FOLLOWUP: West Seattle’s ex-Midas site finally sold after 3 years

Thanks to everyone who’s tipped us about activity seen at 4457 Fauntleroy Way SW, where Midas closed in 2019, including fencing that went up a few days ago. After three years on the market, the site was sold a week ago. It was originally listed for $3,250,000; online records show it sold for just over half that, $1.8 million. The buyer is an LLC linked to a Mercer Island real-estate investor/developer; no permit applications are on file for the site so far.

17 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: West Seattle's ex-Midas site finally sold after 3 years"

  • Interesting February 21, 2023 (1:12 pm)

    Interesting because one of the light rail options was to use this site.    The option I speak of has an elevated Avalon station.   From the Avalon station an elevated light rail runs parallel to Fauntleroy on the north end.  The elevation of the light rail decreases and goes underground in a tunnel at the Old Midas parcel.    Why would a developer buy a parcel that may be purchased later by the City?   Or did I just answer my question?

    • WSB February 21, 2023 (2:36 pm)

      “The city” isn’t buying anything. Sound Transit would be the purchaser if something is in right of way. That aside – Pending the final routing vote later this year, it’s tunneling into The Junction area.

      • Interesting February 21, 2023 (5:25 pm)

        You’re correct.   The option I spoke about above has the tunnel starting at the Midas site.

  • Me February 21, 2023 (2:12 pm)

    I have a cool aid stand they can buy and put up condos. Lol ….

    • Hmmm February 21, 2023 (6:42 pm)

      What is cool aid?

      • bolo February 21, 2023 (10:58 pm)

        ME probably means “Kool-Aid.” Sugar + highly-staining food coloring. Mix it with water to make a sweet unhealthy drink that dyes your mouth, lips, teeth, etc. and especially your mother’s carpet so better not spill it!

      • a drink February 22, 2023 (2:07 am)

        a drink

      • 2 Much Whine February 22, 2023 (9:44 am)

        It is misspelled Kool-Aid.

  • CarDriver February 21, 2023 (2:15 pm)

    WSB. Any updates on the Quality Cleaners site? Who will ultimately be responsible for any environmental-if needed cleanup?

  • Jordan Hill February 21, 2023 (4:21 pm)

    We need a Dick’s right there! 

    • Also John February 21, 2023 (5:26 pm)

      Please no…..that would be within easy walking distance for me.

  • Pietro February 21, 2023 (4:47 pm)

    This would be a great spot for a pizza place!

    • west sea neighbor February 21, 2023 (6:43 pm)

      Oh man, I needed that levity today!

    • Shakey February 21, 2023 (8:27 pm)

      Bring back Shakey’s!

      • T Rex February 22, 2023 (9:21 am)

         YES TO SHAKEYS!!! I drive to Renton from West Seattle to get Shakey’s pizza, yes it’s THAT GOOD!

  • Derek February 22, 2023 (9:09 am)

    Apartments please!!!!

  • Melvin February 23, 2023 (9:30 am)

    Always thought this would make a cute little wine/beer joint. With games and an awesome outdoor area in the front. Doors rolled up in the warm weather. 

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