West Seattle Blog… West Seattle news, 24/7 2018-04-25T17:19:15Z http://westseattleblog.com/feed/atom/ WordPress WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[West Seattle Wednesday: See what’s up besides the sun]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914938 2018-04-25T17:19:15Z 2018-04-25T17:19:15Z

Thanks to Lynn Hall for the scene from Tuesday night’s sunset. With another sunny/70s day ahead, sunset-watching should be excellent again tonight – here’s what to do before then:

TWO COMPUTER CLASSES: Seattle Public Library staff teaches two classes at the Senior Center of West Seattle this afternoon:

1-2:30 pm. Computer Basics 2. Work successfully in the Windows environment by learning the most common Windows features, including toolbars, the scroll bar, and text boxes. This class includes a brief intro to Word and Internet Explorer.

3-4:30 pm. Online Self Defense. Browse the internet with safety and security in mind. Learn how to protect your computer and personal information. Topics include anti-virus software, scams/phishing, passwords, and online shopping.

(4217 SW Oregon)

AFTERNOON MOVIE: 1 pm, “Jeopardy” from 1953 is what you’ll see at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $1 members, $2 nonmembers, free popcorn! (4217 SW Oregon)

KIDS’ CAFE AFTERSCHOOL MEALS: Just a reminder about one of our longrunning calendar items – 2:45-3:30 pm at High Point Library, youth 18 and under can get free food, no questions asked. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE: Stop in and talk about Highland Park! Low-key “open-house format” HPAC meeting format this month at historic Highland Park Improvement Club, 7-8:30 pm. (1116 SW Holden)

ARROYOS CITY LIGHT PROJECT OPEN HOUSE: Work starts soon to replace cables and conduit, so if you have questions, Seattle City Light will be at Southwest Library tonight for a 5:30-7 pm open house so you can get answers. (9010 35th SW)

WHAT ELSE, YOU ASK? Just visit our full calendar to see.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[YOU CAN HELP: Chief Sealth IHS looking for programmers, engineers to volunteer for TEALS program]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914826 2018-04-25T16:43:13Z 2018-04-25T16:43:13Z microsoftguy1
(WSB photo, November 2016: TEALS founder Kevin Wang and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray at left, visiting CSIHS)

Work in tech? Able to share some time with students? Chief Sealth International High School principal Aida Fraser-Hammer has a request for you:

Chief Sealth International High School is extremely excited to announce that we are entering another year of partnership with the Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) Program which provides support to students who want to explore computer science in the classroom. We are now planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year and as in years past, we are reaching out to the West Seattle Community in search of software programmers or engineers willing to share their programming skills with our students. Volunteers are needed in the classroom as team-teachers 2 days per week for the next school year. No teaching experience is necessary; all training and additional supports will be provided by the TEALS program.

TEALS volunteers have enjoyed a successful partnership with Sealth by exposing students to challenging coursework which has been extremely successful in getting students hooked into computer programming and interested in pursuing higher education in the field of computer science. Volunteer training is provided during the summer and involvement in the classroom varies. Volunteers can team-teach or simply help out in the Computer Science classroom. They commit to two days per week during the 1st period of the day which allows them to maintain their regular work schedule.

Past volunteers have provided classroom support to students and have enjoyed helping teach CS in the classroom. Others have actually used the opportunity as a testing ground to explore a career in teaching.

