Robert Holloway's Commentary:

Posted January 20, 2010 (user submitted September 22, 2007)

Totem Lake mall in Kirkland, Washington was built on reclaimed swamp land north of town by the Pay N' Save Corporation. Lamonts was the first to build in 1973. A small interior mall was built around it in 1974 along with an upper strip mall. Featuring such stores as Ernst Hardware, Pay N' Save Drugs, and Thriftway Market, the mall was an initial success but slowly it started to fade in the 1990's. Most of the original anchor stores were replaced and then closed. Many failed attempts to revive the mall were proposed but as of September 2007, the mall remains Dead and slowly sinking (literally).



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