West Seattle business news: 7-11, Locöl updates

Two quick West Seattle new-business notes tonight:

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli)
35TH/BARTON 7-11 UPDATE: After a note inquiring how soon the new 7-11 (former Exxon station/minimart) would be open – serious remodeling’s been under way about a month and a half – we checked with parent corporation Southland. The reply from Margaret in media relations: “We expect the store to be open for business by December 31 … maybe earlier.” It’s been more than 13 months since WSB commenters broke the news a 7-11 was in the works for the site.

LOCOL UPDATE: The year-in-the-works neighborhood beer/wine bar (with some food) at 35th/Kenyon could open as soon as next week, according to this update on the Locöl Facebook page. (That’s in line with what co-owner Kyle Duce had told us a week ago — that he hoped to be open by month’s end.)

19 Replies to "West Seattle business news: 7-11, Locöl updates"

  • Darren December 20, 2010 (7:16 pm)

    Thank you for the quick response. Leave it to the WS Blog to get the information.

  • me on 28th Ave SW December 20, 2010 (9:38 pm)

    please have redbox, please have redbox….

  • Alki resident December 20, 2010 (9:41 pm)

    Not sure why we need three convenience stores within a block of each other.I will always stick with the one with the original hoagie sandwiches.

  • mike flynn December 21, 2010 (12:01 am)

    is hoping they play classical music in the 7-Eleven to keep punks away.

  • Alex December 21, 2010 (12:05 am)

    Super Deli Mart rules! :)

  • Smurmary December 21, 2010 (12:29 am)

    WOW this is really great news. A new 7-11 to sell cheap beer and cigarettes. But what about the homeless people in West Seattle? That’s OK, this new 7-11 will be open very soon. Thank you blog for reporting this vital information.

  • WSB December 21, 2010 (12:54 am)

    Got a homelessness-related story coming up tomorrow, in fact, Smurm – a shelter organization we’ve covered multiple times, and its struggle to scrape together a little money to help newly homeless families stay together. Meantime, believe it or not, despite the fact West Seattle already has five other 7-11’s, we’ve been asked when this one’s opening, so that’s why we checked – TR

  • chris December 21, 2010 (8:00 am)

    I’m no fan of 7-11’s but it’s pretty much what it was before so not sure what all the hubub is about. Someone else could have purchased the property but they didn’t.

  • miws December 21, 2010 (8:58 am)

    Smurmary, I don’t know how often you read WSB, but the few times you have commented, you haven’t simply offered constructive criticism, rather, they are more like attacks:


    I don’t know what you have against WSB, and/or it’s Editors and Contributors, but it is not some huge corporate media machine. Instead, it is truly a grass-roots media service, started and run by people who had had enough of working in corporate media, and decided to start their own Hyperlocal News Source.


    They have done this because of their passion for the true purpose of media, to be part of a Community, and communicate what is going on in that Community. Something lost on the big corps, that (I’m not saying “who”, because no matter what they think, corps are not people), are just in in for profit.


    WSB, working 24/7/365 with for the most part a two person, Husband/Wife Crew, keep the entire West Seattle Community up to date, in real time on what’s happening here, and on occasion, other areas that a particular incident may have an impact on W.S. They report the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the fun, and so much more. And they do it all without editorializing. I believe there has only been two or three times when TR “got up on a soapbox”, and on each of those occasions, she made a disclaimer.


    The Sponsors are W.S. Businesses, or at least strongly connected to W.S.


    So, with so much of the big media, that truly are corporate shills, why do you keep attacking WSB?



  • westseattlegrl December 21, 2010 (9:01 am)


  • Darren December 21, 2010 (9:11 am)

    Thank you WSB !! I was the one who inquired about it. I live in Arbor Heights and there isn’t a 7-11 near us. It’s going to be nice having one so close.

  • aimymichelle December 21, 2010 (11:08 am)

    i’m excited for slurpees nearby!

  • HelperMonkey December 21, 2010 (11:16 am)

    curious as to why a 7-11 is important – what do they offer that other gas station mini marts don’t, aside from slurpees? oh, and by the way – there’s already a 7-11 about a mile away up on Delridge and Barton.

  • Darren December 21, 2010 (12:12 pm)

    It’s just nice to see businesses opening with the economy the way it is.

  • HelperMonkey December 21, 2010 (12:26 pm)

    Darren, I will agree with you 110% on that! – and I don’t think it will harm Super Deli Mart in any way – they have definitely carved out a niche that no other store can touch.

  • Darren December 21, 2010 (12:33 pm)

    I will go to both places. Super Deli Mart is a great little store. The owners and people that work there are very nice.

  • toddinwestwood December 21, 2010 (5:31 pm)

    Slurpees on one corner, great produce and fruit on another, and insanely good beer selection on another. I say WIN WIN. Plus, anything is better that that crusty old 76 station.

  • bridge to somewhere December 22, 2010 (9:44 am)

    toddinwestwood is right–even if you don’t see the value of 7-11 at that location, certainly you’ll agree it’s better than the boarded-up gas station that’s been an eyesore for quite a while. This is what an improving economy looks like: new businesses sprouting up where old ones folded.

  • desertdweller December 22, 2010 (2:22 pm)

    I just hope that everyone keeps on supporting Super Deli Mart. Truly, it’s the best place ever for beer!

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