West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle businesses http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:23:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 BIZNOTE: West Seattle Nursery expansion work starts next week http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-west-seattle-nursery-expansion-work-starts-next-week/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-west-seattle-nursery-expansion-work-starts-next-week/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:18:00 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325217

That’s a rendering of the new expansion building that West Seattle Nursery is about to start work on next door. We reported on the expansion plan early last year. Nursery owner Mark Smith owns the old house on the site and had hoped to give it to someone who would be interested in moving it to another location, but that didn’t work out, so it will be demolished next Monday. The expansion is designed by Parie Hines of LD Arch Design (WSB sponsor) will include “a new houseplant and gift shop; a coffee bar; a classroom; storage; and office space.” (Find more details of the building, especially its sustainability features, on the LD Arch Design website.) This will clear the way for the original WSN building to have an expanded garden center with more tools, accessories, and furniture. The project – to be built by Ventana Construction (also a WSB sponsor) – is expected to be finished by the end of March.

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BIZNOTES: TouchTech Systems turns 8; Curves WS followup; Thunder Road Guitars update http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznotes-touchtech-systems-turns-8-curves-ws-followup-thunder-road-guitars-update/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznotes-touchtech-systems-turns-8-curves-ws-followup-thunder-road-guitars-update/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:41:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324821 Three more biznotes to share:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, TOUCHTECH SYSTEMS: Brian Presser, proprietor of TouchTech Systems in the breezeway at 4517 California SW, sends word that this week marks his eighth anniversary in West Seattle. The business itself has been around even longer: “The technology has changed since we opened our doors in 1994, but our commitment to you hasn’t. Our job is to take the guesswork out of technology so we can outfit your home or business with the hardware, software and peripherals that meet your budget and exceed your expectations.” They serve clients of all types, from home to commercial.

CURVES FOLLOWUP: Our Friday biznotes mentioned the Curves West Seattle location at 3280 California SW had emptied out. Today its former owners contacted us to share this message:

After 13 years, Curves of West Seattle closed last week. We actively searched for a buyer for several months but were not successful. We both live in Olympia now and the commute finally took its toll.

We thank our hundreds of members who have been part of the Curves journey. You are amazing women! White Center Curves is open for those interested. We wish all health and happiness.

Denise Hanson
Stuart Meadows

THUNDER ROADS CLOSED TOMORROW: From Frank Gross, proprietor of Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) in The Junction:

We will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, October 4th, as we will be attending the Sea-Tac Vintage Guitar Show (with a large portion of our inventory). We will re-open Tuesday at 10 am.

TRG is at 4736 California SW.

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West Seattle Halloween 2015: Admiral District trick-or-treating set for October 30th http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-halloween-2015-admiral-district-trick-or-treating-set-for-october-30th/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-halloween-2015-admiral-district-trick-or-treating-set-for-october-30th/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:26:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324809

(WSB photos from 2014 Admiral District trick-or-treating)
Exactly four weeks until Halloween! The Admiral District will again welcome kids for trick-or-treating, this time, on the day before Halloween, Friday, October 30th, 3-6 pm. This year’s volunteer publicist is Admiral business owner Brent Amacher, who points out that this is a truly grass-roots event, as the business district has no official organization, doesn’t collect fees, just puts up a sign – this one, in fact, is what you’ll see:

Amacher observes, “It’s become one of the best-loved Halloween events in Seattle. I personally go through bags and bags and bags of candy every year.” Last year we photographed him on candy-handout duty, in fact:

He continues, “Kids and parents line up around the block in costumes getting their Halloween action on early … We live in such a great area, and traditions like this make West Seattle truly special. This event is part of our heritage. It makes me proud to see the tradition continue as West Seattle continues to grow.”

