More Grocery Store Options Coming to Downtown Seattle
The residents of Downtown Seattle, an area historically rather lacking in grocery stores, are going to have another option. As the Downtown core becomes more densely populated, more chains are catering to its residents. The arrival of Whole Foods was welcome and now the store will have some competition, as Trader Joe’s will open in the Denny Triangle in 2022, according to a recent article in the Daily Journal of Commerce.
The chain, which has five other locations in the Seattle area will be located in the Westbank Corp.’s massive, two-building, 48-story project currently under construction at 1200 Steward Street. When finished, the project will add over one thousand residential units to the area. The podium area of the towers will feature about 148,000 square feet of retail and commercial space and Trader Joe’s is set to occupy the corner of Steward and Minor, according to the plan filed by the architect. Kevin Cooley of Vancouver, who has designed other stores for the chain, is the man in charge of this approximately 15,000 square foot outpost.
Westbank Corp.’s project will span a total of nearly one-and-a-half million square feet, according to the article in the Daily Journal of Commerce. Aside from the 1,014 apartments and a massive retail/commercial area, there will also be over six hundred parking stalls. Graham Construction is the general construction for the towers, which broke ground in May of last year and Henriquez Partner Architects is behind the design of the towers.
We will keep you updated on the project as it progresses.Email