Junction Red Box Red Fundraising Beer

 

Raise a glass and raise funds for the Junction with a pint of Red Box Red imperial class wintertime beer. Brewed locally by Elliott Bay Brewing Company, this robust brew will chase away any winter chills.

“Red Box Red” was brewed to help the fundraising efforts of our community 3 hour free parking lots in the Junction Area (a large property tax increase now threatens the future of the lots). $2 of each pint sold will go directly to the West Seattle Junction Association, the nonprofit 501(c)3 that pays for the lots.

 

Red Box Red

This fund-raising imperial class wintertime beer exhibits a deep copper color with sweet caramel malt notes and pleasant floral, piney, and grapefruit hop highlights.

ABV = 7.1%

FAQ’s

Why Are You Raising Funds?

Since the mid-50’s the Junction merchants have supported FREE parking. Now, due to increased property values on the parking lots we’re in danger of losing parking completely.

Can’t You Just Charge for Parking?

Unfortunately no. The landlords currently will not allow us to charge for parking. If we could, we could charge a nominal $2 an hour which would help!

Is the Junction a Nonprofit?

Yes! The Junction is a registered 501 (c) (3) EIN 91-1403639

You can find Red Box Red at The Beer Junction, West 5, and at Shadowland

Want to start your OWN fundraiser? Community groups and businesses can!

See what’s in the SOL Fundraiser Kit.

If you would like to donate online, please use the secure Network for Good button.

We want to thank Nick Bers Design for the SOL Save our Lots Design. You can find him on his website and on Instagram

 


Shop Late Thursdays

 

Join the Junction Merchants for Shop Late Thursdays. All through the month of December, many of our stores will be open later hours for you to enjoy an evening in the Junction.

Make it a date to shop late in the Junction. Thursdays: December 6th, 13th and 20th.

On Thursday, December 6th  The Silver Belles, eight ladies dancing and singing a cappella will be in the Junction! Bringing you non-traditional holiday entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. Find them in the Junction from 6pm to 8pm.

On Thursday, December 13th (Art Walk) we’ll have Santa in the Junction from 5pm to 8pm. He’ll be bringing lots of holiday cheer and will have plenty of time to listen to girls and boys wishes. Bring your camera for some DIY photos. Also on Thursday, we’ll be hosting The Silver Belles, eight ladies dancing and singing a cappella! Bringing you non-traditional holiday entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. Find them in the Junction from 6pm to 8pm.

We’ll be updating you on participating stores and specials, so come back to see what we’ve listed. Join the Facebook invite here, share with friends too!

Capers HOME – Featuring a truckload of vintage furniture for the Shop Late Thursday, and a whole new collection of ornaments for decorating the tree.

Carmilia’s – Lot’s of different savings throughout the month:

Thursday, December 6th – 20% off Kai and Wildflower

Thursday, December 13th – 20% off pajamas

Thursday, December 20th – 20% off Michael Stars

Click! Design That Fits – Open and offers during Shop Late Thursdays:

Thursday, December 6th open until 8 PM with a Naked Truth Beauty pop up

Thursday, December 13th open until 9 PM with meet the makers pop-up from Chikahisa and  Steel Toe Studio

Thursday, December 20th open until 9 PM

 

 

Curious Kidstuff – Open late all three Shop Late Thursdays until 8PM.

Easy Street Records – Open until 10 PM on Shop Late Thursdays.


Fleurt – Open until 7 PM. December 6th is a Sip and Shop event – wine, snacks and lucky door prizes. On December 13th and 20th open till 7 PM or even later! On December 13th, purchase of $150 customer and receive a free Mini potted poinsettia. They are too cute!!!!!! Plus light snacks and drinks.

 

Funky Jane’s – Open until 8 PM on Thursdays. We will offer this week 30% off Holiday ware on December 6th.

Hotwire Coffee – Open Late on Art Walk night! Check out the selection of gift baskets and shop the Deck the Walls art show.

Husky Deli – Open Shop Late Thursdays until 9 PM.

