BIZNOTES: Three business updates at 35th/Roxbury

3 notes from the northwest side of 35th/Roxbury:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE UPDATE: More than two months ago, we told you about DPD documents indicating the People’s Choice Marketplace medical-marijuana access point, currently in the 9400 block of Delridge, was planning to open at 9451 35th SW. They didn’t answer our inquiries about it, but now a big banner’s up. By the way, for those who asked about the legalities of medical-marijuana storefronts (this is right across the street from Northwest Patient Resource Center on the northeast corner of 35th and Roxbury) near schools – with the charter school planned at the southwest corner – we talked to the City Attorney’s Office a while back and they basically told us that due to the mostly unregulated nature of dispensaries, this isn’t necessarily a conflict. But that was before a new law passed the State Legislature this year, so it’s all yet to be worked out, apparently.

CANNA HEALTH GONE: Immediately north of this spot, the medical-marijuana-authorization provider Canna Health is gone. But that freestanding building isn’t empty …

NEPENTHE MASSAGE’S NEW LOCATION: Nepenthe Massage, which used to be between The Junction and Morgan Junction, is now open in the former CH spot (9447 35th SW), according to a sign out front as well as its website.

24 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Three business updates at 35th/Roxbury"

  • ACG May 3, 2015 (5:34 pm)

    Nooooooooo, not another Mmj spot on that corner. Boo.

  • enid May 3, 2015 (5:48 pm)

    The spelling says it all.

    We’ve got Alaska Junction, Morgan Junction, and now – Weed Junction. Apparently the only amenities we can get in Arbor Heights are pot shops.

  • alki resident May 3, 2015 (6:13 pm)

    Comming? Who’s high?

  • sixbuck May 3, 2015 (6:59 pm)

    Hopefully the charter school children can assist the medical potheads with their spelling?

  • John May 3, 2015 (7:01 pm)

    This is such a shame. It’s a great neighborhood…there are so many other businesses I’d rather see there. Especially being close to so many schools

  • Jason May 3, 2015 (10:20 pm)

    Wonder where you get a sign like that printed.

  • waitasec May 3, 2015 (11:16 pm)

    Weed Junction is already taken. Take a spin over to Delridge on 16th and observe 1 to 3 blocks in any direction.

  • Derek May 4, 2015 (6:42 am)

    Go away pot sellers there are enough here already. We will be watching you and if your clients are reckless i our area we will quash you.
    PS you are not welcome here cancel your plan to open up here

  • hedie May 4, 2015 (7:50 am)

    Wow Derek your pretty rude. I think opening more in the junction is a grear idea . Along with more sports bars. The junction is horrible now days.

  • rb May 4, 2015 (9:09 am)

    I wonder if people realized this when they voted to legalize pot.

  • Cait May 4, 2015 (9:40 am)

    I have been laughing about that sign for DAAAAYS.

    • WSB May 4, 2015 (9:41 am)

      Yes, sorry for the delay, we saw it a couple days ago but then there was this fire and … finally got a chance to pull over for a photo yesterday.

  • enid May 4, 2015 (9:55 am)

    hedie, are you sure you’re not the author of the sign? Or have you just been spending too much time in sports bars and smoking weed?

    The last thing we need are more convenient and abundant venues for people to get effed up and stupid. First liquor everywhere (how’s that working?) and now weed.

  • Tony May 4, 2015 (10:10 am)

    There’s a charter school planned for the southwest corner? Where the church is? WSB, do you have more detail on that – it’s the first I’ve heard of it.

  • Jason May 4, 2015 (11:25 am)

    You guys are funny how angry you get over the weed shops. That NWPRC has been there for at least a couple years now and I haven’t noticed any major issues with it.
    Yes there is a hilarious misspelling and maybe the proprietor of that particular operation could turn out to be less than professional but that could be the case with a lot of types of businesses. If adults want to smoke marijuana, why does it bother you so much?
    I think it’s funny when people say stuff like “I wonder if people realized this when they voted to legalize pot.” Realized what? That there could be a misspelled banner!? There’s been no violence, no major crimes or anything else on those corners related to those businesses.
    I wonder how many of you have some form of alcohol in your homes, you know the stuff that actually kills people every year? The stuff they sell at nearly every gas station and grocery store in town?

  • Brian Kelly May 4, 2015 (1:02 pm)

    Fear of Medical Marijuana Legalization is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever.

    So please, all prohibitionists, we beg you, give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Medical Marijuana a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

    Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of Medical Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

    The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for medical marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing sick patients and senior citizens in pain for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than daily handfuls of deadly, toxic, man-made, highly addictive, narcotic pain pills and other pharmaceuticals.

    If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more death and destruction than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

    Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more destruction, violence, and death than all other drugs, COMBINED?

    Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.

  • Kristin May 4, 2015 (1:13 pm)

    Hallelujah, Jason. I’m astounded at the judgment and abject ignorance of people’s attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana. I have yet to read a single story in the WS blog of rampant crime and hedonism associated with the medical marijuana businesses on this particular corner or any other of these establishments in West Seattle. Let’s stick to the facts rather than sensationalized ideas and flat out myths.

  • Melissa May 4, 2015 (3:46 pm)

    Blah, blah, unfounded freakout! How dare they _____? This will lead to _____! No wonder we’ve seen such an increase in crime lately! It’s all because those people are allowed to _____. Their lack of ability to spell is clearly an indication that they are morally bankrupt criminals who intend to poison our children! Despite an utter lack of evidence to support my fears and assertions, I’m going to declare this a terrible mistake!

  • Lena May 4, 2015 (5:42 pm)

    Just FYI that sign is the exact one (misspelling and all) used for a dispensary that opened on delridge just north of roxbury. We also laughed at the misspelling about 4 months ago. I guess the sign got sold or given to this new shop or they are opening a second one.

  • Kenedy May 4, 2015 (9:02 pm)

    Perfect advertising. The misspelling draws attention and then creates conversation. Since it is funny you will remember it for awhile and maybe tell your friends. Pretty smart thinking for a couple of “potheads”.

  • K2 May 4, 2015 (9:13 pm)

    Maybe they thought the double MM would reinforce Medical Marijuana … Weed does engender creativity

  • Donn May 19, 2015 (10:10 am)

    I am amazed at the increase in public drug sales in White Center. All in public view in the White Center Walgreens due to the multitude of medical marijuana shops there.

    • WSB May 19, 2015 (10:25 am)

      And we reported on White Center Now about a week ago that a recreational-marijuana shop has been approved for the heart of the business district, too…

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