BUSINESS FAREWELL: West Seattle Junction’s Many Moons Trading Company says goodbye

One of the businesses completely closed by the coronavirus crisis has announced it won’t be reopening. The farewell message for you is from Many Moons Trading Co. (which also provided the photos):

To all the people who have crossed our path over last 33 years, it is sadly time to say goodbye. You have all blessed us in so many ways. I looked forward, as did Terry, to seeing all of you every week.

My daughter Angela Nichols, owned Funky Janes, and we worked side by side for many years. She sold her business last April. Now this April, we say farewell for good. We have decided to retire in the face of this crisis.

We have donated the merchandise to Regina House of Providence. They will be giving it away to those in need of a helping hand.

Thank you, West Seattle, for all the love & loyalty you’ve shown over the past 33 years. Stay well, stay safe and always be kind.


Mary Many Moons & Terry Bell
Owners, Many Moons Trading Co.

If you have somehow never been to Many Moons, it’s at 4461 California SW.

24 Replies to "BUSINESS FAREWELL: West Seattle Junction's Many Moons Trading Company says goodbye"

  • Kathy April 13, 2020 (8:07 pm)

    So sorry to hear this. I’ve enjoyed shopping there for many years. You’ll be missed!

  • wsbusinessowner April 13, 2020 (9:54 pm)

    sad. if anyone knows the landlord, I’m very interested in that space

    • 22blades April 14, 2020 (2:59 am)

      Well, that was fast. I had a neighbor that passed away years ago. He passed away on  a Wednesday. People were picking through his belongings on Thursday.

      • Kimberly Valadez April 14, 2020 (12:23 pm)

        In this situation NOBODY passed….so its not inappropriate to inquire about rental space when im sure the landlord could use a replacement on their loss of revenue. 

    • Mary April 14, 2020 (6:28 am)

      Really? Have some grace, this is the wrong place for this question. 

      • Anne April 14, 2020 (8:03 am)

        Mary-I totally agree!Will miss you Many Moons-thanks for the awesome browsing & buying memories. 

        • Kat April 14, 2020 (4:46 pm)

          Thank you Many Moons! I’ll miss you!  

    • Thomas M April 14, 2020 (1:08 pm)

      There might be a property manager involved, but per the King County Assessor’s Parcel Map, the taxpayer (and therefore the owner) is as follows:  Parcel 7904700115

      Present use:Retail StoreProperty name:RETAIL/RESTAURANTJurisdiction:SEATTLETaxpayer name:TERRANA CARMELO+ARTHUR A+ETAddress:4455 SW OREGON ST 98116Appraised value:$1,449,300Lot area:6,037Levy code:0010
  • Erithan April 13, 2020 (10:07 pm)

    I’m so sorry to hear this!, It’s always been a wonderful little shop. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of it community all these years, you guys will be missed! :(

  • Diane April 13, 2020 (11:44 pm)

    this is a sad loss for our WS community; I’ve shopped here for many years; happy retirement

    • newnative April 14, 2020 (9:07 am)

      This is a huge loss for West Seattle. I shopped there when they were in that little indoor mall when I first moved to town. I would go there for special occasion clothing. 

  • Pelicans April 14, 2020 (7:22 am)

    I’m so sorry to see this business go. They support the Indian reservation with their sales (Rosebud reservation). Couldn’t the city/county give them a tax break? How about the landlord of that building?

  • jayma April 14, 2020 (8:08 am)

    Thank you for all the years in this great community..Sorry to see you go……Happy retirement be well. Enjoy the next chapter.Best Jayma

  • steve April 14, 2020 (8:39 am)

    Sorry to see them go. I always liked the name.Is that from the Hekawi tribe?

  • Rick April 14, 2020 (10:12 am)

    Sorry to see then close and hope this won’t be the first of many.  That being said support your local small businesses.  Amazon and Wamart will survive this, but without your support those small neighborhood businesses won’t . 

  • Sillygoose April 14, 2020 (10:46 am)

    Oh No!! This is so sad, I still haven’t gotten over Angela leaving Funky Janes now this!! You were the best business owners I appreciated all that you did for our community.  Best of luck to you both.

  • Cycleman April 14, 2020 (12:10 pm)

    Bummer. The landlord is a guy name Jeff. Cool guy he’d probably cut you a deal right now considering the times. 

  • Annie T. April 14, 2020 (4:21 pm)

    Mary, so sorry to see that you have to close up shop, but to retire will be the bright side. Thanks for the bargains and the conversations! Best of luck to you! Take care, and I hope our paths will cross again.

  • Keep Calm April 14, 2020 (4:37 pm)

    There may be other tenants in the building that wish to expand their businesses. Unfortunately the covid virus and health worries caused retirement four months earlier than planned for Many Moons. 

  • Manya April 14, 2020 (6:21 pm)

    You will be very missed, such a magical place filled with treasures. What are you doing with your jewelry?

  • Heidi B Fish April 14, 2020 (7:30 pm)

    You will definitely be missed, I was told last year that this sweet space was spoken for evadently the restaurant across the street will be using this space. I loved it too as I had been interested in leasing it.Mary, Teri, I will always remember you Thank you for your years of great bargainsAnd enjoy RETIREMENT Hugs to you ♡♡

  • Maggie April 15, 2020 (1:56 pm)

    Oh, this makes me sad.  I remember when Many Moons was in a little nook in the lower part of one of West Seattle’s tiny malls! I shopped there, and sold clothes there for many years back. Warmest regards and best of luck to you in what ever comes next. 

  • Jena April 15, 2020 (4:21 pm)

    Mary it is really sad for us to lose your shop. I hope that you are able to enjoy your retirement like a Queen my dear. You’re the best. 

  • Rose Laughlin April 23, 2020 (6:16 pm)

    Hi Mary,you will be missed. thanks for your kindness and generosity in our community!all the best,rose

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