Lika Love – Open Shop Late Thursdays 7 PM. Thursday, December 13th: Buy two or more scarves and receive a free beanie.

Menashe’s Jewelers – December 13th open till 7 PM and on December 20th open till 7:30 PM.

Northwest Art and Frame – Open all Shop Late Thursdays until 9 PM.

Pegasus Book Exchange – Open to 6 PM

Virago Gallery – December 13th and 20th open until 9pm

Astor+Orion Pop Up

December 13th 5 to 9pm

Allison Bartline Pop-up! FROM PDX!

December 20th 5 to 9pm


West Seattle/Bellevue Rare Coins – Open late until 7:00 PM on Dec. 13th & 20th.

Wild Rose’s – Open late on Shop Late Thursday, come see the selection of gifts.

Zamboanga – Open until 7 PM on December 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Shop Late Thursday) , 21st and 22nd.

 

 


Hometown Holidays in the Junction

Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays in the Junction

They say it’s better to give than to receive. But choose to give local this holiday season, and you’ll receive even more.

Come to the Holiday Night Market on Saturday, December 1st 3 PM to 7 PM on Alaska Street, where you’ll find local handmade goods from over 40 local artisans. Get your picture with Santa too! Watch for Santa 4 PM to 7 PM in the Holiday Night Market Santa House. Make an ornament to hang on the tree to show holiday spirit the entire community can enjoy! Held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska during the Holiday Night Market we present a full music and entertainment line-up, with the finale – the tree lighting.

Entertainment by:

4:00 PM Mode Music Studios
4:30 PM The Not Its
5:15 PM Endolyne Children’s Choir
5:45 PM School of Rock West Seattle

6PM Santa and Jack Menashe Lights the Tree!

Share the love, join the Facebook invite here.

At 6pm, The Junction presents the 15th Annual Tree Lighting Event. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors.

 

All during the month of December the Junction has tons to unique shopping and holiday events. Shopping local sparks the magic of true hometown holiday spirit. What’s more, The Junction has so much in store for everyone. Experience the magic of the season with a full array of holiday inspired events.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 16th Menashe and Sons Jewelers annual neighborhood holiday party 6 PM. Everyone invited!

Saturday, November 17th Junction True Value Open House 10 AM to 2 PM. CAPERS Holiday Preview 10 AM to 6 PM. Northwest Art and Frame Holiday Open House 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

Friday, November 23rd Lika Love will be opening Black Friday from 10 am – 8 pm. They will be offering door busters, $28, $38 and $48 items!! Shop small Saturday at Lika Love too, they are giving a gift to the first 10 people and cyber Monday they are doing a flash sale!! ❤️❤️

Saturday, November 24th Small Business Saturday Shop brick-and-mortar businesses as part of a national event to support small and local stores. Rally behind West Seattle’s independent retailers with your holiday spending dollars.

Friday, November 30th Husky Deli Open House in the evening.

Through December Shop straight from the Walls at the annual Deck the Walls at Hotwire Coffee. All art under $100.

Saturdays, December 1st – 22nd CAPERS Santa Mornings.

Saturday, December 1st Santa PAWS at Windermere in the Junction 10 AM to 1 PM

Saturday, December 1st Holiday Night Market on SW Alaska St 3 PM to 7 PM, AND:

Saturday, December 1st Music Performances by The Not Its, School of Rock, Mode Music Studios, and Endolyne Childrens Choir with the tree lighting at 6 PM, AND:

Saturday, December 1st Gingerbread House decorating at West Seattle Christian 6pm to 8pm, AND:

Saturday, December 1st Join Easy Street Records for the official @karenmasonblair photography show – opening reception. She will have crates of goodies for sale and will be unveiling a special never seen before Chris Cornell photograph 📸,  – See you there 4 PM – 8 PM!

Thursday, December 6th Late Night Shopping in the Junction until 9 PM. Catch The Silver Belles from 6 PM to 8 PM as they stroll and sing around the Junction bringing holiday smiles and cheer.

