SO LONG, ATOMIC BOYS: Closing day for quirky Admiral District shop

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“We’ll see you around the neighborhood,” Kent Sadow assured a family that just stopped in to say goodbye in the final hours of the Admiral District retro-toys-candy-and-more shop he and wife Parris Sadow opened nine years ago.


The full name, Max and Quinn’s Atomic Boys Shop-O-Rama, is in honor of their sons – now college and high-school students, respectively. The Sadows announced in early December that they would close the shop rather than renew the lease again. And this is closing day – they’ll likely be there until about 5 pm. Not much is left to sell – party supplies, mostly – but they still have some fixtures and other items to clear out after they put up the CLOSED sign for good. Some will be donated, and some, they say, will be kept because they’re not sure what the future holds – might be more retail, someday!

P.S. One thing that’s definitely not for sale – the retro Coca-Cola bottle-vending machine by the door. Don’t even ask!

(Thanks to Gina for the tip.)

7 Replies to "SO LONG, ATOMIC BOYS: Closing day for quirky Admiral District shop"

  • Steve January 28, 2017 (7:10 pm)

    Thanks, you two!  Always enjoyed perusing your fun merchandise and your friendly banter!

  • Dale January 28, 2017 (7:56 pm)

    They always had the best cards too!

  • sbre January 28, 2017 (7:56 pm)

    Yeah, We’ll probably see Kent around the neighborhood….roaming aimlessly, looking lost while trying to figure-out just what to do with all the extra time on his hands!!!  Dude, it’s been a blast to be able to stop by and chit-chat with you for a while during the day. When you could tear yourself away from a soccer game on your computer that is!

    Paris, I always looked forward to stopping in on a weekend day to catch-up with you. I’ll miss hearing about how the boys are growing and progressing, but at least I’ll still be able to catch a glimpse of Quinn around the area, and Max during his (too seldom) visits back home.

    See ya around Sadow’s!! 





  • blbl January 28, 2017 (8:15 pm)

    So happy Atomic Boys was in West Seattle over these many years. You have a firm place in our daughter’s childhood and our hearts.  Enjoy whatever comes next!

  • Keri January 28, 2017 (10:53 pm)

    Thank YOU for 9 years.  

  • Guy Olson January 29, 2017 (9:55 am)

    Thanks Atomic Boys!! The owners were very nice and they always had great inventory. Take care!

  • Batgirl February 1, 2017 (9:36 am)

    What an amazing store with wonderful owners! Our 3 kids all loved any outings to Atomic Boys and Mom & Dad appreciated the unique toy selection and enjoyed their old-school candy options. We are sad to see them go but wish them much success and happiness in their next venture.

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