REMINDER: May 31st is last day to shop at PCC West Seattle’s current store; here are your options during construction

(Rendering courtesy Hewitt Architects)

Local PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) customers have a little over one more week to shop at the current West Seattle store before it closes for construction of a new mixed-use project that includes a new, bigger store. But even during construction, you’ll have shopping options, as noted in this reminder shared by PCC today:

As a reminder of news shared on February 17th, PCC Natural Markets’ (PCC) West Seattle store at 2749 California SW will be closing after May 31st for redevelopment. The new West Seattle PCC, at the same location, is slated to re-open in mid-to-late 2019.

“Many PCC members and shoppers have asked about the future of the West Seattle PCC staff,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Natural Markets CEO. “Because we are community-owned, we were able to locate new opportunities within the co-op for almost all of the staff at our other 10 area stores. While all staff were offered an opportunity to stay with PCC, some staff preferred to stay in West Seattle and pursue opportunities outside PCC.”

During the closure, West Seattle shoppers can still visit the Columbia City PCC and, in early 2018, the new Burien PCC. For those shoppers who crave organic produce, organic and non-GMO meats, and PCC deli favorites like the Emerald City and Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salads, PCC will continue to provide delivery to West Seattle through both Instacart and PrimeNow.

PCC says you can sign up for its e-mail newsletter/alerts by going here.

BACKSTORY: The PCC-site project has been in the works for almost a year; last May, Madison Development Group bought the site where PCC has long been a tenant. News of a redevelopment project ensued; then in July, PCC announced it had reached agreement to be the retail tenant in the project, which also will include more than 100 apartments.

29 Replies to "REMINDER: May 31st is last day to shop at PCC West Seattle's current store; here are your options during construction"

  • quiz May 23, 2017 (4:48 pm)

    They should just move into the space that Whole Foods abandoned.

    • WSB May 23, 2017 (4:50 pm)

      PCC has already said that’s not an option.

      • WGA May 24, 2017 (2:07 pm)

        I would argue that anything is possible. The reason PCC says it is not an option is because they have a signed lease with the developer at the current site and breaking that would have a financial cost.

        On the other hand, if Weingarten really wants PCC in the former WF spot, they might agree to pay the cost of breaking the lease.

        It is possible that PCC does not want to move out of the Admiral are but,  as we all know, money can be quite the persuader!

    • Robert May 23, 2017 (9:07 pm)

      Wait, Whole Foods abandoned that spot?? Lolz 

  • Chuck May 23, 2017 (4:51 pm)

    Well dang. Just when I was starting to eat REALLY healthy and making PCC a twice-weekly stop. Morgan Junction Thriftway has some good produce, but why do I suspect their organic prices just went up? Prove me wrong, T-Way! 

    • illmisspcc May 23, 2017 (5:26 pm)

      I find Thriftway’s prices to be ludicrous. Met Market is more affordable and has way better selection. 

      • PE May 23, 2017 (8:48 pm)

        Metropolitan Market will see a big increase in sales. They don’t have as good a soup as PCC. 

      • WS Girl May 23, 2017 (9:10 pm)

        Thriftway also sent out a circular that said “Welcome PCC shoppers!”. Super presumptuous. I plan on ordering PCC through Amazon prime now.

      • KT May 26, 2017 (8:15 pm)

        Haven’t been in the Thriftway for some time but if Met Market is cheaper then Thriftway prices must be crazy!

  • Morris May 23, 2017 (5:20 pm)

    mid to late 2019 reopening – that sucks.

  • West Seattle Hipster May 23, 2017 (5:38 pm)

    Looks like I will be going to Safeway more often…….

  • Paul May 23, 2017 (5:56 pm)

    I’m really looking forward to the new Burien store!

  • Tim May 23, 2017 (5:59 pm)

    Bad link to PCC email sign up. I’ll try later.

    • WSB May 23, 2017 (6:32 pm)

      Maybe you hit a glitch? I just clicked and it brought up the signup page as it had when I originally tested…

      • MercyMoi May 23, 2017 (8:04 pm)

        Yes, the Sign Up page comes up with the link but when you hit Submit it goes to an error page.

        • WSB May 23, 2017 (8:19 pm)

          I’ll tell the PCC person.

