There’s no time like summertime! That is until your kitchen starts warming up as you cook. If you live in an apartment, you know how much a warm day can impact your comfort inside. Having a repertoire of simple foods that take minimal heat is a must during these warmer months — read on for our personal favorites.


Sipping

Lemonade with Blueberry Sugar

Ingredients: 4 lemons, 6 cups water, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup freeze-dried blueberries 

Directions: Place berries in a coffee or spice grinder and process until very finely ground. Pour into a bowl, add sugar, and stir well. Create a fruity simple syrup by stirring the sugar mix with 1 cup of water over medium heat until dissolved. Allow to cool as you zest your lemons into a pitcher. Press and roll the lemons on the counter to loosen the juices inside before cutting in half and juicing, also into the pitcher. Stir in the cooled syrup and remaining water, then pour over ice and enjoy!


    Shirley Ginger Mocktail

Ingredients: 4 cups ginger beer, 1 cup club soda, 3 Tbsp lime juice, 1/4 cup grenadine, maraschino cherries, and/or limes to garnish.

Directions: Stir ginger beer, club soda, lime juice, and grenadine in a pitcher. Pour into tall glasses with ice. Garnish with lime rounds and/or maraschino cherries.


Sweet

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients: strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, premade shortcake, whipped cream

Directions: Cut strawberries to desired size — as large or little as you want — then toss with sugar and vanilla. Let the mixture rest covered for 30 minutes on the counter or up to two hours in the fridge if you have time. This will allow a syrup to form from the berries to saturate your shortcake slices. Top shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream,


    Chocolate Jam Bites

Ingredients: 2 cups frozen raspberries, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 2 Tbsp agave nectar, 1 Tbsp hot water, 1 cup melted dark chocolate 

Directions: Mash together raspberries, chia seeds, agave, and water until smooth. Be patient with it, the berries will break down. Dollop onto a lined tray and set in the freezer for 3-4 hours. Coat each jam bite in melted dark chocolate, drizzle any remaining chocolate over the top, and set in the freezer for 5 minutes. Store in the freezer and remove 20 minutes before eating.


Savory

Cucumber Flatbread

Ingredients: garlic naan, goat cheese, green onions, cucumber, balsamic glaze

Directions: Toast the naan to desired crispness and spread goat cheese evenly across the top. Chop green onions and sprinkle over the naan. Peel the cucumber and discard the rind then continue peeling to get long strips. Alternately, you can cut the cucumber into thin rounds. Pat the cucumber dry with a towel. Spread the pieces over top, gently folding to add layers. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve! This can be folded over like a sandwich or eaten in slices.


    One-Pan Tomato Gnocchi

Ingredients: 2 Tbps olive oil, half an onion diced, 3-5 chopped garlic cloves, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 package of gnocchi, basil & mozzarella to taste

Directions: Sauté onion and garlic in a large pan over medium heat. Add tomatoes and gnocchi, then stir and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for 10 minutes; add basil and chunks of mozzarella if desired then continue cooking for 5-10 more minutes.


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Six Recipes to Beat the Heat this Summer

You probably know how much a warm day can impact your comfort inside. Having a repertoire of simple foods that take minimal heat is a must during these warmer months — read on for our personal favorites.

Your dog is your best friend! They think the world of you and you’re probably pretty fond of them too. Being able to bring them along when you hit the town is an important deciding factor for all pet parents. To help you with your search for the best pet-friendly dining options near home, here are a few of the top spots for Fido and friends less than 30 minutes from Midtown Square.


Linda’s Tavern, 7 minutes

As “a nice place for nice people,” Linda’s excels in the brunch department and has a large back patio, making it the perfect place for a weekend outing with your pup. Shop their merch store to order a collapsible dog bowl for your furry friend and a baseball cap for yourself.


Eastlake Bar & Grill, 10 minutes

Huge patios and gorgeous views go hand in paw at Eastlake. One of their most unique and super-dog-friendly elements is an exclusive menu in The Dog Zone so you can order doggy treats while you enjoy your people eats.


Gas Works Park, 14 minutes

Your best bet for a dog-friendly feast is always a classic picnic in the park. We love the views from Gas Works Park and don’t want to waste a second of sunshine by eating indoors. Not to mention making a sandwich and putting down a blanket is a time-honored tradition and affordable. 


