BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Next step for Total Wine & More at Westwood Village

Two and a half months after we first reported that city permit files indicated Total Wine & More would move into Westwood Village‘s ex-Staples space, the shopping center’s owners have finally confirmed it – by adding it to the official WWV map.

(We check the map daily, as it’s been the only way the center “announces” new additions; this status change for the 2501 SW Trenton space is new today.) Still no sign on the exterior of the building at the center’s northeast corner, though.

We’ve renewed our inquiry with Total Wine to ask about timeline. This will be the chain’s third store in Seattle city limits, after Interbay and Northgate.

26 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Next step for Total Wine & More at Westwood Village"

  • Kyle June 24, 2024 (1:54 pm)

    Just want to say WSB is a GEM of a local news source. Thank you

    • Another Kyle June 24, 2024 (3:40 pm)

      Agree, thank you for checking daily so we don’t have to! Relieved this isn’t going to sit empty for too long (unlike the Bed Bath and Beyond spot– Spirit Halloween for 2 months of the year doesn’t count IMHO) 

      • 3rd kyle June 28, 2024 (11:39 am)

        just want to chime in with the deluge of kyles to say that this is the kind of reporting we need: booze store updates

  • Scott June 24, 2024 (2:05 pm)

    Oh man there is going to be so much theft of alcohol it’s not even funny. 

    • Alki resident June 24, 2024 (4:05 pm)

      No there’s not. They have a great system in place. It’s a beautiful store, I’m excited for this to come in. 

      • HankC June 24, 2024 (6:52 pm)

        Could you say a little more about their system? I’m interested in any solution to the rampant theft at grocery stores of late.

        • Alki resident June 24, 2024 (8:24 pm)

          Quite honestly, I think it’s up to each grocery store to do their part in preventing theft. Some stores don’t tolerate it and those are the stores I’ll continue to patronize. Go into any Total Wine and you’ll quickly see how they operate. 

    • Seattlite June 24, 2024 (7:54 pm)

      I would also be careful driving and parking anywhere there is a dedicated alcohol beverage store or dedicated mind-altering psychoactive drug dispensary.

  • Bad Location June 24, 2024 (3:43 pm)

    I was thinking the exam same thing Scott

  • Juanita June 24, 2024 (3:51 pm)

    I don’t understand how this benefits the neighborhood.  There is so much theft of alcohol from QFC as it is.  We’re tired of cleaning up broken liquor bottles and beer cans thrown on the street and at houses on SW Trenton.  Having Total Wine right down the hill will probably increase these instances.  IMO, Staples and the services it provided were way more useful.

    • Alki resident June 24, 2024 (5:33 pm)

      Go visit a Total Wine and more. What you’re describing has nothing to do with that store. They have great security. 

  • Christopher B. June 24, 2024 (3:56 pm)

    Ah. So happy that I don’t have to schlep to Interbay anymore.

    • Lala June 26, 2024 (3:54 pm)

      why didnt you go to the southccenter location? 

  • Wino June 24, 2024 (4:27 pm)

    Hope they have better security than QFC (which is not great) if not…..feeding frenzy! 🍷 

  • Brent June 24, 2024 (6:31 pm)

    Most total wines have a pretty solid security setup. There’s one way in and the only way out is through a checkout stand. The staples space fits that pretty well.   Maybe it’s a tempting target for thieves but it’s going to be way harder to steal booze from TW than from QFC or rite aid or just about anywhere else. 

  • Claudia Williams June 25, 2024 (7:00 am)

    I look forward to TW&M! And security is up to the stores which brings me to QFC. People walking out with hands full of groceries, trash on the floors, empty shelves, fishy smell and that’s far from the fish counter… if I didn’t know better I’d say corporate is ready to abandon this store, i.e., letting things go bad on purpose to have an excuse to close it down. 

    • WSB June 25, 2024 (3:52 pm)

      They actually have a building permit in progress for a ‘minor remodel.’

  • Andy June 25, 2024 (2:35 pm)

    FEH. Just what we don’t need. How about a real restaurant? A sit down, man this is good restaurant. They’ve already added a cheap rep of Dollar Store. That’s useless. And now? A wine store? Does anyone give a #@! about the neighborhood………….andy

    • WSresident June 26, 2024 (12:36 pm)

      A sit down restaurant in a former Staples space….. I can’t help but laugh 🤣 

  • Goddess Andraste June 25, 2024 (3:19 pm)

    I’m excited about having actual choices when it comes to non-alcoholic beer. :)

  • Raymond W. June 25, 2024 (5:52 pm)

    I once heard someone refer to TW&M as Total Wine and Fitness and now I can’t think of it any other way. (But I’m with Christopher B. in also being excited to not having to schlep to Interbay or Southcenter)

  • Mario June 26, 2024 (4:40 pm)

    And I was hoping for an indoor GoKart Track!

    • WSB June 26, 2024 (4:49 pm)

      Bed Bath Beyond space remains available – nothing in permit or license files, anyway…

  • We had a good thing June 26, 2024 (7:42 pm)

    We had a small department store (LaMonts) and a home improvement store (Ernst), and a sit-down restaurant with a bar (The Keg). We could actually shop for work clothes and Christmas gifts in WWV, and have a decent dinner and cocktails afterwards!  I miss that!  Now I am not even comfortable going there after dark. 🫤

    • waikikigirl June 26, 2024 (8:33 pm)

      Was LaMont’s in WWV I remember the one in Burien on 152nd…UGH could you imagine going there now! But going just about anywhere after dark is scary.  The good old days are gone but not forgotten. 😞

      • We had a good thing June 29, 2024 (3:17 pm)

        Yep, Lamont’s was about where Marshalls is. It was a standalone building.  

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