BIZNOTE: Lika Love Boutique, In The Heart closing in West Seattle Junction

Three and a half years ago, Mallika Siddiq took over the space at 4547 California SW that had for 50 years been home to Terjung’s Studio of Gifts. First she opened Lika Love Boutique in November 2018; then a year ago she added the speakeasy-style bar In The Heart to the back of the space. Today, she announced both will close in two weeks. Siddiq told WSB via email, “June 12th is our last day. Everything must go. We are selling our merchandise, fixtures, furniture, and bar ware.” As for why she’s closing: “The obvious reason – it has been very difficult to run a small business during and even after the pandemic, Financially it makes the most sense.” Before opening Lika Love as a bricks-and-mortar boutique – first in a brief previous Junction location, then in Morgan Junction, and then the current space – Siddiq was mostly mobile, with a Lika Love fashion truck. So what’s she doing next? “I honestly have no plans for the first time in many years. I am taking time off to do the things I love, spending quality time with the people I love, and travel.”

8 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Lika Love Boutique, In The Heart closing in West Seattle Junction"

  • Kadoo May 29, 2022 (9:28 pm)

    Sorry to hear this news. 

  • Doug May 29, 2022 (11:00 pm)

    Thank you Malika for an amazing run. I hope everyone turns out in these final days to support her. 

  • James May 30, 2022 (7:04 am)

    It’s always sad to see a small business close, especially in our beloved Junction. I wish all the best for Malika. 

  • Midi May 30, 2022 (11:17 am)

    This is so sad, my friend and I would go to the speakeasy a couple times a month. Such a cute little bar. Best to Malika and all the emloyees

  • Patrick May 30, 2022 (11:43 am)

    So sorry to see you close. Thank you for being such a great member of the West Seattle community.

  • ArborHeightsRes May 30, 2022 (2:17 pm)

    Mallika and staff at Lika Love — I am very sorry to hear this news but did want to thank you for making such a unique shop available.  You were always welcoming and kind and helped a fashion-challenged person such as me put together some cute, confidence-building outfits.  The personalized shopping experience meant a lot.  I don’t see a lot of women-owned, minority-run businesses around, so that was another plus.  You will be missed. I know you will land on your feet and I wish you all the very best in your next journey.   

  • Thd3 May 30, 2022 (6:53 pm)

    Thank you Malika for all you gave to Weat Seattle and Junction life! My daughter’s gorgeous black dress (lace up) and many items in my closet plus so many fun ladies nights in the back enjoying some Aix. I wish you so much joy in your next chapter – after all of the joy you spread here in our community! 

  • HW May 30, 2022 (9:47 pm)

    Wishing you the best of luck, Mallika! I am sorry to hear this news but am also very in awe of your drive and determination to bring an idea to reality (and a great reality, at that!). Enjoy your break and can’t wait to see what you think up (and deliver!) next.

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