Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.
This week’s Astro Biz is the Orion Building on California Avenue SW in West Seattle. The three-story structure was built in 2010, but the main, street-level retail space remained vacant until a little over a year ago, when West Seattle Runner moved out of its original store and into the Orion Building. The building also is home to West Seattle Orthodontics, Pacific Endodontics, innerspace healing center, and Elite Sports and Spine.
We chose the building for this week’s Astro Biz because the constellation Orion is well up in the southeastern sky as darkness falls on his eternal chase of the seven sisters, or Pleiades, across the night sky. We featured the Japanese name of the Pleiades, Subaru, a few weeks ago.
Do you have a favorite Astro Biz? Send us a photo and a brief description, and you may be featured in a future Astro Biz!