West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle businesses http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:21:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle biznotes: Who’s new in two local storefronts http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-biznotes-whos-new-in-two-local-storefronts/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-biznotes-whos-new-in-two-local-storefronts/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:04:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287343 Two local storefronts have new tenants:

FIRST DAY FOR FLOURISH BEAUTY: The former Young At Art storefront at Fauntleroy/Raymond is now home to the salon/spa Flourish Beauty. Proprietor Tiann Stubberfield e-mailed to say this was their first day in business. Tiann describes herself as “a born and raised West Seattle gal!” You might know her most recently for running Coco Bar at Ola Salon; she adds, “All of the gals working here are also West Seattleites who have been practicing for anywhere from 3-15 years.” They’ll be celebrating their opening with an open house Sunday, October 19th, noon-4 pm.

LIKA LOVE GOES BRICKS AND MORTAR: The mobile boutique you’ve seen around West Seattle for some time now is acquiring a fixed location. Malika Siddiq‘s Lika Love is moving into the former Clementine’s storefront at 4447 California SW in The Junction, with a grand opening planned 4-8 pm on October 9th.

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Followup: What West Seattle’s Lafarge plant is doing, after federal settlement of water-pollution investigation http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/followup-what-west-seattles-lafarge-plant-is-doing-after-federal-settlement-of-water-pollution-investigation/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/followup-what-west-seattles-lafarge-plant-is-doing-after-federal-settlement-of-water-pollution-investigation/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:13:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287239 By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

A long-running water-pollution investigation involving the Lafarge plant in West Seattle has ended with a settlement and fine. As first reported Sunday by seattlepi.com, the company was fined $300,000, confirmed operations manager Jonathan Hall in an interview with WSB.

The investigation dates back to 2006. Hall (WSB photo at right) says the settlement has been “under discussion for close to 2 years” and was finalized by the U.S. Department of Justice a week ago. “The conversation encompassed a wide range of topics, and we have made some infrastructure changes here as part of that settlement, and of course also worked on some of the practices that we had … to make sure we were super tight as a result.”

The plant has gone through a major change since then, shutting down its kiln in 2010, but Hall said that since the “primary alleged violations were related to stormwater and stormwater-management practices, and of course it still rains here,” the settlement was relevant to its current operations. “We endeavor to keep a tight facility; we actually have close to 2 million gallons of stormwater storage here (and) have created a tight perimeter literally around the very edge of the plant, all the way around,” with curbing. “Part of that was what we agreed to, to the final 100 percent. We’re pretty proud of that … we think we strive to be something that the regulators are proud of, and believe we’re pretty damn close to that.”

100 percent of “the stormwater that falls on the site” is collected, Hall said, and retained to be treated before being discharged into the river. “Twice a day, crews are out inspecting all our transfer stations for the water. We are closely monitoring tank levels and the water treatment system, and (spend) a whole lot of time making sure the area the water does fall on is swept as quickly as it can be after it’s been used. … Water is a huge focus point for us.”

Hall says there are no other pollution-related actions pending regarding the plant – “this closes out all the action we’re aware of.”

One of Lafarge’s current lines of work is related to the ongoing cleanup work on the river; dredged sediments move through the plant on the way to a landfill. “We are an access point for bringing it out.” That work, said Hall, has for more than two years been reusing part of the plant that otherwise has been inactive since the kiln shutdown.

That’s part of “how we re-created the facility,” a topic we also discussed in our conversation at the plant. It has a permanent staff of about 30, with about 30 other workers of varius statuses on site, on any given day. They are the “#1 distributor of low-carbon-dioxide cements,” and of products using recycled materials, such as “cementitious cements.” Hall mentions nine different products, four of them “close to 100 percent recycled,” the others with varying amounts of recycled content.

One of the major materials they use, he says, is “granulated blast furnace slag,” which is used for a product not manufactured anywhere else on the West Coast. Yes, we asked, but no, it doesn’t come from Nucor, which uses a different type of process than the one creating what is used at Lafarge, slag that comes from Japan.

