Whole Foods: Interbay slowdown but “full speed ahead” here


Seems Magnolia/Interbay and West Seattle have a lot in common these days – not only the jail-sites fight (see below), but also future Whole Foods stores. MagnoliaVoice.com broke the story of a slowdown on the nearly complete WF in Interbay; as soon as we saw it early this morning, we e-mailed Eric Radovich at BlueStar – which is developing Fauntleroy Place, with the West Seattle WF (final approved design shown above) – and he replied early this am, “Still full (speed) ahead for us at this point … target Feb. of 2010,” which means no change from previous projections. A similar reassurance was issued a month ago, and FP has swung into major excavation since then. (Side note: If you haven’t heard of Magnolia Voice before, it’s a new neighborhood-news site affiliated with MyBallard.com, both operated by people who, like your WSB co-publishers here, are veteran journalists we happened to know personally long before they ventured into the online-community-news business.)

3 Replies to "Whole Foods: Interbay slowdown but "full speed ahead" here"

  • B September 12, 2008 (10:29 am)

    I sure hope it will keep on track! Having a big empty building would suck. I wonder if having the apartments is actually a good thing since it provides additional income for the property vs. a stand alone structure like Magnolia.

  • credmond September 12, 2008 (4:07 pm)

    It’s also interesting that on the Whole Foods site, the “Stores in Development” listing shows, under Washington State, the following stores:

    Seattle (Interbay)
    15th Avenue East

    West Seattle
    SW Alaska & 30th. Ave

  • WSB September 12, 2008 (4:54 pm)

    Chas, that error has been on the site for TWO YEARS NOW – I even wrote about it here, and e-mailed the company. Almost funny, really. Will add the URL of my previous writeup when I find it.
    (added 5 pm, this link is from August 2006!) https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=410

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