BIZNOTE: Coastal Boutique moving to bigger new location ‘up the hill’

Another West Seattle business is moving. Received from Anne Marie @ Coastal Surf Boutique:

We have something exciting to announce. It’s been the best 16 summers on Alki and the fun isn’t stopping here.

Coastal is moving! We can’t wait to show off our new space just up the hill.

With this move, we will be able to embrace the West Seattle community even more. Our dream to host more events and offer all seasons is coming alive. We’re still your beach shop and will always have your vacation and summer needs.

Our last day on Alki will be Halloween; stop by for a treat for the kiddos and adults. We will pack up and announce doors opening on our Instagram (@coastalsurfboutique) so keep an eye out :) Planning ahead, you can shop small with us soon and come have a drink to celebrate the holidays on November 30th.

We followed up with Anne Marie by phone. The new space “up the hill” is in South Admiral, next to Alair (3270 California SW). It’s bigger, which helps with the fact that Coastal has been “busting at the seams.” It’ll enable them to run it as more of a “community space,” too.

6 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Coastal Boutique moving to bigger new location 'up the hill'"

  • Shandon Graybeal October 28, 2019 (9:56 pm)

    Ahhhh!!! It’s officially official!! Welcome to Coastal!

  • Kathy October 29, 2019 (12:34 am)

    So sorry to lose them on Alki. I tended to impulse buy when walking the dog. I hope they get a good following in their new location. 

  • Eric Torgerson October 29, 2019 (7:51 am)

    The beach is the best spot for a surf shop  admiral area is the last place I’d think of shopping for beach accessories most people that spend a day on Alki beach don’t want to drive or take the bus up the hill do to the traffic and being so crowded with not that much parking in the summer plus admiral area is so boring and no million dollar view of the mountains and the sound 

    • KM October 29, 2019 (8:26 am)

      On the flip side, I’ll probably visit now because it’s not on Alki. It’s walkable and near a bus route or two now, much less isolated, near other shops. 

    • Elton October 29, 2019 (8:28 am)

      Not to start a holy war on neighborhoods, but it’s pretty rude to call someone else’s neighborhood boring when it’s bordering the neighborhood you’re praising and only a couple of miles from the beach you’re praising. Having lived in both Admiral and Alki, they’ve both got lots of great stuff. Parking is much easier in Admiral than Alki, much. I never circle to park for an Admiral business and pretty much always have to Alki beach. There’s also a lot of homes in Admiral with “million dollar views” of the mountains and sound. It’s fine if you’re frustrated that Coastal is moving, but obviously it sounds like they want a bigger space and found one they could afford within a couple miles. Good for them and congrats! 

    • Penny October 29, 2019 (9:02 am)

      Hey Eric! Agree that the beach is a good place for a surf shop but they are a boutique- they don’t sell surf boards, they sell clothing.  And people forget they are in our neighborhood all the time- in the summer, those of us that don’t live on Alki don’t want to deal with parking down there just to shop and in the winter, we just forget.  I think the neighborly thing to do would be to trust that the owner of the business is capable of making these decisions instead of criticizing her.  I’m sure the decision was scary enough- and the general public that has no knowledge of her overhead and profit giving quick opinions isn’t very neighborly.  I’m really excited to have an affordable option for clothing in West Seattle, owned by a local lady. She seems very brave to me and we should support that and lift her up. 

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