Country Village in Bothell is no more

Friday, April 12, 2019

Country Village in Bothell

By Diane Hettrick

Did you ever go to Country Village in Bothell? From Lake Forest Park you follow Bothell Way to the center of Bothell, turn left, drive a couple of miles and it was on your left.

I was enchanted and disoriented the first time I went there. It felt like an amusement park. An eccentric collection of charming little buildings, each with a different business. Way in the back there was a candy shop with fantastic fudge. There were crafters right next to therapy offices. No - not art therapy - at least not that I saw.

The layout of the site was random and the colors were as eccentric as the layout and the shapes of the buildings.

I don't remember the 16 foot high spotted chicken, but I haven't been there for a long time.

But now it's being demolished and a mega housing unit will be built on the site. 

According to Bothell development services manager Jeff Smith, Pulte (the developer) will remove the pond, restore Little Swamp Creek and build a “promenade” walkway.

Tenants were notified a long time ago and most have found new homes - a couple landed in Town Center in Lake Forest Park.

Country Village plans to hold a big public auction for some of its iconic items: facades, lamp posts, murals, cabooses and other memorabilia.

Crosscut published a long article about Country Village - worth reading, I think. HERE.



1 comments:

Anonymous,  April 15, 2019 at 9:24 PM  

I read that some of the stores are open until June:
https://www.heraldnet.com/business/country-village-announces-some-shops-will-remain-open-until-june/
"Country Village officials did not respond to multiple requests by the Reporter for comment, but a post on the Country Village Shops Facebook page stated that Garden of Beadin’, O’Malley & Potter, Artisan Market, Doll House Baked Goods, Art by Dennis Brown, LuvNailz and Syren’s Voice are still open."

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