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Snoose Junction finally opening in Greenwood

February 27th, 2009 · Comments

6:40 p.m. update: You’ll have to wait a couple more days, it turns out. They’ve decided to delay their opening until Tuesday, according to one of the managers, Erin Streitz. “…we are delaying our opening until Tuesday March 3rd at 4 p.m. Our staff is all so tired from this long week of getting ready to open… we feel we could not give the energy and attention to our patrons that they so deserve.”

Its opening has been delayed for months, but Snoose Junction in Ballard is finally opening its second location in Greenwood on Saturday. I stopped by Snoose Part Dieu at 10406 Holman Road today to get a sneek peek. The ground floor level is the restaurant that’s open to all ages:

 

And the upstairs bar is for 21 and over:

 

Both the restaurant and bar open at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The restaurant closes at 11 p.m., but the bar is open as long as people are there, so as late as 2 a.m. Like its Ballard counterpart, most of the building materials are recycled. The tables were created from the bowling lanes of Sunset Bowl, and the lounge floor is Brazilian Mahogany from Garfield High School before its remodel.

Keeping with the environmentally green theme, delivery will be by bicycle, but they are talking about later using some scooters so they can expand their delivery area.

The name “Part Dieu” is an homage to the legendary Gare de la Part-Dieu train station in Lyon, France, where Manager Chris Jolles has spent considerable time with relatives.

Snoose Part Dieu has a collection of 650 vinyl LPs (art and music curator Tim Hayes says vinyl gives them a much broader selection of music), and they’ll have rotating art shows.

Jolles says the original name of the restaurant – Snoose Junction Greenwood Crossing Part Dieu – proved to be too long, so they’ll be changing their signage soon to reflect the shortened name of Snoose Part Dieu.

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