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Stackers Pizza and Subs closed

Posted by Geeky Swedes on December 28th, 2010

It appears that the retail space on the southwest corner of 15th Ave NW and NW 65th St is vacant once again.

Less than a year ago, Stackers Pizza and Subs opened in the space that was formerly occupied by Himitsu Sushi (and Quiznos before that.) Today, paper signs are taped to the window stating that the place is closed.

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24 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 59thandblake // Dec 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Does this surprise anyone? Parking sucks. Location sucks. I feel bad for the people who are trying but it will always be a revolving door of unsuccessful businesses

  • 2 rotater // Dec 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    location doesn’t suck. parking does though.

    c’mon, catty-corner from a high school with a thousand potential customers?

    just waiting for the right product. and the curse to end.

  • 3 Anthony // Dec 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    That Quizno’s would get so packed when I was attending BHS, same with Toshi’s teriyaki. Nothing ever survives on this corner.

  • 4 Charliecooper // Dec 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Maybe the rent on the space is too high for these businesses to stay open.

    In the evening, I had never seen anyone in those businesses.
    Do they get much business, when the school is closed?

  • 5 Ballardite // Dec 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I have lived in this part of Ballard for almost 20 years and I must say this is a cruddy location. Its hard to notice and if you do its hard to get to, either by foot or by car….I have only been in one business since the building was erected (10 years ago?). Maybe it would do OK as professional offices or services…BUT NOT RETAIL! I hope whomever chose to invest and build this ugly structure has learned a valuable lesson!

  • 6 Arisse // Dec 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Quizno’s was a thriving business until it was forced out by the (now defunct) monorail land grab. I’m sorry to see another business close. Good luck to the next tenant.

  • 7 WildernessBarbie // Dec 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Sad, but not surprised. I live right around the corner and rarely saw anyone in there. Even on school days. The owners were really nice, but the food was nothing exceptional. It would be nice to have a good food option there, but if cheap sandwiches and pizza can’t make it right next to a high school, what would?

  • 8 ethel // Dec 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I totally agree about the potential for high school customers. I don’t think the parking is that bad if you know you want to go to that corner (I’ve often parked not far from there), but admittedly it’s not something I would do on an impulse if I didn’t already know the place was good.

  • 9 Anonymous // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    …until they put in 88 underground parking spaces like Ballard West, then… Profit!

  • 10 guest // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Only went there once, food was to simple and after we order and sat down we were brought our sandwich’s in a bag and told we had to leave because they had to make a pizza delivery . This was on a Saturday afternoon at lunch time ,its a surprise to me that it took this long to close !

  • 11 Barfly // Dec 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I believe the only kind of restaurant that will survive there is the kind that serves food that cause pimples.

  • 12 MGHart // Dec 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Those “Closed” signs have been up for a few days at least. Anyway, any restaurant going in there will have to be really attractive to the high school kids (meaning cheap and greasy food), and then it’ll have to be able to withstand that seasonal patronage. No parking, few other local business customers, and inconvenient location mean a tough go for a food place. I’m with Ballardite: professional offices or services are the only things that’ll survive there long.

  • 13 David Madsen // Dec 29, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Location, location, location!!

  • 14 Anonymous // Dec 29, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Sure the location is challenging but the Thai place next door seems to be surviving. Their food is very good though and it sounds as if Stackers’ food was nothing special. Can’t say as I never got around to trying it. Sorry for the people who owned it and worked there.

  • 15 Wberta // Dec 29, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I think the building is haunted by the monorail ghost and it will never be happy until it is a monorail station.

  • 16 Shenandoah575 // Dec 29, 2010 at 4:20 am

    why cross 15th for crap food when Zesto’s is right there? if the food were good, it would have a hope. instead it was really crappy sandwiches and a sad excuse for pizza. Now the Thai place is doing just fine so it’s not all location. I watch people stream off the bus to that place.

  • 17 Shenandoah575 // Dec 29, 2010 at 4:20 am

    why cross 15th for crap food when Zesto’s is right there? if the food were good, it would have a hope. instead it was really crappy sandwiches and a sad excuse for pizza. Now the Thai place is doing just fine so it’s not all location. I watch people stream off the bus to that place.

  • 18 Shenandoah575 // Dec 29, 2010 at 4:21 am

    the location is right next to a bus stop. i get off the bus there and have no problem picking up my food or meeting a friend at the Thai place. The problem with that business is the business itself.

    Stackers was just not good. Period.

  • 19 Jess // Dec 29, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I think that Toshis and Quiznos lost their lease when the building was sold for the monorail debacle – not because they weren’t profitable

  • 20 Jagweedjoe // Dec 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    This lot was developed by the owner because they were trying to cash in on the monorail project. Just not a good place for anything, simple as that.

  • 21 Um... // Dec 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    No offense to Stackers, but their problem was not location, it was their food. It was very underwhelming, in fact I would actually call it terrible.

    Someone should try a non-food oriented business there – though the Thai place survives so, again, I believe it was their food that did them in, not their location.

  • 22 guest // Dec 30, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Whoever.

  • 23 guest // Dec 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Perfect replacement: Jimmy John’s! They’re fast enough to deal with the highschool rush and they deliver (so nobody needs to park).

  • 24 787seattle // Dec 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    As a student that goes to BHS, I can assure you that not a huge amount of people went to Stackers. Most of the people that I know go to the teriyaki place a block away, Taco del Mar, or Taco Bell.

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