LYNNWOOD – Work has begun near Alderwood mall to make room for second Kohl’s store in Snohomish County, part of the retail chain’s push into the Puget Sound market.
The Grand Cinema Alderwood, being torn down at 18421 Alderwood Mall Blvd., will be replaced by the two-story, 98,000-square-foot department store. The business could open by the fall, said Will Daniels, property manager for Sterling Realty Organization, which owns the site.
Kohl’s, based in Wisconsin, did not return calls from The Herald for more details. The chain also is building an 88,000-square-foot store on 116th Street NE in Marysville, and is negotiating to open in 10 or more sites around Puget Sound in the next year.
Daniels said the Grand Cinema theater in Lynnwood was built in 1984. It was operated by Loews Cineplex, which recently built a newer, larger theater at Alderwood.
“Really, it was good timing to close it down,” Daniels said.
Sterling Realty Organization will continue to own the site; Kohl’s is leasing it for the new store.
With more than 730 stores nationwide, Kohl’s offers modestly priced clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as home products such as bedding and small appliances. The retailer will open its first Washington store in Vancouver later this month, with another store planned in Covington. Besides those and the Marysville store, the chain hasn’t confirmed yet any other locations.
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