Scene nearby: Detroit Auto Works building demolished

The former Detroit Autoworks building on Highway 99 and 212th Street Southwest was demolished Thursday. According to Lynnwood Economic Development Director David Kleitsch, an automobile dealership has been proposed for the site. The now-demolished building used to be a Safeway store but also served as a Gold's Gym. (Photo by David Carlos)

The former Detroit Auto Works building on Highway 99 and 212th Street Southwest in Lynnwood was demolished Thursday. According to Lynnwood Economic Development Director David Kleitsch, an automobile dealership has been proposed for the site. The now-demolished building used to be a Safeway store but also served as a Gold’s Gym. (Photo by David Carlos)

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4 Comments

  1. It’s an enigma to me why dealerships continue to be allowed to multiply along 99. What a sterile landscape it has become.

  2. When Willie Sutton, the infamous bank robber of the 30′s, was asked: Why do you rob banks? He replied: because that’s where the money is. Auto dealerships are where the money is for our city; they generate the vast majority of our badly needed sales tax revenue.

  3. The recession which began in 2008 led to a downturn in auto sales in the US. Detroit Auto Works was one of several dealerships on Hwy. 99 that closed . I assume the free market place will determine future uses of these properties.

  4. By the way, the Detroit Auto Works site is in Lynnwood.

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