BIZNOTE: AT&T store moves out of future Ezell’s Famous Chicken location

Five months after we broke the news that permit filings showed Ezell’s Famous Chicken planned to take over the AT&T space in Morgan Junction, that store has closed for a northward move. Driving through Morgan Junction this evening, we spotted “This location permanently closed” notices on the doors at 4205 SW Morgan, across the parking lot from West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor). The notice says the AT&T store is expected to reopen in Jefferson Square around August 1st. As for Ezell’s, the regional fried-chicken chain has yet to formally announce the West Seattle plan, but the construction permit – which, like other documents in the file, names Ezell’s as the new tenant – was granted four weeks ago.

33 Replies to "BIZNOTE: AT&T store moves out of future Ezell's Famous Chicken location"

  • Barb June 16, 2021 (8:36 pm)

    Great news for West Seattle.

  • ktrapp June 16, 2021 (8:59 pm)

    Bad news for my waistline.

  • neighbor June 16, 2021 (9:05 pm)


  • Mike June 16, 2021 (9:30 pm)

    Ezells is ok at best, same chicken as Popeyes. You want Heaven Sent chicken. His business partners got to keep the name Ezell’s but the actual founder Ezell Stephens, got to keep the recipe in the settlement.The difference is night and day when you try them side by side! Heaven Sent chicken is the chicken that Oprah called “the best”.

    • D June 16, 2021 (10:33 pm)

      I’m glad it’s Ezell’s famous chicken and not a religious restaurant!!!

      • BetteDavisEyes June 17, 2021 (12:02 am)

        I have to admit…I’m a bit confused by that.  What is a religious restaurant? 🤔

        • shotinthefoot June 17, 2021 (10:45 am)

          Chick Fil A – not only religious, but heavily bigoted. I am so glad we’ll never see one of those on our peninsula. 

        • trickycoolj June 17, 2021 (10:52 am)


      • Ann June 17, 2021 (9:46 am)

        What is a “religious restaurant” … ?

        • Tan June 17, 2021 (12:16 pm)

          Would that be Church’s Chicken?

    • Chris K June 17, 2021 (10:49 am)

      I’ve never understood the fuss over Ezell’s, but I’ll give it a second shot when they open.  It can’t be much different than our other mediocre fried chicken offerings in West Seattle.

  • Andee June 16, 2021 (9:34 pm)

    Yum!! Now I don’t have to leave W. Seattle to get my Ezells “fix”! Thanks WSB for keeping us updated on the latest ☺️

  • Findlay June 16, 2021 (9:47 pm)

    Had great service from that AT&T store. Glad they are staying local.And LOVE Ezell’s! Welcome to West Seattle!

  • Mike June 16, 2021 (9:57 pm)

    The day I sign back up with WS Health Club just happens to be the day I read this. Coincidence?

  • Matt June 16, 2021 (10:00 pm)

    Can we get a Chic-fil-A to west Seattle! 

    • CAM June 16, 2021 (11:04 pm)

      Why? Do you not like a large number of your neighbors?

      • Adam June 17, 2021 (7:24 am)

        Just the ones silly enough to pass moral judgement on someone due to their opinion on chicken sammiches. But go ahead and do you. I’m sure freedom for all will be achieved the day Chick-Fil-A realizes CAM isn’t spending money in their establishment. 

        • shotinthefoot June 17, 2021 (10:47 am)

          where you spend your money matters. if you choose to spend your money at a place that actively discriminates against the LGBTQIA+ community just because you think it’s only “an opinion on chicken sammiches” that says a lot about you. 

        • CAM June 17, 2021 (4:31 pm)

          More likely freedom for all will be achieved the day people stop giving money to organizations which spend that money promoting the removal of the rights of others. Eat whatever kind of chicken you want. Stop giving your money to people who fund hate. 

        • CAM June 17, 2021 (4:32 pm)

          Also, “do you” is hilarious when the whole point of their spending money in the way they do is to stop people they don’t like from “doing you.” The hypocrisy is deafening. 

        • The Admiral June 17, 2021 (5:02 pm)

          For me, I tried CFA and am not sure what the fuss is about.  It was okay.  Not a slam on them, it was just…okay.  Once I learned where some of their corporate giving had gone, I stopped going.  They sure made boycotting easy by just being an okay sandwich. To each their own.

        • Auntie June 17, 2021 (5:48 pm)

          Some of us just follow our own principles of patronizing restaurants and other businesses that are inclusive and not led by bigots. I cannot comment on their chicken sammiches, as I have never had one and never will. Yes, Chick-fil-A Is Still Doing Harm to the Queer Community (

      • Spicy Eight Piece June 17, 2021 (12:02 pm)

        I believe that Chick fil A has discontinued it’s support of anti-LGBTQ organizations. I believe the Fellowship of Christian Athletes was the last one they contributed to, and I believe that has now finished as well. I may be wrong, but last time I considered visiting one (first time ever actually) I discovered that I now had minimal to no moral objections to their charitable activities. It still aint no Ezells…

  • WhoTheBest June 16, 2021 (10:52 pm)

    Someone should organize a chow down contest …the best pizza and the best fired chicken in W.SeattleMoney goes to donation.

    • PatWS June 17, 2021 (7:30 am)

      Oh man, am I in trouble. That’s within far-too-easy walking distance of my house…

  • ChickenLover June 16, 2021 (11:28 pm)

    I’ve never had Ezell’s but I hope this location is at least run well. I went to Popeyes in White Center this afternoon again and man, while there are some nice employees there, it tends to be a mess for the most part as far as an efficient operation. I ended up leaving because the drive-thru was incredibly long, the app wasn’t accepting orders for that location, and good luck trying to get a lobby order taken in a timely manner or if there’s a line or what the order process is. I just ended up leaving as did another gentlemen today. They are no doubt popular and that saves them but I can only imagine how much business they could gain if they got it together. Wish they got someone in there to get things in order and manage. And it’s not like they are short-staffed. There are plenty of people working, it’s just that they need some direction. It feels like the DMV of chicken operations.

  • Cid June 17, 2021 (8:12 am)

    What a great addition! Welcome to the neighborhood Ezells!

  • JJ June 17, 2021 (11:24 am)

    Ezells will be a nice pairing with Beveridge Place. Yumm.

  • Sunflower June 17, 2021 (4:59 pm)

    Happy for those of you who eat gluten covered chicken. I don’t but the smell of fried chicken will be tempting! :)

    Wonder how busy they might get and if the Thriftway parking lot will be impacted.

    • Blinkyjoe June 17, 2021 (6:26 pm)

      Sunflower, try Ma’Ono’s GF chicken. SO amazing.

      • Sunflower June 17, 2021 (9:45 pm)

        👍 Thanks for the share, Blinky!

  • D June 18, 2021 (2:57 pm)

    Great news for West Seattle and even greater news for a local black business that will do great in this new location. Can’t wait 

    • JES June 19, 2021 (6:45 am)

      D, agreed! Love to see Black-owned businesses doing well!

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