P.S. We’ll be launching our annual WSB Halloween page this week, so if you’re having a Halloween/seasonal event that’s open to the public, please send information ASAP – flyers/posters not necessary, just plain text in the body of your e-mail, with a webpage link if you have one – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

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WEST SEATTLE BIZNOTES: Parliament Tavern update; new menus for Bird & Joe’s; 2 closures http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-biznotes-parliament-tavern-update-new-menus-for-bird-2-closures/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-biznotes-parliament-tavern-update-new-menus-for-bird-2-closures/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:23:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324710 Fridays just lend themselves to roundups. Notes from and about local businesses:

(Photo courtesy Parliament Tavern)

PARLIAMENT TAVERN OFFICIALLY OPEN: After a few weeks in “soft open” mode, the new establishment at 4210 SW Admiral Way is now officially open, proprietor Tom Langen tells WSB. 21+, full bar with 17 beers on draft that “will lean heavily on the great stuff brewed locally,” plus “a smallish menu featuring fancy grilled cheese sandwiches that will hopefully knock socks off!” Live music “from time to time” (first show October 10th), DJs some nights (tonight: “WS legend Kingblind”), and Tuesday quiz nights starting October 13th. By the way, if you didn’t know (we must confess we didn’t), the name has nothing to do with government … but rather, their mascots (above). Tom explains, “A group of owls is called a parliament, like a gaggle of geese, murder of crows, etc.. The idea for this spot is a neighborhood evening hangout, for night owls if you will. The one great thing about this old, old space is the high ceilings and the dark-stained fir panels on the upper half of the walls that give it a woodsy feel. Tried to bring that out with paint and light, and threw in a bunch of owls hanging around to give it a ‘thing’. They are most certainly fascinating creatures, beautiful, mysterious, and everyone has a reaction to them in some way. Almost always positive!” Hours: 4 pm to 2a m weekdays, 12 pm to 2 am weekends.

ADMIRAL BIRD’S NEW MENU: Steps from the Parliament, Admiral Bird at California & Admiral has just launched a new menu “focusing on waffles,” per the announcement: “We have three varieties: Belgian, gluten-free Sweet Potato, and a vegan GF Cornbread batter. We are now a Waffle Bar, keeping all of our popular breakfast sandwiches and taking our weekend waffles to a daily availability.” See the menu for more details.

ENDOLYNE JOE’S NEW MENU: Last weekend for the Cuban “festival menu” at Endolyne Joe’s, which will debut the “Little Italy/Providence, RI” menu on Wednesday. These special menus are in addition to their year-round specialties. (9261 45th SW; WSB sponsor)

CURVES CLOSED: Noticed while driving by that the Curves West Seattle storefront at 3280 California SW is closed. We’d heard from its owner some weeks back that it was for sale. No signage indicating what’s next.

MONEYTREE CLOSING: The short-term-loan business’s branch at 4000 SW Alaska in The Junction is closing. We found out through this this commercial real-estate listing, saying Moneytree was closing the location “due to regulatory changes.” Checking the company website, the West Seattle location’s page says it’s “moving” on October 10th – to Burien. “Only 20 minutes away!” says the flyer.

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BIZNOTE: West Seattle Autoworks says ‘Thanks!’ on 5th anniversary http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-west-seattle-autoworks-says-thanks-on-5th-anniversary/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-west-seattle-autoworks-says-thanks-on-5th-anniversary/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:45:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324639

Another independent local West Seattle business is celebrating an anniversary: Today marks five years since West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) opened! Co-proprietors Chris Christensen (left), Todd Ainsworth (right), and staff took a quick break for an anniversary photo and are sharing this message: “It’s hard to believe it went by that fast! We wanted to say thanks to all of our customers and the local businesses that we’ve forged relationships with over the years. We can’t be happier that we can live and work in West Seattle and be a part of the community!” West Seattle Autoworks is at 7501 35th SW, corner of SW Webster.

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BIZNOTE: Second Gear Sports celebrating second anniversary with weekend sale http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-second-gear-sports-celebrating-second-anniversary-with-weekend-sale/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/biznote-second-gear-sports-celebrating-second-anniversary-with-weekend-sale/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:19:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324579 Happy second anniversary to Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction! The shop invites you to help celebrate by shopping a big sale this Saturday and Sunday (October 3-4): “We get so much support from our community that this year we are doing something really special … a HUGE ‘GARAGE SALE’ with hundreds of items up to 50% off (plus a few ‘give us your best offer’ items).” Coffee and doughnuts for shoppers. Never been to Second Gear Sports? As explained here, it’s “dedicated to providing the community with high-quality, discounted sports and recreational gear, and offering customers an outlet to reduce, reuse, and recycle their gently used sporting goods.” SGS is open 10 am-6 pm on Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday at 6529 California SW. P.S. Check out the new wall of Seahawks gear! (Above, WSB photo from August: Second Gear Sports proprietor Mark Bremen)

