West Seattle businesses: Sound Advice finds a new home

Now that construction for the just-sold California/Alaska/42nd site seems inevitable, the business moves are coming fast and furious. Here’s the latest: mobile retailer Sound Advice is moving a block north next month. Thanks to Brian Presser from TouchTech Systems for spotting and photographing the flyer on the door. The listed street number listed for the new location didn’t look right, so we called Sound Advice, and though they’re checking on the new street number, they confirmed, it IS the space adjacent to (south of) West Seattle Coins, on the street level of the Senior Center of West Seattle building. As the sign says, they expect to open there next month. Just yesterday, we finally made contact with the California/Alaska/42nd site’s new owner, Chicago-based Equity Residential, whose spokesperson (as we reported here) said they expect to break ground before the year’s out on the same 190-plus-apartment project that previous owner Charlie Conner and partners got approved before selling the site (for $11.4 million, as we reported December 22nd). Other businesses that have recently moved from the site to new West Seattle locations include Classic Barber Shop, SIMA Martial Arts, and Limber Yoga (all of whom have new locations); The Beer Junction expects to move later this winter to its new spot in the California SW building where the liquor store and train store used to be, but remains open at its original location (4707 42nd SW) till then.

6 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Sound Advice finds a new home"

  • Layne January 5, 2012 (6:16 pm)

    wow… the junction is soon to be canyon city like Broadway… :) + :(

  • Mel January 5, 2012 (6:26 pm)

    Equity Residential isn’t a very good company… #just saying

  • michael ford January 5, 2012 (6:43 pm)

    when are they going to stop all of these new buildings as it is going to make getting out of west seattle even harder as we basiclly only have the oneway out and the oneway in. there is no talk of another bridge nor any other forms of transit to and from west seattle. this is just really sad for anyone of the working age range.

  • miws January 5, 2012 (8:02 pm)

    In addition to puzzling over the incorrect address on the flyer, I was also puzzling over the “one block north” part. I was still picturing Sound Advice in their location of many years ago, in the Triangle, where West Seattle Montessori School used to be.



  • William January 6, 2012 (11:53 am)


  • Rumbles January 7, 2012 (3:46 pm)

    @Michael Ford — Realistically the City won’t stop construction like this unless the citizens complain and make noise. They are interested in more tax revenue. With that in short supply these days anyone who wants to improve or expand a building and pay more taxes is fine with them. It’s even easier if there aren’t any complaints.

    Don’t think you can’t make an impact if development like this disappoints you. Remember what happened with the R H Thompson Expressway? There are “off ramps to nowhere” on 520 to remind us all what a few determined people can do.

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