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Rat City Studios is technically outside the Seattle city limits.  White Center is an ethnically diverse, affordable neighborhood.  Some call it “up and coming”. There is a strong contingency of Vietnamese and Mexican establishments and therefore lots of great grocery options, Pho, and taco trucks in the area. We are still exploring them ourselves.  There is a little downtown in White Center with a few bars, adult video shops, ice cream, police shop, marijuana dispensaries, McLendon’s Hardware, cake/pie bakery, banks, coffee, pawn shops, etc. Around 15/ 20 minutes away is also IKEA, Costo (we have a card), and lots of other big box stores. And Westwood Village is just a mile away with a Stapel's, Barnes and Noble, Target, Post Office, and more...

What's in a name- Rat City, White Center...  Read on!

We like White Center a lot, but it is certainly not fancy.
Here are a few links with general info on the area.
White Center according to Wikipedia
White Center Now- Blog
White Center Community Development Association- Website


2 Fingers Social
9211 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Bakery Nouveau (West Seattle North of us)
The BEST bakery in Seattle and only a few miles from the house.
4737 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Bok a Bok
Korean Fried Chicken
1521 SW 98th St, Seattle, WA 98106

Chaco Canyon
3770 SW Alaska St Seattle, WA
Organic, Vegan Deliciousness.

Coffee, community, art
9910 8th Ave SW

Easy Street Records
A great place for coffee, brunch and music
4559 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Full Tilt Ice Cream
9629 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Grand Central Bakery
626 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166
Great sandwiches and baked goods

Greenbridge Cafe
Great Brunch
9901 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

KCLS LIBRARY within blocks
Beautiful space, brand new building, a ten minute walk...
1409 SW 107th Street

Locol: Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Lumber Yard
9619 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

McLendon Hardware
The Best Hardware store less than a mile from the house. 
10210 16th Avenue Southwest

Moonshot Coffee
Hot coffee, great space!
9622 16th SW

The Nobel Barton
Great Food and Drinks- a little spendy
9635 16th Ave SW

Out West
West Seattle's premier LGBTQIA BAR
5401 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Pho Ai
It is the closest to our house and we think the best! About Five Blocks distance away...
10439 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146

Proletariat Pizza
The Best Pizza Around!
9622 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Salvadorian Bakery
Really good food
1719 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98106

Seattle Pottery Supply
This is about a 10 minute drive in good traffic. It is also very close to another Home Depot, which makes it good for a multiple stop materials run.
35 S Hanford St, Seattle, WA 98134

Southgate Roller Rink
9646 17th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Tacoma Clay Art Center
We prefer this supplier.  It is farther away, but your would be able to add on to our delivered orders… I use their MAC 6 Clay body. I fire to a strong cone six…
2636 Pioneer Way E, Tacoma, WA 98404

Westwood Village
Less than two miles from the house…  QFC (Grocery), Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Restaurants/ Coffee, Barnes and Nobel, Payless shoes, Post Office, and tons more
2600 SW Barton St, Seattle, WA 98126

West Seattle Nursery
5275 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

The Westy: Sports and Spirits
Sports bar right next to Locol. Great food!
7908 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Vintage walls to go with their retro burgers
9614 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106