Friday, December 7th Jan’s Beauty Supply save 20% off Moroccan oil, Living Proof and appliances. Enjoy wine, meat & cheese trays, chocolates and other treats!

Saturday, December 8th John L Scott is having their Annual Santa Pictures with Pets and Free Pancake Breakfast from 9 am-12 Noon.

Sunday, December 9th Santa Bus at the Farmers Market leaving from the south end of SW Alaska and California Ave 10 AM to 2 PM. Hosted by Quail Park. Meet Santa on the bus for a festive ride around town.

Sunday, December 9th Wrap It Up! Gift wrapping by Furry Faces Foundation at Northwest Art and Frame  11 AM – 3 PM.

Tuesday, December 11th Cheese and Wine Pairing Class at bin 41. Contact bin 41 for ticket information.

Thursday, December 13th Holiday Art Walk with special appearances by Santa 6 PM to 9 PM. Plus, Late Night Shopping in the Junction until 9 PM. Catch The Silver Belles from 6 PM to 8 PM as they stroll and sing around the Junction bringing holiday smiles and cheer.

Friday, December 14th Jan’s Beauty Supply save 20% off Amika, Deva Curl and jewelry. Enjoy wine, meat & cheese trays, chocolates and other treats!

Friday, December 14th Join VAIN’s holiday open house! 10-30% discounts store wide and complimentary refreshments served, 6 PM- 9 PM. 100’s of classy and affordable gifts, jewelry and accessories available under $40. Hair tinsel services available so you can sparkle all season long! Free gifts with purchase while supplies last. Chance to win a hair service package to make your 2019 style dreams come true!

Friday, December 14th Celebrate the holidays with great ciders and fruit wines from Finnriver Cidery at Sound and Fog Coffee. They will be tasting several different ciders, fruit wines and an added bonus of Mt Townsend Cheeses to pair with the tasting. Enjoy reduced Finnriver Cider and Mt. Townsend Cheese pricing all night. Tasting is $7 and is a 21+ Event. 5 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, December 15 6:30pm Caspar Babypants at Easy Street Records. Enjoy our own West Seattle Caspar Babypants as he strums up favorite children’s tunes and some holiday favorites. Brought to you by Verity Credit Union. Share the love, join the Facebook invite here.

Sunday, December 16th Santa Bus at the Farmers Market leaving from the south end of SW Alaska and California Ave 10 AM to 2 PM. Hosted by Quail Park. Meet Santa on the bus for a festive ride around town. Stop by the Kiwanis booth at the Farmers Market for the Cocoa and Coat Drive. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves benefiting the West Seattle Helpline. Warm up with a festive hot cocoa from our friends at West Seattle Christian.

Sunday, December 16th  Cocoa Cris Cringle makes his annual visit to Easy Street Records, photos by donation. 4 PM – 8 PM.

Thursday, December 20th Experience the wonder of West Seattle! Many Junction retailers are open late. Pair with happy hour and you’ve got a great night out.

Friday, December 21st Jan’s Beauty Supply save 20% off Kenra, Alterna and Pureology. Enjoy wine, meat & cheese trays, chocolates and other treats!

December 21-23rd Capers is hosting local jeweler, Potluck Paris on  from 10am- 6pm. Sourced from Parisian designers, Potluck Paris jewelry is one of a kind. As the company says, “We
have chunky rings, hammered cuffs, elaborate bracelets, and divine necklaces…We offer jewelry that is on the cutting edge of fashion.”

Saturday, Dec 22nd through Monday, December 24th Last Minute Dash. Don’t panic! Your Junction retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries are ready to help you select the perfect (last minute) gift. We’ll be ready to guide you with the last minute purchase all three days. Phew!

Sunday, December 30th Holiday Farmers Market 10 AM – 2 PM. Pick up a locally made artisan gift. You know you’ll be spreading good cheer when you support a local farmer.

Monday, December 31 NYE Celebrations. Celebrate the New Year in West Seattle. The Junction restaurants are ready cheer in 2019 with festive specials.

