Aurora Village 1987 and 1991


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Aurora Village 1987 and 1991

Opened in 1960, Aurora Village was a mall in what's now Shoreline, Washington. It closed in 1992, after Nordstrom (which opened in May 1974) left that year a…


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  1. My grandma worked at Fredrick n Nelson’s in the 70s and 80s! I miss that mall spent a lot of time there in high school

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  2. Remember that small “mall” just on the other side of the county line that had a big weird green metal fountain? I was outside and saw a helicopter carrying that thing.

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  3. Loved the Carmel corn shop there!

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  4. Great hangout after school.

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  5. Both my mom and step dad worked at Frederick and Nelson, My stepdad opened the store and closed the store in the end. Mom was the head of the alterations. I have the shovel that was used to dig the land in the beginning of the store. Love that place and my fond memories for my family.

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  6. I miss it…So much classier than Costco and Home Depot!

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  7. I miss the Karmel Korn store!

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  8. I miss Frango Mint ice cream at the F and N restaurant.

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  9. Worked at Nordy’s there. I remember there was a drunk on Hwy 99 and 205th one time and he kept weaving back and forth with cops on each side trying to figure out who was going to book him!

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  10. I grew up close to Aurora Village, and I loved it there! I loved it when it was open air in the middle. I remember early 70’s going with my mom and it had snowed. I remember walking through the middle while it was snowing! Beautiful!
    The ‘Hole in One’ doughnuts was my favorite.. and Woolworth..

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  11. What about Henry’s off Broadway Trader Vic’s

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  12. Me too! Spent many Saturdays perusing the toy isles at Fredrick’s and going to Woolworth’s for candy.

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  13. Trader Vic’s…. loved their Singapore Slings! Don’t think I’ve had one since.

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  14. Dose anyone remember the name of the music store outside the mall on the north west corner ?

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  15. Chunk of my childhood. My sister and SIL both worked at that Nordstrom. I snuck to Aurora village and lied to get my ears pierced. I remember buying my first jazzy Nike Cortez there. Also, seared in my memory, getting spotted in junior high near sketchy kids (friends of a friend’s sister) by my older brother, who told me not to “hang out with losers.” A super fun (maybe a bit hung over) Saturday morning as a HS senior framing something cool with a great friend in that do-it-yourself frame shop. Then laughing so hard with him as we tried to exit the parking lot, realizing if I said turn left, he went right and vice versa. We have a 30+ year friendship built on the yin/yang dynamic we first fully appreciated in the Aurora Village parking lot that day. The northwest part of the lot. By the Nordstrom entrance. I can remember exact moments of entering the side door near Frederick’s with my mom and parking in front of Ernst with my dad – crystal-clear exact mundane moments. So weird how memory works. It was a joy to watch this video. I hate malls. But that one I have a soft spot for. I liked being teleported back there for a moment.

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  16. my mom bought ten dresses at Mode O Day a boutique there..a hundred dollarsin 1967, that is equal to aboaut $763 today….

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  17. my little brother and I ratted her out when my Dad got home, of course she did what she pleased…

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  18. Mom saved this. She sold TV’s on the third floor for about a decade before they closed.

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  19. I loved the Karmelkorn shop!

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  20. I worked at that Fredericks. A lot of memories at this mall.

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  21. I bought my first house just down the street in 1989 – Nordstrom and F&N were still open as was the movie theater and a handful of others. I also saw my first wrecking ball while it was being demolished…and the building of Home Depot, Costco, etc. 😥

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  22. My favorite was the Stockyard restaurant best marinated steak

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  23. I recall cheddar popcorn there. Pretty tasty 😋

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  24. And very soon Northgate Mall will be history, never to be seen again! Sad!

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  25. Frederick and Nelson had the best Santa every year when I was growing up.

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  26. Me to. Loved the cinnamon corn at the kettle corn shop as a child.

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  27. My sister did all the plant maintenance at the mall and I would go with her. We were always finding weed plants growing outside of Spaceport lol

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  28. I saw the last remnants of that mall when I moved here in 1981.It is a perfect location for a mall,it never should have closed.

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  29. They always had the best Santa Claus

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