Construction is underway at the east end of Alderwood mall, where The Cheesecake Factory plans to open a location. (Rikki King / The Herald)

Construction is underway at the east end of Alderwood mall, where The Cheesecake Factory plans to open a location. (Rikki King / The Herald)

Load up: Cheesecake Factory plans Lynnwood location

The chain restaurant is listed as a tenant in new development at Alderwood mall.

LYNNWOOD — The Cheesecake Factory is coming to Alderwood mall.

Construction is underway to redevelop the east side of the shopping center, where the former Sears building has been vacant since last year.

The building will be replaced by 175,160 square feet of “retail, restaurant and entertainment” space, according to notices posted at the site. The notices reference The Cheesecake Factory.

The chain is known for offering large platters of food and for its namesake dessert. This will be the first venture for the chain in Snohomish County and its fifth in Washington.

It plans a 10,110 square foot restaurant, in addition to a large outdoor seating area, documents show. At this point, the Lynnwood location is not listed on the company’s website.

Two other chains have been announced as likely tenants in the same development: Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dave & Busters, which is a restaurant, sports bar and arcade.

Spokespeople for The Cheesecake Factory and Dave & Busters did not have information to share for this story. Dick’s Sporting Goods and mall management did not respond to inquiries.

Meanwhile, Dave & Busters is listed in the construction plans submitted to the city, according to public records obtained by The Daily Herald. The old Sears is supposed to be demolished.

New construction also may be coming north and east of the mall.

Dave & Busters initially was listed as a tenant for the stalled Lynnwood Place development across the street to the north, near the Costco. Lynnwood Place is supposed to have 330,000 square feet of commercial space and up to 500 apartments. The Edmonds School District owns the property and is working with the developer on the plans, officials said Friday.

Directly to the east of the Sears, a developer has proposed an 18-story apartment building near the Toys R Us. The application is under review.

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