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
  • 23 July 2014 | 7:11 pm
    sticker_ivoted The August 2014 Primary and Special Election has started, and ballots should have hit your mailbox…and we wanted to remind you to vote! Voters in the City of Seattle will see one local ballot issue on their August 5th ballot, the Park District Proposition 1, and the Downtown Seattle Association wants you to vote “yes!”  [...] Read More >>
  • 21 July 2014 | 6:08 pm
    WoodenOSlider 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, July 21 – Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets The Seattle Mariners will take on the New York Mets at 7:10 pm. The Mariners are currently 3rd [...] Read More >>
  • 17 July 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Westlake Westlake Park has received several upgrades recently — how awesome are those ping pong tables? — and now the Park has new vibrant seating options… and a pink piano! The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA),  Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) and Seattle Parks and Recreation have placed new brightly colored chairs and tables throughout the park. The new [...] Read More >>
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Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio serves quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes as well as fresh breads and baked goods. Located in Seattle’s Pacific Place shopping center, this restaurant has both a sit-down dining section and a takeaway bar for various pastries and breads that you can grab on the go. 600 Pine Street, Website

Shop
Carhartt

If you are looking for rugged clothing or work wear, Carhartt is the place to go. On the corner of Pike Street and Fourth Avenue, their Seattle store offers tough clothing and gear for men and women who need durability and comfort. Whether it’s for work or play, they have a wide selection of items to accommodate various needs. 409 Pike Street, Website

Stay
Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle offers a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of Downtown. Stay right in the middle of the vibrant retail core and have all the great restaurants, shops, and attractions right at your fingertips. This hotel offers stunning views of the Seattle skyline and high quality amenities to welcome any business travelers and vacationers alike. 1400 Sixth Avenue, Website

Play
ACT Theatre

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, ACT –A Contemporary Theatre serves a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences. It is the only local theatre dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. They produce plays that engage in thought-provoking issues with intelligence, insight and humor. 700 Union Street, Website

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