West Seattle businesses: Martin’s Way stocking Tony’s produce

Recognize the lettering on that sign – the first sign ever to be displayed in the windows at Martin’s Way, the recently opened shop at Delridge and Findlay? If you do, you’re likely a customer of Tony’s Market, the produce stand at 35th and Barton. Three months after opening (here’s our January story), Martin’s Way is stocking fresh produce from Tony’s – right now, 8 kinds of vegetables and 17 kinds of fruit (a few of which are in this photo):

And with Penny’s chips in stock, you can even buy the makings for chips and guacamole, as the Memorial Day weekend approaches:

MW proprietors Vik and Nikhi also are stocking the items with which they started operations – an extensive selection of bulk spices, specialty salts and sugars, and some grains. Meantime, back to the Tony’s partnership – Vik says he first met Tony’s founder/namesake Tony Genzale in 2004 and was impressed with him as an entrepreneur and community member; since Tony’s death a year and a half ago, his son Joey Genzale has been running the business, so Vik says he spoke with Joey and his mom and they liked the idea of Vik stocking some of their produce – which he hopes to dub “Tony’s Market at Martin’s Way,” with a portrait of Tony hanging in the store. (Stand by for updates on that.) Martin’s Way is open noon till 7 Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon till 3 on Sundays (northeast corner of Delridge/Findlay).

13 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Martin's Way stocking Tony's produce"

  • westseattledood May 22, 2012 (4:52 pm)


    Very nice!!!

  • miws May 22, 2012 (5:00 pm)

    Sounds like a great Partnership!



  • Harry Reems May 22, 2012 (5:03 pm)

    Love Tony’s!!!

  • Joan May 22, 2012 (6:20 pm)

    thanks for finally posting Martins Way hours–it also helps that there is a sign in the window. I’m glad to hear they’re stocking produce from Tonys–love Tonys, but now don’t have to drive to buy produce. Yay!

  • Kelly May 22, 2012 (10:21 pm)

    Haha, nice but look at the reflection of the “if you want it” power pole on the window.

    • WSB May 22, 2012 (11:54 pm)

      I’m missing the point about the reflection, I’m afraid … or maybe it’s the fact I have a 15″ screen and seven-year-old eyeglasses … TR

  • Jun-jun May 23, 2012 (12:54 am)

    Yes, I’m not sure what reflection Kelly’s referring to either. Guess my glasses are outdated as well.

  • Rick May 23, 2012 (5:07 am)

    26″ screen and brand new eyeglasses and I’m missin’ it too. Maybe I need more beer in my Wheaties this AM.

  • LA May 23, 2012 (8:06 am)

    This is awesome! Bravo.

  • brittany May 23, 2012 (9:54 am)

    good for them. but please put up some signage! i drive by there quite a bit, and never would have known that anything had moved in. even with the “fresh fruit here today” sign, i didn’t know if it was a store or what?! do yourselves a favor guys and promote your business! i would love to see this succeed!

  • highlandpark May 23, 2012 (11:50 am)

    Glad to hear this news! I agree with brittany’s comment though. Even a simple sandwich board on the sidewalk would alert people to the fact that this is a retail storefront.

  • A May 23, 2012 (11:53 am)

    Joey, you’re doing an amazing job. Tony would be so proud!! More options for fresh fruit and veggies are desperately needed in the Delridge area. This is fantastic!

  • photon May 23, 2012 (3:46 pm)

    Just returned from Martin’s Way, my arms loaded with grapes, bananas, the best pear ever, avocados, potatoes, asparagus, Indian candy, tamarind, and a cup of stumptown coffee!

    Soooo excited for them!

    Also, they were working on a sandwich board for the sidewalk while I was there :)

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