Jonny Bostons Sandwich Shop getting closer to opening
The new Jonny Bostons Sandwich Shop at 4151 California Avenue s.w. that the West Seattle Herald told you about first in August is finally nearing completion with the opening expected now the first week of November.
Owner Dan Atherton was on site Monday, Oct. 18 and explained that permitting issues had delayed the project by about a month. The exterior painting is done in a bright green, "to give you a bit of the Boston feel" Atherton explained, and Glenn Case has done the window signage painting. "We just need to finish the plumbing, get the gas up to code and we're going to start sheet rocking and painting and we plan to have that done by probably Monday or Tuesday.
Atherton is installing a very high level of insulation in the walls and ceiling, "There was none in here before," he offered, "because in the summer I want this to be a cool place to walk into."
The location was formerly occupied by Authentic Home.
The 562 square foot space is being redesigned by Eric Koch Partners Architectural Design from Redmond.
The shop will feature "East coast sub shop style, all hot sandwiches, and burgers," Atherton said.
Atherton currently owns a drywall company called Artistic Design and does custom home building work.
He has plans to do a "soft open" with friends and family, doing some invitation only tastings before he gets up and rolling on a day to day basis but says, "The Cheesesteak Sandwiches are going to be good. We've had some Philly guys come by and ask if they are going to be that style and I told them no, they will be more 'East Coast' style with white American cheese. You're going to love them."
Interest in the neighborhood has been very high so far Atherton said saying that people are really anxious for him to get the shop open. "It's been amazing how many people have come by to ask about it," he said.
If things go well he would like to remodel the front of the building to add a roll up door, then an awning and have outdoor seating.