Frosty’s Is Leaving Us, and We Might Be Bigger Than We Think

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Here are two stories worth reading from our friends the Bremerton Patriot and the Seattle P-I.

First is the revelation that one of downtown’s best purveyors of comfort food is throwing in the apron.

That’s right, Frosty’s on Pacific Avenue will close its doors at the end of the month, according to this story from the Patriot’s Rachel Brant.

The saddest thing about losing a restaurant like Frosty’s is that it won’t likely be replaced by another independent, reasonably priced diner that does up spaghetti with meat sauce like mom used to. Any chance there will be a Return of Frosty’s? Not likely. As owner Chung Madsen told Brant, and I can’t blame her, “I’m 69 years old. What would I want with another place?”

Second is this blog post from the third best Web site in the northwest – congratulations on that – which has gotten around to questioning the veracity of Bremerton/Kitsap population numbers released four months ago.

Read the Sun’s story, from March 26, cited in the P-I blog post Friday.

Turns out the sluggish population growth relative to the rest of the Puget Sound might not have anything to do with long, marginally reliable ferries and the lack of a major employer beside the Navy, but fuzzy methods for counting people. And also there is the difficulty of counting military personnel.

In any case, it gave the reporter a chance to reference MxPx.

Next time I write a story about Elliot Avenue, I’m going to end the story with, “It smells like something GOOD, and it’s not Teen Spirit.”

One thought on “Frosty’s Is Leaving Us, and We Might Be Bigger Than We Think

  1. Oh, no!
    Thirty years ago when I was a young squirt in my late teens/early 20’s I used to go there to get the greatest cheeseburgers ever, with my PSNS coworkers. They made it with havarti cheese, and we’d put Lays potato chips on it. I passed by there the other day and thought, geez, I need to go back. I wish them all the best in retirement!!!

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