West Seattle businesses: Game Stop to Westwood Village

The former Hollywood Video/Game Crazy location at Westwood Village (which closed in July) will soon be home to Game Stop. As noted in the WSB Forums, the DPD page for the site mentions Game Stop, and WSB contributor Deanie Schwarz subsequently confirmed with the 15th/Roxbury Game Stop manager, AJ Hans, that the Westwood location is to be open by summertime. Hans says they haven’t been told whether the Roxbury shop will stay open once the Westwood shop is up and running. Meantime, Westwood Village manager Stuart Crandall tells WSB there’s a second tenant planned for part of the space, but they’re not ready to discuss it publicly because a deal isn’t entirely finalized yet.

ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: More information from Westwood Village’s Crandall – “The Hollywood Video space is being divided into three spaces. We have potential tenants for two of the three spaces, but will have a 3000-square-foot end cap vacancy remaining to lease after the two tenants have taken possession.”

25 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Game Stop to Westwood Village"

  • Chrissy Ryckman January 6, 2011 (5:35 pm)

    Shucks! I was hoping for a decent restaurant….

  • dameDonna January 6, 2011 (6:15 pm)


  • bs January 6, 2011 (6:33 pm)

    Damn, I was hoping it would be a Panera or similar…

  • GenHill January 6, 2011 (6:36 pm)


  • Nate January 6, 2011 (7:08 pm)


  • Mr Matt January 6, 2011 (7:22 pm)

    I am indifferent.

  • Billy January 6, 2011 (7:35 pm)

    Lame! Westwood needs a Nice Big restaurant. I guess it will never happen. Do to the horrible design of the Westwood overall footprint.

  • coffee January 6, 2011 (8:23 pm)

    Too bad that space couldn’t have become a family style not expensive restaurant.

  • DBurns January 6, 2011 (8:41 pm)

    There was no chance it could have been any type of restaurant/bar due to its proximity to Target. (Which by the way I do NOT understand – but that’s what Stuart told us at our Tenant’s Meeting).

  • JumboJim January 6, 2011 (9:06 pm)

    Target has a fine dining establishment inside that prob. has exclusive rights to sales of Taco bites and popcorn, etc. in Westwood Village.

    Full disclosure: I don’t actually hate Target, I was just there tonight buying a dart board and a croquet set. It is a bit K-marty though….

  • coffee January 6, 2011 (10:10 pm)

    well that is just weird, that you cannot put a restaurant next to a target…..

  • justcuz January 6, 2011 (10:20 pm)

    This is one place I’d be just fine with a “chain” and something like an Outback would fit the bill – and would not hinder my Target business whatsoever. Might even encourage me to group my errands at Westwood…what an odd tenant agreement.

  • jedifarfy January 6, 2011 (10:27 pm)

    Lots of the stores have some sort of agreement like that. Rite Aid prevented Target from getting a pharmacy and Starbucks prevented them from getting a Starbucks in their store.

    Besides, the parking would be HORRENDOUS. The restaurant couldn’t function in November and December. Every single spot was taken for shopping last month towards the end of the season. It would be miserable.

  • Brad Fletcher January 6, 2011 (11:33 pm)

    Bring back the Red Baron. They had the best Prim Rib dinner and Burnt Creme for desert. And it had a small parking lot too! We don’t need a game store. Maybe Westwood Village Management should read the WSB like all West Seattleites do. We love you West Seattle Blog !!

  • T-Rex January 7, 2011 (8:31 am)

    I remember SeaGalley and The Keg. The Keg was great for awhile, but then it went downhill very fast.

  • villagegreen January 7, 2011 (10:37 am)

    It never occured to me that that’s exactly what Westwood Village is missing. I decent big chain restaurant. Man, how many restaurants does University Village have. Can’t we at least get one? Pretty Lame.

    As for Game Stop, it’s another useless store I’ll never enter.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident January 7, 2011 (10:56 am)

    There is a Starbucks store next to Big 5 and a Starbucks kiosk in QFC, MUCH closer than Target. Besides I have NEVER seen or heard of a Starbucks in a Target store. QFC and Safeway sure, but not a Target.
    So just how does an agreement like that stop a restaurant for being put in place in that location?
    Target does NOT have a “Fine Dining” establishment inside it. It as a snack bar that sells snacks, i.e. limited food/drink, not sit-down meals with a variety of food/drink.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident January 7, 2011 (10:58 am)

    Red Baron?
    I don’t remember a Red Baron Restaurant there. I do remember a Sea Galley and then a Keg at the current location of Rite-Aid.

  • RPH January 7, 2011 (11:44 am)

    The Red Baron opened in 1969 and was the first restaurant of Rich Komen’s RUI, which included Horatio’s and Clinkerdagger, Bickerstaff & Pett’s Public House.


  • displacedcoastie January 7, 2011 (12:06 pm)

    villagegreen – I like how a store is “useless” store because you will not enter it. I’m sure its not useless to the many people who use it.

  • catlady January 7, 2011 (12:40 pm)

    Not useless to us. You wouldn’t believe how excited my son and his friends are — they immediately went into text mode…

    The *huge* Southcenter store is too far away (especially if you have a return) and the Roxbury store is too small, but close. So this will be a great store for us.

  • sophista-tiki January 7, 2011 (1:23 pm)

    I too wouldnt mind a chain restaurant, it really is the one thing thats missing, they would be busy constantly! . Serously who goes to target to sit down and eat give me a break! There are 3 Starbucks at the mall, dont forget the one inside the bookstore.

  • biankat January 7, 2011 (3:01 pm)

    FWIW – the Target on Kent Hill has a Starbucks.

  • side of blue cheese January 7, 2011 (3:11 pm)

    Like catlady’s sons, my two kids will be excited as well. Now if GameStop would rent video games, we’d be all set.

  • me on 28th Ave SW January 7, 2011 (8:02 pm)

    Went on a couple dates at Red Baron; it was awesome!! Full bar AND crab and steak???? We really could use a place like that again. The Keg filled the gap while it was here, but now we really don’t have anything close. Imagine if we had a full service restaurant AND a first-run movie theater? Wow! The populace of South West Seattle would never have to venture north of Morgan Street again!!

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