Welcome to a special upscale grocery store edition of Plywood Report.
WEST SEATTLE—Should you need official proof that Trader Joe's is indeed coming to West Seattle, West Seattle Blog says construction permits have been granted for interior demo work at the old Huling Brothers Buick showroom. It's looking like an early 2012 opening. [WSB]
GREEN LAKE—Meanwhile, My Green Lake also has an update on the PCC Natural Market that will transform the giant, ugly pit that was once home to the Vitamilk Dairy. The grocery store is part of a mixed-use project, Green Lake Village, that will break ground this winter. It's slated to open in late 2013. [My Green Lake]
U District Trader Joe's [Photo: Inna B./Yelp]