The historic building on 32nd Ave. NW that was home to the Sunset Hill Barber Shop for decades has a new tenant: Essential Apothecary Alchemist.
“I was looking for a storefront in a nice neighborhood, and I chose Sunset Hill,” explains owner Kate Poole. “The building fit my aesthetic and l really appreciated the history of this spot.”
According to the City of Seattle, the Sunset Hill Barber Shop moved into 6406 32nd Ave. NW in the 1940s, right next door to the Sunset Hill Beauty Parlor — which had opened in 1928. The barber shop shut down earlier this year.
Essential Apothecary Alchemist is both a retail shop and Kate’s own studio where she makes her products. She specializes in beauty products derived from pure essential oils and the highest quality organic ingredients, Kate says on her website, which offers merchandise for sale online.
The retail shop is open from noon-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.