Their products are being well-utilized in projects around town, including the Seawall Replacement Project, says Hall, who is in his fourth year running the plant at 5400 W. Marginal Way SW.

One more question – has the forthcoming merger led to any changes yet? Nothing major, he says, but there’s a bit of irony – Lafarge bought this plant from Holcim, the firm it’s merging with, back in 1997.

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Thinking Halloween yet? Kids’ costume swap Wednesday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/thinking-halloween-yet-kids-costume-swap-wednesday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/thinking-halloween-yet-kids-costume-swap-wednesday/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:15:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287167 One month until Halloween – and if you have kids, you know you can’t put off costumes until the last minute, whether you’re making them or buying them. There is another option – swapping costumes – and you’ll have a chance this Wednesday (October 1st) at My Three Little Birds in south Morgan Junction. Proprietor Jennifer Young says you can bring in a no-longer-needed (doesn’t fit, etc.) kids’ costume 1-5 pm that day and trade it for another one. Her shop is at 6959 California SW. (Anyone else doing costume swaps this year? Let us know!)

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More free parking in The Junction: New program starts with Wallflower, Elliott Bay, Talarico’s http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/more-free-parking-in-the-junction-new-program-starts-with-wallflower-elliott-bay-talaricos/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/more-free-parking-in-the-junction-new-program-starts-with-wallflower-elliott-bay-talaricos/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:14:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286539

Three Junction businesses in the heart of the current construction zone – on California and 42nd between Alaska and Edmunds – are involved in the launch of a new program that’s adding validated free parking, courtesy of the two contractors at work there. The announcement sent by the West Seattle Junction Association explains how it works:

Construction companies, Andersen and Compass, have teamed up with the West Seattle Junction Association to offer parking relief to customers of businesses who neighbor their construction projects. With these two projects combined, more that half of the 4700 block of California/42nd is under construction. As part of developing the sites and making public safety a top priority, the projects have taken upward of 20 on-street parking spots. Adjacent businesses are feeling the pinch since they are surrounded by construction activities and lost parking.

The City of Seattle’s Access Seattle Team, composed of members of the Department of Transportation and the Office of Economic Development, helped facilitate a solution for area businesses. Both Andersen and Compass have agreed to help fund a new free parking program intended to aid their business neighbors. Customers of participating businesses can now get up to two hours of free parking in Jefferson Square’s underground parking garage using Diamond Parking’s Call to Park service. Elliott Bay Brewery, Wallflower Custom Framing, and Talarico’s Pizzeria are launching the program, but more on their block may join.

How it works: Customers of participating businesses will park in the Jefferson Square underground garage on 42nd Street and immediately bring their license plate number to business staff who will pay for 1-2 hours of free parking. Customers will be responsible for staying within the specified time or can add time using calltopark.com. Easy!

This program is available now; please give it a try! Construction may be noisy and sometimes inconvenient, but Junction restaurants and retailers still need your business to keep what’s familiar to our West Seattle neighborhood. Though The Junction may be changing, your tried-and-true businesses will stay the course. This program is available on a trial basis through January 2015.

Thank you to Compass General Construction, Andersen Construction and the City’s Access Seattle Team, for their collaboration and support.

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Biznote: Annie’s Nannies moving headquarters to West Seattle http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/biznote-annies-nannies-moving-headquarters-to-west-seattle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/biznote-annies-nannies-moving-headquarters-to-west-seattle/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:34:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286149

(Annie’s Nannies staff photo, by Denise Danzer)
Big year for the regional child-care agency Annie’s Nannies (WSB sponsor). It’s celebrating 30 years in business, and now, it’s just announced a headquarters move – from Ballard to West Seattle. On October 6th, according to the announcement, Annie’s Nannies will open its new office at 6041 California SW (Suite 105), on the north end of Morgan Junction. Chief Operating Officer Teah Achman is quoted in the announcement as saying, “We’ve been ‘space-challenged’ for a while now. West Seattle is a good fit for the business and our staff.” Founder Annie Davis adds, “I started this business in my bedroom with $1,500 and a phone. Since then, we’ve found top jobs for thousands of people, but it’s been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs with the economy.” Along with child-care professionals, Annie’s Nannies also coordinates hiring of family assistants, elder companions, and other personal employees.

