Greater WA Fred Meyer Stores with Home Improvement & Garden Centers

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Greater WA Fred Meyer Stores with Home Improvement & Garden Centers

Post by StoreLiker2013 » 26 Apr 2017 01:12

For all those of you living in WA outside of Vancouver -- does anyone remember which pre-1995 Fred Meyer stores in your area had Home Improvement & Garden Centers (full-on, with a lumber department) when brand new, or as an add-on during the late 1970s?

I know for sure the Lynnwood store, due to its massive 178,000 sq. ft. size (remember, that was in 1968!), definitely had an inside Home Improvement & Garden Center when new.

Greater WA Fred Meyer stores confirmed to have Home Improvement & Garden Centers:
1959 - Lake City (had a freestanding HI&GC in 1978)
1968 - Lynnwood
1973 - Tacoma-Pacific
1973 - Tacoma-Stevens
1974 - Bellingham
1975 - Everett
1980 - Totem Lake (Kirkland)
1981 - Richland
1982 - Lakewood
1987 - Benson Plaza
1987 - Marysville
1989 - Lacey
1991 - Federal Way

Ex-Valu-Mart/Leslie's stores (all acquired in 1975):
Aurora
Bellevue
Burien
Greenwood
Midway (Kent)
Spokane-Francis
Spokane-Sprague
Yakima
Which of the above stores had Home Improvement & Garden Centers?

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Re: Greater WA Fred Meyer Stores with Home Improvement & Garden Centers

Post by Super S » 26 Apr 2017 15:20

Longview, which opened in the mid 70s, had one. At first it was in the main building, then moved into a building in front of the store (which, oddly enough, was an old Marina Safeway) during a remodel around 1989-1990 which placed sports, home improvement, auto, and garden center into that building. Everything was moved back into the main store, and that building was demolished, during a major remodel and addition in 2003, and the Fred Meyer gas station now occupies the space.

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Re: Greater WA Fred Meyer Stores with Home Improvement & Garden Centers

Post by StoreLiker2013 » 26 Apr 2017 17:14

Super S wrote:Longview, which opened in the mid 70s, had one. At first it was in the main building, then moved into a building in front of the store (which, oddly enough, was an old Marina Safeway) during a remodel around 1989-1990 which placed sports, home improvement, auto, and garden center into that building. Everything was moved back into the main store, and that building was demolished, during a major remodel and addition in 2003, and the Fred Meyer gas station now occupies the space.
Yeah, that one too, though it lies closer to Vancouver than Seattle.

Do you remember any of the ex-Valu-Mart/Leslie's Fred Meyer stores having the Home Improvement & Garden Centers? As to the five here in Oregon, all of them except King Road (at 82nd) did, and the East Salem store (at Market St NE & Lancaster Dr) initially also had a freestanding Home Improvement & Garden Center.

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