|10/8/14 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Zig markers, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
A shabby, outdated Baskin-Robbins stood for years on East Green Lake Drive North with a mostly empty parking lot each day. It finally came down a while ago, and we wondered what would be filling the vacated space next to Starbucks. When I went by today, I noticed a distinctive architectural structure going up in front: two angled, asymmetrical beams. A promotional sign on the beams showed what the building would look like when complete, as well as the name of the business: Shelter Lounge.
With one location already in Ballard, Shelter Lounge is a restaurant with an emphasis on beer, “with 16 - 20 beers on tap featuring local breweries,” according to the Seattle Greenlaker blog. I’m not too excited about the additional parking congestion a place like that will probably bring to the already parked-up neighborhood, but progress marches on. In any case, the restaurant plans to open by the end of the year, so I hope to sketch its construction another time or two.