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West Seattle businesses: New details of 4480 Fauntleroy changes http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-new-details-about-4480-fauntleroy-changes/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-new-details-about-4480-fauntleroy-changes/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:39:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285801

More information today about the plans for 4480 Fauntleroy Way SW, where Diva Espresso, Maestro Motors, and Ace 1 Computers lost their leases and cleared out last month (Maestro and Ace 1 have moved about a block west on Fauntleroy; Diva was still looking for a new south-end location last we heard).

Shortly after we confirmed this would become the West Seattle location that Rudy’s Barbershop had been seeking for at least two years, a city document also mentioned “coffee shop,” as pointed out by commenter Jason. Today, Caffé Vita confirmed to WSB that it’s the coffee shop moving in, as part of its ongoing partnership with Rudy’s, which has led to other co-locations in multiple states. But aside from saying they’re “excited,” a company spokesperson had no other comment except that they expect to open sometime in 2015.

We did, however, find a new document added to the city’s online files for the project today, with a bit of information about the building’s new configuration: While it had been split roughly 1500 sf coffee, 900 sf “service,” 300 sf “retail,” the project’s cover sheet says it’ll be reconfigured to 2200 sf barber shop, 537 sf coffee shop. This is a remodeling project only – the one-story building is not being torn down, despite 65-foot zoning at that spot.

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West Seattle businesses: Delridge Food Mart shuttered, maybe just temporarily http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-delridge-food-mart-shuttered-maybe-just-temporarily/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-delridge-food-mart-shuttered-maybe-just-temporarily/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:20:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284801 A texter tipped us this morning that Delridge Food Mart at Delridge/Brandon was closed and appeared empty of merchandise. We confirmed that with a visit to the store – closed, gated, shelves visibly empty, no explanatory notes. There’s one reason to think this might be temporary: A liquor-license application suggests the store is changing hands. The application was filed on August 26th, described as an “assumption” by new proprietors Trimurti LLC, headquartered in Renton.

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Overdue, court-ordered rent payments for West Seattle Club lead to hearing as part of owner’s Chapter 11 case http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/overdue-court-ordered-rent-payments-for-west-seattle-club-lead-to-hearing-as-part-of-owners-chapter-11-case/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/overdue-court-ordered-rent-payments-for-west-seattle-club-lead-to-hearing-as-part-of-owners-chapter-11-case/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:04:49 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284495 By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Two months after the owner of the West Seattle (Athletic) Club fitness center filed for personal bankruptcy, he and his landlord were in court today because an order to pay part of the club rent hadn’t been complied with.

As the club is a major West Seattle business with thousands of customers, community interest in its status remains high, so we’ve been following the bankruptcy-court-case filings – almost 100 of them – since Sam Adams and wife Erika Adams filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late June (reported here on June 30th).

Today’s hearing was not the first held for various motions since then, but it’s the first one we have attended. Sam Adams and John Pietromonaco, owner of the club’s North Delridge site and building, were both in the downtown federal courtroom as their lawyers argued a key point relating to the three-week-old order for rent to be paid.

First, a bit of background:

The Adamses’ Chapter 11 filing on June 28th came just two days before Sam Adams was due in court related to the second “unlawful detainer” case filed on behalf of Pietromonaco’s H-P Properties (we reported the filing in mid-June), the type of case that can lead to eviction. The bankruptcy filing subsequently put that matter on hold – “stayed” it, in legal terminology. Then two weeks ago, according to the King County Superior Court docket, it formally closed because of inactivity; an earlier “unlawful detainer” case closed in February because Adams had paid an amount of money agreeable to the landlord, according to what his lawyer told WSB at the time.

Pietromonaco had said in court documents that Adams owed almost $600,000 at the time of the unlawful-detainer filing in May. In August, via a “motion for adequate protection” granted by the bankruptcy judge handling the case, Marc Barreca, it was agreed that for now, Adams could just pay “post-petition rent.” That was to start with what was owed since the bankruptcy filing, rent for July and August.

