West Seattle businesses: AAA moving to Jefferson Square (plus, nearby-business updates)

Yet another business losing its current location because of the upcoming Equity Residential two-building development in The Junction (California/Alaska/42nd) has announced what it’s doing next: AAA is moving to a new location in Jefferson Square. Spokesperson Jennifer Cook tells WSB they’ve just signed a lease for the former AT&T storefront in the eastern row of businesses facing the inner parking lot. No exact date yet, but probably sometime in August. “We are working diligently so that there is no overlap between when we vacate the current location and open in Jefferson Square, but it’s difficult to determine if this will be accomplished.” Cook also says this is a “permanent move” – they’ve signed a long-term lease.

To recap and update, here’s what other businesses have done/will do, west to east on the development site (most of the links go to previous WSB coverage of the moves/closures):

*Classic Barber Shop moved a few blocks south in January, to the former Alki Style and Barber Shop

*Sound Advice moved in February – one block north on California SW to a storefront on the ground floor of the Senior Center building

*Super Supplements is moving from California/Alaska to the former Blockbuster site (6451 Fauntleroy Way SW) in Morgan Junction, as first reported here in January; SS says it will open at the new location on July 14th (after closing in The Junction on 7/7)

*Rocksport is closing, with its last day on the last day of West Seattle Summer Fest, July 15 (here’s our story from last month)

*The city’s Neighborhood Service Center closed one year ago and was not replaced (West Seattle now has one, which recently moved from Delridge/Brandon to the former Southwest Community Center at 2801 SW Thistle)

*The Beer Junction moved three months ago to 4511 California SW, adding new features including a sitdown bar

*Limber Yoga and SIMA Martial Arts, which had been co-housed on the 42nd SW side (where Young at Art is now), have separate new locations – Limber at 6019 California SW and SIMA at 4159 Fauntleroy.

As for the big question – when will demolition/construction begin? – we have been trying to reach Equity for an update, but our calls and e-mails have not yet been answered. In January, a corporate spokesperson in Chicago told WSB they planned to start construction before year’s end. The project already had its land-use permit before they bought the site from Conner Homes earlier this year; this month, there’s been construction-permit activity in the city permit files. (Photo courtesy Desiree)

3 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: AAA moving to Jefferson Square (plus, nearby-business updates)"

  • Neighbor June 29, 2012 (7:02 pm)

    What about Suite Arrangements?
    Nice community service and people.

  • alittlebirdtoldme June 30, 2012 (11:45 pm)

    The old Tervo’s Mini Mart at 4415 Fauntleroy Way has been emptied again, and a new business is moving in.
    Heard rumors that it will be a brewery or tasting room, with ties to A Terrible Beauty?
    Anyone got any info?

  • dsa July 1, 2012 (8:06 pm)

    I’m fairly positive he told me Seattle Brewing Company.

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