Bellevue News

Construction Strike Affects The Bravern, Bellevue Towers, City Center Plaza

According to a Seattle Times report, about 500 union fire-sprinkler installers have gone on strike in the Seattle area. This has affected a few Downtown Bellevue projects including The Bravern, Bellevue Towers, and City Center Plaza. Local fire-sprinkler contractors have been striking since Tuesday, when their contracts expired. Prior to […]

Lincoln Square II Delayed

An article posted in Tuesday’s Seattle Times, reported that Kemper Development’s expansion of Lincoln Square has been delayed by at least 15 months due to the current market conditions. Construction on the project will not begin until the middle of 2010 at the earliest. As previously reported, the expansion plans […]

“Live at Lunch” Launches Next Week

The Bellevue Downtown Association will soon host their annual “Live at Lunch” summer concert series. It will feature live music at various locations beginning next week on Tuesday, July 8th and will continue to hold concerts every Tuesday and Thursday through September 11th from noon to 1:30pm.

2008 Bellevue Family 4th – Celebrate In Bellevue On Friday!

This Friday Bellevue Downtown Park will play host to the “2008 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th,” Bellevue’s largest yet 4th of July celebration! Festivities will begin around 2pm and will come to a climax at 10pm with a 20-minute fireworks display, synchronized with the 60-piece Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra. More than 60,000 […]

Ask Lea: All About Pets

Dear Lea,I live in a small condo in Downtown Bellevue and am thinking of getting a dog. Is Downtown Bellevue a pet friendly place? I haven’t seen any pet stores around.– Pondering a Puppy Dear Pondering a Puppy, If you’ve visited the Downtown Park recently, or driven around town during […]

New Downtown Bellevue Safeway Opens Friday

Today (6/26) the Downtown Bellevue Safeway on Bellevue Way will close, and it will re-open across the street Friday morning at the new and improved location in Avalon Meydenbauer. The new location will occupy 55,000 sq ft, which is about 10,000 sq ft larger than Safeway’s normal-sized stores, and just […]

Brazen Real Estate Partners With Sotheby’s International Realty

Brazen Real Estate, Bellevue’s local neighborhood realtor, has recently reached a licensing agreement with worldwide luxury realtor Sotheby’s. For an undisclosed amount, Brazen Real Estate will use Sotheby’s network to further interest those around the country, and world, about properties available in the area. Not just any real estate firm […]

Vino 100 Will Close, Re-Open As "Tajut"

Two years and six months ago, Vino 100 opened its doors at Lincoln Square. Vino 100 is a franchised wine retailer that has many stores throughout the country. Apparently the Downtown Bellevue location has gotten into “a great dispute” with the franchiser, according to the owner of the store, and […]

Bellevue Bachelor? Maybe Not For Long!

Tune into ABC on Monday night, June 22nd, at 8pm to see Downtown Bellevue on “Week Six” of The Bachelorette! Local contestant, Jason, is one of four lucky men remaining on the show that will have the final chance to steal DeAnna’s heart. Monday’s episode will feature “hometown dates,” in […]

City Budget Manger, States Outlook is Positive

At a City Council meeting this week, City Budget Manager Jonathan Swift stated that although there is somewhat of a slowing within the economy, his outlook is generally positive. Swift believes Bellevue’s high level of development activity will continue to last through 2009 – 2010. His belief, which has been […]