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BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Farewell party, other updates as Youngstown Coffee and HeartBeet Café wind down

September 20, 2023 10:38 pm
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 |   West Seattle businesses | West Seattle news

One month ago, we reported on the announcement that the couple who own Youngstown Coffee, HeartBeet Organic SuperFoods Café, and Launchpad are closing all three businesses, which are side by side at 6030-6032 California SW in Morgan Junction. Tonight we have updates from Autumn Lovewell and Monica Colgan:

FAREWELL PARTY: This is happening tomorrow night:

Farewell Party for Youngstown and HeartBeet w/ Tomo Nakayama at Skylark Café (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm
All-ages show
Free (donation recommended at the door)
More info here

CLOSING SALE: This starts Friday:

HeartBeet Café and Youngstown Coffee are having a closing sale open to the public starting Friday, September 22nd, located in Launchpad, through October 8th. Tons of inventory needs to be sold through. Items will be deeply discounted and folks can make offers. Here is a link to find out more details. Kitchen equipment, coffee supplies, office furniture, decorative items, bulk foods, electronics, so much more.

REMAINING OPEN SCHEDULE: Here’s the updated plan:

Youngstown’s last day will be this Saturday, Sept 23rd
Thursday and Friday open 8 am to 12 pm
Saturday 8 am to 2 pm

HeartBeet West Seattle is still on track to close Saturday. Sept 30th.
Their current open hours and days are Monday through Saturday 8 am to 3 pm
(HeartBeet Queen Anne’s last day was last Friday Sept 15th)

As noted when they announced their closure plan, their building is being sold.

YOU CAN HELP: Gatewood Elementary Spirit Fair seeking tween/teen volunteers

September 20, 2023 8:28 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

Now that school’s back in session, there are many community opportunities to help out by volunteering and/or donating. Tonight the call is from the Gatewood Elementary Spirit Fair Committee, seeking teen/tween volunteers:

Volunteer opportunity for Seattle Public Schools middle and high school students:

Gatewood Elementary is hosting their first Gatewood Spirit Fair on September 28, 2023, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and is looking for volunteers to help run carnival games and hand out free hot dogs. Rain or shine. We will feed you.

Volunteer shifts are: 4:15 – 5:30p; 5:15 – 7p.

Contact: to sign up or for more information

School address: 4320 SW Myrtle Street. Parking in the neighborhood

Public transportation: Rapid Ride C line stop is at Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Myrtle St.

UPDATE: West Seattle low bridge back in service after hours of ‘electrical problems’

(Added: WSB photo, stuck-open low bridge seen from West Marginal)

5:04 PM: Thanks for the tips. We’re still waiting to hear back from SDOT about why the West Seattle low bridge has been open – and therefore closed to surface vehicle traffic – for more than an hour. In the meantime, use an alternate route, or delay your trip.

5:06 PM: SDOT says the low bridge is having “electrical problems.”

5:13 PM: SDOT says electricians are there but no ETA for repairs yet. Remember, in case it helps, the Water Taxi is running later tonight because of the Coldplay concert at Lumen Field.

7:39 PM: No official update from SDOT but the live camera shows the bridge is back open to surface traffic again. We will follow up tomorrow.

STILL MISSING: Search continues for Jim Price

It’s going on two days now since 86-year-old Jim Price was last seen on Pigeon Point. Since we first published word of his disappearance, he’s become the subject of a Silver Alert:

Family and friends are anxious for any leads and are circulating his photo and information far and wide. He was last seen 6:30 to 7 pm Monday night in the 3600 block of 23rd SW [map] and may have been headed for the Senior Center of West Seattle in The Junction. Call 911 if you see/find him and refer to the SPD case # on the poster, 23-271803.

ADDED THURSDAY: Just received, “A team will meet at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW) at 2 pm for a coordinated search.” All help welcome.

VIDEO: Northbound transient killer whales in the area

(Added: Video and photos by Jamie Kinney)

2:51 PM: Transient killer whales are back in the area! Kersti Muul reports four orcas are northbound, last seen off Brace Point south of Fauntleroy. Let us know if you see them!

3:18 PM: Passing Lincoln Park.

6 PM: Added some of Jamie Kinney‘s video and photos above, from the orcas’ pass by Emma Schmitz Viewpoint on Beach Drive.

BIZNOTE: Lily’s Salvadorean Restaurant closes, but Farmers’ Market booth will sizzle on

Thanks to Frank for the tip. Lily’s Salvadorean Restaurant in Luna Park has closed, but Lily’s will continue serving fresh-cooked food at Farmers’ Markets, including West Seattle, and is launching a food truck, potentially based here too, according to the announcement. Proprietor Lily Anaya opened the restaurant at 2940 SW Avalon Way a year and a half ago. The building (owned by someone else) was on the market earlier this year but the listing now has the notation “withdrawn.” Before Lily’s, the building was home to Allyum, which closed after less than a year.

