Bellevue News

Bellevue Arts Museum Recieves Large Grant

The Bellevue Arts Museum has been awarded a $478,492 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, or IMLS, which is a federal government grant. The money will go towards the museum exhibitions and educational programs between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. IMLS is the main source […]

California Pizza Kitchen Offering Bike Delievery

The Bellevue California Pizza Kitchen, along with their new outdoor patio, has introduced bike delivery in Downtown Bellevue. The outlines of the delivery zone are 100th Ave Ne, NE 8th St, 110th Ave NE, and NE 2nd Ave NE, which encompasses the majority of the Downtown core. The service will […]

Removal of Wilburton Tunnel Will Affect Weekend Travel

The crunchers, breakers, track hoes, and dump trucks have moved in and are ready to remove the Wilburton Tunnel this Friday, August 8th. At 11 p.m. southbound I-405 between SE 8th Street and the I-405/I-90 interchange in Bellevue will close, and the heavy equipment will move in and start breaking […]

Luxury Leather Brand: Bottega Veneta, to Open at The Bravern

Bottega Veneta, a well known luxury brand across the world, best known for its handbags, shoes, small leather goods, luggage, and more, has announced its plans to arrive at The Shops at The Bravern upon opening in September of 2009. Many in the area might not be familiar with the […]

PI Editorial Slams Kemper Freeman’s Transit Stance

In a recent editorial in the Seattle P-I, a writer slams Kemper Freeman’s viewpoint on not supporting the mass transit initiative for a light rail system, which is currently proposed to go through Bellevue. The writer argues that who is Kemper Freeman to be speaking on this issue when he […]

Bellevue Towers Crane Comes Down

The crane at the Bellevue Towers job site over the last week has started coming down, and by Sunday (Aug 3rd) will be completely removed. The 43 and 42 story buildings as previously reported were topped off in May. By the looks of things, the towers have over 80% of […]

Ask Lea: And Then There Were 3

Dear Lea, So after visiting the ArtsFair this past weekend, I came to realize that there were actually 3 separate arts fairs going on in Downtown Bellevue. Do you know who sponsors each of the 3 fairs and why it isn’t just one big Bellevue arts fair? It’s a confusing […]

Meaningful Art Displayed in The Lodge @ Bel-Square

When you walk into The Lodge at Bellevue Square, what most people recognize as the area in between Starbucks and PF Changs, what you’ll see mounted above the fireplace is new wood-carved art. Friday at The Lodge, Kemper Freeman Jr. discussed the meaning behind this special art piece that now […]

Grand Opening – The Spot Lounge

The Spot Off Main in Old Bellevue has extended their location with what they will call, “The Spot Lounge.” The Spot Lounge features a Brunswick 8-foot pool table, 106” projection screen, a small dance floor, couches, a fireplace, and a private bar. The Spot off Main took over where Amazon […]

Bellevue Needs Another Restaurant With a View

Downtown Bellevue plays home to a flurry of restaurants, but only one has a view from the sky. Daniel’s Broiler is the only restaurant in the area that’s elevated higher than the ground floor, giving it sweeping views of the Downtown area and looking out onto Lake Washington. A few […]