Redmond Center was envisioned as part of an effort to revitalize the Redmond economy by improving tourism. A two-story mall opened in 2049 with an attached ten-story luxury hotel. It has given visitors a place to go (and stay), and attracted quite a number of disaffected
Redmond and Renton teens looking to loiter somewhere.
Unfortunately, the Center has fallen on hard times as tourism in Redmond has fallen off, at least of the sort interested in malls and shopping, or able to afford staying in hotels.