Koots Green Tea, Nau, and More – Close Their Doors

Koots Green TeaNot even two years since it’s opening, Lincoln Square’s Koots Green Tea has closed it’s doors effective yesterday. The company, which has several locations in Japan, opened it’s first store in the US here in Bellevue. After expanding to Seattle as well, both stores have now closed. NauOver […]

Trader Vic’s Now Offering Free Valet Parking

In an attempt at driving more business, Lincoln Square’s Trader Vic’s is now offering free valet parking to it’s customers while dining. There has been a rumor floating around for the last year that Trader Vic’s is actively looking to unload their lease, due to poor business in this location.

Ask Lea: "I Love Sushi"

Dear Lea, I see that Blue C Sushi is coming to Downtown Bellevue this fall. My co-workers and I have been wanting to go to a good sushi restaurant, but we don’t know of any places near by right now. – Sushi Seeker Dear Sushi Seeker, You’ve asked the right […]

Manzana Gone, Palomino In

If you were in Manzana this weekend you might’ve realized a bit of construction going on inside of the restaurant. Palomino, in two weeks time, will take over where Manzana has left off. The remodeling has started a bit early and will go into full effect when Manzana closes their […]

Purple Café Coming to Bellevue Towers, and More!

In a press release today, Bellevue Towers announced that there will be three restaurants occupying their retail space. The most exciting of those announcements comes with the news that locally owned, Purple Café and Wine Bar, will open their 4th location in the area at the base of Bellevue Towers […]

Ritz Carlton Hotel + Bellevue

There has been strong speculation that Kemper Development Co.’s Lincoln Square II will play host to the first Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Pacific Northwest. While nothing has been confirmed by either party, this is not the first time we have heard rumblings of the Ritz Carlton coming to Bellevue. […]

9 Starbucks in Downtown Bellevue!

Looking for a coffee shop in Downtown Bellevue? Hopefully you aren’t having a hard time because there are plenty. We were amazed to see that in the Downtown core alone, there are 9 Starbucks locations! This week we have added a resource (one of many coming) with the numerous coffee […]

Getting Jazzy In Bellevue

An article in the Bellevue Reporter today speaks to the immense amount of live Jazz taking place in Downtown Bellevue recently. Vertigo Lounge and Grill has spearheaded the live Jazz club scene, by hosting 26 performances in the span of March and April. What is even better is that they […]