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BIZNOTE: One-of-a-kind West Seattle business Nurturing Expressions expanding, with a quick boost from you http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznote-one-of-a-kind-west-seattle-business-nurturing-expressions-expanding-with-a-quick-boost-from-you/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznote-one-of-a-kind-west-seattle-business-nurturing-expressions-expanding-with-a-quick-boost-from-you/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 03:38:54 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324373 West Seattle-founded and headquartered Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) is planning a cross-Sound expansion in hopes of helping more mothers, babies, cancer patients, and others who use its growing array of services. This video explains:

It’s not only showing off what they’re going to do in Kitsap County – where, founder Tracy Corey says, the services are very much needed, but the video was also their entry for the small-business-assistance edg3 FUND competition, in which Nurturing Expressions is a semi-finalist, with finalists competing for a $20,000 grant. Getting to the next round involves votes, and yours can help NE reach across the water to help. You won’t be asked to sign up or “like” anything, but you will be asked for your e-mail address as part of a verification process, since it’s limited to one vote per address (the final step is checking your e-mail to verify) – scroll down this page to find Nurturing Expressions. Voting ends this Wednesday at 5 pm.

P.S. Nurturing Expressions’ West Seattle shop, if you haven’t been there, is in The Junction at 4746 44th SW, suite 201 (second floor).

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HAPPENING NOW: What you’ll find in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-what-youll-find-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-what-youll-find-in-the-junction/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 19:17:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324213 Big Sunday in The Junction. Seen while wandering through …

If you love chocolate, go see Andrea from Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, making a guest appearance at VAIN (WSB sponsor) until 3 pm as “Seattle Made Week” wraps up. VAIN is at 4513 California SW, on the west side of the street if you’re wandering the West Seattle Farmers’ Market, where you’ll find these gentle visitors today:

The “retired” greyhounds and their friends also are on the west side of the street. The market’s on until 2, as always, on California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon.

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With holidays on the horizon: The General Store Seattle creating first-ever Live Life Local Collective Convention http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/with-holidays-on-the-horizon-the-general-store-seattle-creating-first-ever-live-life-local-collective-convention/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/with-holidays-on-the-horizon-the-general-store-seattle-creating-first-ever-live-life-local-collective-convention/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:03:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324202 No, we’re not going to put up a countdown clock ticking away your shopping days, etc. But some advance work IS required for holiday bazaars and other events – including one that’s brand new this year and all about one of our favorite words, “local”:

The General Store Seattle (3400 Harbor Ave. SW; WSB sponsor) is uniquely dedicated to All Things Local. And so proprietor Claire E. Jones is organizing and presenting the first-ever (and first-annual) Live Life Local Collective Convention, noon-6 pm Saturday, November 7th, at West Seattle’s own Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

The event itself is just under six weeks away – but here’s what you can do right now:

*Go here to sign up online for your FREE ticket (it’ll be $3 at the door)
*Become a sponsor or donor
*Volunteer to work at the event and support local
*Apply for the paid position of assistant organizer, who, Claire says, will “help plan and run the event”

For #3 and #4 above, e-mail claire@thegeneralstoreseattle.com – she would also be happy to hear from anyone with ideas or suggestions for the Live Life Local Collective Convention.

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‘Amazing to see how generous the folks are in West Seattle’: Two big totals for recent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW charity events http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/amazing-to-see-how-generous-the-folks-are-in-west-seattle-two-big-totals-for-recent-berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-nw-charity-events/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/amazing-to-see-how-generous-the-folks-are-in-west-seattle-two-big-totals-for-recent-berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-nw-charity-events/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 22:13:42 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324154 Following up on two recent charity events in which Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) was involved in helping community members give in a big way:

FOOD DRIVE TOTAL: Two weeks ago, as shown here, BHHSNW was at West Seattle Thriftway (also a WSB sponsor) to collect food for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program, making sure kids in need don’t go hungry on weekends, when they can’t access school meals. Managing broker Don Bereiter shared the photo and tells WSB, “It was amazing to see how generous the folks are in West Seattle. Over 2,500 pounds of food and hundreds of dollars in cash were accumulated for those in need.”

