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The remodel of Nelson Legacy Group’s Houghton Center included a complete face-lift with new facades, canopies, finishes and paint for the entire center. In addition, a complete remodel to the previous atrium area created what is now a large and inviting courtyard.
Anchored by Metropolitan Market and Bartell’s, the shopping center includes many of Houghton’s long existing shops, including: Quiznos, Houghton Dry Cleaners, U Frame It, Washington State Liquor Store, Curves for Women, Manon Engineering, Academic Link, Tracy Nails, Starbucks and the Bank of America. In addition to Metropolitan Market, new tenants include Sport Clips and Nature’s Pet Market.
One of the more interesting features of the project is a large painted mural titled “Houghton Through the Years.” This tracks the community from the early days of logging and farming when settlers called it Pleasant Bay, through the ship building years of both world wars, the construction of ferry boats and a variety of other ships, the growth of the community to include the first two homes for the Seattle Seahawks, and to the residential and recreational gem Houghton has become.