Sealth students started exploring Python in the 2nd semester last year, and although Python mastery is absolutely not a requirement for volunteers, we would be particularly excited if any Python pros would like to help us for next year. Interested CS professionals are encouraged to explore more at the volunteer section of the TEALS website or contact Sealth teacher Luke Azinger (206-252-8550) for more information.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2018: 2 1/2 weeks away; registration deadline tomorrow night]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914930 2018-04-25T16:25:26Z 2018-04-25T16:25:26Z Another update on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2018 – only two and a half weeks until the big day of sales all around the peninsula, all sizes, all neighborhoods, Saturday, May 12th! Thanks to everyone who has registered so far – 265+ sales and counting. If you’ve been waiting to sign up yours, you’re almost out of time; the registration deadline is TOMORROW NIGHT (Thursday, April 26th, 11 pm). You’ll find the signup form here. Important note for sellers – please be sure you got a PayPal receipt as well as our confirmation note – several are showing as having not completed that step of the process, and so we don’t know whether that means you changed your mind or just had trouble with the system. If you didn’t, please send a note to westseattleblog@gmail.com and we can send you a special link. As soon as signups conclude tomorrow night, we get to work making the map and list so everyone can access the clickable and printable versions one week before sale day, both here and at westseattlegaragesale.com.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914919 2018-04-25T14:35:21Z 2018-04-25T14:03:45Z

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:01 AM: Good morning and welcome to sunny Wednesday. No incidents in/from West Seattle, and no local traffic alerts so far.

7:31 AM: Thanks for the tip about a crash at 40th/Alaska; SDOT says it has already cleared.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 35th SW arrest; car prowls, dumped items]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914905 2018-04-25T05:54:20Z 2018-04-25T05:54:20Z Two notes before the night’s out:

ARREST ON 35TH SW: We received some questions about an incident around 7 pm tonight on 35th SW – police were reported to have arrested a man at gunpoint. We didn’t hear about it until afterward but asked at the precinct. They told us it was a “person in crisis” situation – the man had a knife and was walking in and out of the road. He was taken into custody without anyone being hurt.

CAR PROWLS FOLLOWED BY DUMPED ITEMS: The photo and report are from Tony:

We live on the 3400 block of 44th Ave SW. Two nights ago someone car-prowled their way down 44th Ave sw. Our car was hit but fortunately we had nothing of value inside. Anyways while on a walk this evening my wife and I spotted what looked like possibly some ditched belongings potentially from the car prowl due to proximity and location. On 44th just South of Charlestown St on the east side of the street was this small pile. I’m mainly writing due to the fact there were two sets of what looked to be car keys which I know can be expensive and potentially hard to replace.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[BIZNOTE: Junction bank says farewell to longtime leader]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914901 2018-04-25T03:20:46Z 2018-04-25T03:20:46Z The Junction branch of Chase wanted you to know their longtime leader is moving on:

We at the West Seattle Chase Bank Branch would like to inform our customers and the community that after thirteen years, our powerhouse manager, Dawn Park, will be taking on a new role in the company. Sadly, her last day will be April 25th.

Dawn, thank you for being a great leader and congratulations on your new adventure. You will be missed.

That’s tomorrow; hours are 9 am-6 pm.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[BASEBALL: WSHS vs. Sealth rematch Saturday. First – the Wildcats’ home-finale win]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914887 2018-04-25T01:40:08Z 2018-04-25T01:40:08Z Next stop for the West Seattle High School varsity baseball team: Postseason! Thanks to Porter Hammer for the report and photos on the regular-season finale Monday at Hiawatha:

The West Seattle High School baseball team finished the regular season strong with a 10-9 victory over a tough Bishop Blanchet team.

(Senior players from left to right, with Head Coach Bryan Tupper: Nathan Villegas, Alex Pastrana, Kit Lui, Coach Tupper, Anthony Coates, Jordan Berridge, Jaquan Buchanan, Leland Gropper)

This was the final regular season game for 7 West Seattle High seniors, and they were honored at the end of the game with their families.

Senior player Kit Lui (above) got the start on the mound, and went 4 strong innings.

Junior Matt Morin came in for 1.1 innings of great relief, and Junior Ruben Gut (above) pitched 1.2 innings and sealed the victory with a strikeout to end the game.

Junior Kai Osaka (above) had an incredible game, going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Kai had two doubles, including a bases-clearing 3 RBI double in the bottom of the 4th inning. He also initiated 2 key double plays on defense.