HELPING ‘SUNSHINE KIDS’: Last weekend, BHHS NW presented its annual golf tournament to raise money for The Sunshine Kids, long one of its spotlight nonprofits, which helps brighten the lives of kids fighting cancer. A variety of donations related to the tournament (including sponsors, WSB among them) totaled $8,437; Bereiter says that plus proceeds from a benefit breakfast hosted by BHHS NW’s Kent office will total more than $10,000 to be presented to The Sunshine Kids at an event this week.

SIDE NOTE: If you’re thinking about a career in real estate, BHHS NW has one of its periodic Career Day events coming up three weeks from today, 10:30-11:30 am October 17th at its Jefferson Square offices, 4700 42nd Ave. SW, Suite 600. Find out more here.

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UPDATE: Squirrel stuck in Junction store http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/can-you-help-squirrel-stuck-in-junction-store/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/can-you-help-squirrel-stuck-in-junction-store/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:29:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323563

5:29 PM: For more than a day now, according to two reports we’ve received, at least one squirrel has been inside Terjung’s House of Gifts in The Junction, visible through the window. The two people who’ve mentioned it – including the one who just texted the photo – say they couldn’t figure out any way to track down the store’s owners, even via neighboring business owners. So we’re publishing this in hopes maybe someone who reads it will know and be able to alert them (or will have some other idea of what to do).

5:47 PM: Thanks to Wendy, who says in comments: “I just called them & they are aware. They tried to catch him this morning, then put a catch/release trap in the store and plan to check on it after dinner.”

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BIZNOTE: Changes at Cycle U’s West Seattle location http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznote-changes-at-cycle-us-west-seattle-location/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznote-changes-at-cycle-us-west-seattle-location/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:30:29 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323434 Cycle University‘s West Seattle branch is getting out of the retail business – but you’ll still be able to shop there, as another bike shop takes over the retail space, while Cycle U continues with cycling-fitness classes, bike-fitting, coaching, and bicycle-skill classes. Cycle U proprietor Craig Undem says they’re partnering with Woodinville Bicycle, which will open its second shop at the Cycle U WS location as Westside Bicycles. That’ll be in an expanded retail space on the main floor at 3418 Harbor Ave. SW, while Cycle U’s offerings will be in a remodeled basement studio, starting in early October. In the meantime, Cycle U’s having a “blow-out liquidation sale” of its merchandise. Undem says in the announcement, “I can’t thank the West Seattle community enough for the support and patronage these first 6 years from our start at the Senior Center and the Huling Brothers Jeep location. We always wanted to offer more bikes and accessories but were working with a limited budget. Woodinville Bicycle has been one of the top shops in the region for 10 years and has the resources to really outfit a top level bike shop. This will allow us to focus on what we do best.” Cycle U moved to Harbor Ave. in 2012. (King County Assessor’s Office photo)

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First-ever West Seattle Gear Grab this Saturday in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/first-ever-west-seattle-gear-grab-this-saturday-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/first-ever-west-seattle-gear-grab-this-saturday-in-the-junction/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:00:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323064

This Saturday, three independent local businesses are teaming up for the first-ever West Seattle Gear Grab. Reid Curry, manager of Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), calls it “a GIANT year-end clearance sale on outdoor gear,” featuring EWA as well as West Seattle Cyclery and Mountain to Sound Outfitters. Curry adds, “While this is in essence a giant parking lot sale, it is also an unprecedented partnership between three of the premier outdoor retailers in West Seattle…establishing West Seattle as an up and coming destination for a variety of specialty outdoor stores and representing the strong and ever growing community of outdoor enthusiasts in West Seattle.” It’s happening on Saturday (September 19th) from 10 am to 4 pm at the north end of The Junction’s parking lot along 42nd SW south of SW Oregon, right across from EWA’s shop. From the announcement:

If your thing is catching sea run cutthroats off Lincoln Park, cycle commuting to get your workout in as you slog through the work week, or SUPing and kayaking with resident harbor seals off Duwamish Head, or heading up to ski and snowboard in the Cascades, this is an event not to miss. … We will be clearing out our storage spaces, back shops, and selling demo gear to get ready for the upcoming winter season and keep the retail wheels rolling. … Deals will be had, and this event will occur rain or shine. So come out and celebrate the amazing area we live in, and support your local specialty shops which call the Junction and Triangle neighborhoods of West Seattle home. Then cruise on down to check out the amazing grub and suds right in The Junction; what a cool way to spend the afternoon in one of the best neighborhoods in Seattle.

