The latest sign of things to come

When the “Coming Soon/Office Depot” banner went up on the fence at the megaproject site across from Jefferson Square, we wondered why not a “Coming Soon/QFC” banner too, since those are the two major announced retail tenants. Three weeks later, QFC is now flying its colors too:


7 Replies to "The latest sign of things to come"

  • David September 25, 2007 (7:16 pm)

    FINALLY. Actual movement at one of the ugliest eyesores in West Seattle. Now if we can only do something about the abandoned/burned/empty old Shucks Auto on California. I know there’s a proposed land use action on it, but it seems like it’s sat there for 3 or 4 years. It’s amazing that a property on a street that busy would sit abandoned for so many years.

  • Jan September 25, 2007 (11:31 pm)

    David…every once in a while, someone is there doing something. A few weeks ago they cleaned up some of the eyesore that was on the outside. But..I totally agree…let’s get on it…

  • Chris September 27, 2007 (6:51 pm)

    Why a QFC? We need a Trader Joe’s ASAP!

  • Brian September 30, 2007 (9:29 am)

    Does anyone have an interest in trying to ban large-scale franchises/big boxes from the Alaska Junction area? Of course, this would do nothing for existing projects, but could help avoid a “McVillage” down the road.

  • WSB September 30, 2007 (10:25 am)

    To some degree, the market works in mysterious ways. Witness the case of the Ben & Jerry’s that failed in the spot where Cupcake Royale is now.

  • old timer October 1, 2007 (10:19 am)

    “Does anyone have an interest in trying to ban large-scale franchises/big boxes from the Alaska Junction area?”

    What kind of threats do you have in mind?

    IMO, with a Target, Marshall’s, Staples, BB&B, Barnes & Noble and more at Westwood Village, I don’t think there is much of a problem. I don’t know what a “McVillage” is, but a small JCPenney like we used to have would be nice. There’s probably more if we gave it some thought. It’s not like we have the space or the market for a Wal-Mart or anything like that.

  • Brian October 2, 2007 (8:35 pm)

    I would like to retain the Alaska Junction’s uniqueness. I like that there are very few national chains in the Junction. A “McVillage” is like most places around town, including Westwood village, as you describe “old timer.”

    If enough locals were interested, I would push the City Council for zoning restrictions to avoid a McVillage at the Alaska Junction.

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