BIZNOTE: New mural reveals business move in Admiral

We’ve had several recent questions about work at the former Muttley Crew space on 42nd SW just north of SW Admiral Way. Finally an answer arrived via this photo – thanks to Melissa for sending it with word that West Seattle artist Desmond Hansen is painting it! We went over to try to get info in person but were unsuccessful; today we got email confirmation that it’ll be the new home of DogCity. The business is currently in The Triangle but has to move because its site is part of the upcoming 2-building Sweeney Blocks project (which just finished going through Design Review in November). The photo shows the east side of the building; DogCity says Hansen will be painting the north side too.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTE: New mural reveals business move in Admiral"

  • Heather January 28, 2022 (11:22 am)

    We are truly so lucky to have Desmond Hansen in our community. His skill and talent are like no other. 

  • Paul January 28, 2022 (11:37 am)

    Beautiful art!  Is Muttley Crew Cuts no longer in West Seattle?  Their website says nothing.    

    • WSB January 28, 2022 (11:40 am)

      They closed quietly some months back. A few readers mentioned that they appeared to be gone but we couldn’t reach them for confirmation via email or phone, nor could we determine whether they were still open elsewhere. – TR

    • Mike January 29, 2022 (8:12 pm)

      They closed abruptly last year. One of their primary groomers was moving, and the other had no interest in continuing solo. From my understanding, most of their business was directed to Dog City (being the closest).

  • anonyme January 28, 2022 (11:47 am)

    I hope Desmond paints more dogs and other animals around the peninsula.  Humans are overrated.

    • 98126res February 2, 2022 (3:03 pm)

      I see the humor but humans are never overrated.  Anyone (including kids) can plainly see today’s culture says it’s fine to choose pets over people. Love pets… but seek connections with people more. People (not pets) have infinite potential to fulfill their highest self.  We have human reason and will to choose wisdom, truth and goodness. Human relationships mine the depths of our experience, and challenge our abilities to love, sacrifice, understand, compromise, and grow throughout our lives.  The mural artist paints pets for this nice new business but his artwork features mostly people.

      • KM February 14, 2022 (10:21 am)

        It’s fine to choose pets over people. Love this mural!

  • RLV January 28, 2022 (12:02 pm)

    This is gorgeous – thank you, Desmond!  I’m going to check this out in person this afternoon. 

  • ACG January 28, 2022 (12:05 pm)

    Wow !!  I love this and his wonderful art and signage for My Three Little Birds in the Junction. (And of course the multiple signal boxes.) I’m glad more businesses are commissioning him for work like this!  It’s fascinating watching him layer and create his art. 

  • Ly January 28, 2022 (12:12 pm)

    So beautiful!! So much talent. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • Chris January 28, 2022 (2:15 pm)

    Wow, how Beautiful!  I so wish a place like Growlerz  and Dog Yard would open in West Settle. It sure seems we have the dogs and the peeps who would support a place where we could free range together and have a good time besides the dog parks. We enjoy our dog at both of those places but it’s a bit of drive from here in West Seattle. We would go more frequently if closer.

    • Yes! January 29, 2022 (11:43 am)

      I was JUST talking about this very thing with my boyfriend. Dogwood in Shoreline is awesome! Indoor and outdoor dog play park and beers for the humans. West Seattle would be such a perfect place for something like that. 

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