6 Exciting New Businesses to Check Out

Within the last few months, The Junction has welcomed a number of exciting, new businesses to our neighborhood. Each business is bringing a fresh perspective and a unique offering to our corner of West Seattle. We couldn’t be more pleased that they have chosen to call The Junction home! Join us in welcoming the following new businesses to our community:

Beehive Salon West Seattle

4502 42nd Ave SW

Located in the Oregon 42 building, Beehive Salon is bringing the Aveda salon experience to The Junction. They are a full-service Aveda Concept salon, providing services for hair, skin and body. The stylish decor and soothing environment will have you feeling rejuvenated in no time. Relax as you are taken care of from head to toe by their highly educated, professional, and talented crew.

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Coastline

4444 California Ave SW

Coastline joined The Junction at the beginning of 2015 bringing a burger shop to the neighborhood with a fun, beachy vibe. They specialize in organic, grass-fed burgers on buns that are freshly baked in their house oven. Coastline’s love for hand-crafted food shines through in all aspects of the menu, including their offerings of locally brewed draft beer. They invite you to come enjoy real food made entirely from scratch with the freshest ingredients.

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LA Fitness

3900 SW Alaska St

The national fitness chain, LA Fitness, is now in The Junction – located in the Spruce Building. They are offering a modern facility, state of the art fitness equipment, expert trainers, group fitness classes, and much more at the newly opened West Seattle location. Some of the perks of joining LA Fitness include their expanded hours and their multiple locations throughout the country, allowing you more flexibility to workout whenever and where ever you are.

 

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Pellegrini Italian Market

4521 California Ave SW

Pellegrini Italian Market brings an authentic Italian Bakery, Deli, and Market experience to the West Seattle Junction. They have a great lunch menu with lots of sandwiches, pizza, and salad options. Stop by for an authentic Italian dessert from their bakery case. Also make sure to check out the unique prepared food options in their market area, including gourmet frozen meals like lasagna and manicotti. They also bake their own bread and baguettes daily, so you know that it’s going to be fresh.

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Starbucks

4706 California Ave SW

The ubiquitous Seattle-born coffeehouse has finally come to The Junction. They have recently moved into their new standalone storefront location at the corner of the Walk All Ways. They offer a selection of their own coffee and espresso beverages as well as premium teas, fine pastries and other treats. This new location is primed to provide a great neighborhood gathering place, here in The Junction. Check out the large, outdoor patio seating and the cozy interior.

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Thunder Road Guitars

4736 California Ave SW

Thunder Road Guitars, previously located closer to the Admiral District, has just moved to The Junction. They have brought their unique aesthetic and beautifully displayed showroom to a more spacious and visible storefront on California.  They continue to have a great selection of fine vintage guitars and rare instruments, as well as amplifiers and funky effect units.  Their fantastic, personalized customer service will help any music aficionado find the perfect instrument to compliment their own musical style. In addition to selling instruments, Thunder Road also buys, trades, and brokers guitars and amplifiers.

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ALSO COMING SOON:

Chipoltle (September)

Dumplings of Fury (Fall 2015)

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Easy Street In-Store Events

Easy Street Records has a number of exciting in-store events coming up at the end of August and going into September. Stop in to see some great bands live, listen to new releases, and meet-up with other local music lovers right here in West Seattle! Here’s what Easy Street has coming up next:

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Into The Cold – August 28th – 7pm / Free & All Ages

Seattle based, Into The Cold, performs and records original conceptual music driven by anthemic riffs and layered female vocals. Their music is based on compositions by recording artists Katy Cornell, William Stover, and Gene Devereaux.

Songs for the debut self-titled full length album, Into the Cold, are inspired by the paintings of artist Rebecca Miller. Her work graces the album cover and the detailed liner notes of the new record. The album was produced by the legendary Jack Endino at Sound House with additional tracks completed in the Don Gunn studio.

 

Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls Listening Party – September 3rd – 7pm / Free & All Ages

“It rocks as hard as you’d hope.” That’s what MusicRadar.com had to say about Iron Maiden’s forthcoming rager, The Book Of Souls. Hear for yourself at our Iron Maiden listening party…there will be cool prizes, hot wings & cold beer!

