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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Named for Chef Thierry Rautureau’s hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France, Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of his upbringing with a modern twist and sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for everyone. Loulay’s menu highlights the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients following the Chef In The Hat tradition. Many of the menu items are rooted in his childhood memories, including hot chocolate with brioche and salted butter that is based on a recipe shared with his grandparents. Loulay is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  7 days a week.  600 Union Street, Website


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

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

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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