BIZNOTES: What’s coming to 2 spaces at Westwood Village

Catching up on some of the new businesses that are on the way … we start with two Westwood Village notes tonight. The space next to Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor), from which NK Nails moved to take the former Jamba Juice space on the east side of the center, will become a haircut shop called SportClips, according to notices posted on the door. It’s a chain geared toward men – in particular, men who like watching sports on TV, which SportClips promises will be “everywhere” in its shops. The notice on the door says they’re hoping “to open around end of October, beginning of November.” … And on the south side of the center, along Barton, another nationwide company is setting up shop – the long-vacant space that back in 2013 had a Panda Express penciled in is now becoming a branch of ATI Physical Therapy.

20 Replies to "BIZNOTES: What's coming to 2 spaces at Westwood Village"

  • Gene September 30, 2017 (10:29 pm)

    I find fewer & fewer reasons to go to Westwood V anymore. 

  • Fred September 30, 2017 (10:33 pm)

    Have to be honest, those are pretty boring additions to westwood village.

    • WSB September 30, 2017 (11:01 pm)

      We get a lot of “what’s going in at …?” questions for spaces all over the peninsula so, boring or not, we’re just trying to answer the questions if and when we can…

  • J October 1, 2017 (1:17 am)

    It needs a few dining spots with bars. I think it’s owned by the same company that owns U-Village, I wonder why they can’t or won’t put bars in Westwood village?

    • WSB October 1, 2017 (1:23 am)

      Madison Marquette owns Westwood Village, but not University Village.

    • AMD October 1, 2017 (8:40 am)

      Have you been to White Center lately, which is just a stone’s throw away?

      Lots of new bars and restaurants going in, none of which are national chains.  There’s also supposed to be a bar opening on Delridge at Barton (at the old insurance/pot shop).  It’s been a while since we heard about that one, but still.  Maybe those looking to open a bar don’t see WWV as a great spot (at least not better than nearby options)?

      • J October 1, 2017 (2:44 pm)

        Yes, love white center! I just can’t imagine why Westwood wouldn’t want to have some bars of their own on the property, since it’d add some variety 

  • AFS October 1, 2017 (2:36 am)

    Madison Marquette is actually

    just the property management; WWV is owned by Bentall Kennedy.  They own other malls but not sure about U Village. 

    • WSB October 1, 2017 (6:00 am)

      Fascinatingly, it’s hard to tell ownership from what’s on King County Parcel Viewer. The 2011 buyer’s actual name is listed as MEPT Westwood Village LLC; the property tax bill goes to Altus Group; and my research has to go on hold for now. U Village’s ownership is not Bentall Kennedy – it seems to be a one-off team.

  • 56bricks October 1, 2017 (6:46 am)

    WV used to be a swamp. Is the earth hinting at a reclamation?

  • Carol October 1, 2017 (8:24 am)

    Still wondering what’s going in the former Dairy Queen in WC

    • WSB October 2, 2017 (9:18 am)

      Food truck kitchen, according to commenters on our other site White Center Now.

  • dcn October 1, 2017 (11:56 am)

    I’d love to see more food places at WWV that aren’t fast food. We go there often because we live so close. The little cafe in Barnes and Noble is usually where we end up if we want a snack or lunch. It would be nice if there were more options.

  • Joan October 1, 2017 (1:01 pm)

    I really miss the little lunch & breakfast place that was where wingstop is now.  WWV needs that kind of restaurant.


  • Josh October 1, 2017 (2:48 pm)

    That link is interesting! It looks like Carters baby store and the vitamin store are both leaving.

    I agree too, it would be nice to have a bar/cafe there and a more U-Village feel. Can’t believe that great spot in front is going to be a physical therapy place :( 

  • Stephanie October 1, 2017 (3:45 pm)

    Carters is leaving? Was there a notice?

    • WSB October 1, 2017 (4:08 pm)

      That map showing the space supposedly available in a month February is the first I’ve heard of it, but we’ll ask the company tomorrow. Things do change – note that the map is dated August 21st – so please don’t take it as final/official without verification.

  • Mark October 1, 2017 (5:23 pm)

    Darn it not a Pizza Joint, kidding.   Good luck to the new businesses

  • AJP October 1, 2017 (9:53 pm)

    What WWV really needs is a drop-in childcare place. Parents can drop kids off, go to Target, go to one of their 1000 Starbucks, go to QFC, Ulta, get their nails done, and there are doctors offices too.  Add a cute cafe where you could meet a friend for lunch or have a date night dinner.  Wouldn’t that be great? 

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