LOCAL Public Eatery, 14 minutes

LOCAL stays true to its namesake by creating a community where you and your dog feel welcome. Although the price point edges on high, it’s definitely worth a visit during happy hour.


Old Stove Brewing, 15 minutes

Great atmosphere, stunning views, and friendly service will make Old Stove a new favorite place to take your pup. Don’t be too offended if the staff remember your dog’s name before they remember yours – it’s a compliment to your well-behaved pooch more than anything!


Norm’s Kitchen & Bar, 19 minutes

In addition to a long list of food and drinks for you, Norm’s also has a doggy menu with happy hour discounts. We think more restaurants should implement this kind of consideration! 


Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, 20 minutes

Bayside views and a relaxing dog-friendly deck make the drive to Magnuson absolutely worth it. Besides the cafe being amazing, there is also an off-leash dog park and dog beach just minutes away.


The Barking Dog Alehouse, 22 minutes

If ‘dog’ is in the name and logo, it only makes sense that the place allows pets! Their outdoor seating is covered, heated, and dog-friendly so you and your best furry friend can enjoy time together comfortably all year long.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Dog-Friendly Dining in Seattle

The Places Your Pup Wants You to Know About

Being able to bring your dog along when you hit the town is an important deciding factor for all pet parents. To help you with your search for the best pet-friendly dining options near home, we’ve gathered a list of community favorites near Midtown Square.

Where would we be without art? Having access to appreciating history in all of its talent and intrigue is a gift. Thankfully, when you make your home at Midtown Square, you have access to a number of the best museums and art galleries in the northwest! In no particular order, here are a few we recommend getting lost in when you have a free afternoon.


Seattle Pinball Museum — Pay for admission to this fun rotating collection and enjoy playing games to your heart’s content! While you play, you can sip on vintage soda or local craft brews and enjoy a snack. Don’t worry, there are cupholders so you won’t have to set your drink on the floor. Initially started with a grant from the Storefronts Seattle Program back in 2010, this venue succeeded with the generous support of local collectors.


Shelf Life — This Community Story Project is redefining what it means to connect with the community at large and keep the tradition of oral history alive. As an independent collective of artists in all forms, they prioritize people of color and those most affected by gentrification.


Museum of Museums — Based in a mid-century medical building, this museum is entirely art-focused with numerous spaces dedicated to exhibitions, installations, classes, and more. They partner with Coyote Central in order to bring studio courses to young people on a sliding scale.


Seattle Art Museum — As a mainstay of the area for nearly 90 years, SAM honors the Native American land it sits on and highlights cultures across the world. Its sister sites, the Seattle Asian Art Museum & Olympic Sculpture Park allow you to experience more art in spaces as beautiful as the works held within.


Northwest African American Museum — Focusing on the vibrant history & accomplishments of African Americans, NAAM highlights a variety of art from the Black community, including those who came to the new world through slavery and recent immigration. While events are still virtual, plans are in place to reopen the building during Fall 2022.


Museum of History & Industry — Innovation and imagination are on full display at this interactive and ever-evolving site. Between special events, changing exhibits, and permanent discovery zones, no two trips are ever the same. Get a snapshot of previous displays by browsing the ‘exhibit archive’ available on their website.


Museum of Pop Culture — Beneath the Space Needle stands MoPOP, a creative fusion of architecture and experience where you can go to learn about music, movies, myths, and more across three levels of exhibitions.


Pacific Science Center — Though renovations are currently underway, PacSci will soon be reopening many exhibits such as the Tropical Butterfly House, Tinker Tank Maker Space, and Dinosaurs campus. For an immersive experience, get tickets to a show at the Laser Dome or bring curiosity home by watching their virtual resources online.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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A Seattle Art Tour: A Guide to Seattle’s Museums and Art Galleries

Where would we be without art? Having access to appreciating history in all of its talent and intrigue is a gift. When you make your home at Midtown Square, you have access to a number of the best museums and art galleries in the northwest!

Restaurants are great for gathering with friends and family, going out on dates, and trying solo! Thankfully for the people of Seattle and residents of Midtown Square, there is a variety of food for all palates in a neighborhood close to home! Read on to find your next favorite restaurant in the Pike-Pine Corridor.


