Biznote: West Seattle Runner’s new location opens this weekend

(WSB photo, taken this afternoon)
The new location of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) at 2743 California SW, about a mile north of its original location, is almost ready to go, and the grand opening is set for this weekend, 10 am-6 pm Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. WSR’s Lori McConnell says vendors will be on site – Asics, Adidas, Saucony, Mizuno, Superfeet, GU/Probar/Protec on Saturday, Hoka and Pearl Izumi and Goretex on Sunday. They’re also planning raffle prizes including shoes and activity trackers as well as gifts available with purchases, plus an 8 am group run set for Sunday (“complete with coffee and donuts afterward, and raffle prizes!” says Lori). The new ground-floor space – for which WSR is the first tenant – is being shared with Elite Sports and Spine, which will be opening early next month, with an open house of its own, but will also have reps on hand during WSR’s grand opening. We first reported the WSR move back in November; the new location has about a third more space than the Charlestown Center space in which WSR launched almost five years ago.

5 Replies to "Biznote: West Seattle Runner's new location opens this weekend"

  • Dave February 18, 2015 (8:40 pm)

    Awesome! Good to see some positive small business news after the recent Starbucks/Chipotle kerfuffle. It is obvious that virtually no small businesses will be able to afford rent in the heart of the “new” Alaska Junction – I’m thinking and hoping that there will be a resurgence of local independent shops on California Ave between the Admiral and Alaska junctions…

  • Luv2run February 19, 2015 (6:06 am)

    Wonderful! These folks took the time to help me figure out which shoes will keep my knees and hips happy, and I am running pain free (and less grumpy) once again.

  • Max February 19, 2015 (9:21 am)

    Good news indeed. Now, maybe they will start selling shoelaces! :-)

  • jissy February 19, 2015 (9:48 am)

    Dave: Looks like these small businesses can’t even afford Admiral-ish rent since they will be sharing with Elite.

    • WSB February 19, 2015 (10:07 am)

      Jissy, it was a matter of space and synergy, per our original report.

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