The view from Jefferson Square

2 things noted on a pass through Jefferson Square‘s northwest corners: first, West Seattle’s sixth not-in-a-grocery-store Starbucks (first mentioned here in August) is progressing rapidly in the ex-Infinity Espresso spot:


Second, looks like some progress on the Junction Plaza Park site, with the green-gray of spray-on grass, just in time for the holidays:


12 Replies to "The view from Jefferson Square"

  • Adam on Alki November 4, 2007 (10:57 am)

    Yeah, I noticed the Starbucks when I was at the “lifestyle” Safeway yesterday. They even have the logo branded on the pole outside the complex in front of Subway. And does that pole have a new “Jefferson Square” logo? It has green lettering now and I don’t remember that being there.

  • Jan November 4, 2007 (12:04 pm)

    gotta love that sprayed on grass…it’s soooo attractive. I hope this little patch of land gets truly upgraded’s been an eyesore for as long as I can remember….really detracts from our main business area…

  • grr November 4, 2007 (4:33 pm)

    oh good lord.. can starbucks PLEASE give it a break already??

  • Jeremiah November 4, 2007 (4:41 pm)

    I just hope that when the new SBUX opens, the one inside the Safeway closes.
    I’ve never had a decent cup of joe there, and Lord knows Safeway could better utilize the space.

  • Bill November 4, 2007 (5:04 pm)

    I hope that Safeway goes away. That parking lot is RIDICULOUS. Can’t see how SBUX will work there, I guess they are thinking they will get traffic from junction shoppers and the apartments? Who would drive there (esp with the old Ranier Roaster site pulling people in like crazy).

  • grr November 4, 2007 (6:58 pm)

    if you’re going to get coffee inside a supermarket, ya get what ya get.


  • SomeGuy November 4, 2007 (9:19 pm)

    What is this “Starbucks” you speak of?

  • Joshua November 5, 2007 (12:49 am)

    I’m not sure why Starbucks decided to open yet another store in West Seattle. I guess there was a void between the one in Morgan Junction, Admiral, and the 35th & Fauntleroy location.

    I spoke to the manager, and she said that the store will be opening on November 9th. So mark your calendars.

  • old timer November 5, 2007 (7:09 am)

    I kind of like the Safeway there.
    After the remodel, it’seems like they have more stuff and the lines move a lot faster.
    Truly, the parking lot is a mess.
    If I drive, I park out on the street, or more often, I just walk to the store.
    Can’t say about the SBUX, they seem to make it werever they go.
    It’s better than a barroom on every corner, IMO.

  • Keith November 5, 2007 (9:37 am)

    Ha ha ha, “lifestyle Safeway” is a hilarious term for that one. I encountered some of the people living that lifestyle; two completely drunk girls purchasing chicken wings and chips. When I wondered aloud if they needed a cab, the checker told me, “It’s okay, they live upstairs.”

  • Luckie November 7, 2007 (11:38 am)

    I avoid that parking lot too. I’ve seen near-fistfights break out over parking spaces and perceived right-of-way violations. It’s as if pulling into the Jefferson Square lot instantly transforms drivers into territorial dickheads.
    On the brighter side, there’s another Starbucks in West Seattle! Hooray!

  • dolly November 9, 2007 (4:17 pm)

    Anyone remember the Simpsons episode where Bart comes out of a Starbucks in the mall, and while in there, all the other stores in the mall have been converted to Starbucks?

    Reminds me of this. Although, there was a bit of a Starbucks void – I mean, there’s a whole parking lot inbetween them. Maybe they can fix up the void this creates by putting another Starbucks in the middle of the parking lot.

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