Sneak peek inside West Seattle Runner before Saturday opening

We first met Lori and Tim McConnell just two months ago (here’s the story), when they had just signed the lease for space to open a “specialty running store” in Charlestown Center (map), but didn’t even have a name for it. But now, their store West Seattle Runner is just about ready to be, well, off and running:

Tonight, they opened the doors for a sneak peek, as a test run for Saturday, their official grand opening.

They’re planning festivities 10 am-7 pm on Saturday (chair massages plus running coach and physical therapist on hand). And while you’re there – sign up for next month’s West Seattle 5K (with co-sponsors including WSB as well as WSR).

14 Replies to "Sneak peek inside West Seattle Runner before Saturday opening"

  • RG-KOA April 8, 2010 (9:33 pm)


  • Stacey April 9, 2010 (7:19 am)

    looks GREAT you guys..congrats!

  • Kayleigh April 9, 2010 (7:41 am)

    This runner says “welcome to the neighborhood!” :)

  • Meghan April 9, 2010 (7:54 am)

    Looks like a great addition to W. Seattle retail! Welcome!

  • Ty April 9, 2010 (10:07 am)

    Excellent! May you run for miles and miles.

    I need to get one of those WSR tee shirts on my first visit.

  • Steph in WS April 9, 2010 (12:07 pm)

    Looked on thier website and the don’t carry Nike which is the only running shoe that is comfortable for me. Too bad.

  • Marcella April 9, 2010 (12:51 pm)

    Yahoo! I’ve been saying WS needs a running store! Now, who wants to open the much needed WS Golf Shop?

  • Seamus April 9, 2010 (4:01 pm)

    Brooks! Yay!

  • Frank and Cecilia Rohlena April 9, 2010 (9:17 pm)

    Lookin’ good Lori and Tim! Upholding the Rohlena tradition in fine style!
    Muy bonita, mucho bueno! Mi Hija

  • Melody April 10, 2010 (7:09 am)

    I can’t wait to get out there! Beautiful Brooks gear you have there – way to go.

  • Kelly Bielat April 10, 2010 (8:04 am)

    Just want all the future customers to know what incredible people you’ll be dealing with @ WSR. Tim and Lori are hard working, honest, dedicated and compassionate people. They give back to their community and are proud to live in West Seattle. They will always deal with you straight up. (And I’m not just saying that because they’re my brother and sister in law!) We’re so happy for you guys and know things will go off without a hitch this weekend. Love you, K, B, J & E

  • sabrina k-s April 10, 2010 (4:55 pm)

    I was just in and left with a bag full of goodies! Thanks so much for your generosity and for opening a running store in WS!

  • Jo Bader April 10, 2010 (7:30 pm)

    Looking forward to breaking in my new running shoes! Cool new store… I wish you guys the best!

  • Lori April 10, 2010 (8:55 pm)

    We want to thank you all for coming out today, your feedback and input and all the wonderful support while we were getting up and running. We are speechless, it is hard to express how wonderful it felt today, to be surrounded by runners, talking running and fitting runners in our WS community. What a place to live and do business, we are lucky and you are great!!

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