The Commons at Federal Way
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|Location||Federal Way, Washington, US|
|Address||1928 S Commons, Federal Way, WA 98003|
|Opening date||August 14, 1975|
|Owner||Merlone Geier Partners|
|No. of stores and services||100+|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||781,791 sq ft (72,630.8 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (2 in Macy's and Sears)|
The Commons at Federal Way (formerly SeaTac Mall) is a regional shopping mall located in Federal Way, Washington, and is the only indoor shopping center in the city. The previous owners, Steadfast Commercial Properties, changed the name to The Commons at Federal Way. Improvements to the shopping center in 2008 were expected to improve sales upon an expected $25 to $30 per square foot ($250-300/m²) by year’s end. Steadfast Companies later sold the mall to San Francisco-based Merlone Geier Partners for $46.5 million in March 2017.
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.
Today, The Commons at Federal Way has over 90 stores, and features Macy's, Sears, Target, Kohl's, as well as a food court, a Century Theaters complex, and Dick's Sporting Goods which opened in October 2014.
On January 4, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing in April 2018 as part of a plan to close 103 stores nationwide.
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