Posts by Todd Matthews

Newcastle’s New Garden

The influence of Asia’s largest nation can be felt close to home.

Witnessing Bellevue’s Boom: Veteran Planning Director Dan Stroh Retires

Few people have witnessed Bellevue’s development over the past three decades quite like the city’s planning director, Dan Stroh. Employment and residential booms downtown, boundary-moving annexations, and increasing demands on…

In Code: Critical Improvements

A hospital’s Intensive Care Unit is often a harrowing environment, particularly when it involves patient care following a complicated brain surgery.

The Circle Is Complete At Bellevue’s Downtown Park

Downtown Park

Bellevue bills itself as a “city in a park.” It was difficult to argue with that on Wednesday when City leaders officially celebrated the completion of the latest phase of…

A Merry Menu

Lil’ Jon Restaurant and Lounge served comfort food for almost five decades before it was nearly destroyed by fire. But in the end, the devastating blaze only confirmed what most…

Brick & Mortar Books Celebrates Grand Opening

The owners of Brick & Mortar Books at Redmond Town Center officially celebrated their business’s grand opening this weekend with a two-day event that brought avid Eastside readers to the…

Tech Employers And Job Seekers Meet During WTIA Draft Day

WTIA Draft Day

Local tech industry employers and job seekers gathered last week for the Washington Technology Industry Association’s (WTIA’s) second annual Draft Day. The event, held on June 22 at the Galvanize…

ASK: Speak Easy

You are not alone if talking to large groups of people terrifies you. But Eastside resident and public speaking coach Marianna de Fazio says it doesn’t have to be that…

Paper Or Plastic? Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7B

Amazon continued to make inroads into the grocery industry on Friday by announcing it will spend $13.7 billion to acquire the upscale grocery store chain Whole Foods Market. “Millions of…

BizX Expands To San Diego

The Bellevue-based business-to-business digital currency company announced it will expand its service to greater San Diego Founded in 2002, BizX offers its network member businesses a hub to trade services…

Testing Biotech

Industry experts say expired tax credits have hindered local biotech. Can the sector get well again? The state-versus-state competition to grow local economies can be intense. Local legislators often waive…

A Lean Machine

British-based software company Triaster has Eastside connections and a new stateside presence. The goal? Help companies streamline their operations. If you spend any length of time working in the corporate…

Downtown Kirkland’s Areté Earns Smart Growth Award

Washington Governor Jay Inslee acknowledged three Eastside cities this week for their efforts to develop projects and programs that aim to promote smart growth management planning. The recognition is part of…

Bellevue Software Company Nets $52.1M In Venture Funding

Smartsheet

Eastside tech company Smartsheet, a leader in the production of cloud-based and collaborative project-management software, announced today it has raised $52.1 million to help expand its reach into the enterprise collaboration…

Sparc Apartments Opening Heralds Emerging Bellevue Spring District

Sparc Apartments is the first project to be completed in the Spring District, a 36-acre mixed-use center east of Bellevue Consider it the first sign of life in Bellevue’s emerging…

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