Just Around the Corner update: Green Lake Spud building is no more

The building housing the Green Lake Spud Fish and Chips in Seattle is no more. The 1959 building designed by architect Edward L. Cushman did not qualify for landmark status, and was torn down this week to make way for a 59-unit apartment complex.

Spud Fish and Chips will return at the same spot once the new building is done.

I’d say “Keep Clam,” but that’s not Spud’s motto.

Read more about the restaurant in our earlier story.

— By David Carlos

David Carlos often submits photos profiling interesting places nearby. 


  1. Drove by the “new” building a few weeks ago as they were stated to open ” Spring of 2022″ but saw ladders, tools, etc. inside. It’s sad that the iconic building is gone and we’re going to fight to find parking only to see Spud in a new brick. glass, & steel building. I work on Harbor Island & finally with West Seattle bridge finally open, went to Alki Spud for a fix. On a sad sidebar note, the Edmonds Spud, ( which is five minutes from home ) along with the Juanita Spud do not use the same type cod fillet and/or seasoning as the Green Lake & Alki Spud contrary to what the management says. I and many others have noticed this…………….too bad.

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