April 2019 Around Town

Facebook Signs Lease for Spring District’s Block 16 The Spring District, a 36-acre development project featuring commercial, educational and residential projects, recently announced that Facebook has signed a 13-year lease for the Spring District’s Block 16. Facebook will be part of the 11-story, 316,000-square-foot office space, which is scheduled to have tenant occupancy in January 2020.  Pro Skater Donates 10 … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Local Residents Can Stay Connected with MyBellevue App MyBellevue is an excellent resource for residents and workers. The app allows you to request services, access city news, peruse jobs and check social media. Stay connected with your neighbors and future contacts as you manage your life through this app! MyBellevue is available for download in the App … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

BCHS Alum Becomes Filmmaker Brice Budke, a graduate of Bellevue Christian High School and former Bellevue resident, went from a consultant at Loft9 to becoming a local filmmaker. “It’s been really rewarding to see it all come together and see all the hard work that went into this,” he says. “I wouldn’t have changed anything … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Bellevue Recognized as Top ‘Digital City’ Bellevue recently took first place in the 2018 Digital City Survey after launching technology that counted as a “smart city” dashboard for tracking predictive analytics to prevent pipe failures and transmission of patient information to hospitals from ambulances. “The first-place recognition by the Digital Cities Survey is the culmination … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Alicia Peru Boutique Grand Opening The Alicia Peru Boutique recently opened its doors to the community. Beginning as an online boutique, the brick-and-mortar shop in Old Bellevue is part of the Main Street Merchants Association. Offering more than just sustainable women’s luxury fashion, gifts and accessories, the business also creates social and economic opportunities for female artists … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

FastSigns Bellevue Employees Win Award at FastSigns Outside Sales Summit Melissa Christiansen and Garan Ingersoll, both outside sales professionals at FastSigns of Bellevue, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FastSigns Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period. The … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

2018 Bill Henningsgaard Fund for Children Winner The community is proud to announce that the 2018 Bill Henningsgaard Fund for Children recipient is the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue for its BE GREAT: Graduate (BGG) program. BE GREAT: Graduate (BGG) is a formal collaboration between Bellevue School District, The Gates Foundation, King County Housing Authority and Boys & … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Bellevue Is the Region’s Second Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Just behind South Lake Union, Bellevue has recently become the region’s second fastest-growing neighborhood. Downtown Bellevue’s population has grown by more than 5,200 from 2010 to 2017, a 73 percent jump. The increase can be drawn back to the zoning that has allowed for multifamily housing to expand … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

City Hall Recognized as Leader in Healthy Buildings Bellevue’s City Hall is now the first public building in Western Washington to be certified under the new Fitwel standard. Fitwel was developed in recent years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration and is operated by the Center for Active … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Meet Andrew Oldham, Chef de Cuisine at Eritage “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child When asked about his approach to life and cooking, the word that comes up most often is “learning.” As chef de cuisine at Eritage, Andrew Oldham is looking forward to embracing a new challenge … Continued