YOU CAN HELP: West Seattle benefit Thursday for Morocco earthquake survivors

September 20, 2023 11:59 am
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle restaurants

Twelve days after the 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Morocco, nearly 3,000 people are confirmed dead. Many more are left with injuries and damage. Here’s a simple way to help: Itto’s Tapas in West Seattle (4160 California SW) is holding a fundraiser tomorrow (Thursday, September 21st). Proprietor Khalid Agour, who is of Moroccan heritage, plans to donate the entire night’s proceeds to earthquake relief. Itto’s hours are 4-10 pm.

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday

(Steller’s Jay with sunflowers, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Wednesday, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TALK ABOUT MONEY: Discuss finances 1-2:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

(added) SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET WORK SESSION: 4:30 pm, streamed online. The board will talk about future budgeting in preparation for decisions on closing/consolidating schools, among other possible actions. Here’s the agenda, with documents.

JAM-MAKING CLASS: 5 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon) – check to see if there’s still room!

FIX-IT WORKSHOP: Don’t replace it – repair it! Weekly event, 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

WESTSIDE BABY BENEFIT: Food, drink, and inspiration! Beyond the Basics” fun(draiser) tonight at 6 pm at the WestSide Baby Hub in White Center (10003 14th SW).

TRIVIA x 4: Four places to play tonight. At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) now offers trivia … there’s 7:30 and 8:30 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska); trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 8 pm …

FREE GROUP RUN: Meet at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) for the weekly free group run.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE LOCOL: 6:30 pm. 21+. Rotating performer slate. (7902 35th SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: One home match tonight – West Seattle High School hosts Roosevelt at 7 pm. (3000 California SW(

LIVE PIANO MUSIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks. (4210 SW Admiral Way).

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP: Instead of regular trivia tonight at 8:30 pm, Talarico’s Pizza (4718 California SW) is hosting the West Seattle Trivia Championship.

If you’re planning a presentation, meeting, performance, reading, tour, fundraiser, sale, discussion, etc., and it’s open to the community, please send us info for West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar! – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Yet another crash-and-grab at Global Smoke & Vape

(WSB photo)

For the second morning in a row and fifth time in less than four weeks, crash-and-grab burglars have hit Global Smoke and Vape at 35th and Roxbury.

This time it happened just before 3:30 am. The shop owner shared that photo of the stolen Kia Optima used to crash into the storefront – the burglars (up to five people, according to early police reporting) left it at the scene before getting away in another car. A nearby resident sent us this photo of that:

Something we noticed while at the store a little while ago – the concrete wheel stop in front of the store had been moved:

According to a police-radio exchange, the Kia was stolen in North Seattle. Previous Global Smoke & Vape crash-and-grabs we’ve covered in the past four weeks were <August 26th, September 6th, September 13th. and yesterday,

UPDATE: Fire response in 3400 block 37th SW

September 20, 2023 6:25 am
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 |   West Seattle fires | West Seattle news

6:25 AM: SFD has a “full response” on scene in the 3400 block of 37th SW (vicinity map). Updates to come.

6:30 AM: Thanks to William for the photo above. He says this is an apartment building and firefighters pulled out a “burning mattress.”

6:50 AM: The response is down to a few units. We have a crew there checking on extent of damage and whether anyone was hurt.

(WSB photos from here)

7 AM: SFD tells us damage was confined mostly to the bed, and that no one was hurt.

ADDED THURSDAY: SFD tells us the fire’s cause was ruled “undetermined.”

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Summer’s last Wednesday

7:16 AM: Crash reported on Highland Park Way hill. SPD and SFD responding.

7:48 AM: SFD has closed out the call.


6:01 AM: Good morning! It’s Wednesday, September 20th.


Cloudy and likely rainy morning, high in the mid-60s. Sunrise today is at 6:53 am; sunset, 7:11 pm.


Metro – Regular schedule; check advisories here. Extra runs of RapidRide C and H Lines promised after tonight’s sold-out Coldplay concert at Lumen Field.

Water TaxiEvening runs added to regular schedule because of the concert.

Washington State Ferries – 2-boat service on the Triangle Route. Check alerts for changes, and use Vessel Watch to see where your ferry is.


Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Henderson), cameras are also at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Oregon.

High Bridge – the main camera:

High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (when SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way):

Low-bridge cam:

1st Ave. S. Bridge – alternate route across the river:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander.

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: See all working traffic cams citywide here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges Twitter/X feed shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see trouble on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do it safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities). Thank you!