One year ago today

We were just reminded that it’s been exactly a year since the developers of Fauntleroy Place east of The Junction announced they’d signed Whole Foods. Six months since their land-use permit application. Looks like they’re not through the red tape yet — another Design Review Board meeting is tentatively set for the project in a month. Seems somewhat behind schedule, since the developer’s own fancy PR sheet suggested (page 11) groundbreaking ’06, completion mid-’07.

3 Replies to "One year ago today"

  • Robert February 9, 2007 (8:31 am)

    The downtown Whole Foods has apparently had a slow take off, but is doing well now. Downtown needed a full service grocery store – but West Seattle seems grocery store saturdated in my humble opinion. If Whole Foods succeeds at Fauntleroy Place I wonder how it will effect the other grocery stores.

  • MG February 9, 2007 (10:36 am)

    Personally, I would like to see Whole Foods at Fauntleroy Place. I usually shop at Safeway and to be honest with you, it’s not a pleasant experience. The aisles are waaaaay cramped, getting in and out of the store is a hassle (poor planning in my opinion), and the overall feel of the place is that it is past its prime. Yes, I know there are other grocery stores in WS, but we could use a “newer model.”

  • sundodger February 10, 2007 (8:29 am)

    I would also like to see a Whole Foods in WS. I agree with the comment about the Safeway at Jefferson Square. Before the remodel, I was always frustrated with the small number of cash registers open and the long check out lines. Safeway is doing a better job now, but old memories linger.

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