BIZNOTE: Outer Space Seattle finds its launch pad on Alki

More than a year ago, we reported on the plan for Outer Space Seattle – a space-themed indoor playspace for which proprietor Caitlin Huertas has been seeking a location. She’s finally found it – the ex-Marée Bistro space at 2820 Alki SW, where the LEASED! sign went up almost two weeks ago. (It’s been exactly a year since Marée closed.) She’s just taking the ex-restaurant space for now, “but we hope to expand into the market space [next door] in the future,” she tells WSB. “Opening date to be determined.” Watch for updates at (Thanks for the tip – we took the photo 12 days ago after the initial tip about the LEASED! sign but hadn’t turned up the tenant’s identity until now!)

5 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Outer Space Seattle finds its launch pad on Alki"

  • WsR March 31, 2019 (3:02 pm)

    of all the places to have an indoor play business, Alki is an odd choice. Although during the winter it makes a. It more sense, since parking will be possible, and playing on the beach can be a drag when it’s 40 degrees and raining. Hope they do well! 

    • WSB March 31, 2019 (3:40 pm)

      Seems to be a new Alki trend, with the ever-growing preschool a few blocks east!

  • David April 1, 2019 (7:47 am)

    That seems like an…awkward place for a children’s “playspace”.   First that it’s prime waterfront retail space.  Second, more importantly, in summer it’s surround by massive traffic, lots of bars/drinking on Alki strip now, and the occasional police presence from fights and crowd issues.  That doesn’t seem like the ideal place to put a kids play room, in the middle of a pile of crowds and bars.

    • WSB April 1, 2019 (8:01 am)

      This is not at all “in the middle of a pile of crowds and bars.” It’s at the west end of the Alki business district, with Cactus next door and, to the east, a residence, then the future Pacific Room (which will be all-ages), Sunfish fish and chips, a property-management office, Pegasus Pizza, the ex-sushi/Starbucks that’s being converted into a residential space, Top Pot Doughnuts, Starbucks …

  • dhg April 1, 2019 (11:37 am)

    Cactus restaurant is already a children’s play area.  We dine in the bar only because children are allowed to run wild like it’s a Chucky Cheese.  Giving them a space to run next door should work well.

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