BIZNOTE: Another new tenant planned for Westwood Village

Last week, we reported that an Xfinity store is on the way to the center of Westwood Village. Today, news of another tenant for that same section of the center: The updated directory map included in listings for center vacancies shows Pet Supplies Plus as “coming soon” to the spaces next to Ulta Beauty.

Pet Supplies Plus is headquartered in Michigan and has more than 400 stores, operating on a franchise model, though a check of its website suggests this would be its first Northwest location. We have an inquiry out to the company to ask about the opening timeline. Westwood Village currently has one pet-supply store, Pet Pros – a Seattle-headquartered mini-chain – on the center’s east side.

28 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Another new tenant planned for Westwood Village"

  • AIDM May 10, 2021 (12:53 pm)

    I guess it is Xfinity not Infinity.Wow, Pet Pros must not be happy that the owner is leasing so close to another pet supply company. Are they sticking around as well?

    • WSB May 10, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      Fixed Xfinity, thanks.

  • Tomas May 10, 2021 (1:17 pm)

    Two pet shops, two discount clothing chains – what is going thru the owners minds?!?

  • shotinthefoot May 10, 2021 (1:42 pm)

    another crappy chain moves into a crappy chain mall. what a total waste of space WWV is. 

  • Trickycoolj May 10, 2021 (1:46 pm)

    I thought there was some kind of non-compete’s in the leases there. Like because of Rite Aid, Target and QFC aren’t allowed to have pharmacies. And wasn’t there similar drama around the conversion of the old state liquor store and QFC? Why all the duplicate stores lately?  If we’re going to have dupes can we get a Sephora and an Old Navy next? Best Buy? 

    • WSB May 10, 2021 (2:02 pm)

      I haven’t read the fine print but the only thing overtly noted in what’s publicly visible for the listings is “non-food” for some spaces.

  • anonyme May 10, 2021 (2:03 pm)

    I’m surprised that Pet Pros doesn’t have a contractual agreement that would prohibit another pet supply store from going into what is a fairly small complex.  I’m guessing that Westwood Village is so desperate for tenants that they’ll take anyone crazy enough to rent there – even if it destroys their existing tenants’ business.  How unfortunate – for everyone, including customers.

  • Beth May 10, 2021 (4:25 pm)

    My ex boyfriend started Pet Pros in 1986, with a lot of sweat, determination, and probably some whiskey. His partner and he then sold. But it remains an independent, regional pet supply store. Unlike Pet Supplies Plus, which is a large franchised company.You will need to choose whom you support. Kind service and knowledge go a long way.

    • Lisab May 10, 2021 (6:51 pm)

      Great to know, thanks!

    • Trevor May 11, 2021 (5:40 am)

      Pet Supplies Plus is pretty legit. They’re usually locally owned and operated by a local franchisee.  Pet pros is garbage. I shopped at pet supplies plus back east and I’m glad they’re coming. 

  • Terri May 10, 2021 (5:28 pm)

    Boring!!! if they would bring in stores people wanted to shop at then maybe the current businesses would be able to keep their doors open!! Next time maybe they should take a poll to see what kind of store the West Seattle shoppers would like. 

  • Flo B May 10, 2021 (6:51 pm)

    WSB. Any  opening updates from the car tab outlet at WWV??

    • WSB May 10, 2021 (6:54 pm)

      Still working on it. A banner was going up one recent day when we were passing by. The YMCA preschool is still on the way for that building, too.

  • Sangre De Cristo May 10, 2021 (7:04 pm)

    I won’t be taking my business to Westwood Village until they get the rampant daylight crime under control.

    • Eric Hutcheson May 11, 2021 (6:43 am)

      It is not unsafe. Do you have examples of the “rampant daylight crime” that’s supposedly so out of control?

      • Sangre De Cristo May 11, 2021 (8:51 am)

        Here’s a short list, you can google more yourself.  Take a look at the comments in the links, esp #2 and you’ll find more people talking about other incidents as well.  Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.Armed Robbery April 14, 2021 turned Robbery March 29, 2021 Business Burglary March 1 2021 Violence Sep 19, 2020

  • WestyD May 10, 2021 (7:39 pm)

    Worst. Strip Mall. Ever.

    • Seaguy May 11, 2021 (6:40 am)

      You’ve not seen many strip malls apparently. Overall Westwood Village is not bad it’s got grocery, home, big box, sporting goods, discount. Something for most everyone.

  • Cricket May 10, 2021 (7:46 pm)

    Westwood could really be something, but these redundant businesses leave a lot to be desired. Wish there was another good taqueria to fill the void Baja left, a Tacos Chukis or Carmelos’s Tacos would be epic.

  • Anne May 11, 2021 (11:07 am)

    Really don’t think that whoever owns WWV cares enough about what folks want to go after more interesting /enticing tenants- or even offer a survey-to the community. Back ages ago(probably different owner then) there were more places to eat, candy store, card store, hardware store- am sure others can think of more. With parking harder in Junction -all of the above & more could do really well at WWV. It could be a vibrant/profitable community shopping area-but it takes an owner who  care enough  to solicit those kinds of businesses. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit – with real estate market so hot & emphasis on need for housing that owner is just waiting for the right offer to sell the property. 

  • SeaSpade May 11, 2021 (11:37 am)

    While the opening may go smoothly, pretty soon organized gangs of pit bulls will start coordinated heists of bully sticks and Frontline….

  • Libra May 11, 2021 (11:47 am)

    Yes, and a Keg restaurant too!

  • HS May 11, 2021 (2:06 pm)

    I agree about the duplicate retail. I was hoping that, with new owners, that this area might become something. I know that the zip codes south (primarily) and north drive what retail is targeted for rental prospects. But I think people are looking for retail “experiences”. There are lots of families with young children and teenagers within the 2 miles north of this area. Retail geared toward them would be incredibly popular – ice cream, places to play games, play areas and specialty child clothing, etc.  Portland has a fun food truck park with outdoor seating – there is certainly space for something like that. It would create a rotating selection of vendors with canvas awnings and park tables and could be a great opportunity for small businesses and even a great showcase for student work from South Seattle Community College. Las Vegas has a downtown container park with the kind of retail that would thrive in Westwood Center. A roller skating rink would be a great draw both for locals and for the competitive teams that have few practice places.  The more people walking and engaging in outdoor seating will help the area. 

  • Tommy May 11, 2021 (3:02 pm)

    Yeah, WWV would better be used as a transit center, with a ground floor pass-through terminal, maybe some quality fast food outlets, some bicycle lockers, put the QFC and some other retail and restaurants on a mezzanine level (Like U Village parking), and then several storeys of heavily patrolled parking up top…. at least as much as the Eastgate transit center.  WWV could become a great place to travel to and from,  PARK and ride (imagine that?), stay dry and pick up whatever goodies you need all in one place.  The only real issue is security considering the swamp is right across the street.     

    • Anne May 11, 2021 (3:20 pm)

      I like your idea of a transit center- especially with parking garage /park & ride—there’s plenty of space & it’s something that will never happen in the junction. 

  • natinstl May 12, 2021 (3:21 pm)

    I dream of the Container Store still…..

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