Mystery business, restaurant opening near Edmonds CC

A couple of new businesses are opening near Edmonds Community College, but the details are largely unknown. The first one is a red and green building at 200th Street SW and 68th Ave. W. It has a large question mark on the front, apparently trying to build anticipation. The other is at the former Ezell’s…

Future Walmart store is hiring dozens of employees

Looking for a job? The new Walmart store that’s opening at the former Cycle Barn is now hiring for about 90 full- and part-time positions. The store at 172nd and Highway 99 (next to Value Village) is expected to open in late October. A temporary hiring process has been set up at 17925 Highway 99,…

8-foot-tall LEGO Yoda to be built for store’s grand opening

The new LEGO store at Alderwood Mall will celebrate its grand opening this Friday through Sunday. As part of the festivities, customers can help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot-tall Yoda made entirely of LEGOs. It will take place in the mall’s center court starting at 11 a.m. on Friday and Sunday, and 10…

HomeGoods store opens in one month

A new home decorating store will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, June 24 at 8 a.m. HomeGoods will open at the former K&G Superstore at 184th and 33rd, in the same retail center as Ross and Red Robin. According to its website, “HomeGoods is an off-price home fashions store, providing a tremendous selection of…

Grand opening of Triton Field this weekend

Triton Field, Edmonds Community College’s new multi-use turf field, has its grand opening this weekend. The celebration starts Saturday, March 31 at 12:40 p.m., before Edmonds takes on the baseball team from Shoreline Community College. The first 100 fans will receive a free T-shirt. Construction on the field started last summer. Before it was built,…

Former Ethan Allen store reopens as Mor Furniture

The former Ethan Allen building on Alderwood Mall Boulevard reopened Thursday as Mor Furniture. (The space had been vacant since Ethan Allen relocated last summer.) This is just the second location of Mor Furniture in the Seattle area. The other one is in Kent. The new store will offer a selection of bedroom, living room,…

Photos from grand opening of Whole Foods Market

Crowds braved the wind and rain to be the first to shop at the new Whole Foods Market near 196th and Alderwood Mall Parkway. The festivities kicked off at 8 a.m. Mayor Don Gough participated in a ceremonial bread breaking and the Lynnwood High School band performed. “This is going to be much more than…

New yogurt shop opens this month

A new frozen yogurt shop is slated to open in less than three weeks. Cherry de Pon plans to open for business on Thursday, March 22. It’s next to Ross across from Alderwood Mall. In addition to a selection of unique flavors (watermelon, cake batter, taro, to name a few) and a variety of toppings,…

New sports bar opening next month

Buffalo Wild Wings — a chain of sports bars — is expected to open next month. It’s in the former location of Billy McHale’s next to Red Robin. “We’re always looking for opportunities to expand our brand and bring our great tasting food and unique guest experience to new markets.  We’re hopeful we’ll be able…

New Whole Foods store stocking its shelves with local products

When Whole Foods opens in Lynnwood next month, it will provide a new chance for small, local producers to bring their goods to market. Dozens of producers from around the state packed the Lynnwood Convention Center last week to educate new store employees on everything there is to know about them and their products. “We…

Whole Foods grand opening set for March 15

Whole Foods has announced its new Lynnwood store will open on Thursday, March 15. The ribbon cutting will start at 8 a.m. and doors will open at 9 a.m. It’s in the former Circuit City building on 196th and Alderwood Mall Parkway. Mindy Jahn, manager of the new store, told the Snohomish County Business Journal…

Emerald City Smoothie now open, offering early morning specials

Emerald City Smoothie is now open at Alderwood Mall. This week they are offering half-price specials for customers who come in early and check them out. The store is open before regular mall hours. (The offer is valid weekdays from 7 – 10 a.m., Saturday from 8 – 10 a.m. and Sunday from 9 –…

Providence opening clinic at Northpointe Center

Add medical clinic to the new businesses that are sprouting up at Northpointe Center near 164th and Alderwood Mall Parkway. Providence Medical Group will be opening an urgent care and family medicine clinic sometime in November. Providence says the new Lynnwood clinic will be faster, less expensive, open late and able to address most urgent…

Hobby Lobby now open for business

Hobby Lobby — a national chain of craft, decor and hobby stores — opened for business Friday. It’s in James Village at the former Joe’s store near Highway 99 and 196th. The word has already gotten out. We stopped by on opening day to find a full parking lot and long but fast-moving checkout lines….

Snohomish County’s first Dick’s Drive-In opens Thursday

Dick’s Drive-In announced today that the grand opening of its new Edmonds location is set for this Thursday at 3 p.m. It’s at 220th & Highway 99 in the parking lot of Top Foods. The celebration will feature local marching bands, including the Lynwood High School band, local dignitaries, and company co-founder Dick Spady. “We…

Snohomish County's first Dick's Drive-In opens Thursday

Dick’s Drive-In announced today that the grand opening of its new Edmonds location is set for this Thursday at 3 p.m. It’s at 220th & Highway 99 in the parking lot of Top Foods. The celebration will feature local marching bands, including the Lynwood High School band, local dignitaries, and company co-founder Dick Spady. “We…

Peek inside the new Anthony’s Seafood Grill

We’re getting our first look inside Anthony’s Seafood Grill at Alderwood Mall, which opened to the public on Monday. The interior of the restaurant includes colorful glass jelly fish light fixtures, a glass octopus in the bar and an underground water feature in the lobby commissioned by a local artist. This is the company’s first…

Peek inside the new Anthony's Seafood Grill

We’re getting our first look inside Anthony’s Seafood Grill at Alderwood Mall, which opened to the public on Monday. The interior of the restaurant includes colorful glass jelly fish light fixtures, a glass octopus in the bar and an underground water feature in the lobby commissioned by a local artist. This is the company’s first…

New drive-thru Starbucks opens near Lake Serene

Coffee lovers have another option in north Lynnwood. A new Starbucks with a drive-thru recently opened near 148th and Highway 99. Starbucks blogger Melody Overton wrote about the store on her website: While I was there, one partner pointed out to me the green brick back wall in the area behind the counter as one…

MOD Pizza opens this weekend

MOD Pizza has announced that their newest store – at Northpointe Center – will open this Saturday. The concept is simple – thin crust, artisan-style pizza that is made-to-order and served quickly. The Lynnwood store is the company’s first expansion outside of Seattle and Bellevue. “We are eager to serve this new market and to…