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Six-story hotel could replace Marie Callender’s

Posted by Mai Ling on December 11th, 2012

When Marie Callender’s abruptly closed its doors this summer, there was plenty of pondering about the possible future for the space at 9538 First Ave N.E.

With an awkward location right on the border of Maple Leaf and Northgate, Marie Callender’s likely took advantage of its view of Interstate 5 by drawing in passers-by looking for a familiar name. The next potential owners of the space may have the same idea in mind.

According to The Seattle Times, a six-story, 174-room hotel could be the next big thing on the Maple Leaf-Northgate horizon. Preliminary paperwork has been filed by Seattle developer Gramor Development Washington to build the hotel in the same location as the former chain restaurant.

The Times adds that the city’s Northeast Design Review Board is set to consider the project Jan. 28.

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5 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Tim // Dec 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm



  • 2 An Observer // Dec 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    The first of many changes coming to our little corner of the universe.

    Much more will happen, the light rail station is going to draw a lot of development.

    Change isn’t necessarily bad.

  • 3 Paul // Dec 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm


  • 4 Joe // Dec 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    This is great news. When more than a couple visitors descend on our “cozy” home, we always have to point them in the direction of downtown. There’s absolutely no attractive lodging between there and Lynnwood. Definitely in favor of this.

  • 5 David Miller // Dec 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    MLCC will be tracking this, of course. What questions do people have about the proposal?