Terjung’s Studio of Gifts closing day, and who’s moving into the space

(WSB photos)

This is it – closing day for Terjung’s Studio of Gifts in The Junction, after 50 years. We reported back in July on the family’s decision to close the shop at 4547 California SW. Two weeks ago, they set today as their final day of business. So we stopped in this afternoon and found Gregor and Gloria Terjung both there, with their daughters Gina and Gail:

Asked if he was having any second thoughts about finally retiring (at age 89), Gregor said no. Of course, we could have just taken the answer from his button:

Much of the merchandise is gone – they’ve been having sales since July – but we did spot something in the store we hadn’t seen before: A card announcing who’s moving in! Fashion entrepreneur Malika Siddiq plans to make it the “flagship store” of her West Seattle-founded business Lika Love Boutique, which currently has storefronts in Morgan Junction, Madison Valley, and Queen Anne.

12 Replies to "Terjung's Studio of Gifts closing day, and who's moving into the space"

  • End of the line October 29, 2018 (6:49 pm)

    I was afraid you were going to say The Hydrant has plans to open a second location;-)

    • Jess October 30, 2018 (10:02 am)

      Best reply EVER!!!

    • Here October 30, 2018 (1:36 pm)


  • Thankful October 29, 2018 (8:37 pm)

    Thank you to the Terjung’s. I always appreciated your warmth and customer service. Enjoy your retirement and thank you. Cheers to you all!

  • Donna Irving October 29, 2018 (9:04 pm)

    The store will be a wonderful memory forever!  Love you all!

  • t October 29, 2018 (9:50 pm)

    I’m excited to hear that Lika Love is moving in!

  • Junction gal October 30, 2018 (7:11 am)

    We’ll miss you all! What a blessing you’ve been to our community! I wish you all the best and hope to see you still in the neighborhood!

  • Howdy October 30, 2018 (12:15 pm)

    Our family will miss this dear little shop and wonderful staff.  We visited every Sunday during the farmer’s market and over the last few months I overheard many guests sharing their memories with the family.   

  • Johanna Brunt October 30, 2018 (2:32 pm)

    So happy Lika Love is moving closer to the Alaska Junction!  

  • LKT October 30, 2018 (3:12 pm)

    You will be missed. Thank you for the wonderful memories. 

  • ILoveWS October 30, 2018 (9:22 pm)

    Thank you to the Terjung’s for all the great childhood memories I hold so dear.  My dad and I would visit your store every Sunday when I was a kid.  Gregor would always be there behind the counter with a smile on his face.  And if you found him in the back of the store he surely was ready to show you a magic trick.  I loved that the store always looked exactly the same even years later when I brought my own kiddo in.  You will surely be missed by all of us longtime West Seattlites!  Hope you can enjoy your retirement, you guys deserve it!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • PJK October 31, 2018 (1:57 pm)

     Thank you for being such a “go to” store for cards, candles, etc.  I have MANY holiday towels to remember you by – my mother always seemed to find one she just had to buy for me (good reminder of her too).  Enjoy retirement!

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