of Delridge Way S. W. on April 2. Historic building would requests from the previous review, the actual plans for restoring the be 'deconstructed' architects Greg Squires and Mark Homestead itself. In the interim Haizlip drew up a document that between reviews, ADG had met By Patrick Robinson outlines the challenges and details with two professional chefs to The third review of the plans for what is required to bring the his- review their recommendations for the restoration of the Alki Home- toric structure back to life. the design of the kitchen in the stead by the Architectural Review Three days prior to the meet- accessory building but with the Committee of the Landmarks Pres- ing the firm was told that the new ARC's emphasis on the historic ervation Board took place on April accessory structure (which in the aspects of the project, that compo- 1 and the architects for the proj- current plan sports a 15-foot over- nent will likely fall under the pur- ect, Alloy Design Group (ADG), hang above the rooftop deck), part view of the Department of Plan- brought a more comprehensive of the plan that will enable the ning and Developments. plan to the table. Homestead to return to economic Responding to the committee's viability, was of less concern than - See ALKI HOMESTEAD, page 5 I By Patrick Robinson ing fans are on order. Blaine Cook, owner of Zippy's As of April 1 the fire suppression Giant Burgers, is hard at work at system on the hood in the kitchen his new location at 9614 14th Ave needs some work so that's delay- S.W. in White Center prepping the ing things just a little. kitchen, walls and floors; and he's The plan is to close the Origi- getting anxious about the impend- nal location in Highland Park on ing move of his popular restaurant Saturday, April 16 (with a small to larger quarters, employee-only gathering) and then The cement floors of the 1600- open the new space April 25. sq. ft. space have been ground He's leaving somewhat wist- down and are being refinished; fully. "We're such a part of that new partial walls have been built, neighborhood, it's kind of sad. I'd treated and painted in appealing like to still be up there if I had my colors; Cook has worked out "the choice (...) but we're ready to go. flow" as he describes it. I've already started to take away A former teacher, Cook that place and on that last day we'll explained that in a classroom you probably be open until 3:00 or 4:00 have to lay out the space for maxi- and have the least amount of food mum efficiency, so for Zippy's he's on hand because everytlling we use set up the order station, the milk is fresh?' shake station, a place to get other What will Zippy's addicts do items and the all-important bottled until the new location opens? "I soda pop. "We've been approached don't know," said Cook," they're by the guys who want us to sell going to have to go on a diet?' But fountain drinks but that's just not he did say, "I'm fond of the La Zippy'sY Cook explained. "That's Fondita Taco Truck" about just dollars and we're really He doesn't consider his product about the experience." He's also "gourmet" but said, "I think that our interested in having a "photo burger is as gourmet as any place booth" machine in the restaurant, that calls themselves gourmet. Most The space will sport four booths places it's a pre-made patty and along one wall with a larger booth with the 100% chuck we use. we "'sort of like a breakfast nook" at don't have to add stuff into it" the opposite end. Tables and chairs will come in too. Pinball machines Patrick Robinson can be reached at will also be part of the plan. Ceil- Patrick Robinson Blaine Cook of Zippy's Giant Burgers is extremely busy getting his new White Center location ready for the move from Highland Park. He plans to be open for business on April 25. US