SLU continues to expand its retail base by attracting new stores, services and restaurants to the neighborhood. In the coming months, these retailers will be joining the community. Shop ‘Til You Drop Born to Run 2,000 square-foot store opening in July 224 Pontius Ave N, in Alley 24 building across from REI
Born to Run offers running and lifestyle shoes that have less barrier between the foot and the ground, which some believes strengthens feet and treats foot problems such as plantar fasciitis and arthritis. They also offer education and technique training.
West Elm 16,000 square-foot store opening in the fall 2201 Westlake Building, at Westlake Ave N and Denny Way
A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., West Elm designs clean, simple, affordable products for modern living. The SLU storefront will be their first location in Washington State.
Lookin’ Good Bar Method 3,800-square foot studio opening in late summer 120 Westlake Ave N, in Rollin Street building at Westlake Ave N and John
The Bar Method is a full-body exercise program created to utilize the ballet bar fitness technique and draws from the principles of isometrics, dance conditioning, interval training and physical therapy.
Capelli’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop Service opening in early October 307 Westlake Ave N, in Seattle BioMed building
Capelli’s provides an upscale barbershop experience and high-quality products, especially for men. Services include haircuts, scalp massages, color and highlighting, beard, mustache and goatee trims, brow waxes and manicures, massage, and hair removal services.
Good Eats The Wurst Place 510 Westlake Ave N, by the Guitar Center
This microbrewery will be serving 20 or so staple sausages—plus a large selection of rotating specials, artisanal mustards, Belgian frites with dipping sauce, and 15 tap beers. For more information see the post on Seattle Met’s blog.
Mio Sushi First Seattle location, opening in the early Fall 120 Westlake Ave N, in Rollin Street building at Westlake Ave N and Denny Way
This sushi restaurant is known for having the freshest and highest quality fish, which is flown in daily from Hawaii. They also offer hot cuisine such as bento boxes, and refreshments like beer and wine. Happy hour will be offered daily from 4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.