 

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Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers – September 4th – 8pm / Free & All Ages

Lead guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Danny Newcomb and his new band, The Sugarmakers, are digitally releasing their debut album, Masterwish, on August 1st. This will be  followed by an in-store event at Easy Street on September 4th and a CD release party at the Tractor Tavern on September 21.

With Masterwish, Danny Newcomb, formerly of Goodness and The Rockfords, has scaled new heights as a songwriter and discovered his own singing voice. “For many years,” he says, “for me, playing lead guitar and searching for a melody was singing. Masterwish is the first record where I sing with my real voice on my songs. It’s the record I’ve always had humming in my head.” The Sugarmakers include Eric Eagle on drums, Rick Friel on lead bass, and Annie O’Neill on backup vocals.

 

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Silversun Pickups – September 15th – 7pm / Free & All Ages

Silversun Pickups will be coming West to play a very special acoustic performance at Easy Street on September 15th at 7pm! Pre-order a copy of their new album, Better Nature (out 9/25), on CD or vinyl to guarantee entry and also get a limited-edition lithograph that the band will sign after the show!

 

In-Store Events at Easy Street

Various dates / August through September /4559 California Ave SW


Flamenco Dinner at the Senior Center

Come to an evening of Flamenco and Paella as The Senior Center of West Seattle celebrates the culture of Spain on Friday, September 11th.

Flamenco_Dinner2015The evening starts at 6pm with Tapas and Sangria. Then enjoy a traditional salad, the main course of Paella, and dessert too. Flamenco dancers will provide live entertainment during the event, and are not to be missed!

This is one of the Senior Center’s most popular fundraising events, so make sure to buy your ticket early. Tickets will be $25 for a non-member and $20 for a member. They are available on the Senior Center homepage at www.sc-ws.org.  You can also call the front desk to reserve your ticket at  206.932-4044 x 1.

 

Flamenco Dinner at the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, September 11th at 6pm /4217 SW Oregon St


Ben Chasny at The Pegasus Book Exchange

The Pegasus Book Exchange will be hosting their first in-store event in 31+ years this Sunday. They will have Ben Chasny (musician from Comets on Fire and Six Organs of Admittance) visiting the store on August 23rd at 4pm. He will be discussing The Hexadic System, his spring 2015 released book which details a new way of composing music using a simple deck of playing cards as a tool.

 

Ben used his Hexadic System to write and record the latest release from Six Organs of Admittance, also entitled “Hexadic” (released February 2015 on Drag City). Last year in a blog post, Ben talked more about this novel approach to composing, how he worked to develop it over many years, and how it’s helped to shape his expression and voice as a musician.

To learn more about this unique system and to hear Ben describe it in his own words, please join The Pegasus Book Exchange for this special in-store event. The event is free to the public. There will be copies of the book for sale as well.

 

Ben Chasny at The Pegasus Book Exchange

Sunday, August 23 at 4pm /4553 California Ave SW


WSOM Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This Saturday, August 22nd, we will be celebrating the grand finale to an amazing season of West Seattle Outdoor Movies with the film that defined the term “cult classic”. We’re excited to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R) in all its live glory for a special one-night-only show!

 

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The film is celebrating its 40th anniversary this August, and since it’s retirement from the Admiral Theater last November, we thought that is was only fitting that we bring the complete Rocky Horror experience back to West Seattle.

What is the complete experience you might be asking? It includes our official Dr. Frank-N-Furter master of ceremonies, pre-show entertainment, and of course audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation in the form of callbacks during specific movie scenes, dressing up as favorite characters, props, and much more. Audience members are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they like, so feel free to go all out – or just come to see what it’s all about!

 

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW. We do encourage all movie-goers to arrive no later than 7:30pm for this special event.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by comedians Rick Taylor and Mike Coletta. TapSnap, the photobooth folks, will also be there with backdrops and props to capture the moment.

