Old Town Alehouse closing; Percy's to take spot
The Old Town Alehouse looks like it's closing.
According to the Liquor Control Board, a liquor license application has been submitted for the Alehouse's location on 5233 Ballard Ave NW. The Old Town Alehouse has been around for 17 years.
The building itself has been home to a bar of one kind or another for almost its entire 110-year history, according to the Alehouse's website, first serving as a home to the Ballard Bar, then transforming to Percy's Men's Furnishing (Percy was the owner of Ballard Bar) during prohibition. Then, after prohibition, it became the Silver Spot Beer Parlor, the Enger's Fish Knot Inn and in 1995 the Oldtown Alehouse.
And now, bringing back the name of the original owner of the space, a new bar will be coming into town, "Percy's." The name of the applicants are the business duo Jeff Ofelt and Wade Weigel, who have had their hand in a few other well known gems, in Ballard and throughout Seattle: King's Hardware, Rudy's Barbershop and Sambar, as well as Ace Hotel, Chop Suey's and the Chacha Lounge -- among many, many others.
The folks at Old Town Alehouse have yet to make an official statement or say when they are closing.
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