West Seattle business news: Seattle Logo Pro’s peninsula pride

In a way, Seattle Logo Pro in The Junction is a new business – in a way it’s not.

David Groves has taken over the former Sports Junction space at the west end of the breezeway that’s next to the liquor store (across from Many Moons), after working upstairs for a few years.

And while he and his staff are screenprinting shirts, uniforms and other apparel, as well as making plaques, trophies and signs – as well as other promotional items (keychains, mouse pads, etc.) – there’s one part of the business that really piqued our interest: They’re setting up a retail space toward the front, where they’ll sell some of the only-in-West-Seattle shirts and other apparel they’re printing.

Groves, a fourth-generation West Seattleite, says that’ll be great for those who “miss the days when you could go to Shafrans and buy the West Seattle shirts.” Of course, the imagery’s updated now – if you’re familiar with the WEST SIDE “knuckles” T-shirt (see the image on artist Jason Olcott‘s MySpace page), that’s the kind of thing you’ll find, or maybe something branded with your favorite West Seattle establishment’s logo (West 5 proprietor Dave Montoure was in talking to Groves when we stopped by for a short interview, for example).

Not just the establishments you know and love now – Groves says he found a treasure trove of old printable images for long-gone places like Herfy’s and Snubby’s. The synergy makes sense, since he worked in restaurant and clothing businesses before starting Seattle Logo Pro. He says you’ll be able to count on him for higher-quality materials: “If you get a good shirt, people will actually wear them.”

Seattle Logo Pro is open for business now but the retail spot isn’t up and running yet – look for it by April.

11 Replies to "West Seattle business news: Seattle Logo Pro's peninsula pride"

  • bluebird February 23, 2010 (11:22 am)

    Too much time on facebook. Looking for a like button. Can’t wait to check out the retail.

  • Westie February 23, 2010 (12:39 pm)

    Should be good. I’ve been looking for a good T shirt that I can wear and show off my west seattle pride. Not sure ‘knuckles’ is right for me, so I hope to see other boring old man styles too.

  • Tracy D. February 23, 2010 (1:56 pm)

    This is fantastic! Love it!

  • JayDee February 23, 2010 (5:28 pm)

    It would be great if he could contact the former owner of Shafrans and stock the old “Alki Beach” longitude and latitude sweatshirts that Shafrans carried. The owner said he had a license for them, but you can see similar ones along the Oregon Coast. I loved mine to death–or washed it to death and would like to get more. I know I am not the only one interested…

  • MargL February 23, 2010 (6:28 pm)

    Will be looking for a “I (heart) West Seattle Blog” shirt!

  • zero-to-life in West Seattle February 23, 2010 (6:51 pm)

    I loved the old Turnabout Records shirts with the persian cat on the logo. I would love to see that again!

  • mike flynn February 24, 2010 (12:07 am)

    Does the WS Chamber of Commerce still sell its shirts?

  • sillygoose February 24, 2010 (12:40 pm)

    I have one of those sweatshirts and get ask by kids all the time hey where did you get that sweat shirt!! West Seattle, Alki Beach

  • sima February 26, 2010 (8:54 am)

    David did a great job to get my order done and in a timely fashion for our martial arts school. Looking foward to doing more biz with seattle logo pro!

  • Rebecca Mitsui February 28, 2010 (4:52 pm)

    I want to see the Alki Beach sweatshirts, zippered, hoodie with a retro feel, like a Blue Marlin look!!

  • Seattle Logo Pro March 7, 2010 (9:57 am)

    Hey everybody thanks for all the ideas. I’m excited to get started on all of them, keep them comming!

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