Jackson Sullivan, Anthony Coates, and Kit Lui all finished with 2 hits each.

It was a strong finish for first-year Head Coach Bryan Tupper‘s team, and next year is very promising as the JV team is particularly loaded with talent. They also got the win, 7-6 versus the Bishop Blanchet JV team, with freshman Nate Rasmussen pitching 6 innings.

West Seattle now moves on to the playoffs, with a loser-out game versus rival Chief Sealth International High School this Saturday at 10am at the Southwest Athletic Complex baseball field just north of Westwood Village. West Seattle versus Sealth is usually a well-attended and fierce matchup, so don’t miss it! The loser is done for the season, and the winner continues on in the playoffs. See you at the SWAC, 10 am Saturday!

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[JUNCTION PARKING: ‘Free’ lot tax-bill update; SDOT briefing Thursday]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914879 2018-04-24T23:21:37Z 2018-04-24T23:21:37Z Two notes about West Seattle Junction parking, starting with an update on the “free” lots:

(Aerial view of The Junction and its lots, photographed by Long Bach Nguyen)

‘FREE’ LOTS’ TAX SITUATION: We first told you in early March about a dilemma facing the West Seattle Junction Association in its continuing rental of the lots where WSJA provides free parking. In short, WSJA was facing paying an almost-doubled tax bill, because its lease with Trusteed Properties, which owns the lots, passes the tax cost entirely on to WSJA in its rent. So a case was being made to the King County Assessor’s Office to lower the rate, at least for the near future. WSJA executive director Lora Swift tells WSB that the assessor will recommend to the county Board of Equalization that the bill be lowered – at least for this tax year and next. It’s not final yet, and it would still mean a higher tax bill for The Junction, which will have to fundraise to cover the added cost – details to come on how you can help – but, as Swift puts it, the break will be “just enough to give us a breather” and plan for the future.

JuNO TALKS PARKING THURSDAY: Completely separate from the privately owned “free” lots, the status of street parking in The Junction is on the agenda for the Junction Neighborhood Organization this Thursday (April 26th), 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon). This is a followup to the briefing that SDOT presented to WSJA two months ago (WSB coverage here), at which time SDOT reps said this briefing would also include an update on the status of a potential RPZ in some Junction-area neighborhoods. See JuNO’s agenda preview in our calendar listing.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[Whisky West: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor!]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914864 2018-04-24T22:25:40Z 2018-04-24T22:01:53Z Today we’re welcoming one of our newest WSB sponsors, Whisky West in Morgan Junction! Here’s what they would like you to know about their business:

Whisky West is a local, family-owned business, operated by Colin and Donna Pickering, who have called West Seattle home for years. After owning and running the Whisky Bar in Seattle’s Belltown, they decided to open a new location a little closer to home.

Whisky West, conveniently located just north of the corner of Fauntleroy Way and California Avenue SW, specializes in whisky, craft cocktails, and good bar food. Colin hails from northern England, where the cuisine has a distinct British flair. Fish & chips, scotch eggs, and meat pies are all standard fare. Whisky is by far not the only standard; the bar boasts 20 rotating beer taps and an exquisite bottle program. Whisky West is proud to feature trivia, whisky tastings, and the occasional music.

As a family-owned place so close to home, the Pickerings’ main goal is to have a comfortable, laid-back place for anyone to hang out and unwind. While there are well-executed craft cocktails on the menu, the bar and staff are not pretentious; it’s the perfect place to stay, and have fun with old friends and new.

The space has changed a lot over the years, from its humble beginnings as a local hardware store to the more recent Feedback Lounge. Since the Pickerings took over the spot, opening in July 2016, the inside has changed considerably, adding lots of light, large windows that can open to the great outdoors in summer, to the warm wood covering the bar, perfect for cozying up in winter. With a local charm and down-home feel, we hope to make you part of the family for years to come!

