Chick-fil-A seeks to build second Lynnwood location at 196th and Highway 99

Chick-fil-A has requested to build a second store at the corner of 196th St. SW and Highway 99. A 76 gas station is currently located on the site. (Image courtesy of Google)

Chick-fil-A is looking to open another location in Lynnwood at the corner of 196th St. SW and Highway 99 near Trader Joe’s.

The chicken sandwich chain already has a restaurant at 3026 196th St. S.W.

The City of Lynnwood is reviewing an application from Chick-fil-A to build a second store at the site, which currently houses a 76 gas station, said city spokesperson Julie Moore.

According to the project application, development includes the demolition of the gas station and construction of a 5,182-square-foot restaurant with 54 parking spaces and a 23-vehicle stack in the drive-thru lane. The application also states the building frame will be fabricated off site.

  1. The lease on this station ended June 1. The employees are mystified as well. We’re thinking it’s a false-flag operation by the L City Council. Eventually this will all be apartment buildings with no parking for the residents. Turn down Chik-fil-a’s building permit but allow Chik-fil-a real estate holding company to build thousands of apartments on that empty parking lot.
    Just our guess. Soon gas stations will be few and far between.

    1. Stop this. At least hit ‘pause’ on it. What Lynnwood needs right now is to pause everything and think.

  2. Chick-Fil-A’s always seem to go into tough locations, look at the one in Bellevue and the one on Aurora in Seattle as further examples. They do a real good job of overcoming it, no other place would I sit in as long of a line because their lines move pretty well.

  3. The corner at Highway 99 and 196th Street Southwest is always busy. City planning really needs to look into the future. Putting a super busy drive through on that corner isn’t a good idea… it’s a horrible idea. Housing on that corner is ALSO a bad idea. It’s too close to the fire department that’ll cause constant sirens, traffic noise, and shopping centers with hubbub going on all day and through the night. Why should people pay to live in an apartment that’s so noisy and already obviously intended for retail or office space?

    Lynnwood is going to be the next Bellevue. City planners need to think far ahead when planning for residential complexes, etc.

  4. I’m going to miss the 76 gas station…it’s my favorite and always priced competitively. But I’d rather have a CFA replace it than see a blighted empty lot with fencing around it. Like Ezells and Woods Coffee further south, I welcome a closer located CFA.

    1. That’s exactly what my Mom and I discussed today. The one in Canyon Park is awful . If the line in the the drive thru is long, it makes getting into the QFC almost impossible . Its so stupid to put another one within a mile.

  5. I seem to recall this being the spot where a dance club bar was in the 80’s? Is that correct? Yeah, not a great spot to deal with traffic. And you don’t need another place like that. Ridiculous. And doesn’t it take years to put anything where a gas station has been? Environmental issues with the ground?

  6. Footnote for Lisa, et al above: That was the site of the late, great Sea Galley restaurant, which my wife and kids and I still miss. And I agree that putting a CFA there will NOT help the traffic logistics at that corner. Going to Lowe’s during lunch and dinner hours can be a pain because of the CFA lines in their shared parking lot.

  7. Monday: 12/13/2021

    I am “All For” a new Chick-fil-A and the 196th & Hwy 99 Location. A nice addition to my Neighborhood. The location is one more business I can “Walk” to from my home near Scribner Park. I’ve tired of “First World” Complaints about traffic. Get out of your car and put some mileage on your walking shoes. With a Light Rail Pass and a good Pair of shoes you will own the area.

    Chick-fil-A is a well managed business. They Hire and Train well! They pay a reasonable wage! A New Business and Employer for Lynnwood!!

    “Go for It Chick-fil-A”. You have my vote.

  8. I do love their Mac and Cheese. I usually go kitty corner to Safeway to get Mac and Cheese. Now if wi can get them to make a Chicago Dog with a poppy seed bun I will be there.

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