RAINIER VALLEY – Despite massive public outcry, a south-end institution is preparing to close later this year so Safeway can build a new gas station on the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Charlestown Street.
The Silver Fork has announced that they will close their current location on May 31, 2013, and are in the process of trying to relocate:
Much love to all our faithful and loyal customers you guys have been great and very supportive. Keep us in your prayers that we will relocate and continue to serve you.
Many in the community were outraged last summer when it was announced that the restaurant was preparing to close and promised to let Safeway and the City’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) know how they felt.
Nonetheless, it appears that the project – which includes a retail kiosk, four fuel pumps, a 2,610 square-foot canopy and the installation of two 20,000-gallon underground storage tanks – will proceed as planned later this year.
The Silver Fork is located at 3800 Rainier Avenue South. Photo/Rainier Valley Post