Thursday afternoon notes: More on QFC; Shoremont; Westwood

YET MORE ON THE JUNCTION QFC: Checking in with regional spokesperson Kristin Maas this afternoon, she reconfirmed next Wednesday’s opening date for the store in Capco Plaza (42nd/Alaska), and noted it’ll kick off with a 7 am ribbon-cutting ceremony that day (so if you ever wanted to be among the first to shop a brand-new grocery store, be there!). Store hours: Round the clock. We’re expecting a fact sheet a bit later and will add it here, in case you have any other questions about what the store will offer.

SHOREMONT ON ALKI: There’s an update on this vacant building (2464 Alki SW), slated for eventual demolition, which had been the subject of an emergency city order because it was open to the elements (and potentially transients) – reports it’s boarded up. The city’s online records say the site failed an inspection in late August after the emergency order was “served.”

WESTWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: This community group has scheduled its first meeting in months, and you’re invited – 7 pm September 24th, Southwest Community Center (2801 SW Thistle), bring a dessert to share. Here’s the flyer outlining some of what’ll be discussed.

8 Replies to "Thursday afternoon notes: More on QFC; Shoremont; Westwood"

  • MargL September 10, 2009 (5:34 pm)

    Speaking of open to the elements – did the Mastro building on the corner of 35th and Avalon ever get completely boarded up? Last time I drove by I noticed several windows hadn’t been installed or covered so the wind can blow rain right in there. Hate to think of the toxic mold situation any residents that move in there might get to deal with if the building isn’t razed first.

  • JayDee September 10, 2009 (7:12 pm)

    I know it was hashed to death in the earlier forum comments about the Hole Foods, but some of the newer QFCs are way nicer than the older ones. I hope this QFC is closer in flavor to the Broadway and U-District QFCs than the Westwood or Interbay QFCs. The nicer QFCs are well lit, have a good selection of stuff (even the Westwood Sushi maker stopped what she was doing to whip out some CA rolls for me, at a decent price), and on a dreary winter day are nice to wander in (Though I admit the prices on staples and veggies are high). But I don’t just shop on price alone.

    Here is wishing QFC good luck with the new location.

  • LB September 10, 2009 (9:28 pm)

    “Speaking of open to the elements – did the Mastro building on the corner of 35th and Avalon ever get completely boarded up?”

    Nopo. From what I can tell, they only boarded up the areas (street level and south and east windows/entrances on the 2’nd story) that allow easy access to the building (the garage enterance hasn’t been boarded up though). Would mold still be a potential problem if there’s no drywall?

  • Dale September 11, 2009 (12:52 am)

    QFC won’t be fully operational at opening per a friend who is working as a sub on site. He notes that Kroger, who bought QFC are CRAZY to deal with and have no idea what is going on. Sure it will get worked out eventually–but why post a date if not possible to keep?

  • west seattle golfer September 11, 2009 (6:51 am)

    Just got a little flyer in the mail inviting us to the ribbon cutting. More interestingly, the flyer had a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase on the back. Looking forward to another grocery store in the neighborhood. Hopefully some competiton will l cause the Jefferson Square Safeway to clean up their act a little.

  • ellenater September 11, 2009 (11:39 am)

    I am very excited about the QFC! That Safeway is horrendous.

  • east coast cynic September 11, 2009 (4:19 pm)

    What’s the matter with the morgan junction Safeway? Other than a pushy real change person hawking his paper during the week, I don’t have much of a problem with it. However, my wallet will appreciate the competition.

  • dawsonct September 12, 2009 (3:30 pm)

    Morgan Jct?

    If Safeway would put a little more effort into their produce section, it wouldn’t be that bad a grocery store, as far as the big chains go.

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