Hometown Holidays

When you check off your list at The Junction, you are not only giving your friends and family unique local gifts you might not find anywhere else, but you are also receiving a special connection to your community and the satisfaction of supporting your neighbor.

Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting made possible through a grant from Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Hometown Holidays is supported through our Junction Partners:

 


Small Business Saturday 2018

 

Thank you for joining the Junction for Small Business Saturday on November 24th. Please complete the form below.

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After you hit SUBMIT, come back to this page as we also wanted to make you aware of the FREE tools Shop Local is providing businesses nationwide for the SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and the Holiday shopping season.

You can download FREE customized tools for all of your social media channels via the Shop Small Studio. Click here to get your free online tools.

You can copy the Small Business Saturday Social Media copy via this toolkit.


Small Business Saturday

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Saturday, November 24th

The West Seattle Junction merchants who serves local customers, is proud to support Small Business Saturday this Nov 24.

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses, from the corner store to your favorite diner — because it’s unique small businesses, like the kind you find in the West Seattle Junction, that help local communities stay vibrant.

Shopping during Small Business Saturday is a great way to show the community you care about small businesses.

We all have favorite small businesses we love in the Junction! Show your support by shopping small and checking out the great deals, sales, discounts and offers. Shop the specials!

Here’s what you can do to support the Junction businesses:
• Spread the word about shopping at the small businesses you love. Encourage your friends and family to #ShopSmall too.
• Make sure to visit the small businesses in the Junction on Nov 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

So make it a date, invite your friends and visit the Junction this Nov 24. #ShopSmall to make a big impact in your community.

Join the West Seattle Junction Small Business Saturday Facebook invite here.

ArtsWest – Get a 4-Play Subscription for only $105 (normally $120) with the code BIGTHX! Good through Monday at midnight.

CAPERS Home – Celebrating all the folks that keep small business strong. Offering in-store specials on Small Business Saturday and a $5 gift card for every $50 purchased to be redeemed in December 2018.

Carmilia’s – Join us for Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Shop Small Sunday for 15% off apparel and an amazing Vintage Popup. This stuff is NO JOKE, don’t miss out!

City Mouse – Deals on lots of clothing and shoes plus 20% off across the entire store.

Cupcake Royale – Shop local at Seattle’s original cupcake bakery and get 25% off all merchandise! In stores only.

 Curious Kidstuff – Purchase (pre-tax) $200.00+ you can pick one of these Ninjago backpacks or lunch tote! Whoo Hoo! 🙌💵🙌 It’s like getting a bonus present 🎁 😆

The Escape Artist -10% off in-store gift cards bought on Small Business Saturday!

Easy Street Records – Exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday Releases! Kinski In-Store Performance 7 PM – Free & All Ages!

Emerald Water Anglers – 1. For every $100 spent, you get a $20 gift card back! (to be used on a separate purchase) 2. Buy any Spey Setup and get a FREE 1 Hour Spey Casting Lesson

3. All fiberglass rods – 40% off!  4. All sale is 50% off! (final sale)

Fleurt – Raffling a potted Holiday planter and:
– Purchase of $100 or more we are giving away customers choice of a plant or maple syrup.
– Purchase of $150 or more we are giving away a candle.

We will have lucky door prizes and snacks, plus all customers will receive a free rose. Store hours for Saturday are 9:30am to 6pm.

Funky Jane’s Consignment is 40% off holiday clothing and jewelry Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday 25% off coats.

Hotwire Coffee –  Buy a Hotwire tote bag & a pound of coffee for $35.

Jan’s Beauty Supply – 20% off one item per customer, includes appliances and jewelry.

Lika Love – will be opening Black Friday from 10 am – 8 pm. They will be offering door busters, $28, $38 and $48 items!! Shop small Saturday at Lika Love too, they are giving a gift to the first 10 people and cyber Monday they are doing a flash sale!! ❤️❤️

John L. Scott (Miki Dodge) – Hosting a Small Business Saturday event at John L Scott for friends, families & clients. In support of West Seattle Junction business Miki will be purchasing several gift cards to small businesses and giving them away as prizes at the event.

