Home to dozens of upscale national and international retailers and restaurants, the Retail Core is one of the finest dining and shopping areas in the region. From major department stores and shopping centers, to small and intimate boutiques, options are endless. Here you can also enjoy a variety of public events including the Holiday Carousel in the winter, and the Out to Lunch concert series in the summer.
4 December 2013 | 11:06 pmThierry Rautureau opens French-inspired restaurant on the bottom floor of the Sheraton on Sixth and Union. Loulay Kitchen & Bar, a new French-inspired restaurant, is opening in Retail Core Downtown. Thierry Rautureau, chef behind Luc and Rover’s, opened a new restaurant today that strikes the perfect balance between cozy and upscale—French themed food without pretention. [...] Read More >>
26 November 2013 | 6:56 pmRight before the big holiday rush, TJ Maxx has settled in the Kress Building Downtown and officially opened its doors to shoppers The new Downtown TJ Maxx had its grand opening last Thursday, November 21 in the Kress Building on 3rd Avenue. It may have come late this fall, but it’s here just in time [...] Read More >>
19 November 2013 | 12:17 amExactly how the special session in Olympia shakes out will have a dramatic effect on our public transit. Commuters and employers alike stand to be severely impacted if the state legislature does not adopt a transportation package. Faced with a budget shortfall, Metro cuts will amount to a loss of 17 percent of service, affecting [...] Read More >>
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steak house. Featuring the finest steaks, seafood, hand-shaken martinis and live music. With 19 locations across the U.S., we offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere and multiple options for private dining. 621 Union St, Website
Mario’s is a premier specialty retail store, known for its superior customer service and hand selection of men and women’s designer apparel. With three locations in the Pacific Northwest, Mario’s a locally-owned business, with more than 50 years’ experience. Mario’s offers a wide selection of well-made, luxury clothing coupled with its very personalized sales assistance and local charm. 1513 6th Ave, Website
The award-winning Seattle hotel offers a playful escape steps from the city’s top theaters, shops and sites. Named one of “The World’s Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure magazine, Hotel Monaco presents warm hospitality, unique services and a vibrant style. 1101 4th Ave, Website
Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has captivated audiences with outstanding performances of all types. Today, audiences come to The 5th Avenue Theatre to see the latest touring offerings from New York, along with locally produced, world premieres of exciting new musicals and expertly mounted productions of both contemporary and Golden Age of Broadway hits. Website