Retail Core, east of West Edge, ranges from the south of Belltown & Denny Triangle, east to the freeway and south to Pioneer Square. It’s the heart of the Central Business District and home to the best shopping in the city. Dining options run from national restaurant chains, to large local establishments to small intimate bistros and delis. The impressive Convention Center and Arch anchor the east edge of this modern and professional area populated with luxury condominiums.
Westlake Mall. Those words create images of creative brick work, stylish shopping and the Monorail. I also conjure fountain spray, Out to Lunch concerts, lattes on a cool day, street performers, iced coffee on a sunny day and carriage rides. It all happens within a wide open park-like setting encased by new and historic buildings. If I were to leave out Macy’s star or the holiday carousel I’d be remiss.
Freeway Park is a 5-acre oasis of greenery enjoyed by hundreds during the work week.