BIZNOTE: Westwood Village’s future Xfinity store uncloaks, plus updates on future neighbors

Thanks to Noelle for the tip! Seven months have passed since we first reported that an Xfinity (Comcast) store was planned for the heart of Westwood Village, and the company has finally put “coming soon” signage in the windows. After we noticed the early permit filings in May, a company spokesperson confirmed this would be one of their “standard retail stores.” We’ll be checking again on a projected opening date. Meantime, as we also reported in May, that section of WWV is still planned for a Pet Supplies Plus store – permits continue proceeding through the system.

Also at WWV, something new-but-not-entirely-new has resurfaced – America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, which we noted was pursuing a space in that central building 2 1/2 years ago, now has permit filings for the “E” building to the west – in the space currently occupied by Chico’s, according to the site-plan document (we’ll be checking with that company tomorrow – that space hadn’t even been publicly listed for lease).

7 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Westwood Village's future Xfinity store uncloaks, plus updates on future neighbors"

  • Flivver December 19, 2021 (4:26 pm)

    The new gyro restaurant on Alki has put up a help wanted sign. No sign of any other action in the building.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees December 19, 2021 (7:58 pm)

    Of note, Westwood Village is now under new ownership as of a few days ago. I emailed the old management company about the lack of effective security the day before. This was due to an incident where a delusional man in a Seattle City Light jacket was throwing items at passing cars in front of McDonald’s and QFC and threatening shoppers. A woman in an SUV stopped while blocking traffic, got out, and handed the man a care package. Just after she drove off he began hurling his new items at more vehicles and smashed a bottle of soda at the south QFC entrance. SPD showed up 50 minutes after several of us called 911 and arrested him. My email response from the new Westwood Village owners is below:

    RE: Westwood Village Security FailureThu 12/16/2021 4:46 PM

    Hello Phansut,Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear about your experience. As Tabitha mentioned, we just purchased the property today. Over the coming weeks, we will be completing an evaluation of Westwood Village security, Seattle police department response times, crime level reports, etc., in order to get a better understanding of the challenges at this particular property, related to security. We look forward to coming up with a comprehensive plan, once we have familiarized ourselves with the property and understand the best course of action for attacking the specific security needs of this property. In the meantime, we will be working with the existing security company and the police department to address whatever we can in the interim.Regards,MICHAEL E. JONES, RPA, LEED GREEN ASSOC., Senior Regional Property Manager SHOPCORE PROPERTIES 1933 Davis Street, Suite 27, San Leandro, CA  94577

    • WSB December 19, 2021 (8:33 pm)

      Thanks for the info. The sale has been in the works seemingly forever and I’ve been watching property records; still not reflected there but now we have a name.

  • Andrea December 20, 2021 (8:10 am)

    Excited to have an Xfinity store here in WS!

    • Cd December 20, 2021 (5:02 pm)

      I agree. I just hope they are more competent than the xfinity store in Tukwila.

  • Buddy December 21, 2021 (2:34 pm)

    We don’t need another pet supplies store! I would like to see 24 hour fitness come back to Westwood Village!!  It would be nice to see a sandwich shop that made sandwiches with real bread and not like subway bread.  Maybe a Chuck E. Cheese for kids to run around. 

  • J December 24, 2021 (6:50 am)

    I cut comcast/xfinity out of my life years ago, and everything is great.   Cheaper internet can be found (i get a faster and more reliable isp through century link – $40/month for fiber).  And at this point, you can get a couple streaming services to replace old school cable.  Used to pay comcast/xfinity over $250 a month, now i pay less than $100 for better, more reliable service with better customer service.

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