The Outlet Collection Displays 25-Year-Old Time Capsule

In 1995, the Outlet Collection Seattle opened to shoppers in South Sound and Auburn. At the time, a time capsule was assembled with items like the original building lease, site development plans, and even one of the shovels used during the groundbreaking ceremony.

The year 2020 is, among other milestones, the Outlet Collection in Auburn’s 25-year anniversary. To celebrate, the original time capsule from 1995 was opened on Oct. 19; its contents will be on display at the shopping center until Nov. 15.

Visitors can walk through the exhibit, located outside Burlington near the food court, during open hours.

The Outlet Collection will also commemorate its anniversary with a raffle for guests. The prize package, valued at over $2,500, will include items from various retailers in the mall.

Other notable items from the capsule include several photos from development and opening, original “Supermall” signage, store directories, and apparel from the 1990s.

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