We thank Whisky West 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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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[TRAFFIC ALERT: Gatewood crash]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914868 2018-04-24T21:40:04Z 2018-04-24T21:30:33Z

Nasty-looking crash at 41st SW/SW Elmgrove in Gatewood a short time ago – but we are told no major injuries and no one will have to taken to the hospital. We’re mentioning it because 41st SW is a busier side street than most, including part of the 22 Metro bus route.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[SEEN ON SHORE: ‘Very large’ shark washes up south of Fauntleroy ferry dock]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914865 2018-04-24T21:13:14Z 2018-04-24T21:13:14Z

Sara sent the photo, saying that “very large” shark washed up on the beach not too far south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock over the weekend. She reported it to the state Fish and Wildlife Department; after sending them the photo, she said, they thought it might be a soupfin shark. Any other guesses?

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[If you’re trying to send us email …]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914859 2018-04-24T20:35:22Z 2018-04-24T20:35:22Z We mentioned last month that our email-serving company was having trouble. While we are working on moving to a different company (not so easy with the huge amount of email we have stored over the past decade-plus), the problem has worsened – not just for us, but for other customers – and our main account has been all but inaccessible when it’s most important, during the day and early evening hours.

Luckily we have a backup Gmail account that works well, so for now, if you’re sending us anything, please send it to (or at least CC it to) westseattleblog@gmail.com.

We hope to have this problem resolved soon. (Side note – this is NOT affecting the WSB website itself, which we moved last year to a different company that’s done an excellent job of keeping it up, running, and responsive, even in times of breaking-news overload.) Our apologies and thanks, as always.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[Next step for Delridge Triangle safety and accessibility: Community to seek matching-fund grant]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914852 2018-04-24T18:49:40Z 2018-04-24T18:49:40Z (Photo courtesy WWRHAH)

At right in the photo above is the space that’s been dubbed the Delridge Triangle, where community members have been working to make the space safer and more accessible for everyone. They’re about to take the next step, and hoping you want to come along and collaborate! The announcement is from Kim Barnes:

WWRHAH.org, in partnership with the South Delridge Community Group, is pleased to announce the Your Voice, Your Choice 2017 award improvements will start this summer! As the scope of these improvements is finalized by SDOT, the Friends of the Delridge Triangle are now ready to move forward with the next step to create a safe and useable community space for everyone with help from the 2018 Neighborhood Matching Fund.

The SDOT-managed “parklet,” located at 9201 Delridge Way and framed by Barton Street SW at 18th Ave SW, will leverage the grant application in two phases: Phase one will focus on the selection and hire of a landscape architect to create a stepped redesign plan and budget to build out the space. The chosen firm will meet with the community Fall/Winter 2018 to reimagine the Triangle by applying the desired outcomes generated from the 2017 in workshop SDOT. You can see the [WSB] coverage of the 2017 meeting with an overview of the desired outcomes: “From Problems to Possibilities.”)

Our first=round table application meeting will take place on April 30th, from 6:30-8 pm at 2 Fingers Social, 9211 Delridge Way SW. Kids are welcome until 8 pm so all are welcome. Get to know your neighbors and learn about the background, desired outcomes and opportunities at a mini community social at 6:30 pm. Specific application questions will then be fielded to the appointed fund coordinator from 7-8 pm. Please join in to hear how we can work together to make the Triangle safe and accessible for the neighborhood! For more information, contact Kim Barnes at: WWRHAHCommunityCoalition@gmail.com

We reported on the 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice winners last August.

