This area of Marysville, called Smokey Point, acquired its nickname from a 1950s outdoor-barbecue restaurant the Smokey Point Café. Although the café (aptly named after the plume of smoke that rose from the restaurant) is no longer there, the community is thriving and was recently named one of the fastest growing cities in the nation*.
The Marketplace is at the heart of this regional shopping area, which includes retailers such as Costco, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Best Buy, Marshalls, Michaels, and Party City. With direct access from Interstate 5, The Marketplace is the first entry point and located at the main intersection of this retail corridor. Smokey Point is one of the fastest growing markets in the greater Seattle region and a direct link in retail hubs from Seattle to Bellingham.
*According to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau statistics