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Current Member Newsletter

The Bellevue Downtown Association's newsletter for the Downtown Bellevue community is available online. Archived newsletters are also downloadable in PDF format. Go here to obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don't already have it installed on your computer.


  Happy holidays from the BDA, Leslie Lloyd's final word from the Prez, Make the most of Bellevue’s Magic Season, Restaurants celebrate the magic of the season. City Budget update, Member Spotlight: Su Development and more...
  Stroll, Skate & Celebrate at the 16th Annual Bellevue Magic Season, Enjoy music, circus acts and art at BAMignite!, City to host "Downtown Livability" open house and scoping meeting, Rewind: October Downtown Forum, Residents enjoy free bites and wine at The Bellevue Mingle and more..
  Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, BDA to host Candidates Forum on October 10, The Bellevue Mingle on Oct. 10 at BAM, DINE TO WIN: A Success, Sound Transit to host East Link Info Sessions, Monsoon East soups up cocktail menu fusing kitchen witht the bar and more...
  You're invited to the 2012 Study Tour, Downtown Bellevue On The Move rewards residents and workers, Sewer project begins Friday on NE 8th Street, Member Spotlight: Bellevue Arts Museum, Live at Lunch free outdoor concerts, TransManage and staff receive high honors and more...
  Third Annual Eastside Mayors Forum, Sounds of the Symetra Family 4th, Real Estate Spotlight, Dine out in downtown Bellevue and win, Live at Lunch free outdoor concerts, More study ahead for downtown light rail tunnel, stations and more...



Bellevue Jazz Festival returns May 30, May 23 Bellevue Downtown Forum: Nightlife Evolution, Bellevue Bike Month events, East Link Briefing for BDA set for May 30, Congratulations 2012 Haute Pick Winners and more...



Bellevue Jazz Festival headliners announced, March Downtown Forum on Real Estate Trends, BLT feature on KORAL, BYSO to perform at Symetra Family 4th, 2012 Parking Report released and more...



Reflecting on Christopher Leinberger's view of downtown Bellevue's "Walkable Urbanism," Weigh in on transportation plans, projects, Congratulations 2011 Place Makers, Voting open for the 2012 Haute Picks, Downtown condo market report and more...



BDA 38th Annual Celebration, Bellevue Downtown Forum schedule, Input wanted on the future of the Bellevue Fire Department, Community Spotlight: Your Local Market and Bellevue LifeSpring team up, Bellevue Local Table feature: Café Cesura, 2012 BDA Board of Directors and more...



Holiday greeting from BDA staff, Keeping safe during the holidays, Making memories at Bellevue's Magic Season, 520 tolling to start December 29, City Council: 2011 election ends with recount and more...



Stroll, Skate & Celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season, Light rail agreement signed, The Sophia Way will expand shelter for homeless women, 'Green Up' your business in 2012, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center happenings and more...



2011 City Council Candidate Q&A, Nightlife in Bellevue just got a lot more interesting, East Link project update, Your Local Market: 80% natural, 100% convenient, Community happenings and more...



Fall fashion hits the streets of downtown Bellevue, Sound Transit and City clear hurdles on East Link, Join the Downtown Bellevue Commute Club, uralization Ceremony set for Sept. 23, 2011 Candidates Forum: October 4 and more...



A word from the Prez, Kick off summer with 4th of July in the park, Bellevue Local Table DINE TO WIN, Light Rail update, Visit Bellevue Washington: the future of tourism in Bellevue, 2011 Parking Report and more...



Takeways from Chicago IDA, Jazz Festival tickets now on sale, I-405 bill moves with changes, bipartisan support, 2010 Census, what it says about downtown, The Bellevue Mingle returns May 12, Gear up for Bike Month in May, An insider’s look at future Bellevue performing arts center and more...



Letter from the President, Bellevue Jazz Festival announces 2011 lineup, I-405 to close completely in Bellevue April 2–3, BDA offers new online advertising opportunity, Sign up for a Good To Go! pass by April 15 for $10 in free tolls and more...

January / February


Chair's 2011 Outlook, 2010 Place Makers, BDA engagement opportunities, Munchbar and Piano Bash bring Vegas to town, 520 tolling events, Happy 100th Birthday Overlake Service League and more...



Skate through the New Year at the Group Health Ice Arena, Council balances priorities in final budget, The Bellevue Mingle informs resident interests, Way to Work Bellevue, Ring in the New Year Downtown Bellevue style and more...



Group Health Ice Arena brought to you by Bank of America opens November 26, How to get Downtown for the holidays, Policy Update – Budget and transportation issues lead the way and more...



