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, […]

Hyatt Regency Bellevue Expansion – Sneak Peek

The Hyatt Regency Bellevue expansion is slated to be open to the public on July 31st, just barely squeaking out their promised July opening date!  We were able to take an early sneak peak at the expansion, which will add 733 new guest rooms, 2 new ballrooms, and a state-of-the-art […]

Bellevue Hyatt Expansion Making Progress

If you’ve been to Bellevue Place in the last couple of weeks, you’ve seen the progress that the construction has made with the expansion of the Hyatt Hotel. Wintergarden (the lobby area in the Hyatt), which previously had a towering wall limiting the size of its lobby, has now taken the wall down […]

Microsoft Has Arrived at The Bravern

By the end of May, over 1,500 Microsoft employees had begun moving into The Bravern office space, where they will occupy 2 office towers.  Currently, Microsoft occupies 11 floors in Building One and is expected within the next 2 & 1/2 months to occupy the additional available space, for a total of […]

Game Company Bungie Reportedly Taking Over Galleria Office Space

Bungie LLC, the company known for developing Microsoft X-Box’s popular “Halo” video games, is reportedlymoving from their Kirkland office space into Downtown Bellevue to The Galleria. Currently the 85,000 sq. ft. of office space at The Galleria has sat empty since most of the retail, including the movie theatre, was closed. […]

Yahoo! Subleases space, confirmed again

In an article in the PSBJ Monday, it was restated that Yahoo plans to sublease half of their office space at One Twelfth @ Twelfth. Over a year ago, Yahoo took over 115,000 square feet of office space with the hope of growing Yahoo’s presence in the Puget Sound. They […]

Expedia Unveils New Sign at Tower 333

Last Friday, and over the weekend, Expedia signs were installed outside of Tower 333. Expedia will move into their new building beginning in October and will complete the move-in by the end of the year.  1,700 Expedia employees are expected to move into the 248,000 sq ft, which is designated […]