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The mystery of Reed Lake solved


Last updated 4/27/2018 at Noon

The former Reed Lake site, home to The Pet Parlor and other businesses, is for sale.

For years now, those driving on 196th Street SW just east of Edmonds city limits have been stared down by surely one of the loneliest signs in the county – the one reading “Pet Parlor.” It’s the forlorn empty lot on the south side of the state route, covered with weeds.

The lot is finally seeing some activity, but with it, another piece of Lynnwood’s history is fading away forever.

Large, earth-moving machines have moved tons of dirt to cover over what was the last visible vestige of a bit of Lynnwood’s past – Reed Lake. Yes, a lake. Before the dump trucks turned over the fres...

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