FIVE BIZNOTES: West Seattle Junction/Triangle edition, featuring money, coffee, food, hair …

Whirlwind round of five quick West Seattle biznotes:

SOUND CREDIT UNION TO THE JUNCTION: Discovered via city online files that one of the retail spaces at 4730 California (WSB sponsor) is set for Sound Credit Union. No details from SCU yet but they acknowledged our request for info. The first retail space leased at 4730, you might recall, is going to house Chipotle Mexican Grill.

JUNCTION STARBUCKS UPDATE: Diane asked in a comment when the new shop set for Junction 47 at California/Alaska (first reported here in February) will open. “Later this summer,” a Starbucks spokesperson tells us. They’re going to start the build-out week after next – tentatively set for June 15th – so you might finally see some “coming soon” signs (in fact, they’ve just applied for sign-installation permits). She could not tell us anything more about the plan, yet. The store will cover more than 2,000 square feet.

SPEAKING OF COFFEE … that’s part of what’s new as West Seattle Brewing Company at 4415 Fauntleroy Way SW in The Triangle reopens today (3 pm) after more than 2 months. Owner Drew Locke had told us back in March that espresso was on the way as well as wine, cider, and food.

ALSO NEW – NIBBLES FOOD TRUCK: Thanks to Eddie for the photo of Nibbles, the new West Seattleite-owned trailer-style food truck that’s planning to be in the West Seattle Eagles parking lot a few days a week:

Here’s the Nibbles menu. They’ve already closed for the day in WS but they’re traveling around the South King County area – having opened in Burien yesterday and going to the Des Moines Farmers’ Market tomorrow.

BEEHIVE SALON: The second retail tenant in Oregon 42 at 42nd/Oregon, Beehive Salon, south of/next to Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), is now open. We first reported back in March that this “Aveda-concept salon” had leased the space for its second location (first one is in Wallingford).

10 Replies to "FIVE BIZNOTES: West Seattle Junction/Triangle edition, featuring money, coffee, food, hair ..."

  • Kim June 5, 2015 (3:40 pm)

    Glad to see my credit union coming to the neighborhood, we won’t have to drive Downtown or to Burien any more. Yay!

  • Mrs.T June 5, 2015 (4:19 pm)

    What an exceptionally fabulous menu the food truck has! Even with a multitude of food allergies, I can eat almost everything on the menu. I will be checking it out for sure!

  • Jeanie June 5, 2015 (4:35 pm)

    Whew! So happy we’re getting a Starbucks. Don’t know much about them and I’ve never seen a Starbucks around Seattle, but I hear they’re pretty popular for coffee or something.

  • metrognome June 5, 2015 (5:03 pm)

    hopefully when Nibbles next appears, the truck will be parked somewhere other than a wheelchair-accessible parking space.

  • kg June 5, 2015 (7:11 pm)

    Will the food truck always be taking up the handicap space?
    Didn’t know if that was ok or not.

  • WSB June 5, 2015 (7:18 pm)

    Please before making assumptions, note that the photo shows a small part of the lot. Could be another designated parking space nearby. Or not. This photo was sent by Eddie; we didn’t get there ourselves today, very busy today, so I can’t attest to what else was or wasn’t happening in the lot.

  • metrognome June 5, 2015 (8:23 pm)

    it doesn’t matter if there is another available accessible space; it also doesn’t matter if they were given ‘permission’ to park there (the bldg. owner doesn’t have that authority under the law.) if nothing else, parking there presents a poor image for a fledgling company. I tried to send the company a message thru their website but the ‘contact’ function wasn’t working.

  • squareeyes June 6, 2015 (8:18 am)

    The Eagles parking lot is privately owned, not public. Only members who obtain parking permits from the aerie can park there. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong for the truck to be in that spot, just that it’s not impacting the general public. (Unless, in my ignorance, the general public w/ a plackard can park in a private lot. In which case, please disregard.)

  • M June 6, 2015 (8:39 am)

    Blah.. on the sound credit union. What a bland addition to the junction. I can’t remember the last time Ive set foot into a physical bank. Maybe they should add a row of pay phones on California too.

  • hj June 7, 2015 (4:42 pm)

    @M: As it happens, I need to go to a physical bank branch tomorrow to get a cashier’s check to buy a car. So… yeah.

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