After posting an item Thursday evening in regards to the death of previous Beach Drive restaurateur Neal Saffer, we heard from his child Diane, whom shared the image the thing is at right, along with a tad bit more history in regards to the restaurant her dad went for a quarter-century (the next paragraph ended up being the woman reaction to a followup question):
My moms and dads initially relocated to western Seattle in 1950. My grandparents, Waite and amazingly Quesnell, initially possessed and managed the restaurant, and my moms and dads Neal and Marge Saffer took it on the year of Seattle World’s Fair.- Century 21. Through the years, many teenage guys had their particular first work at Quesnel’s and lots of of those teenage boys stayed lifelong buddies of my moms and dads. Most of the numerous waitresses have also become lifelong buddies of my parents. My moms and dads closed in February 1986 and was converted to residing quarters, in which my moms and dads resided until 2004 when they moved to Port Orchard. …
Quesnel’s restaurant was at 4703 seashore Dr SW – the high tan building in the liquid part of seashore Drive, on base of Jacobsen roadway. The restaurant ended up being on the primary flooring, with bathrooms and storage space & prep room into the basement, and we also existed upstairs from the time I was 12 yrs old. In her later years, my grandma Crystal lived-in the small residence across the street at 4701 Beach Dr until she died. The restaurant had a great view of water, and islands. It was a tiny, family dining room with 12 tables, and dad prepared steaks on a charcoal broiler. There clearly was a window on charcoal broiler and individuals would try looking in and my dad will say hi in their mind when they very first strolled in the door. My mother ended up being the hostess, and I began working here at 12 as a bus individual, and soon after a waitress. They also possessed The Shack Drive-In on Harbor Avenue as well as the food store close to it. Some West Seattle residents will reacall those and.
(That’s similar Shack from which ‘s sign arrived.) Mr. Saffer passed away last week of heart failure at age 86 and was buried Friday at Dignity/Forest Lawn east of High aim.