West Seattle businesses: Super Supplements to Morgan Junction

Again today, news of a new location for another one of the businesses that will be displaced when work begins on the California/Alaska/42nd site just bought by megadeveloper Equity Residential. Today, we have confirmed that Super Supplements has chosen its new West Seattle location – the Morgan Junction storefront that Blockbuster Video is vacating, at 6451 Fauntleroy Way SW. Super Supplements says it’s expecting to make the move this summer, probably in July. It’s been on the southeast corner of California/Alaska for more than five years (we reported its impending arrival in April 2006). Just yesterday, we confirmed that Sound Advice, a few doors south of Super Supplements, will move to a new home a block north. Equity hasn’t set a date yet for starting construction on the two-building, 190+-apartment project approved for the site, but told WSB on Wednesday that they expect work to begin this year.

22 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Super Supplements to Morgan Junction"

  • westseattle123 January 6, 2012 (3:02 pm)

    Isn’t the Blockbuster at Admiral Junction not Morgan Junction?

    • WSB January 6, 2012 (7:09 pm)

      Both of them are closing, as we reported right after Christmas. The Super Sup spokesperson double-verified for me that it’s the Morgan Junction store (see the address in the story) that they are taking, not the other one.

  • jiggers January 6, 2012 (4:03 pm)

    Is the Rocksport going to have to leave too then? I thought there wasn’t going to be new development on that northside of that block. Anyone know for sure? All other businesses are mostly up and moving which tells me something. It doesn’t look good.

  • mack January 6, 2012 (7:20 pm)

    I hope Rocksport moves into the empty Porterhouse restaurant next to the Admiral Theater.

  • JanS January 6, 2012 (7:29 pm)

    So Super Sup will now have parking..that’s a good thing. Jiggers. Rocksport will have to move. I thought they already had chosen an alternate space, but if not, I’d suggest the former Porterhouse property in the Admiral District

  • cj January 6, 2012 (7:31 pm)

    The Morgan Junction BB location is right across from Thriftway on Fauntleroy. I’m so glad they found a nearby location, I don’t know what I would do with out my Super Sup store. Sad to hear that a mega developer is going to fast track yet another big light blocking multi unit. Personally I think there should be a height restriction in the area.

    • WSB January 6, 2012 (7:53 pm)

      Small datapoint but … it’s not on a “fast track.” It’s been almost four years since I was combing the city website one night and first discovered the proposal to develop the site had been revived – and the proposal I discovered there in March 2008 had been active, apparently, dating back to August 2007, unnoticed: https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/new-6-story-apartmentretail-building-proposed-in-the-junction (we followed up with Conner Homes hours later and had a followup the next day https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/next-new-junction-megaproject-details-from-developer ) … And there had been a proposal years earlier, long before we started doing this, so I am not as familiar with what sidelined it then. It may seem fast now only because things slowed down for a while after the 2008-09 development slowdown – and then last year this suddenly roared back to life, then went up for sale, and now has been sold to a company that doesn’t seem likely to put it on hold. As I noted in an earlier story, Equity also is developing a gateway site in Ballard – they bought the property where there had been a fight over landmark designation for an old Denny’s (which has since been razed), and are now starting work on a project bigger than this one … TR

  • JanS January 6, 2012 (8:32 pm)

    and, TR, I think one on South Lake Union, too…

  • SarahScoot January 6, 2012 (8:57 pm)

    This is good news for me, as Morgan Junction is just a few blocks from my home, and I shop Super Supplements regularly. The AK Junction is only about a mile walk for me, but Morgan Junction is so much closer! :-)

  • jiggers January 6, 2012 (9:41 pm)

    I have been going to the Rocksport since day 3 they were opened. That makes it 17 years that I have been supporting it…:)

  • islewrite January 6, 2012 (11:06 pm)

    Oh man, putting the Rocksport in the same block with the Yen Wor AND the Admiral Pub? I hope the existing two can get their clientele under control before that happens. That half block is already one big drunken brawl in the evenings.

  • Diane January 6, 2012 (11:21 pm)

    yes Jan, I posted on FB today re the SLU project:
    Equity Residential sure is busy acquiring properties to build huge apartment projects in Seattle; they’ve already broken ground on the Market Street Landing in Ballard (300 apts) on the prominent corner where the historic Denny’s coffee shop was razed during the condo bubble
    last week it was announced that Equity purchased the infamous “Conner Homes” project, prominent corner in our West Seattle Alaska Junction (though few will miss the ugly buildings there now); plans are to build mixed use with 200 apts
    now I see Equity purchased a parking lot in South Lake Union to build 275 apts
    Equity Residential buys Lake Union parcel

  • Loco in W.S. January 7, 2012 (7:12 am)

    porter house locale way too small for the rock sport. admiral blockbuster large enough with ample parking and area for outside seating.

  • CandrewB January 7, 2012 (7:34 am)

    I think Rocksport would be perfect for the now vacant spot where Petco was located. Anything else that would be big enough to fill that space (retail) is going to want non-existent, direct-access parking.

  • sam-c January 7, 2012 (8:28 am)

    the porterhouse space isn’t big enough for rocksport? i didn’t realize rocksport was so big.

    well, the new super supp. location sounds good

  • DW January 7, 2012 (8:57 am)

    I’m glad the Morgan Blockbuster space didn’t sit empty long!

    Any news on the former Morgan Prudential office?

    • WSB January 7, 2012 (9:14 am)

      Not that I’ve heard … still had the FOR LEASE sign when last I drove past, but then again, those signs don’t necessarily come down the second a deal is struck (the one at Morgan Blockbuster was still in view yesterday). Nothing on the DPD books in terms of “tenant improvements,” either, which is something else we watch … TR

  • W January 7, 2012 (9:41 am)

    How is it possible for this company to think thier project will wind up different from others in West Seattle? Examples: The HUGE hole on Alaska Ave., the ugly gray metal apt building on 35th and Avalon, the seemingly never ending Trader Joes project? I’m sure there’s more, so what WERE they thinking? As I wrote before, the place is BEYOND UGLY!

  • Diane January 7, 2012 (12:58 pm)

    @W, Equity probably has enough money to buy all of West Seattle if it were for sale, so this will get built; I do wish they would reach out to the neighborhood and tweak the design to make it more appealing; but having read a lot of news about them of late, they seem to been in major acquisition mode, building their portfolio, and even seeking to buy another huge apartment development company, so I’m afraid that any improvement to this design is wishful thinking

  • ls January 7, 2012 (1:25 pm)

    someone suggested the old Charleston location for the Rocksport – that would be good: parking, outside seating, already a lot of stuff in place … would just need to rework a spot for the pool tables :-)

  • Silver Interweb Surfer January 7, 2012 (2:06 pm)

    Rocksport should move into the old Petco location.

  • Marcia January 10, 2012 (6:31 pm)

    That’s a great new location; at least for me, so I hope that they will stay there. The parking lot is also a great asset!

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