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Sep. 23, 2009 at 5:38pm

ChildTrek is Moving!

Yet another fleeing Freighthouse

ChildTrek, that green store for everything baby and child, is bidding Freighthouse farewell (like so many others) and heading to greener pastures. Well, Westgate anyway. They're in Westgate South near the corner of 26th and Pearl (old Skippers perhaps?) and are aiming to open up next week on Oct. 1st. They mentioned the move when I was in buying a toy for Max Anderson's first b-day and were looking at various locations downtown, 6th Ave, and Proctor. Their intention was to avoid the mall and they did just that though didn't get into a particularly cute/dense neighborhood. I'm sure the rent for the space and vehicle accessibility should prove a good balance for their needs.

Good luck to them on what hopefully proves to be a worthy move!

P.S. - Welcome to the 'hood! First cupcakes, then Ace, now this? Toys for all ages!

comments [7]  |  posted under childtrek, freighthouse, green, retail, store, tacoma, toys

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by KevinFreitas on 9/28/2009 @ 6:32am
Here's their new spot just kitty corner to the Starbucks off 26th and Pearl:



Looks like a nice, open space with plenty of windows. Hopefully the Oct. 1st date will hold 'cause there's nothing in there and it still looks like some painting, etc needs to be done.

by Joel 413 on 9/29/2009 @ 9:30am
When they moved into FHS a year or so ago, they got everything set up over a weekend!

by KevinFreitas on 9/29/2009 @ 11:18am
Wow, that's impressive. I'll swing by today or tomorrow to see how they're doing. Looks like a nice space so hopefully their current brick-n-mortar customers will follow them.

by KevinFreitas on 10/2/2009 @ 6:51am
From an email:

ChildTrek will reopen in its new location at 5738 N 26th
St, Tacoma, 98406 (Westgate South, corner of M. 26th & Pearl -- on the way to the Pt. Defiance Zoo) at 10 am, Tuesday, Oct. 6.

They're having a moving sale this Fri. and Sat. at their soon-to-be-former Freighthouse location that has an interesting twist:

Save 10% on all products that are not yet packed this Friday
and Saturday. We will be packing slowly throughout the 2 days. So come early
for better selection.

by fredo on 10/2/2009 @ 7:48am
Kevin, you keep talking about this baby store. Do you have some happy news you'd like to share with us?

by KevinFreitas on 10/2/2009 @ 8:39am
Nope, just find it them a fascinating example of who should work at Freighthouse but still left and I want to keep people updated. A solid industry (the baby one) and great niche. They also have an online business that should help subsidize slow business at Freighthouse. But they're still moving. Freighthouse is so very broken. Plus, ChildTrek is moving into my neighborhood so we'll definitely take 'em!

by KevinFreitas on 10/12/2009 @ 7:28am
They're open at the new location. Again, welcome to the 'hood ChildTrek!

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