West Seattle business updates: 1 remodel, 1 move, 1 opening


First, the remodeling — WSB’er The House sent that photo of a sign spotted at Westwood Village QFC. Now, the move: Marilyn at Murphy’s Furniture has confirmed her new location in Pioneer Square (as first reported in January, she’s leaving Avalon; as first reported last weekend, Cafe Revo‘s taking the space): 314 1st Ave. S., next to Elliott Bay Books, hoping for an early-June opening. This is her last weekend on Avalon and she’s having a sale. Next, the opening — Last night’s West Seattle Art Walk participants included a new business on the north edge of The Junction, The Body Bar, and we stopped in to find out more – even came away with another prize for the Garage Sale Day contests – read on:


Art is on the walls of every room at The Body Bar (4156 California, third business north of Genesee on the east side of the street) — which offers massage and skin care — and in the lobby and hallway, including handpainted wall touches like this:


The Body Bar was one of a recordsetting 29 stops on last night’s Art Walk map; the art they’re displaying this month is by Christine Fouty.


Body Bar owner Therese Henning tells WSB they soft-opened last week and will be planning their Grand Opening event to coincide with next month’s Art Walk on June 12. You can find out more about their business at the Body Bar website; meantime, they gave us a gift certificate that we’re putting up as one of the prizes for our West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day contests tomorrow (for sellers, Best Sign; for shoppers and sellers, Most Unusual Item; read more here).

2 Replies to "West Seattle business updates: 1 remodel, 1 move, 1 opening"

  • Leah May 9, 2008 (4:23 pm)

    Therese is awesome! She came to MOPS Spa Day and treated the moms to wonderful leg and foot scrubs! Wishing you the best in your new venture!

  • Thea May 30, 2008 (7:13 pm)

    Love the ambience at the Body Bar! In the evening especially, while the western sun fills the reception area, soothing music plays while I sip on my tea. The treatment rooms welcome you with a modern yet vintage appeal. I thoroughly enjoyed the exceptionally comfortable setting, from the experienced Practitioner to feeling my body and mind releasing the tensions of my day. This will be a place to visit often! You must treat yourself!!

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