Delridge development update

From the “triangle” where Delridge cuts between 16th/17th before Roxbury, a former auto shop is transforming into what city records describe as “West Seattle Bible Church”:


Further north on Delridge, the neon sign for the sister shop to Bubbles is up and running (our camera disc decided not to capture it, sorry); not far away, in the 5600 block of Delridge, a former roofing business also appears to be morphing into a “coffee shop”:


12 Replies to "Delridge development update"

  • Bill April 18, 2007 (1:45 pm)

    I was just thinking we needed another church. Howzabout another bakery while they’re at it?Or a bakery/church. Rise, bread…RISE!!!

  • Vente Caf April 18, 2007 (3:43 pm)

    The thing about the churches that I wonder about is whether the branches of the megachurches being opened are here to serve W.S., or to give the surplus congregants from elsewhere a place to go.

    OTOH, a new coffee shop is always welcome. I can’t wait for the gran opening!

  • Vente Caf April 18, 2007 (3:46 pm)

    OTOH, a new coffee shop is *always* welcome, IMO. Can’t wait for the grand opening!

  • Katherine April 18, 2007 (4:13 pm)

    Re: Are the new megachurches here to serve West Seattle? Probably not. If you’re already going to church, you’re not likely to change your affiliation just because there’s a new church here. And if you’re not going now, you’re not likely to start just because there’s a new church here. What does strike me is that there’ll be heavy traffic on the bridge Sundays as well as weekdays.

  • CandrewB April 18, 2007 (5:04 pm)

    Here comes the neighborhood.

  • Sage April 18, 2007 (5:13 pm)

    Shoot! That curvy-cornered facade is looking so nice, I was hoping for something arty or something at least pedestrian-oriented, not another church of all things…

  • Bill April 18, 2007 (7:42 pm)

    re: the megachurch branches. I don’t like the giant white diesel buses motoring by my house several times on Sun a.m. Boo.

  • Vente Caf April 19, 2007 (9:42 am)

    Bill – don’t I recall that they promised to “cut grass for Jesus”? As long as they are going to gas you on the way to worship, the least they could do is stop by and do some yardwork, don’t you think?

  • quasiws April 19, 2007 (2:01 pm)

    Bubbles on Alki is opening a second cafe on Delridge. I just spoke to the lovely owner and they’ll have more seating as well as an expanded menu including crepes! Yummy! If get a chance, go by the Alki spot and get a Vietnamese sandwich. The Delridge location is expected to be up and running by the summer (definitely by the fall)….

  • Wes Olsen April 19, 2007 (2:12 pm)

    I don’t go to Mars Hill, but I do know that they had several small group or house churcheshere in West Seattle, and Doxa was an Acts 29 church plant, which is associated with Mars Hill, so it makes sense that they chose West Seattle as their new location. I am not sure if they are serving the community or not by doing any outreach. I know that Westwood Christian Assembly in White Cenbter has a church with a great clothing and food ministry every Tuesday!
    By the way, why is it bad that another church has found West Seattle it’s home?

  • Bill April 19, 2007 (3:37 pm)

    Vente: LOL! Good idea! Come to think of it, I was mowing the lawn when they drove by several times in those gargantuan buses.

  • Jan April 19, 2007 (5:48 pm)

    Wes…West Seattle has tons of churches…I don’t think anyone was saying it’s a bad thing…they just wish that there were more “other” things too. Dob’t be so on the defensive. We have a lot of banks, too, and if it was going to be a bank opening up in that particular place, I’m sure someone would have said something about that, too.Consider reading the nice article about the “Skate Church” in the junction mentioned above in one of the postings…not a single complaint, that I can see.
    Churxhes with “outreach” are good… we all need to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need…it should come form the heart, and not have a lot of preaching to go with it. I was helped by a church with food at Christmas about 10 years ago, after a divorce, and very long illness, and it was much appreciated. I don’t care what religion you (we) are…we should all be that way, if we can.

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