First up on our list of top shopping centers by state: Washington State's The Bellevue Collection.
If you've ever experienced The Bellevue Collection it won't come as a surprise that it ranks #1 in popularity for Washington State shopping centers. The Bellevue Collection offers an unparalleled experience with over 200 shops, the region's largest dining district, and three luxury hotels -- all conveniently connected by skybridges in the heart of Bellevue, Washington. The Bellevue Collection features a variety of tenants including luxury retail, local and global restaurants, travel, healthcare, and night life experiences. The shopping center is anchored by Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Cinemark, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom Rack. The Bellevue Collection not only offers shopping, dining, entertainment and hotels but also an unprecedented 10,000+ free retail parking spaces.
“You won’t find this type of a unique offering in many cities,” says Jennifer Leavitt, VP of The Bellevue Collection's marketing’s team; "Unlike most centers, The Bellevue Collection is locally owned and managed creating a very curated offering for the market based on market expertise.” The Bellevue Collection marketing team says that they have stayed attuned to the ever-changing winds of retail landscape trends, and one of the ways they have attracted more shoppers is the implementation of a mixed use shopping center. This way, there is something for everyone. According to the team, “The combined offering of retail, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, office and residential creates a synergy and vibrant social experience unlike a traditional shopping center." You can see these efforts reflected in the Retail Space Explorer data visualizations when looking at tenants by category.
Every year, Bellevue Collection sees over 30 million visitors. Point Inside's Retail Space Explorer reports an estimated 1,614,460 square feet of retail space, 262 tenants and an overall popularity ranking of 19 out of 933 U.S. shopping centers mapped within the tool. By Point Inside's measures, there is little fluctuation in visitor density during the week versus the weekend, with a nearly even split between day and nighttime visitors, likely due to the wide variety of activities to keep visitors busy regardless of time of day.
The Bellevue Collection is not expecting any new store openings this summer, however, be on the look out for their upcoming events. The Bellevue Collection hosts a number of exceptional annual events including Fashion Week at Bellevue Collection, Snowflake Lane, Lunar New Year Celebration, Diwali, and the Bellevue Art Museum's ARTSfair. Their marketing team says the events “connect us to our community in a very positive way providing unique opportunities for fundraising, social engagement and memory making.”
If you are on the hunt for a great shopping center experience in Washington state, look no further than The Bellevue Collection.
Stay tuned to Point Inside's blog for more on the 50 most popular shopping centers by state!
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