122 Winslow leaving namesake behind

Charlotte Shepard, the native islander who opened the 122 Winslow restaurant in December 2008, has been considering relocating for several months.

Kimberly Geltmacher and Christopher Ortiz are the new owners/managers of 122 Winslow


Charlotte Shepard, the native islander who opened the 122 Winslow restaurant in December 2008, has  been considering relocating for several months.

The eatery had begun to outgrow its space at the northest corner of Winslow Way and North Madison Avenue, but it wasn’t until construction began a month ago right outside the  door that the impetus reached another gear.

“We had been looking,” she said, “but I’ll admit that the construction helped pushed us up the street. We had a great 2010 after doing some remodeling, but business had slowed down.”

Still, the driving force was the need for a larger space and a less expensive lease.

Shepard and 122 Winslow manger Kimberly Geltmacher quickly decided to move a couple of blocks west to 241 Winslow Way after taking a look at the old Madoka restaurant building that had been empty for more than a year.

It is 500 square feet larger with a more open floor plan and comes with an outside deck. Plus, she said, the rent is half of what it was just for the privilege of being on the east side of North Madison.

“We’ll have the same food and family dining, but we’ll be able to do more evening entertainment with live music, a dance floor and a stage that’ll allow us to have comedy shows,” Geltmacher said.

The building also has an upstairs loft, which is large enough for a pool table and additional seating.

Geltmacher and Christopher Ortiz, who currently work in the front office of Bainbridge Performing Arts, will be the new owners and operators once the move occurs. Shepard will still be involved, but not as actively as she has been in the past.

Shepard said she hopes to open the new 122 on Memorial Day weekend, but that will depend on when the restaurant gets its liquor license from the state.

More in Business

Life’s good on the Highside: Bainbridge’s newest booze bastion is open for business

For some, increased time spent around family can result in a markedly… Continue reading

Timber vies to be Bainbridge Island’s supreme steak spot

In a single year, since moving to Bainbridge from Seattle, Tanner Baughman… Continue reading

Joe Raymond named general manager of Pleasant Beach Village

Joe Raymond was recently named general manager of Pleasant Beach Village. But… Continue reading

Kitsap Physical Therapy to relocate Bainbridge office

Kitsap Physical Therapy will be moving from their current location by Thursday,… Continue reading

Thank-you lunch for brokers

John L. Scott Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott joined brokers from… Continue reading

Tour Bainbridge marks one year full of scenic success

Bainbridge Island is a first-class tourism destination, especially for those looking to… Continue reading

Fairbank Construction marks four decades of building for the future

Behind many of the most iconic structures on Bainbridge Island is a… Continue reading

More Mora: Sweet staple marks 15 delicious years in Kitsap

Even as they prepare to celebrate 15 years of business in Kitsap… Continue reading

Far Bank Enterprises acquires Oregon-based fly fishing travel company

Far Bank Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Sage Fly Fishing, Redington,… Continue reading

New leadership comes to Kitsap News Group

The Kitsap News Group, owned by Sound Publishing, recently announced leadership changes… Continue reading

Bainbridge Brewing expands with new alehouse in Winslow

Bainbridge Brewing will soon be opening a new second location on Bainbridge… Continue reading

Melt Massage + Body opens new location on Bainbridge Island

Urban Renaissance Group recently announced the grand opening of Melt Massage +… Continue reading