Stroll, skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season! BDA weighs in on City Budget, Halloween in Old Bellevue, Residents turn out for The Bellevue Mingle and more...

September 2010


City Manager’s budget due, downtown cuts expected, Icons Among Us: Jazz In The Present Tense presented by the Bellevue Jazz Festival—Oct. 7, BDA to host Candidates Forum for 41st and 48th State Legislative Districts, Downtown Residents: Come mix & mingle with your neighbors, and more...

August 2010


Downtown tunnel a top priority, Discover the latest fall fashion trends, Explore 2.0, Enjoy the last weeks of summer, September 28 Breakfast Meeting with Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl, View the new BDA office and more...

July 2010


Play downtown! Top summer activities, Policy issues heat up for summer, New BDA office opens August 2, TransManage rewards at Live at Lunch, Electronic tolling coming to the SR 520 bridge, Bill the Butcher coming to Downtown Bellevue and more...

June 2010


Summer fun in the city, June Breakfast Meeting - Downtown Retail, Bellevue Jazz Festival hits high note, Downtown patio dining, Tateuchi Center takes center stage and more...

May 2010


Bellevue Jazz Festival, New City budget process, Light rail tunnel moves forward, May Breakfast Meeting - Eastside Mayors Forum, Congratulations 2010 Haute Picks, Bike to Work Month and more...

March 2010


2010 Haute Picks, Bellevue Jazz Festival Announced Lineup, BDA Board Endorses Tunnel, March Breakfast Meeting, Nightlife Guide and more...

November 2009


Bellevue Magic Season begins, December Membership Meeting, Shopping Guide, the 2010 BDA Board and more...

October 2009, New Tunnel Option, Fashion Week, The Bravern Opens and more...

July 2009


Symetra Bellevue Family 4th, Downtown's summer concert series, Walk Downtown Bellevue and more...

May 2009


Bellevue Farmers Market opens, Bellevue Philharmonic performs, Jazz Festival nears and more...

April 2009


Haute Picks finalists, Jazz Festival adds 20 free performances, Nightlife Guide, Place Making Awards and more...

Feb 2009


BDA recommends tunnel, Jazz Festival announces artists, Ed Viesturs to keynote Annual Celebration and more...

Nov - Dec 2008


Voters say, "Fix it!," Bellevue Magic Season returns, 08-09 Shopping Guide and more...

Sept - Oct 2008


City budget priorities, Live at Lunch, Sound Transit 2, Commuter Connection, Art everywhere and more...

May - June 2008


Jazz Festival hits high note, June 24 Membership Meeting, Summer events and more...

March - April 2008


Bellevue Jazz Festival, Nightlife Guide, Haute Picks and more...

December 2007


2007-Another great year, Dubai: A conversation with Kemper Freeman, Jr., All that glitters - Bellevue Magic Season and more...

November 2007


Magic Season casts holiday cheer, BDA welcomes Nordstrom at the Parlor, Shopping Guide arrives and more...

October 2007


BDA to host Council Candiates Forum, City rolls out livability and mobility projects, Countdown to Roads & Transit vote and more...

August 2007


Who's behind the Downtown Bellevue boom, Envisioning the City's Waterfront, Rockaraoke returns and more...

July 2007


Introducing InTouch, Walk Downtown Bellevue, 6th Street Fair and more...

December 2006

Let the Magic Season Begin, Shopping Guide and more... (263k download)

September 2006

Downtown In Motion and more... (230k download)

July 2006

Downtown Bellevue - Summer in the City! (306k download)

April 2006

Downtown Gets High Marks, Bellevue Live Jazz Series and more... (372k download)

February 2006

Resident Survey, Nightlife Guide and more... (140k download)

November 2005

Towering Achievement, and more...(96k download)

July 2005

Boom Times in Bellevue and more... (96k download)

February 2004

Transportation and more... (96k download)

December 2003

Economic Outlook and more... (96k download)

Newsletter Archive

Bellevue Downtown Association newsletters are downloadable in PDF format. Go here to obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don't already have it installed on your computer.

September 2003

Focus on Land Use and more... (96k download)

April 2003

Membership Drive Kicks Off and more... (189k download)

February 2003

Focus on Livability and more... (224k download)

November 2002

BDA Board of Directors Endorses the Great Place Strategy and more... (204k download)

September 2002

Equity Office Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Downtown Bellevue Tenants and more... (208k download)

August 2002

An Inside Look At R-51, Washington's Statewide Transportation Funding Package and more... (304k download)

May/June 2002

BDA Takes Action on Transportation Issues and more... (248k download)

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