Judge Barreca’s order required payment of the July rent, $110,000, by August 12th, and the August rent by August 19th. The same court order called for Adams to pay the $110,000 rent by the 10th of each subsequent month. If the order wasn’t complied with, the judge ruled at the time, the landlord would have the right to seek relief from the stay of state proceedings, which he could grant “upon failure of Debtors to show adequate cause for failing to make such payment,” and that’s what he did today, after observing that “not a dime of rent has been paid” since his order.

The Adamses’ lawyer, Lawrence Engel, wanted to have Sam Adams testify to Judge Barreca today about his ongoing attempts to get a loan for the club. The judge said this hadn’t been called as an evidentiary hearing, so Adams couldn’t speak. Engel then presented a document he described as a “term sheet” for a $3 million loan Adams has said he is seeking. (So far, this is not filed as an official court document, so we haven’t seen it and don’t know what it says.) Engel mentioned that Adams has appeal to lenders because of his past as an NFL player, which is considered, he said, an asset in the health/fitness industry.

Arguing against the judge granting relief from the stay, Engel also said that while that loan is not a sure thing, at least not yet, a $100,000 loan is, and that Sam Adams could get that money within five days or so and give it to Pietromonaco.

Judge Barreca noted that $100,000 would be less than half what is owed for the “post-petition rent” for July and August, let alone the previously unpaid sum and what is due for September. So he signed an order “granting relief from stay,” which means that Pietromonaco and lawyer David Tall are free to go back to King County Superior Court and pursue action relating to the building’s status.

Also of note, Adams is quoted in court documents since the filing as saying that his brother Jeremy Adams is a part owner of the club and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. State documents list Sam Adams as the only governing member of the LLC, as the landlord’s lawyer pointed out while questioning him for a deposition that he gave under Rule 2004 (explained here), but Adams said that his brother was given an ownership interest last year and that the documents had been changed and submitted.

What happens next? The fitness club’s landlord is just one of the Adamses’ creditors; the Chapter 11 case in general is continuing to proceed. We’ll be watching court files, both federal and state (county), to see what happens, especially in the wake of today’s order. A year and a half has elapsed since Adams took over what had been West Seattle Allstar Fitness, after its former owner’s bankruptcy case led to the court-approved sale of its assets for $75,000.

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4 West Seattle biznotes, from Admiral to The Junction to The Triangle http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/4-west-seattle-biznotes-from-admiral-to-the-junction-to-the-triangle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/4-west-seattle-biznotes-from-admiral-to-the-junction-to-the-triangle/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:41:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283721 Four West Seattle biznotes tonight:

AUSTRALIAN WINEMAKER VISITING: This Friday night at The Cask (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, acclaimed Australian winemaker Daniel Binet from Ballabourneen Winery is visiting for a “Meet the Winemaker” event. Ballabourneen describes Binet as, in addition to winemaker, “entertainer, bon vivant and inspiration behind the wines, creativity and culture of the company.” (See his bio here.) Stop by the Cask at 2350 California SW Friday night to say hi and try his wine.

FORMER SHOOFLY PIE SPACE: The state’s liquor-license application announcements give a hint of what’s on the way for the space vacated when Shoofly closed earlier this month – a license application is in for that address, 4444 California SW, in the name Coastline, and the applicant is Aaron Shepherd, proprietor of Copper Coin in Admiral. We have a message out seeking more information.

CHERRY CONSIGNMENT CHANGE: Just up the street from there, Cherry Consignment proprietor Nyla says her store at 4142 California SW will be exclusively focused on women’s wear and accessories as of next month, and that she plans “to expand our current selection of gently used garments to include more plus, petite, and maternity sizes.” This means they’ll no longer accept men’s clothing for consignment as of August 31st.

ALKI SEAGULL MERCH AT NEW LOCATIONS: Misa e-mailed to say Mountain to Sound Outfitters in The Triangle and Alki Kayak Tours at Seacrest are “now carrying the Alki bird (seagull logo) merchandise including the classic bumper stickers, T’s, sweatshirts, and hats.” People ask often where they can find these items, so that’s word of two more options.

