Mission Cantina will close forever Feb. 17; Rising costs and other changes force closure
Mission Cantina at 2325 California Ave SW in the Admiral District has announced their closure, set to happen Feb. 17. In an announcement on social media the owners Peter Morse, Shawn Padilla & Tina Padilla shared their reasons and gratitude to the West Seattle community.
After 19 amazing years, Mission Cantina must say "adios" to the West Seattle neighborhood we have long adored as family. This decision was not one arrived at easily. Due to rising operational costs, changes in the economy and an evolving hospitality landscape, we must close our doors.
Saturday, February 17th will be our final night.
Our beloved community has supported us, and we are proud to have supported our community in return. We have been lucky to host first dates that became engagement parties and then marriage celebrations, followed by children's birthdays, then became supporters for school auctions, and we even had our logo on the backs of Little League jerseys...all for the same wonderful families.
Mission has been a gathering spot in the Admiral neighborhood for almost two decades, the venue for two weddings, many live music shows and celebrations of life, and we loved every minute.
We thank the West Seattle community, and all of Seattle, for being part of our journey, through good times and challenging times.
We are especially grateful for our amazing team members - past and present, our dedicated Missionaries who came for dinners and tasting events, our nearby neighbor businesses, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Admiral Neighborhood Association for being there for us when we needed you most.
Please come by to support our amazing staff during this farewell week.
We will miss every one of you, West Seattle.
Peter Morse, Shawn Padilla & Tina Padilla