If you’ve seen all of the dirt-moving at Skillman just north of Northwest Highway — directly west of and beneath the Home Depot — you’ve probably wondered what’s going on. The DMN sheds some light on that with a story about developer Mike Hopkins spending $1 million to haul off 4,000 truckloads of fill from the two-acre site in an effort to make it habitable for a retail site. Any guess who the first tenant is? Those of you who picked Washington Mutual, pat yourself on the back.


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