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January 3, 2017 Shelby's Bistro and Ice Creamery closes after less than six months
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The string of business closures at the corner of California Ave SW and Edmunds Street SW continues as Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery, announced they will be closing effective immediately. As usual the issue came down to lease costs which according to former tenants of the space were in excess of $5000 per month.

The location has a history of business failures including most recently A Terrible Beauty an Irish pub. The space was completely remodeled by new owner Shelby Varden and opening on July 19, 2016.

The business provided a press release which said in part:

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"Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery, commonly referred to as “Shelby’s”, was opened by Shelby Varden on July 19, 2016 in the West Seattle Junction at 4752 California Ave SW. Shelby’s was a full-service sit down restaurant serving appetizers, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, entrees, and ice cream. Shelby’s patrons dined at the restaurant for the delicious food, cleanliness, friendly staff, and happy “feel good” environment. Many guests said it was a place that made them smile despite whatever else was going on in their lives.

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