Amazon's Banana Stand in Downtown Bellevue

Amazon’s Popular Banana Stand Opens in Downtown Bellevue

The new banana stand in Bellevue is a community fruit stand that was started by Amazon. The stand offers free bananas to passersby. Located at Amazon’s Bingo building, the address is 333 108th Avenue Northeast. Referred to as “Banista”, the stand is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. […]

Bellevue Transit Center

Victim Assaulted at Bellevue Transit Center Dies from Injuries

On July 10, 2022, Bellevue Police detectives investigated an assault at the transit center on Northeast 6th Street in Downtown Bellevue. It occurred just after midnight. According to Bellevue Beat blog, a 25-year-old male suspect, Gabriel Vargas-Garcia, assaulted a 63-year-old male victim. The victim sustained critical injuries at the time […]

Bellevue Park

King County Sees Rise in Monkeypox Virus

King County continues to see a rise in the monkeypox virus. Health officials confirmed that it is likely spreading between residents. Nine cases were identified in King County in early July by public health leaders. The first case was identified in Washington state in late May. It is thought that […]

Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue Police Launch Site Focused on Data and Transparency

According to a press release, the new website for information regarding Bellevue Police includes recent neighborhood crime data, use-of-force incidents, and information about the police department’s workforce diversity. The site is designed to help strengthen trust between the police department and the community. “We are happy to share this police […]

Bellevue LifeSpring

Bellevue LifeSpring Raises Record-Breaking $768,925 to Support Bellevue Children

Bellevue LifeSpring recently had their annual Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon after a two-year pandemic postponement. Many gathered in support of local students from low-income households and celebrated the impact made during COVID. The event raised a record-breaking $768,925. The money will go toward Bellevue children to ensure […]

Bellevue City Hall

City Hall and Other Facilities Fully Resume Pre-Pandemic Operations

City Hall and other facilities are now operating as they were pre-pandemic. The decision was made following the high vaccination rates in the community, dropping COVID infections, and state and county health directives. “Being able to open up City Hall again to normal business hours is a major milestone, and […]

Hilton Bellevue, Washington

Newly Proposed Mixed-Use Project in Bellevue Will Span 15.5 Acres

A Bellevue-based developer and owner of commercial real estate, Wig Properties, recently filed documents with the City of Bellevue detailing their plans for the Red Lion and Hilton hotels. The total land area between the two properties is approximately 15.5 acres. According to City of Bellevue records, the project is […]