West Seattle scene: Where the awnings went

October 23, 2012 at 9:50 am | In Seen around town, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

In The Junction, several storefronts on the west side of California between Alaska and Edmunds have been awning-less for a few days. We took this photo the other day but before we collected followup information, Breezygirl asked about them in a comment last night, and JWWS helpfully pointed her to this item on Bakery Nouveau‘s website, which explains it’s a round of fall cleaning, with new awnings to follow.

6 Comments

  1. Wonder if there is an interesting original storefront behind the wood? Remember what they found when they redid Elliot Bay Brewery?

    Comment by sc — 10:25 am October 23, 2012 #

  2. I doubt it. These buildings aren’t as old as the pub. I personally like it w/o the awnings. It lets more light in!

    Comment by Junction Worker — 1:19 pm October 23, 2012 #

  3. husky’s building is 1924 and the japanese restaurant is 1939 according to king county records

    Comment by sc — 3:34 pm October 23, 2012 #

  4. It looks much better without the awnings! A nice new paint job with new signs would look more inviting. The awnings are so hard to keep clean with birds etc. The stores in the junction that have eliminated the awnings, and opted for nicely designed signs look much better. I agree with Junction Worker. It lets more light in.

    Comment by West Seattle Shopper — 4:54 pm October 23, 2012 #

  5. Agreed Junction Worker. I think it looks much better without the awnings. The sidewalks are narrow and there is nice tree canopy. I like the quality of light without the awnings. For weather protection, we have rain jackets and umbrellas but it’s hard to get more access to light.

    Comment by an — 8:56 pm October 23, 2012 #

  6. Thanks so much for the info!!

    Comment by breezygirl — 5:35 am October 25, 2012 #

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