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.

Looking to place your retail or restaurant operation in Downtown? Learn more about the DSA Retail Program here.

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Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio Seattle offers elegant private and semi-private dining space along with a wide range of specialized menus and services to match our authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine. Our experienced staff will work closely with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests. 600 Pine St. Website


Living in the Pacific Northwest, we’re united by an appreciation for beauty; we know it’s like no other place in the world. And when we curate our collection, we’re mindful of what we know you like, and what fits your lifestyle—yet we can’t wait to surprise with you with stunning clothing, shoes and accessories we believe you’ll love. 1513 6th Ave. Website

The Roosevelt Hotel

A beautiful historic, pet-friendly boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle – the Roosevelt Hotel Seattle is the best place to stay. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Capitol Hill near Seattle Center, EMP Museum, the Space Needle and other top Seattle attractions. 1531 7th Ave. Website

Seattle Public Library

Today the Central Library sports a contemporary look and feel that is innovative in both form and function. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and former Seattleite Joshua Ramus were principal designers on the project, working closely with the Library’s board, staff and the public during its development phase. 1000 4th Ave. Website

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