Bellevue News

Paragon Hotel in Demolition

The old Paragon hotel, as reported in February, is now in the process of being demolished. This 208-room hotel, which was built in 1969, has gone through many transitions in it’s time, previously known by other names such as the Thunderbird, Red Lion, and Double Tree. The Seattle Times posted […]

Bellevue Square Store Openings and Boat Closure

Mercer – Store Opening This small women’s boutique opened it’s 5th store in Bellevue Square. It has had local success for some years now at its University Village store. Mercer is located on the first floor next to Eddie Bauer and across the way from Movado. Lacoste – Opening MayThe […]

Residence for Rent at Washington Square

When Washington Square rolled out their condo pre-sales in 2006, not everybody had the intentions of moving into the units. Some bought for investment purposes. Recently we found a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 724 sq foot unit on the rental market for $1,500 a month. This unit is on the […]

New Renderings of Bellevue Towers Urban Garden

The Urban Garden at Bellevue Towers, located between the two towers, will be 70 feet above street level and will feature half an acre of eco-landscaped greenery. The private park will be exclusive to Bellevue Towers residents and their guests. Featured within the park is an outdoor fireplace, water feature, […]

The Village Bellevue – Rentable Office Suites

Su Development’s Elements Too project, which is currently under construction and slated for completion in Fall of ’08, has just signed it’s first retail tenant. The apartment complex, which has 48,000 square feet of commercial retail space, has committed The Village Bellevue to 14,000 square feet. The Village Bellevue will […]

The Eastside’s Edge

An editorial was ran in the Sunday Seattle Times by Lynne Varner, which spoke to the growing strength of the Eastside cities in comparison to Seattle. Lynne begins by stating that there is a different mood in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah and Renton. She calls it the “Jimmy Choo effect.” […]

Top Office Vacancies in Downtown Bellevue

Downtown Bellevue consists of 48 commercial office buildings totaling over 6.1 million square feet. The current vacancy rate in the submarket is 5.44% on a direct basis, nearly 5 percentage points below what is considered to be a “healthy” market. With so little vacancy there are very few large blocks […]

Ask Lea: Time for Thai

Hey Lea, I really like to eat Thai food every now and then, but Bellevue has so many Thai restaurants that I don’t know where to go! Do you have any recommendations? – In the mood for Thai food Dear In the mood for Thai food, Thai food happens to […]

David Barton Gym Announced at The Bravern

David Barton Gym is the newest announcement of The Bravern Project. This fitness gym is acclaimed for being a world renowned personal training facility, with cutting edge interiors. Barton’s famous promise to his customers is to “make you look better naked.” The Gym will occupy 37,000 square feet, which will […]

Old Paragon Hotel to be Demolished

The building at 818 112th Ave NE, which the Paragon Hotel used to occupy in Downtown Bellevue, will soon be demolished within the next two weeks to make way for a NE 10th Street bridge over Interstate 405. With residential and commercial projects currently in construction, such as Elements Too, […]