Our featured charities for the evening are the Furry Faces Foundation and the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation, so bring cash for the evening raffle! All proceeds will benefit these two charities. Furry Faces is also planning an amazing and unique grand prize from the raffle. The winner will receive VIP access to their own “urban campsite” where they will be treated to hotdogs and their own private viewing area for the show. This is a prize unlike any other we’ve offered and will surely make the winner the envy of all the audience!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, August 22nd / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


WSOM Presents Guardians of the Galaxy

West Seattle Outdoor Movies is excited to feature the 2014 action-adventure blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13) this Saturday, August 15th for our next installment of Outdoor Movies!

This feature presentation is sponsored by Holliday Dental, Homestreet Bank, Bakery Nouveau, Dr. Wolff, and Pagliacci Pizza. So cue up your Walkman, put on some Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (“Hooked on a Feeling” anyone?), and get to West Seattle Outdoor Movies this Saturday with your crew. It’s going to be out of this world galaxy!

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by comedians Scott Losse, Billy Anderson, & Aaron Kirby.

Our featured charity for the evening is the West Seattle Helpline, so bring cash for the evening raffle! All proceeds will benefit Helpline.

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Guardians of the Galaxy

Saturday, August 15th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


August Art Walk

West Seattle August Art Walk is tomorrow night from 6-9pm. Stop by our participating businesses here in The Junction and in larger West Seattle to have the opportunity to view great art. Many venues will also be offering beverages and snacks and hosting special events, such as the opportunity to meet the artist(s) and hear more about the work. Here’s what’s planned:

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In The Junction

 

By Stephen Rock, shown at ArtsWest

And Beyond

 

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 6pm to 9pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

Join us for Art Walk this Thursday August 13th and support our community art scene!

 

West Seattle August Art Walk

Thursday, August 13th from 6-9pm / Various locations in West Seattle


WSOM Presents Big Hero 6

This Saturday night, join us once again for West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 2014 kid-friendly animated feature, Big Hero 6 (PG).

This feature presentation is sponsored by WSCC, West Seattle Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, Highline Physical Therapy, YMCA, Hope Lutheran School, Shadowland, Dream Dinners, and The Zack & Jodi Hill Team! So grab the kids, chairs, and blankets, pack your sense of fun & adventure, and head down to The Junction this Saturday for Big Hero 6! It’s going to heroically epic!

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society, a FREE community BBQ (sponsored by the West Seattle Christian Church), and pre-show entertainment by Jackrabbit Starts.

Our featured charities for the evening are the West Seattle Food Bank and the White Center Food Bank. We will be accepting food donations for the food banks as well as having the regular WSOM raffle to benefit these charities.

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Big Hero 6

Saturday, August 8th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


Elvis visits the Senior Center

Elvis will be gracing the stage of the Senior Center of West Seattle tomorrow night, Friday July 31st, for an evening of rocking fun and great southern comfort food, all approved of by the King of course. Don’t miss out on experiencing your favorite standbys and hits performed in person by West Seattle’s own award-winning Elvis impersonator, Bret Wiggins.

ElvisThe no-host Happy Hour and free photos with the King (compliments of Gail Ann Photography) starts at 5:30pm. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm with the live show starting at 6:30pm. Register now to get the best rate on your tickets by emailing www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 ext 1.

This event is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community.

 

Elvis at the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, July 31st / Doors open at 5pm / 4217 SW Oregon St


WSOM Presents Raising Arizona

You are invited to join us this Saturday for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 1987 Coen Brothers’ classic, Raising Arizona (PG-13)! This movie event is sponsored by Curious Kidstuff, LaVida Massage, and the West Seattle Farmers Market. So bring a pack of legally-purchased diapers for our charity, leave the pantyhose at home, and get ready for a hilarious evening with this cult comedy. (Bonus points to anyone who gets the references!)

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by Jeremy Serwer and the Spaghetti Benders. Our featured charity for the evening is WestSide Baby. As previously mentioned, we will also be accepting diaper donations at the event plus having the regular WSOM raffle all to benefit the charity.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Raising Arizona

Saturday, August 1st / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW