Got space? ArtsWest losing nearby storage, needs new space

While we’ve been covering the ongoing departures and closures of businesses on the future Equity Residential development site in The Junction, we just got word of another effect: Nonprofit theater/gallery ArtsWest is losing affordable storage space and needs to replace it ASAP. From Heather:

With the imminent tear-down of the stores across the street from us in the Alaska Junction, ArtsWest will soon lose its storage space (located under the Super Supplements store). We’ve been very fortunate to have storage for our large props, furniture, and sets all of these years for free, and are now looking for 1000 feet of storage space in the West Seattle area!

Heather notes that the current storage space used to be a morgue (and you probably already know that the street-level site was once part of West Seattle Hospital). You can contact Heather at 206-938-0963, extension 107, or

3 Replies to "Got space? ArtsWest losing nearby storage, needs new space"

  • Bill Bacon July 27, 2012 (6:39 pm)

    Don’t say I sent you (grin), but Bank of America on SW Alaska Street has a huge basement. They might be able to help you out.

  • LyndaB July 28, 2012 (12:03 am)

    Wow, I didn’t that we used to have a hospital in WS!

  • miws July 28, 2012 (8:02 am)

    Yep, Lynda! In fact there were a few incarnations of hospitals in WS.


    Off the top of my head, and in no particular chronological order, the big white house that used to be on 42nd, north of Alaska St/Capco Plaza/QFC, was a hospital. I almost want to say there was one at one time in the West-5-ish vicinity, the one mentioned in the story, and one down in the building Zeek’s Pizza now occupies, (and/or the building that preceded that one). The final location, was where the Mental Health Facility is now located, at 2600 Holden. That one closed down in the very late ’80’s, or sometime in the ’90’s.


    Many, if not most of these hospitals were known as “West Seattle Hospital”, although, IIRC, there was another name or two for some of them.



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