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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[West Seattle Tuesday: Light rail; crime & safety; two dine-out fundraisers; more!]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914820 2018-04-24T18:29:31Z 2018-04-24T17:12:40Z (Caspian Terns are back, reports Mark Wangerin, sharing this photo)

What you can do today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE OUT AT JOE’S TO KEEP FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL FREE: 8 am-10 pm, dine at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) and part of the proceeds benefit the Fauntleroy Fall Festival (never been? here’s our coverage from last year). Raffle baskets, too. (9261 45th SW)

NIA MOVING TO HEAL: New class starts at High Point Community Center today, 11:45 am – details here. (6920 34th SW)

HELP THE HELPLINE @ ILLUSIONS: Donation drive continues today at Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) for the West Seattle Helpline:

***NEW*** Socks & Underwear for Men, Women & Kids! The West Seattle Helpline is in GREAT NEED of ALL sizes! These are staple items that they find are in high demand year round. During regular business hours, you can drop off any ***NEW*** socks &/or underwear into our special dropbox in our salon lobby!

Today’s hours at Illusions are noon-8:30 pm. (5619 California SW)

DINE OUT FOR ALKI ELEMENTARY: 4-8 pm at Marination Ma Kai, part of the proceeds go to the Alki Elementary PTA: “This is Alki’s first Dine Out of the year and the first at Marination in over 2 years! Let’s show our community how Alki SHOWS UP and supports local businesses while rubbing elbows with Alki families and supporting Alki PTA and the students of Alki Elementary! Hope to see you there!” (1660 Harbor SW)

LIGHT-RAIL DECISIONMAKING ROLLS ON: The Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Sound Transit West Seattle/Ballard light-rail extensions meets again today, just one week after the last meeting due to scheduling quirks, as the process of getting to a “preferred alternative” for the route and station locations continues. Public welcome, though there’s no spoken comment opportunity. 5-8 pm at ST’s Ruth Fisher Boardroom on the south side of downtown. (401 S. Jackson)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SHOWCASE: As previewed here Monday, you’re invited, 6-8 pm, to see students in the Career Tech Education and Art Department showcase what they’ve been working on. In the Commons at WSHS. (3000 California SW)

ARBOR HEIGHTS SIDEWALK PROJECT MEETING: 6-8 pm at Arbor Heights Elementary, come get information, and answers to your questions, about the upcoming sidewalk project on 35th SW, which also includes drainage work that will close part of the street. Here’s our preview. (3701 SW 104th)

PATHFINDER K-8 PTSA: 6:30-8:30 pm at the school:

Need support when it comes to technology and parenting? Not sure what social media is safe and what isn’t? Come join us for an informative presentation and discussion about navigating parenting in the digital world we live in. Guest speaker Jo Langford — local therapist, sex educator, and dad — will present to us “Digital Parenting for Digital Kids.” Learn how to up your parenting game with understanding “platinum rules” of behaving online with an audience and the “Three M’s” (Maintenance, Monitoring and Mentorship) of a high-quality conversation about what their online interactions actually look like. In addition, we will have PTSA news, a Principal report from David and Spirit Wear on sale (cash or check). Questions: Email us at president@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

(1901 SW Genesee)

HIGHLINE PREMIER FC SOCCER TRYOUTS: They start tonight, as previewed here earlier this week: Boys and girls, 2009 and 2010, 6-7:30 pm tonight, at Walt Hundley Playfield. (34th/Myrtle)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: Would you recognize signs of human trafficking? That’s the spotlight topic at tonight’s WSBCWCN meeting, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, along with updates from local police. (2300 SW Webster)


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WSB http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?page_id=1246 <![CDATA[PCC announces Burien store opening date: May 23rd]]> http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914839 2018-04-24T16:30:05Z 2018-04-24T16:29:22Z (Rendering of PCC Burien store, by MG2)

Every time we mention the new PCC Community Markets (WSB sponsor) store under construction in West Seattle, opening next year, people ask about the opening date for the new one in Burien – and it’s just been announced: May 23rd. For those who plan to travel south to shop until PCC’s new West Seattle store is ready, here’s the full announcement we just received:

PCC Community Markets (PCC), one of Seattle’s original grocers and the largest community-owned food market in the U.S., today announced May 23rd as the opening date for its newest location in Burien. The new store is the first for PCC south of Seattle. Located in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. S., the 25,000 square-foot store will become the area’s first certified organic grocery and PCC’s first location slated to operate on 100 percent renewable energy.