 

Pegasus Book Exchange – Offering a free bargain book ($3 value) with ANY purchase and will be giving out cookies.

School of Rock West Seattle – 33 1/3% off 2019 summer camps. Online Promo code CYBERWEEK18

Skin Care by Casey – Holiday special all appointments scheduled with Emma, 25% off! Valid through 12/31.

Sleepers in Seattle – Almost every sleeper in the store is on sale!

Sound & Fog  – Offering a Holiday Wine 6 packs for $99 for Small Biz Saturday and featuring pour-overs from Sweden.

Stop N’ Shop – 25 % off almost everything in the store. Exception: Items with ‘not included’ in any sale tags.

Talaricos – Purchase a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card. $50 receive $10 and $100 receive $20.

Thunder Road Guitars – will be celebrating 7 years in business the weekend of Black Friday / Small Business Saturday and will be offering the following:

– Up to 15% Off Select Guitars & Amplifiers
– 15% Off All Pedals
– Fuzz Pedal Giveaway

 

Virago Gallery – Palo santo bundle with purchase over $150. We’ll be open at 9:30 to 6pm. All of the creators in the November show are independent artists, and Virago Gallery is a woman-owned-and-operated small business. It’s no coincidence that this show opens on November 23rd, Black Friday: we ask you to consider supporting artists and small businesses by buying holiday gifts locally this year. You can make a big impact by buying local and indie–and this is a great place to start.

Wallflower Custom Framing – Kick off the holiday framing season with 10% off new custom framing orders!

West Seattle Verizon – Black Friday Only $400 iPhone X
. Black Friday only $400 off Samsung S9,S9+ and Note9. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
. Saturday and Sunday these discounts drop to $200 off
Come into the store for additional black Friday and Small Business Saturday weekend deals!!!

Wild Rose’s – 40% OFF select items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harvest Fest 2018 Map and Booth Events

