Author: Peter

City of Bellevue Receives Grant from White House for Smart Cities Program

The city of Bellevue has received a $75,000 grant from the White House Smart Cities program to find methods to monitor and study city generated data from a central platform, to facilitate better efficiency and enhance communications with its community members. Moving forward, Bellevue is working with CH2M Engineering, an […]

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Moves to Ashwood Park for 2016-2017 season

For the past nineteen years, Bellevue Downtown Park has been the winter home of the holiday ice skating arena. This year, due to park construction, Bellevue’s Ashwood Park, near the Bellevue Library, will host the 2016-2017 Magic Season Ice Arena. Downtown Bellevue Association president, Patrick Bannon, explains, “The open green […]

Bellevue’s Technology Ecosystem is Flourishing

Technology companies are playing a big part in the growth of the Bellevue market.  Bellevue is home to several large tech companies like Microsoft, Expedia, Concur and T-Mobile. The Seattle/Bellevue metropolitan area is being recognized as a major technology center in the U.S, primarily due to the vast computer engineering […]

Coast Bellevue Hotel Rebrands to Hotel 116

Coast Bellevue has operated a 175 room hotel in Bellevue for many years. As part of a major refurbishment announced by Coast USA, the property will be renamed Hotel 116. The company operates properties in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. The hotel is currently undergoing a $2 million modification, […]

Capital One to Open Cafe at Lincoln Square Expansion

A bank with local offices is reengineering the retail setting in which it is conducting business. Capital One is redefining the banking experience with a new concept it will offer via a café-style service in Bellevue. The cafe, coupled with bank representatives, will assist clients with banking needs in the […]

Poke Bowl Restaurant, Poke MIX Coming to Bellevue Square

A fresh, new food concept is coming to Bellevue Square in mid-September. Poke MIX will be delighting diners with high-quality, sustainable raw fish and produce, all served at a reasonable price. The restaurant’s moniker, Poke – pronounced as “poh-kay”, is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”. […]

Amazon Joins Apple in Looking to Expand in Bellevue

Last week, in a report published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, a rumor about Apple possibly moving into a new office tower (Centre 425) in downtown Bellevue was updated. PSBJ said that, actually, Amazon is the potential tenant, which was substantiated by what they called “reliable real estate sources”. […]