New South Delridge business: Rodriguez Secondhand Store

Story and photos by Deanie Schwarz
Reporting for White Center Now

Rodriguez Secondhand Store has just opened in South Delridge, next to 88 Deli. It’s owned by Juan and Marla Rodriguez.

They began selling at the Starlight Swap Meet in Lakewood, then moved to an outdoor location on the parking lot of Jack’s Payless Auto Parts on Martin Luther King Way, but being outside under a tent is tough during bad weather, and Juan was pretty tired of hauling their goods in and out every day.

The couple live in Tukwila but decided to find an indoor space for the first time, to run their mom-and-pop business. They say they chose to lease in White Center because it is affordable. The 600-square-foot space is filled with “stuff” from the kitschy to the practical. Magazines are stacked on shelves, coats, pants and purses hang above lawn mowers, or they can even fix the lawn mower and weed-eater you might already have.

One of their first customers in the store was an older gentleman who has lived in WC for most of his 70+ years. He told the Rodriguezes that it has been many years since there has been a secondhand shop in WC. Some years ago, there was a Goodwill in the area – right now, there’s one further south, in Burien – but as far as they know, they are the only one currently in the South Delridge/White Center neighborhood.

They are looking forward to introducing themselves to their neighbor businesses and to serving the neighborhood.

Rodriguez Secondhand Store will be open Mondays-Sundays, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, to begin. They are located at 9416 Delridge Way SW; phone 206-280-5064.

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6 Responses to “New South Delridge business: Rodriguez Secondhand Store”

  1. Cafe Rozella’s
    is just right around the corner from there and
    Pho 88
    is about next door ,
    they have great stuff ,
    you should check out there comics Ya

  2. Awesome! I can’t wait to see what they’ve got!! Another great addition to White Center!!

  3. What?!?! They did not have gnomes when I was there a couple of days ago. Going back in the morning.

  4. Ya they have great stuff I got this metal gigantic lighter, Wow it was only $5.00 I dont smoke much but had to have it, then they had a picture from the old west in Mexico a big framed picture . I dont think anyone can fine anywhere . boy so many little treasures in that place I will have to go back.
    just to have and put in my little
    :) :) :)Cafe Rozella :) :) :)
    the prices in there are so low . Ya thats it I am going back

  5. Do the Rodriguezes accept donations? I will definitely p[atronize their hop.

  6. Dina –

    The shop sells items, but also buys and trades.