Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
Last evening I was driving through Lakewood when I noticed that my old friend, Angelo Scalici, has a For Sale sign on our historic Lakewood House of Donuts located at 9638 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Phone: 253-588-2647.
This news hit me especially hard since I have law enforcement background and have consumed donuts professionally for over 20 years.
There just is no better place to buy good “eaten” donuts than our Lakewood Donut Shop.
They started making donuts at this location in 1959. That is when you could buy a donut for 5 cents or a jelly filled fancy donut for 7 cents.
It stands to reason that after making millions of donuts our local donut makers possess a high level of expertise in making these little round delights.
I called Angelo and he gave me the good news. At this time, it is just the land and the building that are for sale. The donut shop is still pumping out those savory and much sought after treats with a hole in the middle.
When my East coast family visits, they do not drive directly from the airport to see me. No, they drive directly to the donut shop for some maple bars. East Coasters are certainly “have-nots”. They cannot buy maple bars where they live.
Let’s consider this article a public service notice. If I were you, I would scoot on down to the House of Donuts and treat yourself to some scrumptious donut products while you still can. It will make you feel young.
If you have always wanted to own a donut shop, give Angelo a call at 253-376-5384. I have known Angelo for close to 40 years. He is an honest Italian with an impeccable business reputation. Tell him the Irishman sent you.
Oh, one more thing. If you do not intend to keep the donut shop open, do not buy this property.