BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: After 18 years, final hours for Click! Design That Fits

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

For dozens of past West Seattle Art Walk nights, Click! Design That Fits has bustled with artists, art lovers, and shoppers. Tonight – the elegant space in The Junction was almost bare, just a few “garage sale” items left as the shop prepared to close forever.

Proprietor John Smersh (above with Click! team members Adia and Diane) had hoped to hand off the shop to a new owner, one year after the passing of his wife Frances Smersh, whose jewelry art was the inspiration for the shop they originally opened in North Admiral in 2004.

But as reported here, a prospective new owner couldn’t agree on “sustainable” lease terms with the building’s owner, so John has been having a liquidation sale, and told us tonight that almost everything sold. Some jewelry and cards were about all that remained when we stopped in. Any remaining office supplies and fixtures will be offered to other merchants. Meantime, browsers were still streaming through, along with well-wishers; one woman told John, “You’ve brought so much beauty to West Seattle.” His next chapter? First, he told us, some travel; then he’s leaving himself open to possibilities.

P.S. On a personal note, we thank Click! for almost 15 years of support as one of our first WSB sponsors; local business advertising is our sole source of operating revenue.

5 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: After 18 years, final hours for Click! Design That Fits"

  • Bill September 9, 2022 (2:56 pm)

    I bought tons of jewelry @Click! over the years. Not sure where I’ll go now for holiday, Valentine’s and birthday presents. Wishing John all the best going forward. Frances RIP.

  • Tini September 9, 2022 (3:57 pm)

    loved this store so much and the folks there.  Was always my go to spot for a gift or two.  You were a WS treasure and will be so missed!!  Thank you for what you did for our community and for always being so kind and friendly – let alone having great stuff.  First we lost Frances and now Click!  All the best to your new chapters.  

  • Loretta September 9, 2022 (8:26 pm)

    So sad.  Click has been a mainstay in my Christmas Wish/Want/Covet lists since we moved to WS in 2013.

  • Steven Fischer-Torres September 10, 2022 (2:13 am)

    So sad to hear this news….I loved that store

  • Kathy September 18, 2022 (11:41 pm)

    Shocking to see the completely empty space when visiting the  Farmer’s Market today. That place was so elegantly laid out, it just drew you in off the street, whether you initiallly intended to shop there or not. West Seattle has lost a bit of class with this store’s departure.  Thanks to the Smersh’s and their team for the years of design beauty they provided. 

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