BIZNOTES: 2 businesses planned for Westwood Village

Two of Westwood Village’s vacant spaces have tenants on the way, one seasonal:

SPIRIT HALLOWEEN: Thanks to David for the first tip on this. The new banner heralds the seasonal Halloween store on the way to the former Bed Bath and Beyond space, vacant now for seven months. We’re inquiring with the company as to when they plan to open – the space still appears empty right now. We found a note on the door indicating they’re hiring. (Added: The website says “September.”)

GNC: The vitamin/supplement chain used to have a store in Jefferson Square. Now it’s coming to Westwood Village, according to city permit filings.

The site plan shows GNC to be planned for space B14, which is between the Xfinity store and the upcoming Pet Supplies Plus. The center used to have a vitamins/supplements store, Fresh Vitamins, which closed in 2018.

35 Replies to "BIZNOTES: 2 businesses planned for Westwood Village"

  • CJ September 15, 2022 (2:37 pm)

    Any update on the five guys?

    • WSB September 15, 2022 (2:51 pm)

      They’re going through the permit process, saw a couple more filings while catching up with West Seattle docs last night. The company has yet to formally comment on the impending restaurant.

  • Jeepney September 15, 2022 (2:41 pm)

    I was hoping for a TJ Maxx, but I guess this is better than nothing.

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 15, 2022 (3:12 pm)

      Whyyyyy??!!Ross and Marshalls don’t satisfy the messy and dirty clothes stores options? Why do we need another identical one?

      • Also John September 15, 2022 (4:03 pm)

        I feel Jeepney is being sarcastic!?

      • Smoosh September 15, 2022 (4:04 pm)

        That’s a lot of salt for a simple statement of opinion. 

        • JustJedSaid September 15, 2022 (5:23 pm)

          That’s sprinkling it mildly. People seem ready to pounce at the slightest hint of difference of opinion. Sad.

        • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 15, 2022 (7:35 pm)

          Interesting you can’t catch sarcasm when youre chastising about sarcasm 😝

          • Smoosh September 15, 2022 (10:00 pm)

            One persons sarcasm is another persons bullying. Clearly Jeepney was being funny, yours came across as mean.  Like making fun of someone for seeing them at K Mart without recognizing the irony that you were there too.  Only you know your intention but your effort at humor did not come through.  

      • Neighbor September 16, 2022 (7:12 am)

        This statement comes across as rude and snobby. Dirty? Really? Frankly I would rather have open businesses that shuttered facades any day. You are free to go ahead and drive to Nordies to shop but let those of us discount shop locally without your judgmental attitude. And, to my knowledge, there is no Ross there. But, you wouldn’t know that since you shop at Nordies or wherever that’s not “dirty”. How would you feel about a Value Village? Lol

      • WestSeattleBadTakes September 17, 2022 (10:34 am)

        Classist much? Wow.

  • AN September 15, 2022 (3:02 pm)

    Any update on the pet supply store? I heard that they will be doing grooming. 

  • Anne September 15, 2022 (3:04 pm)

    Wonder if the Halloween Store will morph into a Christmas store?  Also wonder what might eventually go into that space – Joann’s -Home Goods would be nice. 

  • Thieves Should Be Punished September 15, 2022 (4:05 pm)

    I hope the vitamin store enjoys having people come in and take baskets of product out the door without paying.  Any store selling high-value, easy-to-grab products is doomed to failure until we get a handle on the rampant shoplifting currently occurring in WWV.

  • Rb September 15, 2022 (4:08 pm)

    I vote for HomeGoods or Best Buy. Or a nice restaurant. 

    • Jeff September 16, 2022 (11:49 am)

      Best Buy is DEAD….get electronics online. We need to build apartments on top of whatever goes here! More housing!

  • Deb September 15, 2022 (4:25 pm)

    Please please please let the next tenant in Westwood be a fabric/craft store

    • Sara September 15, 2022 (8:38 pm)

      YES! I love this! OR another bookstore! 

  • Yma September 15, 2022 (5:15 pm)

    I am SOooooooo on the fabric/craft store train.

  • Buttercup September 15, 2022 (5:24 pm)

    I agree, I would prefer a hobby lobby as they have more variety and easier to understand pricing

    • Colby September 15, 2022 (5:35 pm)

      And they do not care about women’s rights! 

    • Really? September 15, 2022 (11:46 pm)

      I’d prefer to choose a craft store that is not misogynistic or homophobic and doesn’t steal cultural artifacts from other countries. Like this. Just sayin’.

  • WSobserver September 15, 2022 (5:47 pm)

    GNC was sold to Chinese Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co, Harbin describes itself as being owned by the Chinese government.

    Just so you know.

  • raywest September 16, 2022 (6:03 am)

    Agree with others about needing  fabric/hobby/art supplies/books and a good restaurant in WWV. The BB&B store is large and could be remodeled into space for multiple shops. Wouldn’t mind a year-round holiday/party supply store like Display Costume or Champions.

  • Paul September 16, 2022 (9:20 am)

    Neither of these stores are what the community needs. 

    • Scarlett September 16, 2022 (11:23 am)

      Don’t be a Seattle snob.  I sure many would welcome a TJ Maxx.    

    • WhiteCenterGuy September 16, 2022 (11:30 am)

      With WWV’S Target selling out of Halloween decor by the end of September last year, I think Spirit’s going to do very well for its stint there. Hopefully it’s replaced w something permanent and useful when the season is over. Couldn’t care less about the GNC. 

  • ACG September 16, 2022 (11:08 am)

    It’s a bummer that PetPro’s is leaving. I know a new pet store is moving in, but I really liked the brands that PetPros carried. 

    • momosmom September 17, 2022 (7:54 am)

      We used to shop at Pet Pros until we started looking at the labels on the wet cat food after our cats were always getting sick— a lot. 95% of the food was not made/processed in the USA  and or Canada…take a look sometime and see where your pets food is being made.

  • KayK September 16, 2022 (3:35 pm)

    We like the new addition of Addy’s pet store west of 16th on Henderson. Right on the way to the dog park and a super personable local owner!!

  • Lorne September 16, 2022 (6:01 pm)

    Why not get a Half Price Books in

  • Nachobeaver September 17, 2022 (1:42 am)

    How about a grocery store that can actually keep food on the shelves and feed this food desert 

  • DeeJay September 18, 2022 (9:15 am)

    IMO the problem with Westwood V is that there is no destination places to hang out there.  It use to be Barnes & Noble.  I’d like to see, and believe it would benefit other current businesses if there was a sportsbar/restaurant where people could hang out for hours, watch sports, eat, drink, be happy.  Westwood V has no soul whatsoever; it sorta has the layout for it just not the businesses.

  • iceskaterboi September 19, 2022 (11:17 am)

    I want an ice skating rink, with curling. Or anything fun.

  • Matt P. September 19, 2022 (9:44 pm)

    It would certainly be nice to have moderately priced gym, since 24 hr fitness closed nearly 2 years ago

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