Post navigation

Prev: (06/14/15) | Next: (06/15/15)

Amid changes on 15th Ave E, Station 7 opens shop

(Images: CHS)

The 15th Ave E commercial village is welcoming a new merchant this month as Station 7 has opened inside the old firehouse at 15th and Harrison.

Here is how owners Danielle Yoakum Tilden and Jan Reingold describe the new boutique:

We are a community-based store offering art, jewelry, found furniture pieces with an industrial flair, home goods and accessories. We search hard and gather one of a kind objects. We especially love architectural salvaged items, rust, worn leather, crystal and industrial metal, but you’ll find all sorts of goods in our shop. We are proud to showcase the work of many talented artists and artisans in our community. We feature locally made craft jewelry, art, ceramics, glass works, leather goods and clothing.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Jan Reingold, jewelry – Leslie West, encaustic art, assemblages – David Tuthill, metal work, jewelry – Eric Saeter, ceramics, jewelry – Hannah Reingold, jewelry – Linda Van Hare, glass work – Mojo Studio, jewelry – Courtney Keene, jewelry FEATURED PRODUCT LINES: glassybaby – Blackbird – Formulary 55

CHS spoke with North Capitol Hiller Yoakum Tilden earlier this year about the new life for the building as a creative boutique. “I really wanted it to be close to home. I wanted it to be a neighborhood thing,” she said at the time.

Station 7 opened earlier this month after a buildout that reclaimed the parking lot as a new patio space and emptied the old firehouse of the remnants of its longtime tenant, the dearly departed last video rental shop on Capitol Hill, On 15th Video. With new faces like Rudy’s Capitol Hill East moving in, and longtime businesses being pushed aside by the strip’s I-502 friendly zoning opportunities, Station 7 represents a bit of old school 15th Ave E. But Yoakum Tilden isn’t part of the truly old 15th Ave E merchant class — we asked.

Station 7 is located at 400 15th Ave E and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 AM to 7 PM and Sundays, 11 AM to 6 PM. You can learn more at station7seattle.com.

IMG_8710

Subscribe and support CHS Contributors -- $1/$5/$10 per month

12 thoughts on “Amid changes on 15th Ave E, Station 7 opens shop

  1. I was hoping for something a little more personally relevant to my needs to fill that beautiful space but I wish them luck in finding success.

    • Agreed… I went into the shop and it is nice but not really my kind of stuff. Hopefully they find enough customers to thrive.

  2. It’s so hard to see the inside of that space without rows and rows of movies!

    That said: beautiful job on the design! Welcomes to the neighborhood and I hope this shop does well.

  3. In terms of what are the needs/desires in the neighborhood, another boutique that sells jewelry, women’s clothing and industrial looking furniture is probably just about the bottom of the list. The space is awesome looking though.

    • I’d say a cafe, another concept restaurant or bar from the 5-6 big names that are popping up all over Capitol Hill, or a pot shop would have been far worse uses for the space.

  4. Curious as to what retail needs people have that are not going filled in the general location.

    I’ve not had the chance to visit so unsure what the have or don’t have that I may want here so asking based on the previous comments.

    • Me too. It seems like a niche business which would attract only a very limited number of customers. But, hey, I would be glad to be proven wrong.

      • Such businesses never used to last on the Hill. Now, hundreds of well-paid residents of the expensive apartments and condos, which replaced affordable old apartments and displaced their occupants, need the right furnishings to give their dwellings the appearance of those old, affordable ones. Six hundred bucks is a small price to pay for authenticity. The rest of us should be grateful that when we are displaced, there might be a buyer for our quaint possessions—dented colanders, jelly jars, framed bank statements showing balances under $500, things whose real value was lost on us.

  5. I can’t stand the “shabby chic” look, but love a good thrift or antique store. I’ll stop in, hopefully this place has a few corners that will keep me interested.