Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New neighbor: Archie McPhee's!

This just in from the Seattlest blog: Archie McPhee's is moving to Wallingford! Some of you may have heard that Seattle's kitsch headquarters had to move out of its longtime Ballard location, but they are homeless no longer. Word is that they'll be on the northeast corner of 45th and Stone Way. (The empty parking lot next to the liquor store?) More news as it arrives.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's great for the neighborhood, but I feel kind of bad for Not a Number, which has a lot of overlap with Archie McPhee's.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the spot of the former Mexican restaurant on the southeast corner of that intersection?

Erma said...

This is a return to Wallingford for Archie McPhee's. They used to be on Stone Way (perhaps where Gasworks Park Kite shop is now located?) before moving to Ballard about 10 years ago.

But note that Archie McPhee's is going to displace the liquor store. As happy as I'll be to have Archie's back in the neighborhood, I have to admit that I buy liquor somewhat more frequently than I buy rubber chickens and fake eyeballs.

Anonymous said...

Uck. Archie McPhee's AND Not a Number are filled with useless junk made primarily of toxic plastics made in China.

KaraNotANumberWfordChamberPrez said...

Not A Number has already welcomed them to Wallingford; we don't actually have that much stuff from their wholesale arm anyway.
They bought the liquor store building. I also thought the old Beso del Sol space would be better, but they wanted to buy a building. Ths is a coup for any neighborhood, to get a world-famous, homegrown fun business like this!

Um, "Anonymous"? One way in which Not A Number is different from Archie's is WE DO NOT CARRY A LOT OF CHEAP CRAP made in China, which you'd know if you've been in there....
We have more locally-created stuff than just about anyone, and have a lot of green products. And we're one of the only shops in WA that carry certain toys that are European-made & are specifically NON-toxic. Come back & see - even a bunch of our greeting cards are recycled paper/soy ink, etc!
Btw, we all need to stop and play. Lighten up.

Fnarf said...

The liquor store! NOOOOOOO!!!!!! Screw Archie McPhee's.