Lynnwood Crossroads Shopping Complex moving forward

An artist’s rendering of the Lynnwood Crossroads Shopping Complex

While much of the city’s attention has been focused on the Costco-anchored Lynnwood Place project on the old Lynnwood High School site, another major retail project is steadily moving forward.

The Lynnwood Crossroads Shopping Center has nine tenants signed, including anchor-tenant LA Fitness. The center, located at the southwest corner of 196th Street Southwest and Highway 99, encompasses 123,000 square feet of retail space.

Other retailers include Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Best Sushi and Teriyaki, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Verizon, Great Clips, Yogurtland and Hop Jack’s (a restaurant and bar).

“I think the first tenant (LA Fitness) should open at the beginning or middle of November,” said William Daniels of Sterling Realty Organization (SRO), the property owner.

Daniels expects the 12.5-acre complex to ultimately house 15 retailers. The overall improving economy in the Northwest has helped with the leasing of the retail spaces, Daniels said.

As far as what sets Lynnwood Crossroads apart from the other retail shopping complexes, Daniels said, it’s the “location, design and tenants.”

Work on the project, including the demolition of the remaining buildings, started in September 2012. The general contractor, Robertson & Olsen, have kept the project on schedule.

SRO has owned the property for more than 50 years. Originally, SRO built and operated a theater called the Lynn Twin on the property in the early 1960s. The theater later was expanded to four screens and renamed the Lynn 4 Theater.

Through the years, SRO continued to purchase the neighboring properties until approximately 12.5 acres were assembled and became ready for the construction of a retail complex.


  1. How many years has it been now since they railroaded out the businesses that were there? Four? Five? That’s progress, Lynnwood style.

  2. I’ll take Jimbo’s, a local family owned restaurant that sponsored countless youth teams and local initiatives, over any of the chains named above. Oh, but the developers wouldn’t renew that lease – why support local when the chains are calling?

  3. I am so glad that something is being done with that corner. Yes I miss Jimbo’s. It is time to move on and let the next generation to step in. Large chains bring in $$$ and I am all for that so we don’t have to raise anymore taxes. Progress is going to happen so…

  4. While we’re at it let’s bring back the chicken farms…and get rid of I-5…things were so much better then.

  5. Darn…was hoping for something different. Cheesecake factory, Winco, Barns & Noble, Rainforest Cafe, Trophy Cupcakes, Gorditos Mexican rest. Kitchen store, Red Boxes……….

  6. Times have changed on that corner from, Ben Franklins, Grants, Rexall Drug Store, Farmer’s Market, 1st Seattle National Bank, Jimbo’s and The Lynn, but we need to move on. This will make somethings closer for the retired community that just lives a block away, to be able to go to something different. It will be good for them to be able t do something on there own without having to call for Dial-A-Ride!

  7. There’s already a Subway on west 196th just a few blocks from there…Maybe something different..barbecue place, micro brew, cajun, wine place, toy store, real Italian…

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