Sunday, October 28th

10 am – 2 pm

ArtsWest Coloring contest!
Be Smart for Kids We have kids coloring sheets and “Smarties” candy. The coloring sheets have superheroes on them, & say that superheroes keep people safe (along with the Be SMART website.)
Child Evangelism Fellowship We willing again be making TeaLight Lanterns out of school milk cartons, and decorating them w/ leaves, jewels, glitter glue, etc. They have an Autumn look to them. This is such an ongoing hit with kids and families!  We will also do our Pumpkin Toss Game! Throwing orange waffle balls into the top of pumpkins. Prizes for participating! We always have a steady flow of children!
DeSautel Chiropractic TBD!
Dream Dinners Pumpkin place mat to color
Emerald Water Anglers Fly casting for kids with practice rods.
Endolyne Children’s Choir We will have a musical beanbag toss – hit the notes with the beanbag, then hear the music.  (Featuring the minor scale for a spooky Halloween sound!)  We’ll also be offering music-themed coloring sheets and crayons.
FIT4MOM West Seattle Bean bag pumpkin toss Making ghosts with tissue paper and lollipops
Full Circle We will provide coloring pages and crayons for the kids to color on!  We will also provide information regarding our organic produce delivery service.
Holy Rosary School Giant Plinko game, we usually run a craft/STEM activity as well.  Marshmallows and toothpicks; and decorate hand turkeys.
Lil’Bug Studio The kids will create a jack o lantern on a foam pumpkin shape with stickers.
Mode Music Studios We’ll be able to provide our Tiny Modes demonstration (musical instruments and Caspar Babypants music played at a reasonable volume) and we’ll have a wheel to spin for prize (kazoos and finger puppets and gift certificates) for the older kiddos.
OUTER SPACE Seattle Moon sand play area for kids to play with. This will be a few sensory tables filled with moon sand and toys. This is a sensory friendly, tactile, hands-on activity for kid.
Pagliacci Pizza Pizza tossing booth – Learn to toss pizza from the pros at Pagliacci! This is a fun, family-friendly activity for kids and adults of all ages. Learn to toss, or get creative with the dough!
PCC Trail Mix
Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que Paint the piggies 🙂
Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle Coloring activity with coloring book copies and options for coloring: Pencils and markers.
School of Rock Button making booth and be giving out free short guitar lessons.
Seattle Police Department Halloween and police related
Snip-it’s Haircuts for Kids Temporary hair color for kids and we have a giant connect 4 game.
Southwest Lacrosse Club One tent will have a table with information on lacrosse, the club, our teams, registration info, etc.  The other tent will have a tarp down the back side with a duct-taped “goal”, where kids will be able to take a lacrosse stick and shoot a beanbag or “dead” ball (to avoid the chaos of bouncing lacrosse balls on errant shots) at the goal.
The Healing Tree It will either be a beading of Halloween Necklaces or a guessing game where kids will guess how many pounds a giant pumpkin weighs.
The Little Gym of West Seattle Obstacle Course if weather permits.
Verity Credit Union Costume Contest
West City Rope Ninjas The West City Rope Ninjas coached by Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks would like to run jump rope demonstrations and learn-to-jump activities, as they did last year! We will need some flat space by our table/tent to matk off for jumpers and participants. Where we were located last year seemed to work well!
West Seattle Christian Church Photo backdrops and props, along with a photo frame-making station.
West Seattle Eagles Fishing booth for kids
West Seattle Junction Cornhole
West Seattle Performing Arts  Photo cut out of a dancer that you can put your  head through for photos and a cut out station for coloring of a ballerina and hip hop dancer. Music also will be played via bluetooth.
WestSide Baby TBD
Westside Collaborative Law Hula hoop contest. Everyone who tries to hula hoop will get a piece of candy. Larger prizes will be given for anyone who can hula hoop continuously without stopping or dropping the hoop below their knees for 3 minutes, 12 minutes, and then a grand prize for anyone who can hoop for 33 minutes without stopping. Prizes will be toys or candy. Contestants will be timed with a counter on a laptop computer screen that everyone can see. The countdown will start at 00 seconds and the timer will continue until the hoop drops below the contestant’s knees.
Westside School TBD

Join in the autumn fun with Harvest Fest in the West Seattle Junction!  See the full schedule of events here.


Merchant Holiday Garlands

It’s Time to Order Your Garland!

If you would prefer to print and mail the form along with a check, just click on the Holiday Garland Order Form.

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Junction Garlands

Harvest Festival 2018

Harvest Fest 2018

Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest!

Harvest Fest – Sunday, October 28th – 10am to 2pm

Quickly becoming a West Seattle beloved fall event, Harvest Fest will once again bring out the costumed (kids, adults and pets!), the daring (chili cook-off) and musical (parade) and the thirsty (root beer garden) as the West Seattle Junction closes down California Ave for a fantastic fall festival.

Join the Facebook Invitation hereJoin the Facebook Chili Cook-Off Invitation here!

Harvest Festival West Seattle Junction

Check out the festival fun:

GAMES, CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES 10 am – 2pm Games and arts activities brought to you many merchants, nonprofits and community groups all along California Ave from SW Alaska St to Edmunds. Click here to see the festival map and list of activities!

ROOT BEER GARDEN 10 am – 2 pm Yes, it’s true – we’ve got a full root beer garden again this year for people of all ages. Brought to you by The Beer Junction who’ll be serving local root beer topped by a generous scoop of our hometown favorite Husky Deli vanilla ice cream. You be able to slurp up a full 16oz root beer for the low price of $3.50. Find the root beer garden on Alaska St by Easy Street Records.

APPLEPALOOZA 10 am – 2 pm Brought to you by the West Seattle Farmers Market. Taste and vote for your favorite apples.

HARVEST FARMERS MARKET 10 am – 2pm Enjoy the bounty of the season at the usual Sunday Farmers Market location between SW Oregon and SW Alaska on California Ave.

