West Seattle businesses: Suite Arrangements’ new home – and a domino move for WS Produce

We’re continuing to keep you updated on new homes for the businesses that have to leave the future Equity Residential development site at California/Alaska/42nd – and today, we have another move confirmed, plus a “domino effect” of that move:

The furniture-consignment store Suite Arrangements is moving to 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW, just south of Alaska, the former rental-outlet site where West Seattle Produce moved late last year (2011 WSB photo at right) – and in turn, WS Produce is moving into another part of the same building, just to the north. (The Beloved Mexico food truck is staying in the parking lot.)

West Seattle Produce is making its move this weekend, and plans to be open in its new space on Monday. Suite Arrangements says it’s having a sale right now to get ready for closing its Junction location on July 29th and reopening in the new Fauntleroy Way storefront on August 1st. (added) SA owner Geoff Abadian says in his formal announcement, “With all the development planned here in the next several years, the only way West Seattle can retain a good part of its distinctive charm going forward will be for existing small businesses to be more creative and more diligent about providing their distinct offerings, and for local residents to continue patronizing them, as many are committed to doing.”

Our most recent story with updates on all the other affected businesses is here, including reminders that Rocksport Bar and Grill and Rubato Records both shutting down after this Sunday (July 15th). Rocksport does not plan to reopen (and is having an auction July 24th); Rubato is still looking for a new location. Meantime, Super Supplements, which closed in The Junction last weekend, will reopen in its new Morgan Junction location tomorrow.

10 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Suite Arrangements' new home - and a domino move for WS Produce"

  • Peter on Fauntelroy July 12, 2012 (4:52 pm)

    Awesome! It’s so good to see Fauntleroy finally coming back to life after so many long long years of decay and neglect. With any luck the increase in business activity will attract new development to the many blighted vacant lots in the neighborhood.

  • bsmomma July 12, 2012 (5:04 pm)

    Next years Street Fair should be interesting with all the construction………assuming it will start before then and not be finished by then. :(

  • Ray West July 12, 2012 (6:39 pm)

    I’m tired of seeing local businesses getting uprooted or being forced to close like this just so someone else can have their big development project..

  • ArborH July 12, 2012 (9:30 pm)

    I know they have to move, and I’m glad they aren’t closing down, but it’s a shame that they won’t be in a location with such great foot traffic.

  • Michael July 12, 2012 (11:13 pm)

    Congrats to Geogg and the entire Suite Arrangements team on your first years of doing business in West Seattle, we so enjoy having your consignment business in the area. Best of wishes for your continued success, we will see you at your new location real soon!!

  • ttt July 13, 2012 (8:18 am)

    I really hope that when the new giant buildings are done,that their retail space rent is reasonable enough for a local small business to occupy it.

  • Will July 13, 2012 (8:34 am)

    Ya right. The spaces by the new Safeway are $45 a square foot. Only big businesses can afford rent like that. I am sure it will be high in the new building too. It’s a shame.

  • miles July 13, 2012 (9:03 am)

    Rubato has secured a space in the West Seattle Antique Mall and will continue to look for a new location in West Seattle.

    • WSB July 13, 2012 (9:26 am)

      Great! We’ll see you there. – TR

  • Myr-myr July 13, 2012 (6:04 pm)

    I love West Seattle Produce. It’s now the only place within eighteen miles that carries whole raw milk. (My body is sooo happy when it has whole raw milk.) And West Seattle Produce stocks great local tofu, and, of course, those lovely veggies! West Seattle Produce is struggling since Trader Joe’s opened. I shop trader Joe’s, too, but I’m thinking one compassionate soul with a great social network could organize a cash mob to help West Seattle Produce get through this tough time.

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