Checking in on Silverdale goings on

A lot of shuffling is going on at Kitsap Mall, as we highlighted in a story about H&M coming to town. 

The same could be said for all of Silverdale, where commercial activity is buzzing this year. Here’s a look at a few happenings around town:

Cafe will have a lofty perch


If you like your breakfast with a view, you might be interested in the future Oak Table Cafe, which is under construction on the hillside above Target.

The Oak Table is relocating from downtown Kingston, where it has a large following. Owners hope to have the Silverdale location open in June.

Ross McCurdy, who owns the cafe with his wife Nikki Nagler-McCurdy, said their initial hope was to keep the Kingston location and add a new restaurant in Silverdale.

The financing for that plan didn’t work out, McCurdy said. Instead, their Kingston cafe will close shortly before the Silverdale opening. The entire staff will transition to the new restaurant.

Oak Table will roughly double in size in Silverdale, with a 5,000-square-foot hillside building. McCurdy said the building site was challenging but the view should be worth it.

“You’ll be able to see mountains from just about anywhere in the house,” he said.

Grading and foundation work is wrapping up at the property and framing is getting underway. You can see lots of construction pictures on the Oak Table’s Facebook page. 

What’s this Bucklin Hill building going to be?


That structure taking shape at Bucklin Hill Road and Mickelberry Road will be the new home of Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute. 

Pacific Cataract and Laser already has a leased office at Mickelberry and Ridgetop Boulevard. The building on Bucklin Hill will be the group’s new standalone surgery center, according to a company representative.

Silverdale is one of 17 locations for Pacific Cataract and Laser.

New home for Whistle Workwear

Whistle Workwear strapped on its boots this week and moved to a storefront on Randall Way.

Manager Tami McKay said the store outgrew its 4,800-square foot space in the mall, where it had been in business since 1997.

The 2789 Randall Way building gives Whistle Workwear 15,000 square feet to expand into, including about 11,000 square feet of sales floor.

McKay said the store has beefed up its boot selection, added more scrubs and brought in more fire-resistant clothing.

“Business has been very good,” she said.

Whistle Workwear’s new hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Trails at Silverdale ready for buildings


No commercial roundup would be complete without checking in on The Trails at Silverdale, the expansive new shopping center being built off Greaves Way.

Site work has been ongoing since last fall and CenterCal submitted building permit applications to the county last month.

We still haven’t seen any announcements on business tenants for The Trails, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. In the meantime, there are some slick new artist’s renderings on the CenterCal website. 


12 thoughts on “Checking in on Silverdale goings on

  1. Can’t wait for Oak Table…..having it in Silverdale is going to save me so much money regarding my gas budget (for my car). Confession: I make way to many trips to Kingston to visit the Oak Table!!!!

  2. I moved to Silverdale in 1951 when I was 5 years old….Boy have things changed! It breaks my heart that my sweet little town of 500 people has grown so much…. We had one blinking light at Bucklin Hill!

  3. Silverdale is lucky,the oak table and the owners and there staff are off the charts great,The very best and the food is out of the world!!!! kingstons loss ,silverdale super gain.we love them.

      1. so, with the round up; what is going on next door to Chuck E Cheese’s? I see fencing up, and a construction sign on the fencing and work being done inside.

  4. I am always happy for businesses expanding. At what point will Silverdale address the increasing traffic issues? One lane in each direction for such a busy growing area. Traffic is only going to get worse.

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