Video: Formerly Cavvy’s, now “the store with no name,” is open

Neighboring entrepreneur Rick of Rick’s Barber Shop shared the news last weekend that this was imminent, and today, it really happened: We’ve seen it with our own eyes. The many-years-closed shop formerly known as Cavvy’s, 5247 California SW (map), is now open again. Under new management, but “old” ownership – the building’s owner, Wayne Whitten, is trying his hand at retail ownership (he’s worked at stores including McLendon’s). Check the video clip above for a look all around the store (starting with the life ring from the state ferry Walla Walla): “Everything’s for sale,” Wayne told us. Cash only. “Like a yard sale!” says one of the cheery makeshift window signs. But there is something he needs – a name for the shop. Note the old sign is gone:

“What should we call it?” he asked. We didn’t have a pithy suggestion – he says barber Rick offered “Wayne’s World”; we said we’d ask you. So if you have a suggestion, leave a comment. And drop by to see Wayne, who’s expecting to be open 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays TFN, with more merchandise to be added, including what he calls “antiquey” items:

12 Replies to "Video: Formerly Cavvy's, now "the store with no name," is open"

  • MargL May 19, 2009 (4:11 pm)

    Store name suggestion: “Stuff and Things”

  • Just Me May 19, 2009 (4:46 pm)

    Store name suggestion: “Stuff & Such”.

  • MargL May 19, 2009 (4:52 pm)

    “A Whole Bunch of Stuff” ?
    “Better Your Closet Than My Store” ?
    ok I’ll stop now

  • Charles May 19, 2009 (5:44 pm)

    “Commercial Garage Sale”

  • miws May 19, 2009 (7:20 pm)

    Wayne retired, as manager, of the White Center McLendon’s about a year and a half ago. He opened that location in about 1993, and I had the pleasure of working for and with him for his last 4 3/4 years there.


    He’s a great guy, and is sorely missed by the store staff there, but absolutely deserves every minute of his retirement.


    He comes from the “old school” of retail management, and worked his butt off at that store, and didn’t just sit up in his office all day. He really gave the store a family feel.


    Go see him! :)



  • MargL May 19, 2009 (7:53 pm)

    After seeing the video I definitely do want to check the place out! Just gotta hit the cash machine first!

  • Jersey Jill May 19, 2009 (10:36 pm)

    Wow amazing I don’t have to press my nose against the glass I can actually walk in and buy things!!! wOOO HOOO

    Name suggestion: “Home Accessories and More”
    “Stop and Shop”

  • PattC May 19, 2009 (11:33 pm)

    :) Call it what my mom always says when we walk by
    “What’s This?”

  • Meghan May 20, 2009 (7:50 am)

    How about J-U-N-K ??? It’s an honest name and it’d probably bring more people in out of curiosity.

  • sun*e May 20, 2009 (7:58 am)

    Call it Wayne’s World of Stuff.

  • Glenda May 20, 2009 (9:11 am)

    How about “Open for Business?” I’m a little sad – an open Cavvy’s is truly the end of an era.

  • MargL May 20, 2009 (2:20 pm)

    Had fun stopping by and poking the store today. Need baskets? He’s got a lot. Also spotted a few classic Dr. Seuss books which we already have – so they’re still there. Wire racks for pots, pans, dishes, spices. Lots of candles left and stuffed animals. And while my daughter was intrigued by the dancing and singing Frosty The Snowman and Christmas Mickey Mouse we decided to pass so they could amuse future customers :-D

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