BIZNOTES: Two West Seattle Junction spaces

Two West Seattle Junction notes today:

EX-JAN’S BEAUTY SUPPLY: We received email from the firm that manages 4517 California SW – where Jan’s Beauty Supply closed last summer after 36 years – saying the space has a tenant. “The owners have taken their time on this vacancy to find the right tenant. We are pleased to let you know we have signed up a new tenant for that space that we all hope will be there for many years to come. It is an electric bike shop and they plan to open on October 1. The store is not revealing its name quite yet.” (We haven’t yet found anything in public records hinting at it, either.) ADDED: As noted in a comment, the storefront has signage up saying it’s the new home of Seattle E-Bike.

ANOTHER SPACE FOR RENT: Thanks to everyone who emailed about the note posted in the window at 4310 SW Oregon, saying the Christian Science Reading Room there is closed as of last Friday. A sign has since gone up saying the space is up for rent.

20 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Two West Seattle Junction spaces"

  • Jort August 6, 2020 (12:33 pm)

    Hopefully the new e-bike tenant’s business name is “Free E-Bikes For All” and it’s actually run by SDOT.  I saw the ~$200 million price tag to stabilize the bridge. That would buy 100,000 e-bikes at $2,000 each. 

    • Chuck August 6, 2020 (2:16 pm)

      Right. Because residents of all ages and physical abilities/limitations ONLY use the bridge to work downtown. They are not traveling to parts unknown when they reach I-90 and I-5, and they are never moving furniture, taking gear on camping trips, visiting a sick aunt in Yakima with food or medical supplies or any of the gazillion other reasons people travel across the bridge, or used to, by car. The problem with your very myopic, one-bike-fits-all thinking is that it is prejudicial; you see the world only through your own apparently robust physical abilities and political bias and frankly, it’s offensive. 

      • Macj August 6, 2020 (5:20 pm)

        Most trips over the bridge don’t involve bulky cargo, why optimize for the outlier?Also, you don’t have to have “robust physical abilities” to ride an e-bike. The USFS changed their policy to allow e-bikes on their trails to accommodate people with all kinds of physical abilities. Heck, if you go to any bike shop in town selling e-bikes you’ll hear that a huge portion of the people buying e-bikes are folks who are older or are looking for a little extra help.

      • velveteena August 6, 2020 (5:31 pm)

        Chuck, lighten up!  Did you really think Jort was 100% in earnest?  At the very least, I don’t see him suggesting a bike for every man, woman, and child!was200%

      • LaVern Mars August 6, 2020 (11:46 pm)

        Smoking hot !the best  satire I have read in months !!! 

    • velveteena August 6, 2020 (5:23 pm)

      Great idea!

    • Anne August 6, 2020 (5:28 pm)

      Yeah right-rant on Jort – happy to have a new business in WS-but your bike/walk/bus mantra is nonsensical for a good portion of us.

  • AlexC August 6, 2020 (1:46 pm)

    I hope they are licensed and partnered with a lot of brands so those of us who already have bikes (other than maybe Rad that has its own shop in Seattle) can all go somewhere close for check ups and Quick fixes.Maybe they can partner with some of the online only brands too since they are cheaper and don’t usually sell in stores.

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy August 6, 2020 (4:34 pm)

    Did the Christian science reading room belong to the folks that ran fiddlehead?  Also is Cafe Mia place run by the same fiddlehead folks, but just with a different name?  I sort of assumed.

    • WSB August 6, 2020 (6:15 pm)

      No, Mia followed Fiddlehead. As for the reading room … I believe some arm of the CS church would have been the tenant.

  • Basement betty August 6, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    Chuck – Satire I’m hoping desperately……can someone save Seattle from its terminal seriousness and knee jerk offense? A great way to get offended is by your entirely myopic mentality that a statement must include all possible constituencies in order to pass “the pissed off policers” policy test. Pretty soon we will be writing in three dimensions in order to satisfy all potential offendees. 

    • Anne August 6, 2020 (7:28 pm)

      Oh please-not knee-jerk offense at all -the myopic mentality criticism is reserved for those who can’t/won’t see outside their narrow view that All MUST bike/walk/bus-all drivers are bad.  -I think we all applaud those that have the ability to do those things-those that are actually able to change their lifestyles to embrace those things. But I live in a world where that’s just not the case for many-so I like to be included-not derided for that reality-some who post can’t see that. 

  • Mj August 6, 2020 (5:57 pm)

    A little rain and I noticed a 40% drop in bike crossing on the low level bridge today from my past observations in July August.  And I would project an even greater reduction when you add cold and dark into the equation.  E bikes makes everything level but weather is a big factor that needs to factored into the discussion Jort?  

    • Tsurly August 6, 2020 (9:08 pm)

      Winter weather here is mild, not sure why you always use that excuse.

      • Anne August 6, 2020 (9:27 pm)

        Winters are not always mild-it’s a valid factor -not an excuse. 

        • Anne August 6, 2020 (9:38 pm)

          Obviously not every winter is like this -but not that long ago.

          Seattle’s staggering turnaround in the snowfall department—from worst to nearly-first, as far as February is concerned—reached a new milestone Monday evening as another 6.1 inches of snow fell at the official record-keeping site at Sea-Tac Airport. The hefty snowfall (a daily record) bumped the city’s monthly snowfall total to 20.2 inches, making February 2019 Seattle’s snowiest month in a half-century. Not since 45.4 inches buried the city in January 1969 has more snow fallen on Seattle in a calendar month.

          Plus -seems like all it takes is a half inch to an inch of snow -sometimes just the threat of it -to close schools or put transit on snow routes.

          • tsurly August 7, 2020 (8:37 am)

            It rains, and rarely gets below freezing; that is pretty mild winter weather. In regards to the 2019 snowstorm, cherrypicking a once in 50 year event to support your argument is weak. Since you brought it up though, there were plenty of people who manged to function despite the snow. I personally either rode my snow bike downtown to work, or XC skied the 2.5 miles to the junction and got on the C. 

  • flimflam August 6, 2020 (7:41 pm)

    any reason jort is permitted to troll any article about transportation? its not just opinions/facts – clearly has an ax to grind and does so, over and over and over and over.

  • Elton August 12, 2020 (7:52 pm)

    The bike store is Seattle E-Bike on S Jackson. They’re moving out of Pioneer Square, presumably due to repeated thefts and break ins (just speculation) combined with the bridge shutdown driving up our demand :P This is posted on the window of their shop, don’t think it’s secret anymore.Great staff there, will be awesome to have them a bit closer :) 

    • WSB August 12, 2020 (8:49 pm)

      Yes, we saw that in the windows a few days ago and I meant to add a line to this story, sorry.

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