Bellevue Italian Restaurant Andiamo For Sale

According to locally owned Andiamo Italian restaurant has recently put the restaurant up for sale. The 1,633 square-foot restaurant was established 14 years ago in 1996. The owner is asking for $220,000 to buy the restaurant and all of the equipment and furniture within it. The restaurant can seat […]

City of Bellevue Makes Pitch for Google Broadband

Almost a month after we encouraged our readers on Twitter to nominate Bellevue for ‘ultra-high speed broadband’ from Google, the city of Bellevue is pursuing the offer by Google to make Internet service available to both homes and businesses up to 100 times faster than the current standard. Building the […]

Twisted Cork & STIR Close at Bellevue Place

President of Solstice Restaurant Group sent a release Saturday night communicating that by Sunday, March 14th both Twisted Cork & STIR Martini + Raw Bar would close. This comes two months after “Twisted Cork” changed its name to “0/8 Seafood Grill & Twisted Cork” and made the decision to offer […]

Expedia Tower to Acquire New Retail Tenant: Urban Market

Seattle Urban Market has leased space in the building lobby of the Expedia Tower on the ground floor at NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE. The market will offer a deli and grocery store that will have hot entrées, soup selections, pastries, wine, and beer, along with grocery items. According […]

Meydenbauer Inn Apartments Sell for $5MM

According to reports the Meydenbauer Inn Apartments, a 69-unit apartment complex in Downtown Bellevue, was sold for $4.98MM. Developer of the project, Mastro Properties has recently been forced into involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The project, which is located at 211 112th Ave N.E., is partially complete but still needs to rent […]

Street Marketing – Hopeless Attempt or Effective Solution?

If you’ve driven in Downtown Bellevue recently you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the many stores that are going out of business.  The most visible sign of this are the street marketers with their liquidation signs. When driving last Friday afternoon, I did a double take while passing the Galleria […]

Signs of Life on Main Street

Nearly 3 years ago, several Main Street businesses were closed and relocated to make way for a condo tower at the corner of Bellevue Way and Main Street. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the project never started, leaving a vacant KFC and the boarded-up remnants of Main Street Florist, […]