BIZNOTE: Open play all day during last week for Outer Space Seattle

No new owner yet for Outer Space Seattle, so proprietor Caitlin Huertas says this is its last week – last chance to enjoy the space-themed indoor playground:

This is Outer Space Seattle’s last week unless a new owner steps in.

Open all week for Open Play, 10 am – 8 pm, Monday 12/18 – Friday 12/22.

Last day: Friday 12/22.

Caitlin announced the closure plan and sale listing last month. She opened Outer Space Seattle at 2820 Alki Avenue SW for four years.

5 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Open play all day during last week for Outer Space Seattle"

  • Mr. Man December 18, 2023 (8:14 am)

    They need to bring back the mini mart / corner store, that used to be in that location or next to it. 

    • alki_2008 December 18, 2023 (11:04 pm)

      Who is supposed to “bring back the mini-mart”?  Do you want to own and operate that mini-mart?  There has to be someone willing and able to run a business in order for it to exist. If no one wants to open a store in that location, then it’s not going to happen.

  • Wsresident December 18, 2023 (12:03 pm)

    I wanted to love this place but they were never opened when my toddler could go, I stopped trying and would imagine it was the same for a lot of parents. Sad they have to go! 

  • Mellow Kitty December 18, 2023 (3:23 pm)


  • Appreciative Parent of young children December 19, 2023 (8:02 am)

    Wsresident (and Mellow Kitty), your comments aren’t way off. Outer Space wasn’t perfect. There were plenty of things that they could have done differently. I don’t disagree, but they did a lot of things right during what can only be described as the most challenging environment for in-person businesses the world has ever witnessed. There is no virtual version of something like this that can work for families or for the business owners when the world got shut down in 2020, but they were one of the first to reopen and offer families an option for care in a world with very few options. I’ve never seen a business pivot so many times to make something work – to serve the community – in a world that didn’t want anything or anybody to work at the time. They had preschool, open play, summer camps, you name it. The owners of Outer Space should be commended for their service to the families of West Seattle for the last four years. My family is going to miss them.

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