In 2016, the land we sit on was sold to Michigan-based developers, but plans for that multi-use edifice stalled, and we have been able to remain in place. We have a lease agreement through March 2023 and will have to close for retail shopping around March 19th*.
In the meantime, Alison is scouting new sites, but with land prices as they are, we would need help from an enthusiastic investor.
Last updated February 2023. FAQ sheet here. Sign up for our e-newsletter, below, right, for updates
City People’s was started in 1975 on Capitol Hill and expanded over the years to four locations. The Garden Store opened in 1988. Today, the two remaining locations, the Garden Store and the Mercantile are owned and operated separately.
Any leads on a potential new location in Seattle? Let us know!
The site will ideally be within 5 miles of our current location with a large outdoor space and indoor retail space. We must also be at least 3 miles from City People’s Mercantile in Laurelhurst.
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