BIZNOTES: Luna Park parking, PCC progress, Papa Murphy’s postscript

Three quick biznotes:

MORE PARKING FOR LUNA PARK BUSINESSES: As the Avalon/35th repaving-and-more project continues, an update today from John Bennett:

SDOT opened up 10 street parking spots for us on the west side of the street in front of Luna Park Cafe and Shack Coffee. They also predict that there will be parking on the east side opening up after the middle of August. This will help our parking problems down here temporarily. We thank all our dedicated customers for making the extra effort to get to Luna Park Cafe and Shack Coffee during this time of crazy construction.

SDOT’s next weekly construction update should be out later today.

PCC PROGRESS: Lots of questions about when the new West Seattle PCC Community Markets (WSB sponsor) store will open. We checked in with PCC and they’re stlll not ready to say anything but “fall” – yet. It’s been 2 years and 2 months since the old store closed. As you might have noticed in the WSB West Seattle Jobs Offered section (free listings for local businesses!), they’re having job fairs for the new store – next one 3-6 pm today at the Burien PCC (15840 1st Ave S.), and two more on August 21st and September 7th.

PAPA MURPHY’S POSTSCRIPT: After the abrupt closure of the Jefferson Square Papa Murphy’s a week and a half ago, we asked corporate HQ about it. They finally responded this week:

This location closed down without immediate plans to reopen. It is always sad news when a franchise owner decides to close their doors. It’s a tough decision, both personally and professionally, for them. We hope to be open again near you at some point in the future!

As PM fans probably already know, there’s one in White Center, 11202 16th SW.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Luna Park parking, PCC progress, Papa Murphy's postscript"

  • ktrapp August 8, 2019 (12:41 pm)

    Are we taking bets that PCC will open before Whole Foods?  They may manage the feat of tearing down their old building and opening up their new building, all in the time it takes Whole Foods the time to just open a new building.  The one that’s been essentially a completed shell for, what, 2 years?

    • WSB August 8, 2019 (1:15 pm)

      Well, WF just threw down the gauntlet by almost naming a date … though I’m still waiting to hear back on my latest inquiry, since I published this roundup, WF has posted in our Jobs section, saying the store will open in October.

  • Luke August 8, 2019 (1:52 pm)

    I’m hoping to see some of the familiar PCC employees back in West Seattle. I’ve seen a few at their other locations and it’s so nice that they remember their old customers and say hi. Great store!

  • LyndaB August 8, 2019 (2:11 pm)

    I’m so sad the Papa Murphy closed.   Best of luck to the people who worked there the franchise owner. 

  • Mj August 8, 2019 (5:45 pm)

    Wow 2 years, time sure seams to go faster as you get older.

  • 1994 August 8, 2019 (9:00 pm)

    I know the location is just outside of WS, but any news on what will happen to the Bank of America property in White Center next to the roller skating rink?  BOA closed on July 16 at that location. Westwood Village BOA may pick up some customers.

    • WSB August 8, 2019 (9:13 pm)

      I’ve been meaning to write about that for our WC site but researching property use outside the city is much more cumbersome and I haven’t gotten to it yet. Lots of WC properties in play; the relatively new Starbucks location (not owned by SBUX, they’re just the tenant) is even up for sale.

  • JayDee August 9, 2019 (7:30 am)

    I remember the pit where LA fitness is where WF was supposed to go where some wag edited the sign to “Hole Foods”.

  • anonyme August 9, 2019 (3:39 pm)

    Can’t wait for PCC to come back.  Used to be a Whole Foods fan, but since being purchased by Amazon they have gone steadily downhill.  PCC is a far superior store, both in quality and calibre of employees.

  • Dawn August 20, 2019 (12:15 pm)

    Still miss our fabric store that we lost to the pit that was supposed to be WF that is now LA Fitness. :(

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