Seven months after Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closes, still no word from city on what new business might replace it

It’s been seven months since the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closed, leaving plenty of speculation in its wake as to what might take its place in the approximate 21,000 sq. ft. space.

On September 28th, IGA owner Tyler Myers said via email that he does not know what the landlord has planned for the building. Myers had hoped to open a different business in the location, commenting, “I was working hard to put the space to use with a number of services that I thought could benefit the community, but have been unable to make that happen. ”

Tyler recently held an auction to sell off the equipment remaining inside the IGA building, saying that he feels he has no choice but to move on from Snoqualmie.  He added, “It has been difficult to communicate with the landlord through the property manger and has been rather frustrating.”

It is still not clear what business will move into the IGA space. City of Snoqualmie Community Development Director Mark Hofman said the city has not had any pre-application meetings with a business interested in the IGA location.

Hofman said they have, though, forwarded the allowable uses for the building [contained in the Snoqualmie Ridge Mixed Use Final Plan] to the broker representing the site, but said the city has yet to hear anything.

According to the mixed use plan, allowable uses within the Neighborhood Retail Center area of Snoqualmie Ridge – where the IGA building is located – are “retail businesses and non-retail commercial uses defined as ‘businesses engaged primarily in rendering of professional or commercial services’ and civic uses” like libraries and museums.

What is not allowed in the Neighborhood Retails Center? It’s a long list including, “crematory; industrial uses; adult-oriented shops or clubs; warehousing and distribution (except as ancillary to a permitted retail use); automobile dealers; outdoor motor vehicle sales; drive-thru food or beverages restaurants; gasoline or fuel sales (except gasoline sales as ancillary to a full-scale grocery store use, limited to two islands with capacity to fuel no more than eight cars simultaneously and located internally on parcel 1B/2B only); automobile service stations; above-grade parking structures, self-storage facilities; and wholesale sales (except as ancillary to a permitted retail use)”








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