Time Capsule at Outlet Collection®|Seattle

How much do you remember about 1995?  A US postage stamp was 32 cents.  A gallon of gas cost $1.09.  Michael Jordan came out of retirement to play for the Bulls — again.  Toy Story was the first wholly computer-generated animated movie.  Alanis Morissette and Janet Jackson were topping the charts.

When 25 years pass, we tend to forget a lot.  So, in case you lost track of time, 1995 was also the year The Outlet Collection®|Seattle opened in Auburn.  To mark the special occasion, a time capsule was buried.  Now to honor and celebrate the town center’s 25-year anniversary, the original time capsule will be opened and shared with the community on October 19, 2020. 

The items from the 1995 capsule will be put on display at an exhibit in the town center from October 19 to November 15. The exhibit will feature the original lease, site plans from the development, and many photos from the building phase and initial opening of the property. Items collected from the community, notable pieces of history, and an exhibit video will also be highlighted in the display.  Sponsored by Valley Buick GMC & RV, the exhibit will be open to the public to walk through during business hours at the shopping center.

“The entire team at The Outlet Collection is excited to celebrate our 25-year anniversary with the community,” said Christian Faltenberger, General Manager at The Outlet Collection®|Seattle. “We have seen firsthand the resilience of our community in 2020 and unearthing this piece of history will be a great reminder of how far we have come, while also inspiring us to look ahead toward a bright future.”

Several interactive elements will engage guests in the anniversary celebration. Guests can enter to win a prize package donated by various retailers, valued at over $800. Additionally, each Friday afternoon, custom oversized coloring sheets will be available for children between Burlington and the Food Court. 

For more information about the events and programs at the largest outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest, please call The Outlet Collection®|Seattle at (253) 833-9500 or visit outletcollectionseattle.com