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Lynnwood Whole Foods, Spring 2012

paulj Sep 29, 2011 08:58 PM

Whole Foods now has a sign saying they are opening in 2012 at the old Circuit City in Lynnwood. Renovation of the building is in full swing.

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  1. paulj RE: paulj Nov 3, 2011 08:41 PM


    Contractor's image of what the new store will look like. The old corner has been demolished.

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      chococat RE: paulj Nov 4, 2011 09:52 PM

      Thank you to whatever higher power (divine or otherwise) that is making this happen. Where exactly is the old Circuit City?

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        paulj RE: chococat Nov 4, 2011 10:44 PM

        On 196 just east of I5. There's a Bed & Bath, Lowes, and Barns & Nobles in the neighborhood.

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      HungWeiLo RE: paulj Nov 7, 2011 03:37 PM

      I've always found that location for a new Whole Foods to be curious from a business perspective. Are there that many high spenders (for groceries, for whatever) in that area? Or are they hoping people from Mukilteo and Mill Creek will drive over to the mall anyway and shop there?

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        paulj RE: HungWeiLo Nov 7, 2011 04:25 PM

        It is close to the freeway (I5, I405, and Mukilteo Speedway) and close to the regional shopping center (Alderwood).

        Mill Creek has a Central Market; Edmonds has a PCC. The closest groceries to this location are an Albertsons in Mountlake Terrace to the south (44 and 212), and an HMart. The Alderwood Target has added a modest grocery section. There's an older Freddies to the west, and new one at the next freeway exchange to the north (164th).

        Brier is just to the SE.

        Overall I expect it to draw more freeway traffic than local.

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          MillCreek RE: HungWeiLo Nov 11, 2011 10:26 AM

          I will certainly be driving over from MillCreek. Now if they could just build a Trader Joe's in the Mill Creek/Bothell area, things would be peachy. Trying to get in and out of the TJ by Everett Mall is an adventure between the traffic and the parking lot there. The Lynnwood TJ has the advantage of a Half Price Books right next door, so that is worth a trip between the two.

          Everett Mall
          , Everett, WA 98201

        2. gingershelley RE: paulj Nov 7, 2011 07:35 PM

          My parents are chowhounds living in Edmonds, and especially fond of healthy eating, albiet with higher end goods.
          Until the PCC opened up a couple years ago, my mom had to treck to the Roosevelt store for many pantry staples. There is a Manna Mills store in Mountlake Terrace (which feels like Edmonds as on West of 220th exit). Other than that, not much for organic or natural foods anywhere up north. She is a tireless researcher, so I know if it was there, she would have found it!
          I think there is a huge, educated and appreciative audience up north that will keep the WF full all the time.
          Good move on their part.

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            illegible RE: gingershelley Nov 10, 2011 05:33 PM

            Why drive all the way to the Roosevelt store? Central Market has tons of organic food.

          2. dave_c RE: paulj Nov 11, 2011 10:51 AM

            The location is not listed and I can't place it in my mind.

            Is this down the block from Spaghetti factory on 196 near the I-5?

            Edit... Based upon a post upthread, it is.
            That's a very congested area. Interesting choice for a location.

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              paulj RE: dave_c Nov 11, 2011 11:42 AM

              The intersection 196 and 28 can be quite busy, particularly with traffic come to and from Lynnwood to the west. And the exit from southbound I5 to 196 has historically been bad. But they have added a lot of freeway exits and on ramps in the area. The exit from north bound I5 leads directly to the 28th St entrance.

              My guess is that WF will increase area traffic more than the CC did.

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