BIZNOTES, JUNCTION EDITION: West Seattle Cyclery closing; two openings; one move

Four notes from The Junction:

WEST SEATTLE CYCLERY CLOSING: Thanks to the people who messaged us about West Seattle Cyclery‘s announcement that it’s closing. From its website:

STORE CLOSING – LIQUIDATION SALE THIS SAT/SUN DEC. 9-10!

After 4.5 years we have decided to close the shop. It is a mixed bag of emotions but found I was not able to spend as much time as I need/want with family and friends riding my bikes and enjoying life.

All sales will be final. 30-60% off all bikes. 50% – 90% off Accessories, Components and Apparel

The shop at 4508 California SW opened in summer 2013. This is the second Junction closure announcement in less than a week, after Merryweather Books.

We also have two openings to note:

THE ESCAPE ARTIST: Today is the first day of business for this “escape room” venue that’s filled multiple spaces at 4517 California SW. We had more backstory about proprietor Kristine Atri‘s business back in May.

CAFE MIA: If you haven’t tried it yet, you might be interested to know that the bistro replacing Fiddlehead Fine Foods at 4310 SW Oregon is open, quietly segueing from a soft open into full operations.

And a plan to move:

BARRE BOHEMIAN: The West Seattle location of this independently owned barre-studio mini-chain has announced plans to move into a Junction space in a few months. It’s one of the spaces under construction on the southwest corner of Fauntleroy and Edmunds. “We are moving to a larger space because we’ve outgrown our cozy west Seattle studio. At the new space we will expand our yoga program, have room for more barre, offer more workshops and have child care (a huge reason for the move). The space will be just as homey and unique as our current one,” promises proprietor Tracy Drago. Meantime, they remain open in Upper Morgan at 6531 35th SW.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTES, JUNCTION EDITION: West Seattle Cyclery closing; two openings; one move"

  • Swede. December 5, 2017 (5:58 pm)

    Wow! 

    Missed the book store one till reading it here. That’s a one-two punch. 

  • NW December 5, 2017 (6:45 pm)

    I have heard from a source that the property taxes on the free parking lots are increasing in cost to the point that there is talk of eliminating it and selling the land in The Junction. Heard it today from someone who spends time with others volunteering in The Junction. 

    • HappyOnAlki December 6, 2017 (8:22 am)

      This doesn’t make sense to me — if it’s too costly to have free lots, they could charge a small amount for parking to pay the taxes. The Junction needs that parking.

    • Seabruce December 6, 2017 (11:11 pm)

      Why not just build a high rise apartments or condos with free underground apartments?

  • George T December 5, 2017 (10:13 pm)

    And no more weekly bike-maintenance pop-up tent on the trail by the swing bridge? A true community loss.

  • PAML December 5, 2017 (10:44 pm)

    Bummer- sad too see them go. It was my kids go to bike store.

  • Steve M December 6, 2017 (12:56 am)

    So bummed to hear this. Brad and crew ran an honest, helpful, skilled shop. Especially appreciated the weekly support at the low bridge during Thursday AM commutes. All the best, Brad and team. See you on the trail.

  • Also John December 6, 2017 (8:16 am)

    Merryweather Books and Pegasus Books were too close to each other…  One was bound to step down.  Sad to lose a book store.

  • Blinkyjoe December 6, 2017 (11:05 am)

    Brad and his crew were a great part of the West Seattle community. This shop will be missed!! Best of luck in your future endeavors, Brad!! 

  • alkistu December 6, 2017 (12:55 pm)

    Sorry Brad. I know how tough this business can be. Good luck in the future adventures. 

  • Keri December 6, 2017 (7:08 pm)

    Thank you Brad.  We were very happy to have West Seattle Cyclery.  Blinkyjoe and SteveM are right – an honest, skilled bike shop with excellent customer service.  Thanks for being part of the community. 

  • WS Cycler December 9, 2017 (10:12 pm)

    I’m sorry to see them go and always want to support the local businesses.

    However, I had mixed results with their bike repair which was often satisfactory but on one occasion did extra work that I did not specify, did it incorrectly and then charged me for it. I questioned them and they tried to convince me they were right. I had to fix it myself after my rear cassette rattled dangerously.  A little hubris on their part kept me away after that, but I always hoped they would be a successful shop.

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