Junction updates: VAIN salon/boutique on the way; new paint; ‘Experience Junction Love’ campaign

Three updates from The Junction this afternoon:

NEW PAINT: Thanks to Brian Presser from TouchTech Systems for the photo of a crew applying new paint to the long-beige building where he and several other businesses are headquartered – the one with the breezeway, south of the old liquor store. Speaking of which:

VAIN MOVING INTO OLD LIQUOR STORE: We’ve already reported that The Beer Junction is taking part of the old state liquor store space in the 4500 block of California SW (open since the liquor store’s new location is now in business). This afternoon, we know who else is moving in – VAIN salon/boutique will open its third Seattle location there (it’s already downtown and in Ballard). Its news release says this is a homecoming for VAIN founder Victoria Ptak, who lives in West Seattle. Read the news release in full, with more details, here. Victoria also sent a note, saying, “The building will be undergoing a major rehab in the next few weeks. We will be starting work on our portion of the building starting October 1st with the goal of being open winter-ish. As a resident and huge fan of West Seattle I am excited for the opportunity to join such an active community! There are so many great businesses, community activists and fun neighborhood happenings, I look forward to bringing what we can to the mix.”

‘EXPERIENCE JUNCTION LOVE’: Just because our abbreviated summer is ending, don’t retreat into your shell – “experience Junction love”! It’s the new campaign just announced by the West Seattle Junction Association, whose website mentions some of the things just waiting for your love (and patronage). The campaign will spotlight a new theme each month – read on for a sneak peek:

o January – Fitness & Health (in honor of New Year’s Resolutions)
o February – Sweets & Baked Goodness (for Valentine’s Day)
o March – Arts
o April – Restaurants
o May – Shops
o June – Bars & Wine
o July – Music (to correspond West Seattle Summer Fest)
o August – Services
o September – Veggies & Groceries
o October – Kids and Halloween
o November/December – Holiday!

11 Replies to "Junction updates: VAIN salon/boutique on the way; new paint; 'Experience Junction Love' campaign"

  • homesick August 31, 2011 (5:25 pm)

    I’m so excited VAIN will be opening in West Seattle.
    Carinn at the downtown location has been my stylist for the past 4 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. What a GREAT addition to the neighborhood!!!

  • tracy August 31, 2011 (5:30 pm)

    Horray! Love love love Vain. I go to Liza dt, and she cuts curly hair.

  • Lg August 31, 2011 (6:10 pm)

    Another client of liza’s excited for vain to come!!!

  • lina rose August 31, 2011 (9:03 pm)

    I LOVE vain! i wish TT would come over to the ws store, she is awesome!

  • KT September 1, 2011 (11:37 am)

    I’m super excited about Vain coming to West Seattle too. I’ve been going to their downtown location since I moved here. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • dawsonct September 1, 2011 (12:27 pm)

    Y’know, I love my city, but is the only outdoor paint available to Seattleites either beige, or the Mark Tobey end of the blue spectrum (shades of gray)?
    Are only villages on the sunny Mediterranean allowed to paint their buildings in bright colors?
    Seriously, I can’t even get through to my brother, who is about to paint his blue-gray rental property a slightly different shade of grayish-blue. Can’t even get him to entertain the idea of painting the trim some outlandishly gaudy color.
    No imagination. Hard to believe we were raised by the same people. Sheesh!

  • dawsonct September 1, 2011 (12:29 pm)

    A fresh coat of paint, no matter the color, is always appreciated in any case.
    ANY color is an improvement over beige, so I shouldn’t gripe too much.

  • MP September 1, 2011 (1:26 pm)

    Vain is awesome! It’s going to be WS first real hip salon!

  • Forest September 1, 2011 (2:32 pm)

    I’m both relieved and a little disappointed that “Experience Junction Love” won’t be sponsored by a sex toy boutique.

  • Jill September 1, 2011 (5:30 pm)

    Dawsonct, I am SO with you!! There’s enough gray in the sky, thanks, I’ll paint my house orange (have also painted a previous one dark purple, and it looked fantastic). :)

  • Amy September 1, 2011 (9:27 pm)

    Thrilled to hear about VAIN coming to WS! I’m another one of Liza’s curly clients. She is the best! I hope she’ll make her way over here every so often so maybe I can avoid a trip downtown.

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