West Seattle Blog… | BIZNOTE FOLLOW-UP: After 18 years, last hours for Click! Design that adapts

(BMS photos by Patrick Sand)

For decades West Seattle Art Walk nights, Click on! Design that adapts is full of artists, art lovers and buyers. Tonight, The Junction’s elegant space was nearly empty, with just a few “garage sale” items left as the shop prepared to close for good.

Owner John Smersh (above with members of the Click! Adia and Diana) had hoped to sell the shop to a new owner, a year after the death of his wife Frances Smershwhose art of jewelry inspired the boutique they originally opened at North Admiral in 2004.

But as reported here, a potential new landlord couldn’t agree on “sustainable” rental terms with the landlord of the building, so John held a liquidation sale and told us tonight that almost everything had sold. A few jewelry and cards were pretty much all that was left when we stopped. All remaining office supplies and accessories will be offered to other merchants. During this time, the navigators continued to pass, as well as the sympathizers; one woman said to John, “You brought so much beauty to West Seattle. His next chapter? First, he told us, a few trips; then it opens up to possibilities.

PS On a personal note, we thank Click! for nearly 15 years of support as one of our premier WSB sponsors; local commercial advertising is our only source of operating revenue.

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