BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Origins almost ready for West Seattle move

Almost two years after the parent company of Origins Cannabis bought the commercial building at 4822 California SW, they’re almost ready to move in. When Than Brothers Pho closed there in July 2022, we reported on the new ownership, but they hadn’t announced plans for relocating from 4800 40th SW (long set for redevelopment). Now after months of renovations, the sign is up at the new location and a mural has been painted on the north side of the building. Origins tells us, “We are on target to move to our new West Seattle location in July. We wanted to move to a space that would allow for a more open and interactive shopping experience for our adult-use consumers.”

The mural is by artist Glynn Rosenberg: “We were excited to collaborate with Glynn to help beautifully maintain the old-school charm of the Junction.” This will be Origins’ third location since opening in West Seattle in 2016; it was originally at 15th/Roxbury before moving to 40th SW.

24 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Origins almost ready for West Seattle move"

  • Tawanda May 23, 2024 (2:33 pm)

    Best install some defensive structures prior to opening…

  • Tawanda May 23, 2024 (2:33 pm)

    Bollards instead of defensive structures?

    • Seriously May 23, 2024 (7:44 pm)

      Seriously….you need to install concrete filled 8″ diameter steel bollards.  Don’t anchor bolt them….actually install them in a buried concrete block.   Install them about 4′ on center.

  • Thomas May 23, 2024 (3:15 pm)

    Yeah I hope either bollards or pull down window shutters like Thunder Road has. Anything to prevent the apparently irresistible temptation to drive a damn car into the window of a weed shop. 

  • wsres May 23, 2024 (3:15 pm)

    I love the mural, but am not excited about a pot shop occupying prime cali ave real estate. The smell of pot is so bad. 

    • Sam May 23, 2024 (4:47 pm)

      I mean I don’t like the smell of mint do I make that other people’s issue when they want easily accessible toothpaste?

    • my two cents May 23, 2024 (5:25 pm)

      they aren’t growing it – just selling it in approved packaging (adult use, etc.).  when does Origins smell like marijuana when passing by?

      • wsres May 23, 2024 (5:53 pm)

        People that smoke weed all the time don’t realize how pungent the smell is. I am not against weed- I have gone in origins to cookies.

        • josh May 24, 2024 (2:59 pm)

          you dont go to the butcher and eat the steak you buy at the butcher.  butchers dont smell like roasting meat.

  • Madmatt May 23, 2024 (3:41 pm)

    Just what we need, instead of a restaurant we get another pot shop

    • Derek May 23, 2024 (4:45 pm)

      It’s a move so not “another” and also they’re a very good local business and California Ave is perfect.

    • Sam May 23, 2024 (4:46 pm)

      There are FAR more restaurants than “pot shops” and those of us who actually need accessable medication (no argument anymore the government even has finally admitted) can really use it

    • Anywhere but here May 24, 2024 (6:22 pm)

      I know!!! Lots of local jobs where people don’t have to depend on tips to survive. And a profitable recession free product that helps a ton of people. Just the absolute WORST!! 

  • Derek May 23, 2024 (4:04 pm)

    I love Origins. Best shop in WS

  • Ryan May 23, 2024 (4:31 pm)

    If folks want more restaurants then vote for candidates who will find ways to make it easier for restaurants to stay in business. It’s getting harder and harder for them to stay in business.

    • Mr J May 23, 2024 (9:55 pm)

      I like the idea in premise, but many on this comment section will say how liberal the City is when in fact it’s never really been. The council is currently very “pro-business” if your business is real-estate or make millions and contribute to them. Politicians are useless in these matters.The restaurant world is feeling this recession hard, food prices and rents are insane driven by greed in sectors with very little regulation. Because capitalism right??? The City doesn’t have the power to deal with much of this (nor the will), they’ll toss out a few hundred thousand every decade to help small business (I’m talking <50 employees) during election cycles. We could start initiatives to change the codes to insist on smaller demised spaces that more businesses could afford that could help a little. We could also push for caps on commercial rent in order to get permits for building. Most of the other stuff is Federal and State. I wish I could be more hopeful on this.

  • Patrick May 23, 2024 (7:13 pm)

    Hope they but up a barrier or bollards or they will get a visit from the Kia Boyzs in the middle of the night.

  • Oerthehillz May 23, 2024 (8:22 pm)

    Beautiful work, Glynn!

  • RadicalGoose May 23, 2024 (10:03 pm)

    Honestly, this is rad. The mural fits right in and adds a nice additional piece of charm to the Junction. As a medical marijuana patient and customer of Origins, this is a welcome move! I hope they’re able to ensure the security of their employees and product however, either through bollards or pull-down window shutters as mentioned in these comments or other means.

  • Anthony May 23, 2024 (11:36 pm)

    Well, the 7-11 across the street is going have an uptick in business.

    • Mike May 24, 2024 (9:33 am)

      Stock up on the Dove bars and pork rinds :)

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy May 24, 2024 (8:01 am)

    A pleasant security barrier – put up large heavy flower / bush planters right along the sidewalk. 

  • Megan May 25, 2024 (5:28 pm)

    Personally I’m stoked for this move! Even closer to us peeps that live at the junction and want to stop in. If y’all want another food spot then open one? Idk.

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