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Little Eataly is a large Italian marketplace in New York City, Chicago and Boston. Their locations have grocery stores as well as many small restaurants. A scaled down version of this would work well in this space.
Target has been scaling back the size of their new store openings, so this could be an interesting space for them to consider. A couple years ago, Target was considering space on 116th in Bellevue but did not move forward on any possible plans.
Although there is an Old Navy store at both Crossroads and Factoria Mall, this could be an interesting location that has much higher traffic than the other Bellevue locations.
Nike opened a running store in University Village a couple of years ago. This empty space could be an interesting opportunity for Nike to open their first Bellevue store.
The Bellevue Collection could use this space as an organized retail location for several pop up shops. These have grown in popularity over the years, and if they were able to somehow organize these similarly to how Nordstrom has done it, it could have wide appeal.
All Year Indoor Farmers Market
Bellevue has struggled to have a consistent home for their Farmer’s Market. This could represent an opportunity to have an indoor year round location. Watch out Pike Place Market, Bellevue is coming for ya!
Do you have additional ideas for what to put in the empty365 by Whole Foods Market space? Sound off in the comments section below.
If you have been to Sogo supermarket in Taipei, Hong Kong etc you will find an Asian style food court in the basement level. Those have a variety of high end food options including specialty bakeries, coffee shops, confectioners, international food stalls, boba tea etc. Given the higher percentage of Asian population in the Bellevue area a similar setup will do fabulously well and bring a touch of far east to everyone.
Alternatively Trader Joe will do super well if they can keep prices low (no surcharge for Mall location).