The Commons at Federal Way

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.

Today, The Commons at Federal Way has over 100 stores and features Macy's, Sears, and Target, as well as food court and a Century Theater complex.

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