Open space in JuNo

If we can have NoMo and SOA, why not JuNo — north of The Junction? Anyway, an e-mail tip alerted us to empty storefronts we hadn’t previously noted. Emerald City Locksmith is gone, but window postings promise they’ll unlock a new location on Harbor Ave in March; Fringe salon is just plain gone, with FOR LEASE signs outside the space (which has had other names), as well as a land-use alert (townhouses, of course) dating back to last August.

7 Replies to "Open space in JuNo"

  • Forest January 31, 2007 (9:42 am)

    I am curious whether SOA stands for “south of Admiral.” Does anybody know who coined the designation and when? Does SOA appear on a sign or a storefront somewhere?

    I confess to being a clueless and sheltered WS person, but I have lived several blocks south of Admiral Way (and several blocks north of the WS Junction) for ten years and have never heard or seen SOA used except for the one passing mention in West Seattle blog.

  • Administrator January 31, 2007 (10:28 am)

    Sorry – we forgot to link to the earlier WSB post where we mentioned spotting SOA on a flyer at a “South of Admiral” business. (And “NoMo” on a condo sign “North of Morgan Junction.”)

  • Eric January 31, 2007 (12:33 pm)

    OK, I can deal with “Cali Ave” – even though I can’t stand it, but this SOA, NoJu, JoNu, SoMo, NoMo business has got to stop!

    – Eric
    We35-SoMo-NoAH (west of 35th, south of Morgan, north of Arbor Heights).

  • chet_desmond January 31, 2007 (12:36 pm)


  • Administrator January 31, 2007 (12:58 pm)

    Eric, we’re in those same boundaries, though I think we’d better throw in WeWe (west of Westwood).

  • ML January 31, 2007 (4:14 pm)

    Are the people living above Alki called…

  • Todd in Westwood February 1, 2007 (9:35 am)

    Oh man… I guess that means we are NoRo or SoWW. North of Roxbury, South of Westwood. :)

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