Store Openings: Panera Bread, Vera Bradley

Panera BreadPanera Bread, which on the east coast in some areas is as familiar a meeting place as Starbucks is to Seattle, has now added a location in Downtown Bellevue at Bellevue North shopping complex. The restaurant, which opened almost three weeks ago, is now open for breakfast, lunch and […]

Bellevue Square Store Openings and Boat Closure

Mercer – Store Opening This small women’s boutique opened it’s 5th store in Bellevue Square. It has had local success for some years now at its University Village store. Mercer is located on the first floor next to Eddie Bauer and across the way from Movado. Lacoste – Opening MayThe […]

Bellevue Square Store Closures

The long time tenant of Bellevue Square, Timberland, is closing it’s doors February 25th for good. Signs are up, and they are having a clearance special of 40% off. Another victim of high rent or the poor economy? Williams-Sonoma and The Pottery Barn will temporary close their doors for a […]

Ask Lea: What to buy for Valentine’s Day

I’ve received a few questions from you about what to get your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. It’s not good enough to buy the musical bear from the drug store or $4.99 box of chocolates, especially if you live, work, or shop in the Downtown Bellevue area! I’ve compiled a list […]

Bellevue Square Nordstrom Does Away with Pianists

According to a Seattle Times article, the Nordstrom in Bellevue Square, along with other stores in the area will no longer have live pianists playing in the store. Nordstrom has been famous for their live piano players which has been a staple in the stores for years. Brooke White a […]

Bellevue Square Interiors Under Construction

Downtown Bellevue’s shopping anchor, Bellevue Square has begun the construction of a well-deserved interior upgrade. A small percentage of the interior floors have begun to be installed replacing what many regarded as the “ugly brown tile” from years ago. The new cream-colored tile’s installation is only one of many of […]

Amazon Fresh Now Delivering to All of Bellevue

It is the day we have all been waiting for! You can sit back and order your groceries (again) online, and have them delivered to your doorstep. Amazon Fresh has announced that they will begin delivering groceries to all neighborhoods in Bellevue. Recently the Downtown Bellevue Network reported that Amazon […]

Bellevue’s a Big Deal says Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Business Journal asks the question, What city is No. 1? They recently posted an intriguing story about how, “Hot” Bellevue is right now, implying they are No. 1. (not that we didn’t already know this) Proof the article uses to back its case: Neiman Marcus chose to […]