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West Seattle businesses: Fleurt adds Pioneer Square location http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-businesses-fleurt-adds-pioneer-square-location/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-businesses-fleurt-adds-pioneer-square-location/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:39:33 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282820 Fleurt (WSB sponsor) proprietor Sam Crowley explains: Many have reached out to me after hearing Fleurt is closing in West Seattle and moving to Pioneer Square – as Clementine is doing. This is NOT true for [...]]]> Another West Seattle retailer has just added a location downtown, but wants you to know it’s NOT leaving WS. >Fleurt (WSB sponsor) proprietor Sam Crowley explains:

Many have reached out to me after hearing Fleurt is closing in West Seattle and moving to Pioneer Square – as Clementine is doing. This is NOT true for Fleurt – Fleurt West Seattle is open and there are no plans to close this shop. Fleurt West Seattle is our “home” and flagship store. We are constantly growing our business in the areas of retail gifts, flower deliveries, full service flower shop, weddings and events. We are truly grateful to all our customers for their loyalty, love, and support for the past 4 years, and we look forward to many more years.

This Thursday (August 21st) is Fleurt Pioneer Square’s grand-opening party (112 S. Washington), from 5 pm to 7 pm.

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West Seattle businesses: Carmilia’s to close for 2 weeks of ‘freshening,’ WILL reopen http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-businesses-carmilias-to-close-for-2-weeks-of-freshening-will-reopen/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-businesses-carmilias-to-close-for-2-weeks-of-freshening-will-reopen/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:49:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282677 Lately, we’ve reported on a few local businesses closing without warning. Tonight, we have advance notice from a local business that is planning a temporary closure for “freshening” and promises it WILL reopen. From Linda Sabee, proprietor of Carmilia’s in The Junction:

This November will be our twelve-year anniversary and over these many years, I’ve seen much change in our beloved West Seattle Junction. I’m a long-time West Seattle resident and opened Carmilia’s because I love this neighborhood and saw a need for a contemporary fashion resource in our shopping district.

When we opened, Carmilia’s was the only modern fashion offering in our ‘hood’. Shortly thereafter came Sweetie, followed by Edie’s and finally Clementine. It’s been a sad display of a contracting shopping district to watch these other shops close one by one and either quit the business entirely, or move on to more thriving shopping destinations in the Seattle area. As the pioneer for fashion in West Seattle, I am determined to stay in the business of dressing the women of West Seattle and anyone else who visits our wonderful neighborhood.

Carmilia’s will be closing and papering up our windows starting Sunday, August 17, to do some painting and general freshening up. Historically, the latter part of August is quite slow, so we’re clearing out as much of our summer and spring inventory this weekend to prepare for our projects. We will reopen the end of August, full of fall inventory and with a fresh look. I hope for the continued and hopefully re-energized support of this community of shoppers.

Linda is planning a September 4th party but expects the shop to reopen before then and promises to update us when there’s an idea of a date.

P.S. Of the shops she mentions, as covered here earlier: Sweetie shut down in 2013; Edie’s closed its WS shoe shop last winter but remains open on Capitol Hill; Clementine announced last month it’s moving to Pioneer Square by next month. (Photo: King County Assessor website)

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Need a massage? Benefit Friday for LaVida therapist’s cancer fight http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/need-a-massage-benefit-friday-for-lavida-therapists-cancer-fight/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/need-a-massage-benefit-friday-for-lavida-therapists-cancer-fight/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:50:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282551 In case you haven’t seen this already in the WSB calendar: LaVida Massage (WSB sponsor) in The Junction invites you to a special benefit tomorrow for longtime therapist Marie Norton, one of the original staffers. She is recovering from cancer surgery and between 2-8 pm Friday, you can stop by for a free 15-minute chair massage, with “all gratuities donated to Marie,” according to proprietor Paul Silver. More details in our calendar listing; LaVida is on the southeast corner of 42nd/Alaska in outer Jefferson Square.

