BIZNOTE: See’s Candies coming to West Seattle

West Seattle has many options for sweet treats – amazing bakeries, ice cream, candymakers – but no candy-only retail store. That is about to change. The sign is up for See’s Candies on the east side of inner Jefferson Square, between the future optical clinic and the current U-Frame-It. We saw See’s listed on the center’s site map at one point last month and sent the company an inquiry; we never heard back, and the notation vanished, so we thought maybe it was something that fell through, as happens on occasion. But now a sign’s up, so we’ve renewed our inquiry with the century-old company in hopes of getting a target date for opening.

39 Replies to "BIZNOTE: See's Candies coming to West Seattle"

  • Flo B October 13, 2021 (12:35 pm)


  • Robin Sinner October 13, 2021 (12:38 pm)

    Oh joy!

  • Plf October 13, 2021 (12:41 pm)

    The struggle will be so real so delicious!

  • West Seattleite October 13, 2021 (12:50 pm)

    I’m fairly certain that there used to be a See’s Candy there many years ago when Jefferson Square was newly constructed. 

    • JW October 13, 2021 (2:43 pm)

      I’ve lived here all my life and there was never a See’s candy shop in West Seattle 

      • West Seattleite October 14, 2021 (12:52 am)

        Yeah, I have too! And I have memories of a See’s Candy there and going with my grandma back in the day! Been here since 1971.

        • JW October 15, 2021 (7:21 pm)

          I’ve lived in West Seattle 70 years . I remember a candy shop on California ave approximately where the admiral pub is now .  

  • heartless October 13, 2021 (1:05 pm)

    Ah, yet another California transplant coming to West Seattle.  Welcome, welcome. The more the merrier, I say.

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy October 13, 2021 (2:37 pm)

      I never realized Sees candy was a California thing. Today I learned!  That said they’re in 20 states.

      • waikikigirl October 13, 2021 (4:48 pm)

        I never knew this either (CA.) but that must be why every time my Auntie, Uncle and cousin came to visit from Alameda they brought See’s  candy!

        • heartless October 13, 2021 (5:56 pm)

          I had family in the East Bay, and yep, See’s Candy was the treat, sine qua non.  But this was, well, quite some time ago.  I think they were originally in LA, but were big in SF for a long, long time (no idea about nowadays, though).

          • S.A. October 14, 2021 (7:53 am)

            They’re still big in the Bay Area – they have stands in the Oakland and SF airports along with the Boudin Bakery sourdough stands as emblematic “local treats.” 

          • Jenn October 28, 2021 (9:50 pm)

            It’s a Bay Area thing for sure. The candy is made in a factory in south San Francisco. 

  • Vanessa October 13, 2021 (2:43 pm)

    Oh, just in time for the holidays.  Momma Hazel would have been thrilled. My waistline, not so much. Congratulations! Nice to see some empty spaces filling up.

  • Pessoa October 13, 2021 (3:21 pm)

    Most excellent. Though I like cook and rarely eat out, I wouldn’t complain terribly if a “Mendocino Farms” suddenly appeared on a WS corner, somewhere. 

  • anonyme October 13, 2021 (3:23 pm)

    Wonder if they still have peanut butter lollipops…

  • aRF October 13, 2021 (3:26 pm)

    That makes two Warren Buffet businesses at Jefferson Square.

  • A Fan October 13, 2021 (4:19 pm)

    One time I had a bad day at work and stopped at See’s in Downtown.  I asked for some recommendations on caramel and chocolate combos.  There was a lot to choose from and I bought 5 pieces.  When I got home, the See’s employee had given me a bunch of free candies to try.  She had given me more than what I bought and it made my day.  One that really stood out is what they call the Almond Royal.  Three months later after leaving my job of 10 years, and at a new job, I went back to See’s.  I bought small bagfuls of that Almond Royal to give to friends.  They make great gifts to bring when someone invites you over for dinner.  So I’m looking forward to See’s in WS, but I’m still partial to the Downtown one.

  • Keith October 13, 2021 (4:28 pm)

    Oooh, See’s Bordeaux Eggs were always part of our Easters in San Diego! #yum

    • MiniCooper October 13, 2021 (6:43 pm)

      Isn’t it funny how food brings back memories…love it!

      • David October 13, 2021 (8:20 pm)

        Nice, I wonder if this is permanent or a “Spirit Halloween” sort of popup holiday shop?  Either way it’s cool.  FYI, my fav is their key lime truffles, I could eat my weight in those things! 

  • Scubafrog October 13, 2021 (5:05 pm)

    Oh dear… For health-freaks like me with addictive personalities, this will be a temptation that I’ll have to indulge cautiously!  Nom nom nom

  • Peter October 13, 2021 (6:01 pm)


  • Beepee October 13, 2021 (6:37 pm)

    Dark chocolate cherry cordials please 

  • E October 13, 2021 (7:03 pm)

    OMG! I’m so happy. I’ve been ordering online and picking up from Southcenter but this is so much better! Teacher gift time!

  • MiniCooper October 13, 2021 (7:06 pm)

    OMG look at these!!! Scotchmallows to debut in November I believe their website said…I’m doomed

    • JW October 15, 2021 (7:24 pm)

      Scotchmallows are Devine !!!!!

  • trickycoolj October 13, 2021 (7:17 pm)

    I hope they still make those red cinnamon lollipops!  Fond memories stopping at the one in Tacoma Mall growing up. 

  • johnny October 13, 2021 (7:20 pm)

    The See’s suckers are fantastic – cararmel, chocolate….  

  • oerthehillz October 13, 2021 (8:56 pm)

    Ooh, can’t wait for their polar bear paws!

  • GT October 13, 2021 (10:30 pm)

    What ever happened to the candy store in Issaquah just off I 90?

    • stacy October 14, 2021 (12:43 am)


    • Graciano October 14, 2021 (6:58 am)

      Boehms is still there… I think, if not, like all other small business owners maybe COVID did a hit on them???

      • herongrrrl October 25, 2021 (11:46 am)

        There’s a Boehm”s in Poulsbo too, they are doing just fine. An acquaintance who runs a chocolate shop in Langley (Sweet Mona’s, when you’re on Whidbey, you must try it!) said that chocolate shops did pretty well overall during the pandemic because lots of people were self-medicating with chocolate. 

  • Flo B October 14, 2021 (6:11 am)

    West Seattleite. Longtime WS family here. My older sister-born 1946 said there never was a See’s candy here in WS.

  • Gina October 14, 2021 (8:37 am)

    Boehm’ s is still there, just not as visible from I-90 as it once was.Never saw a See’s in West Seattle.

  • MKMc October 15, 2021 (11:25 am)

    Since they’ve closed a number of their other stores – Issaquah & Redmond, this may be a pop-up location just for the holidays. Still nice!

  • Auntie October 15, 2021 (7:41 pm)

    Looks like they even have some  “sugar free” chocolate for us diabetics. Oh, thank you, See’s!!! 

  • Gina October 15, 2021 (10:20 pm)

    I’m sure it will open before the bridge!

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