  • Seattlite May 23, 2017 (6:38 pm)

    Dang…I’m sure going to miss WS PCC and all of the great- friendly employees.  I’m going to Aurora PCC…parking not too bad and then on to the Burien PCC in 2018.  I hope the WS PCC finishes on schedule.

  • mep May 23, 2017 (7:38 pm)

    hope they put a fireplace and sitting area like safeway but gonna miss the old place

  • Enrique Barbosa May 23, 2017 (9:29 pm)

    They better deconstruct the PCC building and not just throw it in the trash! 

    I think a City of Seattle requirement to DECONSTRUCT buildings that are being developed would be AWESOME. The practice of throwing buildings in the garbage is really a mindless throwback from early days when natural resources were deemed “abundant” and real estate developments only goal was to maximize returns.

    Both of those days are over. Resources need to be reused and real estate development needs to consider the locale and existing populations not just the “highest and best use” of a property.

  • Enrique Barbosa May 23, 2017 (9:42 pm)

    I mean, remember this block of West Seattle being thrown in the trash… remember this? Throwing West Seattle Buildings Away It would be a shame to throw the PCC building in the garbage. It stands for so many great things. 

    • WSB May 24, 2017 (6:17 pm)

      PCC’s Heather Snavely sent us this information about your concern: “As a triple bottom line organization, PCC is always mindful of its social and environmental impact. To minimize our effect on the environment, we will be repurposing everything we can for use in Burien PCC or other PCC locations. This includes refrigeration cases, kitchen equipment, shelving and the cedar siding. Anything we can’t find a use for within our co-op will be donated, recycled or sold. The process will take place in two-phases. The interior tear down will begin June 1, and the exterior will happen after the developer receives its demolition permit. At that time, we’ll remove the plants, exterior cedar siding and our exterior signage.”

  • kate May 23, 2017 (11:16 pm)

    BOOOOO HOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! So bummed.

  • Misoginger May 24, 2017 (5:00 am)

    Morgan Thriftway prices are atrocious! I become so irritable in that store and walk around mumbling to myself how ridiculously overpriced its products are. I ONLY shop there as a RARE and LAST resort which is unfortunate as it’s the store closest to my home. 

    • AJ May 25, 2017 (5:24 pm)

      I’ve had exactly the same experience, Misoginger.

  • Kathleen May 24, 2017 (7:37 am)

    We’ve gotten spoiled (and lazy) by 15 years of being able to pop into PCC on our way home pretty much every day.  Now we’re going to get ourselves organized and actually make grocery lists and shop for the whole week at once – at the Columbia City PCC.  This will probably be a positive step for our family!  But we’ll be counting the days until the re-opening! 

  • Jissy May 24, 2017 (9:27 am)

    I went in on Monday and did a last time stock-up — almost felt like I was grieving as I left!!  Thankfully I am in Columbia City a couple times a month, that is a beautiful store with easy parking but Kathleen is right, I’m going to have to go with a list so I don’t forget anything.

    And wish I could but can’t disagree with the statements of how overprices WS Thriftway is – it is my closest store as well but unless I need something super last minute quick for a recipe that is in process I don’t go there — talk about “whole paycheck!”.  

  • Greystreet May 24, 2017 (12:07 pm)

    What’s funny about Thriftway is it’s “brand” “Western Family” on the East Coast is the bargain brand and retails for dollars-less than what Thriftway charges for it…I, too, use it as a last resort, sometimes I wonder how people are affording to shop anywhere BUT Safeway, oh wait, that’s right, my student loans prohibit that for me hahaha–2019 seems an awfully long-time to wait for a new store to open, but again I could never afford to shop at PCC, I only bought my hippie body spray there, looks like Interbay Whole Foods it is for my olfactory delights!

  • sadtaco May 24, 2017 (3:32 pm)

    Man, West Seattle is getting so crowded. More apartments being built at the site of PCC? Traffic backs up on Admiral halfway down the hill now, and takes two cycles to get through the Admiral Junction intersection with California. 

  • Norma Rae May 25, 2017 (1:37 pm)

    Admiral people have more money to spend on PCC.  Moving to the former Whole Foods location is foolish, they got competition with lower cost markets like QFC, Safeway and Trader Joes.  The Safeway at Admiral is nice but the one in Alaska is filled with junkies.

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