Bellevue Fred Meyer store reopens after massive remodel

On Wednesday, March 29, the Bellevue Fred Meyer finally reopened to the public.

The store, located at 2041 148th Ave. NE, was closed in April of 2016 for a complete remodel. It was scheduled to reopen in November of that year.

The $22 million project added 13,000 square feet.

According to Zach Stratton, community affairs specialist for Fred Meyer and QFC stores, it’s unusual for a Fred Meyer to close during a remodel, but the scale of the project is such that closing the store would be a quicker and safer option.

The remodel added polished concrete floors, more efficient lighting, skylights, motion-sensor LED coolers, new entryways, outdoor seating, an expanded food department, a Murray’s cheese shop and a growler station.

According to a press release, all store employees were offered positions at other Fred Meyer stores with the option to return to Bellevue after construction.


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