West Seattle Runner moving to new, larger space in Admiral

When someone asked recently about that “LEASED” sign on the years-empty ground floor space at the Orion Building at 2743 California SW, adjacent to PCC (WSB sponsor), we didn’t have an answer – but today, we do. Broker Blake Taylor from West Coast Commercial Realty e-mailed to announce that West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) is moving into the space, and we have confirmed it with proprietors Lori and Tim McConnell.

WS Runner has been located on the second floor of Charlestown Center since opening in spring 2010; now they’ll be at street level, with more room – ~2,200 square feet, about a third bigger than their current shop. Tim told us this morning that the layout also will be an upgrade – one big rectangular space, instead of one with a few too many corners. The McConnells hope to move into the new space, about two-thirds of a mile north, in January. (The back of the space will be leased, broker Taylor says – synergistically! – for an expansion location of Elite Sports and Spine.)

P.S. West Seattle Runner will continue offering a slate of in-store events and clinics, according to the McConnells, and have some coming up in their current space: $10 discount on registration for the Seattle Half/Full Marathon during an info/signup event 6-8 pm next Tuesday, November 11th; Goretex waterproof running-shoe tryout during the 6:30 pm November 19th group run (walkers welcome too); Team In Training-hosted Turkey Trot group run/walk on Alki on Thanksgiving morning (meet by Tully’s at 8 am), November 27th, free (food donation requested).

11 Replies to "West Seattle Runner moving to new, larger space in Admiral"

  • Bonnie November 4, 2014 (2:36 pm)

    Wonderful News! Tim and Lori (and staff) do such good for our community and I for one am so happy they are here!

  • Rachel November 4, 2014 (3:16 pm)

    Yay- even closer to me!! Super excited!!

  • wsgal November 4, 2014 (4:11 pm)

    What a great space to move to! Much more convenient, and a cool building! Glad something is finally going in there.

  • Diane November 4, 2014 (4:51 pm)

    absolutely amazing that this is 1st tenant in main floor space since they completed this building, how many years ago?

  • running dude November 4, 2014 (7:51 pm)

    Congratulations on expanding to bigger quarters.
    Perhaps PCC will allow customer parking for WS Runner.
    Hopefully, this will mean a greater selection of running clothes for guys.

  • Fox November 4, 2014 (9:56 pm)

    I knew if I asked WS Blog that you would find out what was going on. Thanks for sleuthing this out! I live on this block and am so excited to finally see something go into this space.

  • Me November 4, 2014 (10:08 pm)

    Congrats! If I remember correctly this building advertised as medical offices only.

  • Kim November 5, 2014 (7:48 am)

    This is great news! Not only is it a great location for WS Runner and their customers, but it will help activate that streetscape between PCC and Freshy’s. I love it!

  • West Sea Neighbor November 5, 2014 (8:48 am)

    Great news, and great shop. Glad to see them doing so well!

  • Me2 November 7, 2014 (6:12 am)

    This really is a smart move. The second floor location of WS Runner made it all but invisible from the street. I hope they up their game and start carrying a wider variety of shoes.

  • Tim November 11, 2014 (7:00 pm)

    Me2, what shoes would you like us to carry? We currently have 32 different stylIf there is something you would like us to carry, please let us know! We don’t bring stuff in unless we get requests for it. Please come by or email me at tim at westseattlerunner dot com with your suggestion or questions.

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