CHILI COOK-OFF 10 am – 1pm See local restaurants go head-to-head at the chili cook-off (located by Key Bank at the all-walk). $10 buys you nine tastings – let your taste buds vote for the favorite! All proceeds goes to the West Seattle Food Bank.  Check out the cook-off and buy yourself some chili. See the champion crowned at 1:30 pm. This years competitors are:

Elliott Bay Brewing
Husky Deli
Easy Street Café
The Westy
Duos Catering
Pecos Pit
Girls Gone BBQ
The Bridge
Shadowland

 

COSTUME PARADE 11:30 am Meet in Junction Plaza Park (SW Alaska and 42nd Ave) for the costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band and Kawanis motorcyclists. Stop by before the start of the parade for a homemade musical instrument activity.

TRICK OR TREAT 12 NOON See what treats the Junction merchants and booths have for little hands. Also stop by the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk for treats!

NEW! KIDS PUMPKIN PIE EATING CONTEST (Ages 8-13) 1:30 pm Presented by A la Mode Pies. Sign up at A la Mode Pies for the contest, tons of prizes for first, second and third place. Pie eating contest will be held at the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk intersection of California Ave SW and SW Alaska St.

Our Sunday farmers market will take to the streets bringing the fall harvest and more.

We are also looking for volunteers work to help us produce Harvest Festival. With our growing number of community folks helping out in the Junction, this is a perfect opportunity to get to know more people and be a part of a neighborhood favorite festival. Please sign up here!  It feels good to help make something awesome for our community.

Thanks to the Harvest Fest sponsors:

 

 

 

 


Junction Commercial Block Watch

Thank you so much for your interest in the Seattle Police Department’s Business Watch in the Alaska Junction!

Our official launch event was Thursday September 27th 

Next Commercial Block Watch Meeting: Wednesday, January 16th 2 PM to 4 PM The Whittaker.

Download the Commercial Block Watch Meeting Notes Sept 27 2018

If you’re a Junction merchant, you can register at any time for the Commercial Block Watch

Thank you to Mark Jaroslaw at Jaroslaw Media for shooting the pilot video and the interviews.

Junction Block Watch in the News:

SDOT Blotter

West Seattle Blog

KOMO 4 news report   

KING 5 news report

Q13 news report

WS Junction Association Launching New Pilot Commercial Block Watch Program from West Seattle Junction on Vimeo.

A few of the benefits to joining include:

  • Safety/Security Assessments from the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Communication network with other businesses in the area
  • Quarterly meetings with other businesses that are a part of the network
  • Window decals from the Seattle Police Department that advertises your participation in the network
  • Additional eyes on your business (nearly 24 hours a day!)

Assessments typically last about our hour and include an evaluation of your potential risk spots, suggestions for improving security, a discussion of current crime trends in the area, a packet of helpful informational handouts and of course, time for questions.

The communication network is an interactive way to effectively and quickly contact other business owners or business managers in the Junction. You’ll have a deeper piece of mind knowing there are people who are actively involved watching over your business and reporting suspicious activity to you.

The round table quarterly meetings puts you in front of the Seattle Police Department key officers. You’ll receive updates about crime in the area. You’ll have a chance to discuss what you’re observing and listen to other business owners.

Window decals will show your commitment to improving safety and will be a deterrent to potential criminals.

A camera network will be developed that will consist of a list of businesses who have active cameras.

In addition, the Junction will have Business Watch Program street signs advertising we are fully committed to a safe and crime-free business district.

Sign up now to show your commitment to a safe district and to protect and decrease crime in your business.

 


Be a Part of the West Seattle Live Like a Local and Savings Guide

West Seattle is growing quickly. Every month, over 400 people move to West Seattle, and the Junction making it the third fastest-growing neighborhood in Seattle.

Despite this, our 2017 report found that many businesses have not seen an increase in their business traffic commensurate with the population growth in West Seattle. Many business owners worry that this trend will only continue, with one business owner saying, “That’s my greatest fear, that West Seattle will become a bedroom community for downtown.”