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BIZNOTES: Lika Love, Noble Barton, Thunder Road Guitars, Café Osita http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznotes-lika-love-noble-barton-thunder-road-guitars-cafe-osita/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/biznotes-lika-love-noble-barton-thunder-road-guitars-cafe-osita/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 04:00:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322686 Four biznotes to share:

LIKA LOVE’S LOCATION: After reverting to all-mobile for a while when its previous storefront in The Junction became Pagliacci Pizza‘s expansion zone, Lika Love Boutique has a new permanent bricks-and-mortar location, at 6031 California SW in Morgan Junction.

NOBLE BARTON ABOUT TO OPEN: The new bar/restaurant in downtown White Center opens tomorrow, our friends at nearby Caffé Delia report, tweeting these preview photos:


The space was briefly Meander’s Kitchen‘s first WC location and, before that, Papa’s Pub, at 9635 16th SW. NB is planning to be open 10 am-11 pm tomorrow – a little earlier than usual so you can see the Seahawks game.

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS CLOSED SUNDAY: Your next chance to shop at Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) in The Junction will be Tuesday – proprietor Frank Gross sends word TRG will be closed tomorrow (in addition to its regular Monday closure) for renovations. Some rearranging has to be done, he explains, for a new infusion of inventory in the bass department.

CAFE OSITA SUPPORT: As reported here earlier this week, the Sunrise Heights coffee shop has been hit by burglars, again. The shop reopened the next day but a patron wants to help beyond just encouraging everybody to give Cafe Osita a business boost – so Jason Sturgeon has set up this “buy Café Osita a cup of coffee” donation drive.

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West Seattle Discovery Shop: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-discovery-shop-welcoming-a-new-wsb-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-discovery-shop-welcoming-a-new-wsb-sponsor/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:26:16 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322558 This afternoon, we’re welcoming a new sponsor, the West Seattle Discovery Shop, where you can shop, donate, and/or volunteer. Here’s their explanation of how it works:

(L-R: Patricia Barber, Suzanne Rowe, Michele Rhilinger, Betty Korhonen, Mike Warlum, just a few of the volunteers helping out at the Discovery Shop)


Looking for a piece of vintage jewelry for a special occasion? What about a set of Midcentury Modern glasses for your newly remodeled retro kitchen? Or a cashmere sweater to wear this fall? Well, you are in luck! For more than 24 years, the Discovery Shop has offered customers a chance to “discover” that one-of-a-kind treasure. Our store features high quality, gently used, donated clothing for men and women, accessories, artwork, antiques, collectibles, books and household items, all priced for the savvy shopper. But perhaps the best thing about making a purchase at the Discover Shop is knowing that all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Since opening our doors in 1990, over 2 million dollars has been generated to fight cancer. When you spend your money in our store, not only do you walk out with a great find at a great price, but your dollars help to fund cutting edge research and much needed services provided by the American Cancer Society, such as patient lodging assistance and transportation to treatments.


Conveniently located in the heart of The Junction, the Discovery Shop accepts a variety of gently used items such as clothing, accessories, home decor, small kitchen appliances, artwork, antiques, glassware, lamps, and dishes. Items may be dropped off at our shop during normal business hours. All donations are tax exempt. Your support is central to the American Cancer Society’s mission of fighting cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Together, we share a hope for a tomorrow free of cancer.


Our store, which is open 7 days a week, is run entirely by volunteers. They are the heart and soul of the Discovery Shop. Currently, more than 70 people help keep us in business, doing a variety of things such as bookkeeping, cashiering, receiving donations, sorting, ironing, pricing, and merchandising. Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for people to join our team. No special skills are necessary, just a desire to share your energy and enthusiasm a few hours a week.

Come check us out and discover why we are more than your run-of-the-mill resale shop. We are a place to make new friends, find great bargains, and gain a sense of hope. Plus, you will always leave with a cheerful smile from one of our many volunteers. The West Seattle Discovery Shop is at 4535 California SW, 206-937-7169.

We thank the West Seattle Discovery Shop 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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