The Commons at Federal Way

Infobox shopping mall
shopping_mall_name = The Commons at Federal Way

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opening_date = 1975
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number_of_stores = 90+
number_of_anchors = 4
floor_area = 736,000 sq ft
floors = 1
parking = exterior
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The Commons at Federal Way (formerly SeaTac Mall) is a regional [] shopping mall located in Federal Way, Washington and is the only covered shopping center in the city [] . The current owners, Steadfast Commercial Properties, changed the name to The Commons at Federal Way. Ongoing improvements to the shopping center are expected to improve sales upon an expected $25 to $30 per square foot by year’s end. []

The original developer was Harry Newman of Newman Properties. SeaTac Mall opened in 1975 on a forested, swampy pasture that was the homestead of Mabel Webb Alexander, who arrived in Washington in 1879 and died at age 96. For many years the original SeaTac mall used a thunderbird in the logo and had a mascot, Thudius T. Thunderbird.

The original Cinnabon opened in the SeaTac Mall in December 1985.

In order for airplanes to make their gradual descent into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, they use the mall as a reference point to line up with the runway further north on clearer days.

External links

* [ The Commons at Federal Way official site]
* [ Steadfast Company Mall Site]
* [ City plans to use Mall as centerpiece of "New" Downtown]
* [ Mall sponsors Independence Day celebrations] (PDF)
* [ Seattle Economic Assesment] (PDF)
* [ Article from Washington CEO Magazine "Developing an Urban Center"] (PDF)

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