The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

July 2, 2008

Malls of the Seattle Area: A Tour of The Everett Mall

Filed under: Everett, Malls, shopping — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 10:52 pm

 

Update 7/20/08: Thanks to several readers for providing some info on the history of the Macy’s store, which turns out to predate the rest of the mall by nearly a decade.  Until I can find more info and update the post itself, See the comments for this information.

This is this fourth in an ongoing series of posts profiling the various malls in the Seattle area.  The previous posts in the series can be found here:

 I wasn’t planning to get around to profiling the Everett mall on this site until after I completed the malls on the Eastside, but since I happened to be in Everett and had my camera with me, I decided to go over and take some pictures to get started on profiling this mall.  For the time being, I will consider this to be incomplete, since I was interrupted by a (very) minor family emergency while I was at the mall taking the pictures, and was not able to take all the ones I wanted to.  I intend to go back and take some more pictures to add to this later.  In the meantime, I am also working on putting together the second part of my profile of Crossroads in Bellevue, and an update on the Factoria redevelopment. 


Compared to Seattle and the Eastside, the city of Everett has a distinctly blue-collar character to it.  Besides being home to the largest building in the world (the Boeing 747 assembly plant) and the homeport of the USS Abraham Lincoln, Everett also has longstanding ties to the lumber industry, a sprawling Kimberly-Clark (formerly Scott) paper mill on the waterfront, and a deep-water seaport that handled nearly 338,000 tons of cargo in 2007.  So it makes sense that Everett’s shopping mall would also reflect this character.  Although the Everett Mall doesn’t have a lot of the high-end merchants that you would find at some of the more affluent malls in the area, the Everett Mall seems to be doing reasonably well within its particular niche, with a relatively low vacancy rate and a number of smaller niche stores to keep things interesting.  Even so, looking at the place you can’t help but feel that it seems a bit rough around the edges.  After the jump, a look at the Everett Mall.

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