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West Seattle Window and Door: Welcome, new WSB sponsor http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-window-and-door-welcome-new-wsb-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-window-and-door-welcome-new-wsb-sponsor/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:33:37 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281853 Today, we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor: West Seattle Window and Door, owned by Joseph Miller (right), a West Seattle resident. Joseph grew up in Seattle belonging to a family with a passion for remodeling, music and the arts. Joe’s father, Jerry Miller, lead guitar player for the legendary San Francisco rock band Moby Grape, shared his love for music and film with little Joe. This led to Joseph’s love for music; he later started his own band, Open Blue.

While finishing his degree at the University of Washington, Joseph wanted to carry on the tradition of making the neighborhoods in Seattle energy efficient and beautiful. With this passion he decided to start West Seattle Window & Door. He is delighted to have his mom, Michan Rhodes, on board showcasing almost 30 years’ experience in replacement window/remodel consulting & design. She has been on the Northwest window & door scene for the past 28 years and has built a stunning design oriented portfolio to show for it.

Michan Rhodes began rolling little Joe and his younger brother and sisters around the neighborhood in a red Radio Flyer wagon looking at gardens and houses, visiting with neighbors, and sharing her ideas on how to beautify and restore their homes while embracing the original charm. Giving them the facelift needed for their homes, while adding energy efficiency and value, is and has always been her mission.

West Seattle Window & Door is committed to providing Homeowners, Contractors, Builders, Architects, and Designers with a high level of expertise and technical knowledge on an array of custom quality product lines at competitive prices. We will listen to your needs, discuss and interpret your distinctive style and space, and help you come up with a personally tailored design plan.

West Seattle Window & Door is a full-service company that meets with each customer one-on-one while taking direct responsibility for each project. This process has led to a steady stream of referrals. We believe you can maximize your investment without sacrificing quality or craftsmanship. Embrace what you already have without compromising your vision.

(Above: Before & after)
We offer Leaded Glass, Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, Fiberglass, Wood Clad, Sound Reduction, Enlarged Openings, Bay Windows, Entry Doors, French Doors, and New Construction Window Packages at competitive prices. Free design consultations! All job estimates are free! We have a showroom located on Beach Drive (by appointment only). We are looking forward to moving our showroom up to one of the Junctions just as soon as the right spot presents itself. We are that West Seattle Business that supports the neighborhood & community.

West Seattle Window and Door is licensed, bonded and insured in compliance with all Washington state laws. Find WSWD online at westseattlewindows.com.

We thank West Seattle Window and Door for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

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Speaking of ships … about that empty Port of Seattle space north of the bridge http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/speaking-of-ships-about-that-empty-port-of-seattle-space-north-of-the-bridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/speaking-of-ships-about-that-empty-port-of-seattle-space-north-of-the-bridge/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:19:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281467 Apparently the Port of Seattle‘s now-empty stretch Terminal 5 north of the west end of the high bridge is really starting to draw notice; though we reported on the reason almost two weeks ago, we’ve received a flurry of inquiries about it this weekend. So in case you missed the story too: Terminal 5 is empty because it’s closed. Its last ship arrived on July 23rd – here’s the story we published that day. Port commissioners have approved some funding to plan a modernization project, but completing it will require nine-figure spending and they haven’t started to discuss where that might come from. Meantime, the line that used T-5 is now sailing to and from Tacoma, while other cargo operations that were using it have been consolidated where the port had room.

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Followup: What’s planned for 2141 California, and what’s sought http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/followup-whats-planned-at-2141-california-and-whats-being-sought/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/followup-whats-planned-at-2141-california-and-whats-being-sought/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281139

(WSB photo, July 13th)
Ever since the closure of Admiralty House Antiques one year ago, the fate and future of 2141 California SW has been a subject of much interest. Two weeks ago, the 1920s-built brick building came out from under wraps after months of remodeling/renovation. And that’s brought in more questions about what’s going in. Today – new information, courtesy of this for-lease listing. The listing declares that an “experienced restaurant operator” is being sought for the larger of the two spaces into which it was divided. Peeking into the listing, the accompanying flyer shows Prospect Mortgage moving into the smaller space.

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