BIZNOTE: Bikram Yoga West Seattle saying goodbye

For almost 20 years, the West Seattle Junction storefront at 4747 California SW has been a hot-yoga studio. But that’s about to come to an end. Nally Berg bought Bikram Yoga West Seattle two years ago and just announced it will permanently close. Not because of the redevelopment project that will be built in that spot eventually (more on that in a moment), but because of other factors: “The bridge, COVID, and mandated restrictions have made it impossible to continue, unfortunately,” she tells WSB. Bikram Yoga WS will be open through the end of this month; Berg does not currently have plans to open a new studio elsewhere, but promises to let us know if that changes.

Before it was a yoga studio, the building held Junction Feed & Seed for almost 80 years; the site will eventually be part of the new home of Husky Deli. With news of the closure, we checked on the status of the site’s future redevelopment, inquiring with Ed Hewson, who is working with Husky owner Jack Miller on the project. Hewson tells WSB, “COVID has clearly slowed down the permitting with the City (and the bridge closure certainly doesn’t help), but we are still slowly proceeding because it is such a special project. The New Husky will be a labor of love for all of us. We don’t have a definitive start date we can give you, but we are very much still working diligently with our architects and consultants and moving forward.”

6 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Bikram Yoga West Seattle saying goodbye"

  • DonS. September 3, 2020 (5:17 pm)

    Very sad to see this happening  it’s such a great place to practice. Nally’s passion and commitment made for a great environment. Part of the Junction’s soul is going away, and now it’s like this.

  • just wondering September 3, 2020 (5:40 pm)

    I hope that the new development would have an enlarged photo of the Seed and Feed store displayed.  Remember your history!

  • LK September 3, 2020 (6:56 pm)

    Final nail in the coffin for me.  Had been dreading the closure with the new building planned, and now it’s over far too soon. This place was a haven;  got me through some hard times and warmed me to the bones in winter. I love you West Seattle but between the bridge and most of my favorite spots permanently closing, it’s time to move on. 

    • Pam September 3, 2020 (7:45 pm)

      Try Spira! It’s wonderful 💛

  • HS September 3, 2020 (10:04 pm)

    Please know that I enjoyed many wonderful classes and felt fortunate to have been a happy customer. Maybe knowing that you’re not alone is of some solace. Last month, I also had to make the difficult decision to close my business, located in north seattle, due to the pandemic. I’m opening other doors with the time that I now have. I hope the same will soon be true for you :)

  • uzma ramzan September 7, 2020 (1:04 pm)

    I am so sad to see This wonderful sanctuary and healing place close.I am hoping we will rejoin and reopen once we all meet on the other side of this pandemic. Please be safe, being healthy is what matters most and for our aches and pains That are a part of living we will back Nally very soon. Miss you all very much!

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