5 West Seattle business/real estate notes

ZEEKS PAINTING: Happening right now, with eight days to go till the grand opening (11 am May 1st) of the new pizza restaurant in Morgan Junction (California/Fauntleroy, ex-Corner Inn). The big rotating neon sign is expected to arrive next week.

CF WEST SEATTLE SIGN’S UP, SALE’S PLANNED: After two years, the “Auto Buff Moving May 1st” (which was for 2007) banner is down; the CF West Seattle banner is up. We told you last week about Eric Renn‘s new business enterprise at 42nd/Admiral; he is signed up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 9th and planning proceeds from his sale to go to the Liver Foundation – they’re looking for items to be donated to sell that day (and will be taking $ donations for the LF too). E-mail us and we’ll put you in touch with Eric.

FROM THE TRIANGLE: Sharonn Meeks sent word, with the above photo, that the old West Seattle Furnace location at 4619 37th SW has finished its remodeling work and now has a sign up for Certified Land Services Corporation.

CUPCAKE ROYALE OWNER IN D.C.: Jody Hall, owner of West Seattle’s (and elsewhere) Cupcake Royale, is in D.C. for a small-business health-care roundtable with President Obama. According to this CR webpage, you can watch live on C-SPAN starting at 8 tomorrow morning.

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BUILDING FOR SALE: Speaking of land – we often note sizable real-estate listings, so we’re passing on the word that the apartment/commercial building at 6015 California SW is now on the market for $1,940,000; here’s the listing.

7 Replies to "5 West Seattle business/real estate notes"

  • Meghan April 23, 2009 (5:35 pm)

    They installed the Feedback Lounge sign today too.

  • WSB April 23, 2009 (5:36 pm)

    Gosh, must have been either after we went by or we totally missed it – I’ve been watching the window hangings. Will pick up a shot in 45 minutes on the way to the Design Review meeting – thanks! TR

  • miws April 23, 2009 (6:24 pm)

    Looking forward to Zeek’s rotating sign!


    I’m a big fan of not only neon signs, but any sign that is unique, and has some kind of movement.


    A couple of my favorite all time signs, were the old People’s Drug Store (where Easy Street is now) mortar and pestle sign, the pestle rotated inside the mortar. The other favorite, was at a tire shop, near downtown on Fairview, between Boren and Denny. It was two tires, that were joined at a protion of the sidewalls in a configuration somewhat like this: <.


    When spinning, they would give the illusion that they were flopping around on their sides, one on top of the other, on top of the sign post.



  • Sarah April 23, 2009 (7:13 pm)

    My favorite sign has always been the rotating pink elephant in SLU. My dad used to tell me that was *my* pink elephant… I truly thought it was until I was about 6 and realized that not only was it not mine, but it also wasn’t a sign for a magical land… just a car wash. :-(

  • 56bricks April 23, 2009 (7:21 pm)

    I liked the old neon Whizburger sign south of White Center on Ambaum 35-40 years ago.

  • PSPS April 23, 2009 (9:15 pm)

    Lots of old restored neon signs can be found inside the Trigger Building on 1st Ave. S.

  • WSB April 23, 2009 (9:26 pm)

    Aww, Sarah, very poignant. I have a lot of childhood memories of signs from having grown up in the ’60s in Southern California … from car washes to coffee shops to even chicken chains (there was one called Pioneer Chicken with a covered wagon in its logo) and drive-through movies. Elsewhere here in Seattle, as tacky as Aurora Avenue North can be, it still holds some of those old motel signs that bring out the nostalgia too … had to explain to the teenager that the street was lined with motels from back when 99 was THE highway through town, no such thing as I-5 … TR

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