Olympia, WA

The Olympia store was orginally called “SeaMart” and the exterior walls were painted with stylised sea creatured by Bing Orr. Later the decision was made to bring the store under the Yard Birds name and the store was repainted yellow.

7 thoughts on “Olympia, WA

  1. Did SeaMart in Olympia have a walkway (skyway) that went above Capitol Way from one side of the street to the other? Seems there was part of the Seamart on the block between A and B Streets (now vacant other than footings for a new building), then another building on the opposite side of Capitol Way (where senior housing is not located) that later housed a grocery store as part of SeaMart/Yardbirds.

  2. Did SeaMart in Olympia have a walkway (skyway) that went above Capitol Way from one side of the street to the other? Seems there was part of the Seamart on the block between A and B Streets (on west side of Capitol Way – now vacant other than footings for a new building), then another building on the opposite (east) side of Capitol Way (where senior housing is now located) that later housed a grocery store as part of SeaMart/Yardbirds.

      1. …that was a conveyer belt leftover from the cannery days, later used to move merchandise before it got damaged and torn down…

    1. …that was a conveyer belt leftover from the cannery days, later used to move merchandise between the two building until it jammed-up. After it became too damaged and a hazard it was torn down…

  3. I thought Yard Birds and Sea Mart were across the street from each other. Two stores in two buildings, but were basically the same store? Loved how that the building on the left (as you faced the bay) had old school pinball machines. Mechanical ones, not the electronic type.

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