West Seattle Trader Joe’s: The construction fence is up

Last Saturday, we reported the first construction permit granted for the long-awaited West Seattle Trader Joe’s at 4545 Fauntleroy Way SW, meaning construction is imminent. And here’s another sign – as of this afternoon, the fence is up. We have a message out to corporate PR to ask if they have any update from the six-month construction schedule listed in the plans we reviewed downtown earlier this year. (ADDED 4:37 PM: A TJ’s spokesperson tells WSB they won’t get any more specific than “4th quarter” for an expected opening date.)

SIDE NOTE: Seems West Seattle Trader Joe’s fans have kindred spirits across the water in Kitsap County. They’re finally getting one, in Silverdale, – and this Kitsap Sun story about its impending opening next month includes the same sort of saga we’ve gone through here over years of rumors/etc.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Trader Joe's: The construction fence is up"

  • April May 24, 2011 (2:32 pm)

    Hurray! I can’t wait till we don’t have to drive to Burien anymore! :-)

  • stb May 24, 2011 (3:30 pm)

    Hooray, I can actually use one in Silverdale too! We spend a lot of time on the peninsula during the summer.

  • Emma Peel May 24, 2011 (6:18 pm)

    Cannot wait!

  • beth May 24, 2011 (6:50 pm)

    There was work going on inside as well when I was stopped in front of the building today.

    Hey, TJ’s! Any chance you can speed it up to the 3rd quarter?!

  • kate May 24, 2011 (11:30 pm)

    I hope this TJs is larger than most cuz it’s going to be packed with West Seattelites!

  • DB Coop May 25, 2011 (2:15 pm)

    It’s about time! I was beginning to think this venture was going the way of Hole Foods/ No Foods.

  • duder May 25, 2011 (7:34 pm)

    Cool, all we need now is a wal-mart and a nascar track.

  • Jill Loblaw May 27, 2011 (9:14 pm)

    A welcome addition to the West Side. :-)

  • Jill Loblaw May 27, 2011 (9:16 pm)

    A Walmart and Nascar race track might very well fit inside the “Hole” Foods pit, now that I think of it.

  • Corinne May 28, 2011 (9:33 am)

    I am so truly happy, excited (knock on wood) but I won’t celebrate until the doors open. I’s kinda like Christmas as a kid….”you actually saw the gift hidden under the bed, it’s what you asked for.” ” And under the tree, it looked the same size, shape, weight…but when opened.” Ya know what I mean?” I’ll be there with bells on when the doors open.

  • Marcia June 1, 2011 (10:02 am)

    Could someone explain to me how convenient it is to be turning left into the store, off of Fauntleroy, going north, with all of the south-bound traffic, which is usually pretty busy, unless they make a light right there, which I doubt very much. Thanks, Marcia

    • WSB June 1, 2011 (10:06 am)

      It was suggested they change their entry plan, at one point in the process. I have not seen the newest version of the plans (which will likely require going downtown and reading the hard-copy file, which includes a massive sheaf of architectural paperwork on sheets the size of a picture window) but hope to do so before too long, for a followup – TR

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