Monday, October 19, 2009

New Fred Meyer - Alderwood

It opened September 25, 2009, about a month ago.  I've been driving by the construction area for well over a year.  I thought it would stall like so many other development projects around the area.  Key Bank financed the project.  It's a perfect location for me, right on the way home from work for a milk stop and it even has a gas station.  The gas prices are competive with Costco, and I even get a 3 cent/gallon discount with the Fred Meyer Rewards program.

From the Enterprise:  "Upscale service and amenities included in the 177,000-square-foot store a wine steward, a 16,000-square-foot Garden Center, a drive-through pharmacy and a Starbucks coffee bar. A fuel station, with five pumps to serve 10 cars, is another amenity of the new location. Additionally, the unit was designed and built with multiple “green” features such as skylights to utilize natural light, energy-efficient lighting and concrete floors that do not require the use of chemicals for cleaning and maintenance. The new store will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m."  Location:  2902 164th St SW, Lynnwood WA 98037

I hope that the Fred Meyer Garden Center doesn't hurt business for Emery's Garden Center, right across the street.  I hardly ever buy anything from Emery's anyway, too expensive.  But it's a nice local business.