In addition, many people interviewed for the report said they felt that the community was bifurcating, with older, more established residents having a strong sense of community, but new residents and business owners missing out on that sense of community. “People are lonely,” said a local neighbor, “they need friends.”

This 2018 grant cycle through the Office of Economic Development is for a pilot program to see if a concentrated marketing effort is effective. Specific sales and coupons will be trackable and measurable. Once we find what works (or what doesn’t work) in this program, we can potentially replicate it as an ongoing yearly project. By proving its efficacy, we will make it a clear solution for small businesses to support in order to get affordable, effective marketing.

Goal: Develop a marketing campaign to integrate new residents into the West Seattle community.

Introduce new residents to West Seattle businesses

Develop cohesive image that can used across the West Seattle neighborhoods – DONE!

Order a Canvas High-Quality West Seattle Swag Bag – DONE!

Develop relationships with property managers and realtors – DONE!

Collect coupons/flyers/punch cards/etc. for local businesses – SEE BELOW!

 

The West Seattle Swag Bag has been designed and has been completed. We have neighborhood buttons that will be distributed to the different neighborhood residents can collect. This will move people between the retail districts creating excitement and a sense of community spirit.

We’re at a point in the project where it’s time for you to join us! The cost to insert a coupon in the savings guide that will be hand delivered to over 800 incoming residents is only $35.00 (discounted to $20.00 if you’re a WS Chamber Member or Junction Merchant).

You can also opt to include your company swag in the high-quality canvas swag bag. Don’t have swag? That’s okay, as we’ve contracted with Zippy Dogs to help you choose- plus they will give a 15% discount WOOF!  See their suggestions here.

The Savings Guide Form is now CLOSED. Questions can be directed to Lynn Dennis WS Chamber, or Lora Radford WS Junction.

FAQs

How many Swag bags are being created in this Pilot Program?
800

When does the Swag need to be delivered to the WS Chamber or Junction office
November 1, 2018

Is there a limit on branded Swag items promoting my business?
Yes. Only 1 branded Swag item per business.

Are brochures accepted?
One of our goals for the swag bag was to not include brochures because research shows people tend to throw them away quickly when given in a NEW Resident Swag Bag. We find that people tend to hang on to the Savings Guide for future purchases. With this in mind, we have the coupon – which is a template with your logo and your promo.

To keep the price of the coupon extremely reasonable, we create this coupon to promote your business from the information you give us:

Coupon Notes: Your logo or promo picture must be pdf or jpg sized for 600 px x 450 px (or 2”W x 1.5”H). Each coupon will be 2 color – black & white

To get the most out of this Swag Bag, what should I do?
Provide 800 items of branded swag and a coupon in the Savings Book.
TELL all of the businesses in West Seattle about this opportunity. The more businesses participating makes the Savings Guide more valuable.

I do not have swag and I do not want to be in the Savings Guide. Is there another option? YES
Our goal is to increase the new resident awareness of businesses in West Seattle. We realize that not everyone is going to want to purchase a $20 (WSCC member rate) coupon and not everyone has branded swag. With that in mind, we are creating an awareness page with just the name of the business listed.

When will Swag bags be stuffed?
November 15, 2018 12 Noon at the Senior Center (lunch provided)– anyone can join this party.

When will Swag bags go out for distribution?
November 15, 2018 bags will be delivered to property managers, realtors and community leaders to be distributed to NEW residents. This results in Swag Bags being delivered throughout Nov, Dec and possibly Jan (until they run out of Swag bags).

I do not have swag and I do not want to be in the Savings Guide. Is there another option? YES
Our goal is to increase the new resident awareness of businesses in West Seattle. We realize that not everyone is going to want to purchase a $20 (WSCC member rate) coupon and not everyone has branded swag. With that in mind, we are creating an awareness page with just the name of the business listed.

This project is funded through the Seattle Department of Economic Development. In partnership with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Graphics by Prentice Design.