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Bellevue Square interior remodel ready for holiday season

A shopper checks out a new touch screen directory of stores at The Bellevue Collection. - Lindsay Larin/Bellevue Reporter
A shopper checks out a new touch screen directory of stores at The Bellevue Collection.
— image credit: Lindsay Larin/Bellevue Reporter

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

Chelsey Henry

Burberry

Lacoste

Bump Maternity

New shops on Level Two:

Free People

Fuego

Harry & David

Brookstone

Calendar Club

Vera Bradely

Eileen Fisher

JZ Rose Holiday Store

Glassybaby

Pelindaba Lavender

Shop expansions:

Victoria Secret - Opening of the new Love Pink Store

Banana Republic

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

Recently announced:

Michael Kors - set to arrive in 2009

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