“I was eight years old when we moved [the obelisk]. I wrote something about the pioneers coming here and drew a picture of pioneers and Indians, I guess. But my contribution was chosen to go into the time capsule…The day that they dedicated it, they had a huge ceremony there…Every child in West Seattle from the schools was there.It was across the street from the [Stockade] Hotel and they moved it over on the waterfront. A lot of parents and everybody else, and the master of ceremonies was General Douglas Mac Arthur.In the 1950s, through several changes in ownership, it became the Alki Homestead Restaurant.
There are still a few others, but this is the store where my Capricorn heart was poked by fates." - From essay submitted to Ghosts.1977- 1983. started out one one storefront and after a review in The Seattle Weekly its was able to expand next door.
Many new artists as well as well known artists were there such as the place burned down soon after it became a soup kitchen.
[...] We didn’t know it then, but those days at Foxxxes were truly the last days of disco, whose revival had been born of the Clinton administration’s easy excess.
As we segued into the Bush era, we had no idea what was about to happen to the world, and the events of 9/11 hit us all like a ton of bricks. was a cafe [...] where the Trader Joe’s on Capitol Hill is now.
In the 1990s, the City of Seattle added it to the official Table of Historic Landmarks, with Doris’s blessing.
Doris died in 2004, and in early 2009 a circuit overloaded by Christmas lights blew, starting a fire that burned out the restaurant.
In the years that I went there, and I started when Hot Turkey Sandwiches were 75 cents, the place never changed.
The menu, except for the prices, remained almost exactly the same. Spent many a day there hopping tables, moving from one conversation to another, eating two, sometimes three, meals, without ever leaving the place.
He was all dressed up in his fancy uniform, and had on all the medals and everything. But the crowd took up Alki Avenue all the way from 59th down to 64th.