BIZNOTE: Alair Gift Shop taking over Coastal Surf Boutique space

Alair Gift Shop – the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s latest Business of the Year – is expanding, taking over the space next door. Proprietor Shandon Graybeal made this announcement tonight:

A year and a half ago, I was welcoming (Coastal) as our new neighbor at Alair. I was so excited to have those smiling girls next door, and have another place on our block for y’all to shop.

Recently, I got a call from our amazing landlord that our neighbors at Coastal made the difficult decision to close their doors permanently. We know that making this decision probably wasn’t easy and we are sad for them and wish them the very best with the new dreams they will start building now. You can follow along with them as they make any announcements and let you know what’s next for their brand.

While we are sad about the loss, we also get to celebrate the future- a future we weren’t sure we would have many times over the past year.

So, we are excited to announce that we are taking over the space next door! This is all very new, and we will make announcements as we figure things out and as we start the expansion of our storefront into their current space. For now, I can say for certain that there will still be clothing offered on that side of the building for everyone: women, men, and kiddos!

The loss of any business is devastating for our community, but I also think that nobody takes these decisions lightly. I hope you join me in wishing Coastal the very best and following along with what’s next for them.

Step one for us: we are opening the doors over there starting tomorrow for a huge clearance sale. We are selling pretty much everything at 50% off and will continue to announce open hours as we figure it all out. So tomorrow at 11, the doors will be open! Hope to see you there!

Alair and Coastal are at 3270 California SW. Coastal, which moved there from Alki in fall 2019, has been closed for some months; we have had an inquiry out to its proprietor for a while asking about its status, but to date, no reply.

3 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Alair Gift Shop taking over Coastal Surf Boutique space"

  • Shandon May 29, 2021 (6:06 am)

    Thank you so much! We appreciate this neighborhood so very much

  • G-Man May 29, 2021 (9:31 am)

    Congrats on the big move, great place to shop 

  • SeaSpade May 30, 2021 (11:57 am)

    A shout out to the owners of Coastal; we loved this boutique, especially when it was down in Alki; would shop there consistently but the move up to California just didn’t click.  I wish them the best!

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