BIZNOTE: Super Supplements closing West Seattle store

Thanks for the tip! After 10 years, Super Supplements is closing its store at 6451 Fauntleroy Way SW. The store moved there in 2012 after six years in its previous West Seattle spot, on the southeast corner of California and Alaska in The Junction – a storefront demolished for the Junction 47 mixed-use project. (Later that year, the Seattle-based SS chain was sold to The Vitamin Shoppe, but the name remained.)

As the sign says, the store’s closing in June; the on-duty manager told us they’ll start a clearance sale in May. This is the last standalone vitamins/supplements shop in West Seattle; in recent years, Fresh Vitamins closed in Westwood Village and GNC closed in Jefferson Square. (Side note: The SS store was preceded in its space by another last-of-its-kind business, a Blockbuster Video store that closed in 2011.) Nothing in property or permit records hints at what’s next for the Super Supplements space; we’ll be contacting the property owners to ask.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Super Supplements closing West Seattle store"

  • Also John March 24, 2022 (11:38 am)

    Wow….it’s already been 10 years.  It seems like that location was a Blockbuster store only a couple years ago.  Getting old sucks.

  • Sue March 24, 2022 (12:18 pm)

    I can’t say I’m surprised – even before the pandemic that store was almost empty every time I went in there (which wasn’t often, admittedly).  I hope they can find jobs for the staff in one of the other locations. They always were so nice and helpful. 

  • Jort March 24, 2022 (12:33 pm)

    I don’t understand? I was told that, after parking lots at the Junction began requiring payment to store your private vehicle, “nobody would go there anymore” and that “I’m done shopping at the Junction” and so on, and so on. Yet most of the business closures I see are at Westwood Village and elsewhere, primarily in places with ample, widely-available “free” parking. How could this be, when so many people assured me repeatedly that the primary ingredient to a successful business is free parking? 

    • Anne March 24, 2022 (4:20 pm)

      Oh baloney-

      • Also John March 24, 2022 (5:22 pm)

        I found Jort’s comment humorous.

  • David March 24, 2022 (1:02 pm)

    Um….odd their sign doesn’t mention a closer location than far north Aurora Ave….there’s one just south in Burien (by the Trader Joes).   FAR faster than getting out of West Seattle and going north of downtown and way up to 135th at Aurora LOL.  

    • Sue March 24, 2022 (3:11 pm)

      I was wondering that too, as I knew there was one in Burien.  Perhaps that one is closing too?  Or maybe they were just focused on “Seattle” locations, that people wouldn’t want to go “all the way to Burien.” 

      • trickycoolj March 24, 2022 (9:13 pm)

        Someone probably did a zip code search and it was probably 4.8 vs 5 miles. Drives me batty that Southcenter never pops up in store searches but VASHON does because it’s closer the way the crow flies to 98126. 

    • ACG March 24, 2022 (4:21 pm)

      I agree the Burien one is closer. Is that one closing, too?

  • Dier March 24, 2022 (3:47 pm)

    A sound decision. I recently went in after a couple of years and it was dank and smelled of mildew, felt moldy in there. I knew I would never return. Good luck to the staff on future pursuits.

  • Joan March 24, 2022 (7:33 pm)

    I did buy from them every now and then. I prefer buying local than always online for hard to find supplements. Bummer.

  • ThatNeilGuy March 25, 2022 (7:09 am)

    One word…Amazon.There’s a reason brick and mortar places have been drying up around here and it’s seldom parking or location. It’s convenience.

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