Crown Hill Value Village to close Nov. 16

The Value Village on Crown Hill will be closing its doors for good on Nov. 16th.

The news came yesterday, when the upper management learned they would not be able to renew their lease of the property. Staff were notified immediately, and were given the option to transfer to other stores in the region.

“We are all heartbroken,” a Value Village staff person told My Ballard. “We were crying all day yesterday. We’re just devastated.”

We’ll investigate more into the future plans for the site and update when we learn more.


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bobbyv
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bobbyv

Sorry to see these people losing their jobs or having to transfer to new locations ! Good luck guy’s ! Most likely the cost of renting the building has increased to much !

Ballardino
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Ballardino

Well…the zoning radically changed in March, a tilt that was led by City Council Clown in Chief Mike O’Brien and greatly helped developers. Any business on 15th Ave NW that resembles a mom & pop or low income shopping destination is doomed to become a ticky-tacky little box in the very near future. Progress? Irony!

Truth
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Truth

Any business on 15th Ave NW that resembles a mom & pop or low income shopping destination is doomed to become a ticky-tacky little box in the very near future.

So if I understand correctly, you are shaming the mom & pops for selling their property for big bucks and living the good life?

Well…the zoning radically changed in March, a tilt that was led by City Council Clown in Chief Mike O’Brien…

If I also understand correctly, you are against building more density for people to live in and would rather them live on the streets?

greatly helped developers

And creates a ton of blue collar jobs, you know the ones that help drive our economy. Are you against jobs as well?

What a bizarro reality you live in.

E. A. Booze
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E. A. Booze

They are probably going to tear it down to build a multi story complex without parking

Turntables-Trails-Seattle
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Turntables-Trails-Seattle

This is so unfortunate given that they closed the Lake City Value Village a year or so ago and a bunch of the employees transferred here. Next closest Value Village is in Lynnwood!

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

Maybe we can get a Whole Foods!

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Maybe we can get a Whole Meats!

E. A. Booze
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E. A. Booze

Why do we need another over priced place to by food?

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

Priced right for me and all the other people who shop at Whole Foods.

frankiep
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frankiep

Priced right for the self indulgent and pretentious assholes who are stripping our city of any sense of identity or community. Go buy some asparagus water and wash off your materialistic soul, it’s starting to stink.

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

“ pretentious assholes who are stripping our city of any sense of identity or community.”

Who made you the judge of everything right and proper?

allieger
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allieger

Saw this from a user on Reddit: The property has been owned for several decades by a now elderly couple. Apparently they believe they can get a substantially higher paying tenant (or tenants) than Value Village since it’s being marketed for lease at a rather high asking rate of $32.00/SF NNN + $6.50/SF expenses = $38.50/SF Gross which works out to $105,939 per month for the 33,020 SF retail building. I guarantee that’s way more than Value Village is paying and actually really high for a 3rd generation retail store of that size though they mention it’s potentially divisible.

The listing explicitly states that the property isn’t being offered for sale or redevelopment. Asking for a minimum 10-year lease with a no demo clause (the property owner won’t kick the tenant out and redevelop the property before the lease term is up).

Marketing Flyer: https://imgur.com/gallery/sRX8zNy

Personally, I can’t imagine what type of store can pay that much a month in rent and yet accept the grocery store vibe of the building…time will tell I guess.

crownhilllady
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crownhilllady

Points are valid from many sides. I disagree with the comment about jobs. Yes, there are temporary construction jobs, but none of the new apartment blocks advertised as “mixed use” keep the small businesses that used to be there (such as building residences above them). More jobs are pushed out. As for density, that is a good goal. I worry that none of the new apartments are for low income, though. They will not help those who are currently homeless. Pricey new groceries like Whole Foods or fancy restaurants also mean pushing people out. Current residents want to stay and continue supporting local businesses, not have giant blocks of apartments plunked down. I guess we have to accept that the new vision for Crown Hill and Seattle is only for high-income tech workers.