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Basketball Great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote Literary Lions Gala in Bellevue

Basketball Great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote Literary Lions Gala in Bellevue

The King County Library System Foundation will be holding their premier fundraising event, the Literary Lions Gala, on March 10 at the Hyatt Regency. The event raises money to support literacy and learning programs at the library system’s 49 libraries. The gala will feature 17 authors, food, wine, and opportunities […]

Meydenbauer Bay Park Construction Makes Big Strides

Meydenbauer Bay Park Construction Makes Big Strides

Meydenbauer Bay Park Construction Project has been underway, with the expectation that it will take 1.5 years to complete phase 1. According to Glenn Kost, planning manager of Bellevue Parks and Community Services, phase 1 of the project includes the waterfront park that will connect the park to the marina […]

BelMar Marijuana Store to Reopen in New Larger Location

BelMar Marijuana Store to Reopen in New Larger Location

BelMar, a recreational marijuana store, is reopening at its new location in February. With the growing need for more space, this location will be the largest cannabis retail store on the Eastside. The new location not only has new, knowledgeable management with a strong background in cannabis retail, but also, […]

Local Burger to Close on Main Street

Local Burger to Close on Main Street

Local Burger, located on Main Street, is set to close this Saturday. The premium burger joint opened in July 2014 by the same ownership group as Local 360, located in Belltown. The menu included organic burgers, appetizers, salads, desserts and cocktails. According to a representative at Local Burger, it was […]

Tom Douglas to Open Restaurant in Bellevue Square Nordstrom

Tom Douglas to Open Restaurant in Bellevue Square Nordstrom

Tom Douglas and Nordstrom are partnering to open Douglas’s first Eastside restaurant. Department Bento will be replacing the Nordstrom Grill, located on the second floor of the Bellevue Square location. According to Puget Sound Business Journal, Japanese bento-box inspired Department Bento, will have customizable bento boxes including protein, rice and […]

Life Time Athletic to Open at The Bravern in April

Life Time Athletic to Open at The Bravern in April

Life Time Athletic, the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, is slated to open at The Shops at the Bravern this April. The region’s first Life Time Athletic destination offers more than 40,000 square feet of space, which accommodates a 10,000 square foot fitness and training floor, 5 specialized […]

520 Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Now Open

520 Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Now Open

The 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail, which connects Seattle to the Eastside on the 520 Bridge, is now open. the 2.7 mile trail is designed for users of all abilities, from the casual or serious rider, to pedal-powered commuters and walkers. There are 11 viewpoints to enjoy the scenery of […]

West Elm Bellevue Offers Design Consultants In-Store and In-Home

West Elm Bellevue Offers Design Consultants In-Store and In-Home

West Elm opened on Main Street in October of 2016. They are known for their combination of modern furniture and home decor, affordability and community. With over 90% of their products designed in-house, there has been a steady increase in their selection of organic, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified […]

Dote Coffee Bar Rocks Holiday Mingling and Gift Giving

Dote Coffee Bar Rocks Holiday Mingling and Gift Giving

Dote Coffee Bar, located on the second floor of Lincoln Square Expansion in Bellevue’s Lincoln Food Hall South, is a great place to go while out shopping this holiday season. Co-owners Sarah Doud and Chef Ewald Notter have come together to offer a collection of small batch, locally roasted coffee, […]

Sugarfina Opens at Bellevue Square

Sugarfina Opens at Bellevue Square

Sugarfina is now open at Bellevue Square on the second floor of the Nordstrom wing, next to Market Optical. This chic boutique candy store offers premium candies that come directly from artisan candy makers around the world. For example, their gummies are sourced from the Bavarian region of Germany, where […]