With a long-standing commitment to the neighborhoods in which it operates, PCC will bring more than 100 union jobs to the community with its Burien store. PCC also will expand its charitable giving program through community partnerships with the Des Moines Food Bank and the Highline School District. PCC secured a $5,000 grant to Para Los Ninos as well, through the co-op’s partnership with the Paul Newman Foundation.

“We are always excited to join a new community and introduce all that PCC offers to future members and new shoppers — whether that’s our fresh, sustainably sourced organic foods; community support, food donations and giving; or new job opportunities we add to the economy,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO. “The passion we’ve seen for Burien PCC through letters, emails and social media posts shows the feeling is mutual, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone into the new store.”

As with PCC’s other locations, Burien PCC will celebrate products that are fresh, local, organic, sustainably sourced and seasonal. More than 95 percent of PCC’s produce selection is organic; its meats are 100 percent organic, non-GMO or grass fed; its seafood is sustainably sourced adhering to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch standards; and, whenever possible, the co-op sources its products from local producers, farmers, ranchers and fishers. Using those same ingredients, PCC chefs make salads, soups, entrées and side dishes fresh from scratch daily onsite in each store.

Additional highlights of the new store include:

§ New subscription-free, grab-and-go PCC meal kits featuring easy-to-make original recipes — like Sesame-Gochujang Steak with Kimchi Fried Rice & Shirred Egg, and Simple Cassoulet with Chicken and Sausage. Each kit is hand-packed in PCC kitchens and includes fresh, organic produce and non-GMO, locally raised meats along with compostable, recyclable packaging.

§ PCC Pizzeria with fresh-from-the-pizza-oven and take-and-bake pies.

§ PCC Taqueria with pork adobado, beef barbacoa, roasted squash and garbanzos, chicken verde, rice and beans, aguas frescas and freshly prepared salsas.

§ PCC Yogurt Bar featuring PCC Organic Grass-fed Yogurt from Pure Éire Dairy, the only local, organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, animal welfare-certified yogurt of its kind — including the newest flavor on the block: lemon.

§ Handcrafted espresso and tea beverages and freshly baked goods, such as scratch-made breakfast biscuits and the PCC “Crownie,” a chocolate chip cookie, brownie mash-up drizzled with caramel.

§ A carefully curated selection of Pacific Northwest-produced spirits to complement the co-op’s collection of exclusive wines and local beers and ciders.

§ An affordable line of certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified pantry staples from Field Day, including more than 150 items from canned beans and extra virgin olive oil to peanut butter and oatmeal. PCC also offers a wide selection of bulk items, where shoppers can get just the amount they need while reducing packaging.

§ Free cookbooks to borrow from or donate to PCC’s Little Free Cookbook Library, celebrating the joy of cooking in the community.

Burien PCC was thoughtfully designed to deliver on PCC’s long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility and to help reduce PCC’s carbon footprint. Tracking to LEED v4 certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, PCC has put into place systems and features to reduce lighting use by 25 percent and fresh water consumption by 45 percent annually. The store is planning to operate on 100 percent renewable energy through renewable energy credit purchases after the store opens. Seattle-based MG2 is the architect of record for the new Burien PCC store. The developer is Powell Development Company and the general contractor is Woodman Construction, Inc.

The new location is the first for PCC south of Seattle, serving Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Sea-Tac, White Center and all areas in-between, and will act as the interim go-to for West Seattle shoppers until the store reopens in 2019.

Burien PCC’s grand opening celebration will kick off at 8:45 a.m. and feature an official “pineapple cutting”— the fruit is the universal symbol of welcome and hospitality — with fresh, organic pineapple giveaways for the first 112 people in celebration of PCC’s 12th store. The store officially opens at 9 a.m.

If you can’t get to Burien, remember that PCC grocery delivery continues to be available in West Seattle via Instacart.

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