BIZNOTE: Xfinity store on the way to Westwood Village

Looking through city permit-system files, we happened onto a new tenant on the way to Westwood Village. The former Sprint (and before that, Radio Shack) space in the middle of the shopping center is slated to become an Xfinity store. We contacted Comcast‘s regional spokesperson Nick McDonald for confirmation. The reply: “This is going to be one of our standard Xfinity Retail Store locations that Comcast operates. It will offer a welcoming and modern retail environment that highlights the complete line of Xfinity Home and Comcast Business technology offerings,” including, he added, “Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home, the Xfinity Flex 4K streaming device, and Xfinity Internet.” No opening date yet. The site-plan layout suggests it’ll be something like this one in Ballard; the company’s nearest retail outlets are downtown and in Tukwila.

30 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Xfinity store on the way to Westwood Village"

  • Chas Redmond May 6, 2021 (2:34 pm)

    Before the high bridge closed, the actual closest Xfinity store was in Factoria – simple bridge-to-I90-Factoria exit and back. In ordinary times getting there and back for a modem change, or whatever, was basically <45 min roundtrip.

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy May 6, 2021 (4:38 pm)

      I would think the store on Westlake is closer than Factoria. But…not by much.

    • cricket May 6, 2021 (4:55 pm)

      there’s one by south center. 

    • Trickycoolj May 6, 2021 (7:10 pm)

      Yeah Comcast always said over the phone Westlake was closest. Maybe the way the crow flies but Southcenter is waaay easier. 

      • Rick May 7, 2021 (10:19 am)

        Funny thing. Crows rarely fly in a straight line but it’s still fun to say. 

  • SeaSpade May 6, 2021 (5:52 pm)

    Factoria was the closest any time I checked Waze, and it was never an enjoyable drive even with the bridge.  And unfortunately I find the need to go about once a year for equipment issues.  This is a welcome add.

  • Patience May 7, 2021 (5:20 am)

    Yes!!!  We have been with Comcast for years. I used to make a trip to Factoria when necessary until the Tukwila/Southcenter store opened.  I shop at the Tukwila Costco at least once a month, so the Xfinity down there near Southcenter Target has been very convenient, especially when  I can easily book an appointment online – it is a quick in/out!  Our Westwood Village Xfinity will be a nice addition to our area if we ever need to do a quick swap of equipment.  

  • Andrew May 7, 2021 (9:05 am)

    What a lame addition to this dying mall

  • Derek May 7, 2021 (9:32 am)

    This whole mall needs to be razed for something much much better. Depressing area. 

    • Rick May 7, 2021 (10:24 am)

      Maybe turn it back into the swamp it used to be? You know, green and all that stuff. With bike lanes. And Prius parking.

      • shotinthefoot May 7, 2021 (11:38 am)

        a swamp would be better than what’s currently there. 

  • My two cents … May 7, 2021 (11:17 am)

    Malls in general are struggling – for those voices wanting raze it or feel the businesses are lame, what would you like to see? What do you think is needed? Turning it back to wetlands? How is that going to work financially? Previous occupants didn’t seem to last. At the very least, one less empty storefront, one more opportunity for someone to go to the mall for Comcast and do additional shopping. 

    • Ice May 7, 2021 (1:56 pm)

      Westwood Village is likely going to go the same direction that Northgate Mall is going, which is waaaay better than what is currently there, but that possibility is still a long way off. I would personally like to see Longfellow Creek uncovered and a nice plaza area put in.

  • Villagegreen May 7, 2021 (1:00 pm)

    The entire place really is depressing. It’s like someone took the worst aspects of 1980’s suburban strip mall consumer culture and plopped it into a residential city neighborhood. If you’re into that kinda thing at least get a decent chain restaurant in there to anchor the ‘village’.

    • just wondering May 7, 2021 (5:39 pm)

      Remember the Red Baron Restaurant?

      • memories May 7, 2021 (6:31 pm)

        OMG we go here every time when some new business goes into WWV! LOL!!!
         If we’re going to go down memory lane does anyone remember the Pool Hall across from Taco Time in WC? 

      • Auntie May 7, 2021 (7:31 pm)

        Well, if you want to wander down memory lane, how about Skipper’s Galley in the Admiral district? Where you could have a delightful meal while listening to the chef verbally abuse the wait staff. Those were the days, my friend!

  • Flivver May 7, 2021 (2:27 pm)

    Turn it into SEDU’s!!! They could get 10,000 units in there with no parking!!

    • Rick May 7, 2021 (2:48 pm)

      Yeah baby! I hate the place I’ve been in since the 60’s too!

  • Rick May 7, 2021 (2:50 pm)

    Oh well, I still love West Seattle, just gotta gripe.

  • Bradley May 7, 2021 (8:42 pm)

    Was that The Keg restaurant in the corner where Rite aid is now?

  • 1994 May 7, 2021 (8:51 pm)

    I like WWV. The post office is there, several bank options, drugstore and grocery store with long term employees, couple places to eat, big box stores but they affordable stuff to most of us,  get a hair cut, buy your pet food, get coffee, the grounds are kept tidy…..You can bus there, walk there, or drive – whatever suits your transportation needs…..WWV is great! Except for those creepers who belong on the WWV photo wall of shame.

  • Baron R May 7, 2021 (11:43 pm)

    I think shopping malls should be required to host a certain number of ‘local’ businesses, just like they require affordable units in new construction projects.  I’m frankly tired of cool, funky little businesses going away because they can’t afford the rents, or they get booted because the mall owners just want the $$ from the national chains.

  • Randy May 8, 2021 (6:29 am)

    I will not say anything becauseProverbs 18:2Fools find no pleasure in understanding    but delight in airing their own opinions.

  • SeaSpade May 8, 2021 (10:07 am)

    Malls dying?  What should we do?  Anyone ever try to go over to the Apple Store at U-Village on a Saturday?  “Not Dying”.  Would be nice to have a similar upscale area with a mix of restaurants, entertainment and – yes – an Apple Store.  The “Southwest Precinct” is underserved in shopping and hospitality and it’s about time to step it up. The population #s support it, even if the avg income may be a bit less…

  • Brian May 8, 2021 (1:28 pm)

    Bring in a Chik-Fil-A!! 

    • waikikigirl May 8, 2021 (3:23 pm)

      OH NO,no Chik-fil-A…I gained enough weight thru this pandemic as it is! LOL!!!

    • Auntie May 8, 2021 (4:56 pm)

      Just say NO to Chik-Fil-A – here or anywhereChick-fil-A’s history of workplace discrimination | Facing South

      • Three Phased May 9, 2021 (1:17 am)

        What Auntie said. I also prefer my chicken without a side of hate or mistreated workers.

      • waikikigirl May 9, 2021 (8:32 am)

        I had no idea. We have just recently visited Chik-Fil-A’s and thought it was a very well ran business by the consistency of tasty food and very happy employees serving us outside thru this Pandemic, didn’t read the whole story you attached, was this an isolated restaurant ? Either way it shouldn’t matter but I hate to “hate” for this persons ignorance.

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