Author: vik

Bellevue Bonds rated AAA by Wall Street!

For those who love to brag about our beautiful city, we now have one more thing to tout – we have great credit! Both Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s have given the City of Bellevue the highest of marks on the city’s general obligation bonds, AAA and Aa1, respectively. The […]

Eddie Bauer Cuts 76 Bellevue Jobs

In a move to re-align the organization to its new strategic direction, Eddie Bauer Holdings announced a reorganization of their corporate staff across three locations, eliminating a total of 123 employees in Bellevue, Chicago, and Columbus.  76 of which were out of Bellevue. Neil Fiske, President and CEO, commented, “We […]

Getting around in Bellevue Just Got Easier

Living/working in Bellevue and just can’t seem to figure out how to get around? There’s no need to wait any longer because Transmanage, the transportation arm of the Bellevue Downtown Association, recently launched Choose Your Way Bellevue – CYWB – ( The site provide resources to those who: Bike & […]

"Ho Ho Ho," says Ashwood to commuters

“Ho Ho Ho!” Ashwood II , located on 112th Avenue NE right off of NE 8th Street, wins Downtown Bellevue Network’s Most Festive Construction Site Award. The developer/construction team has put up wreaths in the shapes of the letters “H” and “O” that light up sporadically across the construction site […]

For late night eats: Zen Asian Bistro & Lounge

Zen Asian Bistro & Lounge, as of last weekend, becomes the second venue to stay open until 2am (the first being Vertigo in the same building) and is the first and only restaurant in Downtown Bellevue to keep their kitchen open that late! The restaurant now lives up to “lounge” […]

Kemper: A Difficult Book to find

The Bellevue Reporter, a community newspaper in the local area, had a front page story on Robert Spector’s Generations: Kemper Freeman Jr. and the Freeman Family. But good luck actually finding the book (all you’ll find is used copies)! The story of the Freeman family begins with his great-grandfather coming […]

Thanksgiving 2007: Say Thank You!

Xerox has come up with a great way to say “Thank You” this holiday season. If you go to the Let’s Say Thanks Web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print and ship it to a soldier currently serving in Iraq. You cannot pick […]

Bellevue Square Updates: New floors, stores, and get a shav(ing) set

If you’ve been to Bellevue Square lately, you know how crowded the place is these days on the weeknights and weekends. Parking is a struggle (even during the lunch hour), but what’s all the hype?! Well, first off, Bellevue Square is undergoing a $1.3B makeover and they’re slowly upgrading this […]

Condo Update: Essex on the Park

Inspired by Manhattan’s Upper East Side, plans have been announced for the exclusive nine-story condominium project which will be located across from Bellevue’s Downtown Park. Fast Facts: Address: 24 102 Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Completion Date: 2009 Number of Condos: 41 Developer: First Bellevue Properties LLC Bedrooms: 1-3 Bathrooms: […]

A Brief Review: Zen Asian Bistro & Lounge

Enter the newest Asian restaurant to hit the Downtown Bellevue scene. With an exquisite menu with dishes prepared as you’ve never seen, here is where you go when you want to impress! Perfect for the lunch and after-work crowd, Zen is one of the few restaurants in the area with […]