Friday traffic alerts: Trader Joe’s; Bridge Switch Day 2; Mariners

April 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle Trader Joe's, West Seattle traffic alerts | 9 Comments

Might be a bit of a rubbernecker slowdown on Fauntleroy Way en route to the bridge around 8 am tomorrow, since that’s when the West Seattle Trader Joe’s finally opens, two years after the location first appeared on the city website, which was two months before the lease was signed and the official announcement made. One of the city-operated cameras on the WSB Traffic page, by the way, has long been pointed right at that building:

We also wanted to remind you it’ll be Spokane Street Viaduct Traffic Switch Day 2 – check the comments on this morning’s story for a review of day 1 – AND SDOT also wants to make sure you know the evening commute through Pioneer Square/SODO may be affected by the home opener for the Mariners, 7:10 pm vs. the Oakland A’s.


  1. wonder how many accidents will happen there and how long it will be when it gets its own stop light to take a left into it. Not looking forward to this

    Comment by Rob — 10:02 pm April 12, 2012 #

  2. Shall I get this party started West Seattle? I’ll get it started.

    YAY TRADER JOE’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO MARINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by WHOOP WHOOP! — 10:05 pm April 12, 2012 #

  3. Anybody camping out in front of the Trader Joe’s entrance tonight?

    Comment by kate — 10:10 pm April 12, 2012 #

  4. Kate, not when we drove by about an hour ago.

    Comment by WSB — 10:51 pm April 12, 2012 #

  5. If this evening was anything to go by, TJ’s is going to back up Fauntleroy and be a huge zoo for weeks.

    There were 5 or 6 cars in various stages of pulling into, out of, or turning around in the parking lot when I passed by on my way home, despite the fact that it’s not open yet.

    Comment by Admiral 55 — 10:54 pm April 12, 2012 #

  6. A river runs through it, Emmett Spence.

    Comment by Jun-jun — 11:28 pm April 12, 2012 #

  7. Cases of wine they will provide for all who whine.

    Comment by DTK — 11:42 pm April 12, 2012 #

  8. Drove by 15 minutes ago, was surprised that there is no line.

    Comment by Lura Ercolano — 12:00 am April 13, 2012 #

  9. My theory on that – if it wasn’t that we have had one just 15 or so minutes away, if this was the very first in Seattle or something, maybe a little more mania. Otherwise, the Forum conversation suggests there might be at least a few people out early just for fun:

    Comment by WSB — 12:07 am April 13, 2012 #

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