Two changes for Capers

Just realized we never wrote about Capers‘ announcement earlier this week that it’s closed its Fremont store and consolidated operations in West Seattle. In the announcement, Capers owner Lisa Myers said, “We want to refocus on one location and go back to our roots,” and added that her store’s about to celebrate its 23rd anniversary with a sale starting June 6th. Since we got that news release, multiple tips (thank you!) have noted a sign is up in Capers in The Junction saying food service is ending in the store as of next Saturday, but coffee/beverage availability will continue.

16 Replies to "Two changes for Capers"

  • Cheryl Dermody May 25, 2008 (6:48 pm)

    I will miss their delicious menu. There are a lot of places in West Seattle to get coffee and dessert but there is no other place to get Aunt Pat’s Favorite sandwich.

  • Herman May 25, 2008 (6:58 pm)

    That’s good. I thought they took a step down when they expanded and then opened the Fremont store.

  • KR May 25, 2008 (8:34 pm)

    I will miss their delicious lunches!

  • Xena May 25, 2008 (9:11 pm)

    I love Capers for lunch. It is a great place to meet friends and it gives you a great excuse to get in some shopping before and/or after. Bummer.

  • Katie May 26, 2008 (8:38 am)

    I am sorry to see their salads and sandwiches go, they were delicious and always a great place to have lunch.

  • Slider May 26, 2008 (9:01 am)

    I will miss Aunt Pat more than anyone can know!

  • Jana May 26, 2008 (11:04 am)

    :( Noooooooooooooooooooo! Their lunches are so good! Where will I go to get my African Peanut Soup? Or Margerette’s Favorite? I wonder if their discontinuing of food service will have any impact on their sales. Their lunch is mainly the only reason I go in there. Oh well.

  • jb May 26, 2008 (7:33 pm)

    I will miss their Tortilla soup. Many great memories of lunching with my PEPS friends with babies in tow, committee meetings over lunch and so much more. Having talked to Lisa (the owner) in the past, their food has been a loss leader and not at all a money maker for them. I will miss it though! I commend them for making the tough decisions though!

  • Linda L. May 26, 2008 (11:57 pm)

    I’ve gone to Capers since their beginning, and will so miss the wonderful lunches, especially the wholesome soups, It is the food that draws me there, and then I find the occasional gift or special item for myself. I think this is a step in the wrong direction for Capers, but certainly wish them the best.

    Linda L.

  • flowerpetal May 27, 2008 (8:52 am)

    I’ve never eaten at Capers. I do remember when they were first doing business in the Junction and serving espresso at the back of the store. It was a friendly place with practical household and particularly kitchen items. I bought lots of things there during that period and gifts for other people too. Then they got too “designery” for my taste; and for my dollar.
    I wish them well; the store is a strong presence in the Junction.

  • Sarah M. May 27, 2008 (10:39 am)

    I’m sad to hear that Capers won’t be serving lunch anymore. I think having a place to grab lunch with friends and do a little shopping is what made it unique and gave me a great reason to head to the Junction. I hope they will someday decide to add it back again!

  • Keith May 27, 2008 (10:47 am)

    I’m surprised to hear that Capers will be ending their lunch service. I was never a huge fan, but they certainly have a following.

  • Sue May 27, 2008 (1:30 pm)

    To be honest, I never even knew they served food!

  • merih May 27, 2008 (1:53 pm)

    Although I’ve enjoyed Capers lunches over the years, I’ve discovered Blue Willow Catering that now does lunches in their store front, around the corner. If you haven’t tried it yet, do–it’s amazing!

  • Janis du Pratte June 23, 2008 (6:54 pm)

    I love love love Capers! I lived in West Seattle for 6 years and “passed a lot of plastic” decorating my little Cottage home. Whenever I visit (now back in Calif) I visit. I wish they had an online store for those of us that are no longer able to browse with latte in hand. You’ll see me again.

  • Cordelia J. Smith July 5, 2008 (3:17 pm)

    I simply love Capers! The gift and jewelry selection is one of the best in the entire Seattle area. I also appreciate the fact that I can buy affordable unique gifts there.

    I’m glad to see Capers coninue on in true small business form in a world of mass-market retail.

    They are a true original and I truly LOVED their original store :)

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