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.

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Purple Café and Wine Bar

Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. The staff creates their own variations on this theme, from each Wine Director’s bottle selections, to every chef’s daily specials. 1225 4th Avenue, Website

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Marbles: The Brain Store

Located just inside Downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center shopping mall, Marbles offers games, gifts and activities to build better brains. Fun boards games and tricky puzzles will help maintain a healthy brain.  400 Pine Street. Website

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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

As Seattle’s premier luxury hotel, The Fairmont Olympic raises the bar on how a hotel should cater to guests. Locals and tourists alike – stop by and see what unrivaled service is all about. The award winning service, restaurants and standards continue to garner praise throughout the city. 411 University Street, Website

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Parlor Live!

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Parlor Live Comedy Club brings the laughs to visitors and residents. The Parlor Sports: Lounge and Grill features pool tables, large TV screens and an excellent happy hour perfect for any sporting event. 1522 6th Avenue, Website

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