Bin 41 Your Junction Wine Shop!

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography
Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

The Junction is excited to have another community oriented business open in our business district – Bin 41! Owned by West Seattle residents, T. Frick and Jon McNamara, Bin 41 will be providing retail wine sales by the bottle and wine-related merchandise. With the new sign in place, they hope to open for business sometime in March, with their grand opening in early April.  Look for Bin 41,”your Junction wine shop,” on the April West Seattle ArtWalk route!

SUNLIGHT Opens March 10th At ArtsWest!

by Sharr White
Directed by Vanessa Miller
March 10 – April 3, 2010

“The personal and political collide in this stunning new play about loyalty, power, and torture memos.”

Read more about the play: ArtsWest

West Seattle Summer Fest Planning Begins!

We know it’s early, but planning for West Seattle Summer Fest has begun!  The good news is that West Seattle businesses get top priority!

In order to have a stronger West Seattle event, we are offering West Seattle businesses priority over non-West Seattle businesses if they apply by March 15th. If you’re a West Seattle business and want to apply for Summer Fest, visit, download the appropriate application and write “West Seattle Local” in the comment section to be given priority.

Applications received after March 15 will be handled like any other applicant.

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Shoes, Sandwiches and Shopping!

This Thursday, February 25th from 6 to 9 pm, join Clementine as they showcase new Spring sandal styles and edgy clothing by LaRousse.  Sparkling wine and chic baguette-style sandwiches will be provided by Bluebird. What more could a girl ask for?! Well, nothing that we can think of!pop up party

Crosswalk Flags Added for Pedestrian Safety in The Junction

Courtesy of Cari Jones
Courtesy of Cari Jones

It’s mid-winter break and there are lots of students out and about in The Junction.  If you are planning on crossing the street at the designated crosswalks, you will now see orange flags located in stainless steel buckets at these two crosswalk locations.  The south crosswalk runs between Elliott Bay Brewery and Husky Deli and the north crosswalk runs between Capers and Windermere Real Estate.  We encourage all pedestrians to use these flags when crossing the street as an added safety precaution. Stay safe out there while enjoying this beautiful weather!

Brazilian Fitness and Toning Class at WS Senior Center!

Starting February 17, 2010, the Senior Center of West Seattle presents Brazilian Fitness and Toning!

Ongoing classes to March 3rd and from March 10-31 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
4 weeks – $20 member/$28 non-member/$10 drop in

Dora_Oliveira NewmanInstructor Dora Oliveira Newman has designed Afro-Brazilian approach incorporating folk dance styles with body strengthening exercises/movements.

Valentine Weekend!

What did you get your honey for Valentine’s Day? Where are you going to take her? What – you don’t know?!!! Well, here are some helpful ideas to get you started…

Gift ideas for your Valentine under $25. We’ve got you covered, stress no more!

Wallets clemMaybe your lover would like a cute handmade wallet (just $18) from Clementine. Easy Street TerjungRecords is having a huge vinyl sale on Valentine’s Day, so pick up your sweetie’s Twilight Bagfavorite old record! Terjung’s Studio of Gifts has lots of cute candles, magnets and cards for your cutie pie.  How about an adorable book bag (just $16) for your honey bunny from Twilight Artist Collective?

Now where can you go for that romantic dinner (or brunch) this weekend in The Junction? Check out Fresh Bistro’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, available Saturday and Sunday. Jak’s Grill is serving up Lobster Specials through Monday! Mashiko has a lovely 4 course dinner for 2 on Sunday (reservations required). Spring Hill is offering an extra special menu for Sunday (reservations required as space is limited). Table 35 is offering a 4 course meal with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and West 5 has champagne brunch all day! So be sure to get your Valentine cutie out and about this weekend!

Love Is Alive And Local at The Farmers Market!


LOVE YOURSELF/EXPRESS YOURSELF – This weekend you can Make-Your-Own Valentines. Paper, lace, hearts, glitter, glue – everything you and your sweetie need to say I Love You through low-tech honest art.

LOVE YOUR POP ICONS – Keep your eyes out for Elvis; He promised to bring hunks of Burnin’ Love and a few Valentine Day surprises to market shoppers.

FRESH LOCAL APHRODISIACS are available at the markets right now.  There are all the old stand-bys like Oysters, Chocolates and Wine, but our staff research also turned up Arugula, Honey, Carrots and Berries (frozen strawberries and raspberries are in good supply)

LOVE YOUR FARMER – Show local farmers THE LOVE this Valentines Day weekend.  Stop by our market info tables and sign our Market Valentines Day Card. Let them know you love them for all their year-round hard work, their long travel times and deep commitment to our markets and communities.

Prepare a MEAL WITH LOVE. Shop with your sweetie for the best local ingredients for a romantic locally sourced Candle-Lit Supper or a late morning Brunch.  Breakfast in Bed will even taste better when you know where your eggs came from…

LOVE YOURSELF/LOVE YOUR HEALTH – There is no better source of local seasonal veggies and fruits than at your local Farmers Market.  These are low-fat, high fiber choices and a few servings a day can keep your heart healthy and your sex life strong for years to come!

The West Seattle Farmers Market is open every Sunday, Year-Round.  Hours are 10 am – 2 pm.  The Farmers Market is located outdoors in downtown West Seattle in the Alaska Junction on the corner of California and Alaska – in the parking lot behind Key Bank.  There’s plenty of available parking.

West Seattle Art Walk This Thursday!

Join us in The Junction this Thursday, February 11th, from 6 to 9 pm for West Seattle Art Walk!

mmmmmm...giant cupcakeOne of many artists featured, Jessica Creager presents “Craving” at the Shooting Gallery at Wallflower Custom Framing. Opening Reception February 11, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm.

“Immersed in the national economic crisis, Jessica has turned her focus to those little things in life that cause her to spontaneously smile…enjoy and smile!”