B-TOWN BIZ: Another Olde Burien Biz May Be Closing – Goodie Gumdrops
With near-empty storefronts, shelves and signs proclaiming 50% off, it appears that Goodie Gumdrops, located at 816 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, may be closing.
Goodie Gumdrops has served as a toy and hobby store at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street since around 2006.
As many of our Readers may recall, Goodie Gumdrops was the first recipient of Discover Burien’s Cash Mob Burien (see our coverage and photos here), a local “flash mob” fundraiser where people show up en masse and spend a minimum of $20 each. Over 40 showed up at the premiere event.
According to the store’s Facebook Page, deep discounts have been going on since around June 22. Currently, signs proclaim 50% off on all cash purchases.
And according to her Facebook Page, Owner Colleen Nelson has been working as Assistant Store Manager at Ross Stores since Oct., 2011. We’ve reached out to her for confirmation and more info about the store, and will update this post when we learn more.
Scott Schaefer, whose kids LOVED this store (Scott dug it too…), dropped by and took the following pics as the sun set on the store on Wednesday night, July 25 (click images to see larger versions):