Bellevue Square interior remodel ready for holiday season
By LINDSAY LARIN
Bellevue Reporter Former Staff Writer
November 14, 2008 · Updated 4:48 PM
The Bellevue Square has quietly undergone a remodel, transforming its interior space into a sophisticated, urban shopping center. The $45 million interior remodel has created a warm shopping atmosphere offset with natural lighting, wood paneling, and limestone flooring - all with an organic and calming undertone. The remodel comes just in time for the holidays and is set to be complete by the end of this year.
With the holidays fast approaching, shoppers are gearing up for a hectic couple of months of list making, gift buying and present wrapping. The downtown Bellevue shopping center offers a collection of 200 shops and restaurants to chose from with new ones arriving on a regular basis.
For an added convenience to shoppers, several new information centers have been installed throughout the mall. The new store directories include a colorful layout with touch screen monitors are mounted close by, giving shoppers access to store, restaurants, and entertainment locations throughout the Bellevue Collection.
A festive holiday store sits on the corner of center court on the first level and the classic Snowflake Lane will arrive on November 28, beginning nightly at 7 p.m. The fourth annual holiday show includes live toy soldier drummers, festive music, a shower of snowflakes, and sparkling lights.
Snowflake Lane Carolers will set the holiday tone with traditional winter-time classics that will drift throughout the mall. Kids of all ages can pop into Macys to write their wish list to Santa while adults can start checking off their shopping list with goodies from the newest shops that line the walkways on both levels of the shopping center.
New shops on Level One:
7 for all Mankind
New shops on Level Two:
Harry & David
JZ Rose Holiday Store
Victoria Secret - Opening of the new Love Pink Store
Empty spaces for new stores to come:
MNG for Mango closed - Level One
Mariposa closed - Level One
Shop space next to Ben Bridge Jeweler, across from Lacoste - Level One
Sharper Image closed - Level Two
Michael Kors - set to arrive in 2009