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West Seattle’s 13-Year Wait for a Whole Foods Is Finally Over

Plus, Addo says goodbye to Batch 206 and a natural wine bottle shop opens in Sunset Hill

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The West Seattle Whole Foods was hampered by construction delays for years.

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West Seattle Finally Gets Its Whole Foods

A high-end grocery boom has come to West Seattle, at last. Just a week after PCC Community Markets opened up an outpost on California Ave, a long-in-the-works Whole Foods has arrived at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW in The Whittaker Apartment Complex. The 45,000 store had been hampered by construction delays for many years (Whole Foods first announced its intentions to build in the neighborhood back in 2006), but residents can now finally delve into the fancy produce, meats, and other goods from the Amazon-owned grocer. This particular store also has a large, self-serve bakery with treats from local spots such as Flying Apron, and the first 300 customers will receive a free canvas tote bag and a gift card for a “mystery” value between $5-$100. But perhaps the most welcome feature? There’s about 200 parking spots.

Popular Puerto Rican Food Window Leaves Batch 206

On Sunday, star chef Eric Rivera ended service for his temporary Puerto Rican food window at Batch 206 distillery in Interbay. During its four-month stint, Addo: 206 served up excellent chicharrones with a trio of hot sauces, jibaritos (plantain sandwiches), and Rivera’s popular Richard Burger (a spin on a Dick’s drive-in burger that he has served at his permanent restaurant, Addo, in Ballard). “Our Ballard space has taken off so we decided to focus heavily on that,” Rivera tells Eater Seattle, adding that he hopes to bring the Addo 206 menu to a more permanent outpost down the line. “I have been searching for a Capitol Hill space for about a year now but we haven’t found the right spot yet.” No word yet on what will take over the food opening at Batch 206.

New Natural Wine Bottle Shop Opens in Sunset Hill

Those embracing the natural wine trend may want to take note of a new opening in Sunset Hill. Molly’s Bottle Shop recently opened at 6406 32nd Ave NW and is fully focused on natural wine and champagne offerings, including vintages from Franck Pascal, the organic Sicilian winery Cantina Marilina, and more. The new spot is owned by Molly Ringe, a local industry veteran and wine buyer at the cocktail bar Baker’s next door. (Need some tips on how to shop for natural wine? Check out this story from Eater.)

UPDATED: October 10, 2019, 7:32: A previous version of this article misidentified the neighborhood Molly’s Bottle Shop opened in. That has now been corrected.


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