Retail Core

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.

Let’s Talk Downtown Blog – Retail Core
  • 21 April 2014 | 9:51 pm
    dance around the world Downtown Lowdown – your weekly dose of the top-level things, events, specials and happenings in Downtown Seattle this week. If it’s happening…and it’s “happening”…you’ll find it here. Monday, April 21 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Director Braden Abraham takes on the modern American classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee at Seattle [...] Read More >>
  • 18 April 2014 | 8:42 pm
    bike master plan City Councilmembers unanimously approved the Bicycle Master Plan that has been in the works since 2007 and the final version can be viewed online. On Monday, City Councilmembers unanimously voted to approve the Bicycle Master Plan that outlines new improvements for Seattle’s bicycle infrastructure Downtown and beyond. This plan will set new projects in motion [...] Read More >>
  • 16 April 2014 | 9:07 pm
    easter brunch Get out and enjoy a great Easter Sunday brunch in Downtown Seattle with the whole family. Here is a list of restaurants featuring special brunch specials and Easter activities!   Argosy Cruises – 1101 Alaskan Way Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch on the beautiful Royal Argosy with great views of the Seattle Skyline and a delicious [...] Read More >>
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Sullivan’s Steakhouse

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

Hotel Monaco

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

The 5th Avenue Theatre

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

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