Pike

Pagliacci Pizza — Pagliacci’s mission is to deliver the best-tasting, highest quality pizza possible. They say pizza isn’t just dough, sauce, and cheese; family is at the heart of it. Walk into this shop and you’ll know something’s different.

Half & Half Donut Co — A sweet bakery specializing in donuts and also serving coffee. Their passion is creating beautifully crafted flavors with compelling taste and quality in equal measure. So, their products are always fresh, made from scratch, and feature Northwest organic items whenever possible.

Salt & Straw — This humble ice cream shop brings people together over a scoop. You’ll likely notice a line, but we promise it is worth the wait. With a caring hand, they explore the history of flavor and use ice cream as a blank slate for storytelling. We recommend you try one of their more creative flavors; where else will you get to try blue cheese ice cream?

Capitol Cider — Seattle’s first cider bar, featuring modern pub fare made in a 100% gluten-free and nut-free from-scratch kitchen. The owners even partner with local arts organizations to offer a lively array of music, literature, theater, and dance performances in the downstairs space.

Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge — This is your classic neighborhood diner with the addition of a bar. They keep the retro vibes alive with chic interiors or you can enjoy the weather on their patio.

Katsu Burger & Bar — Inspired Japanese Fusion. Honest Ingredients. Fried to Perfection. You’ll never forget your first katsu burger. Their commitment to high-quality ingredients is evident.

Nue — As artists and chefs, the team behind Nue is about sharing what excites them — awesome food. They wanted to build a kind of casual gathering, high-quality food and drink locale. You’ll notice a frequently changing menu and – in our experience – that’s a good thing.


Pine

Kizuki Ramen — Their philosophy is to serve the most traditional, authentic, and delicious Japanese ramen possible. The food is still prepared utilizing a unique method which results in a rich, flavorful broth that is fragrant, and full of depth.

Fogon Cuchina Mexicana — This is a family-based restaurant with origins in Michoacán, Mexico. Offering a unique perspective on Mexican food to all the residents of Capitol Hill as well as a delicious tequila-based cocktail list, eating here is a must.

Verve Bowls — Verve Bowls believes in creating fresh & nutritious handcrafted bowls to support the foundation for a balanced lifestyle. From açai or dragon fruit bowls to smoothies, avocado toast, or coffee, they are a refreshing choice for a snack or meal.

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream — Their mission is to make the world better, one scoop at a time. The team partners with local farmers to turn the best local flavors into truly outstanding ice cream.

Oddfellow’s Cafe & Bar — An all-day, all-night café and bar that serves simple, fresh food influenced by French and Italian dishes without pretense. Just as it is a great place to drink coffee while working on your computer, it is also the perfect setting for dinner with your parents, or a cocktail and dessert.

Rancho Bravo Tacos — Most of this menu is made from scratch, from their salsas to tamales, & horchata to pozole. They’ve made it a goal to offer quality Mexican food at an affordable price. 

Manao Thai Streets Eats — Be welcomed to a dining experience in a cozy and casual space decorated in reclaimed wood and industrial metal, an homage to Bangkok’s abundant street-side eateries with a modern twist. An open kitchen allows you to watch your dish come alive with fresh ingredients and arrive at your table blazing with flavor and life.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Best Restaurants in the Pike-Pine Corridor

Restaurants are great for gathering with friends and family, going out on dates, and trying solo! Thankfully for the people of Seattle and residents of Midtown Square, there is a variety of food for all palates in a neighborhood close to home! Read on to find your next favorite restaurant in the Pike-Pine Corridor.

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, where adventure calls nearly all the time! If you’re ready to answer, read on to find a list of hikes close to home, areas to explore that are further away, and what you’ll need to have a good time wherever you roam. At the end of the day, you’ll have a cozy apartment back at Midtown Square waiting for you. Happy trails!


Close to Home

Within minutes of your Midtown Square home, there are a few different parks that are even close enough to walk to if you’re up for it. Just five minutes away is the original location of the Valley of the Gnomes—a wooden walkway with gnome figurines hidden around for you to look for although formally, this trail has been moved further away to Maple Valley. In the warmer months, you can also shop at the trail farmers' market. At Frink Park, you have 17 acres of forested park to roam the trails. Walk over to Leschi Park right next to it to enjoy views of Lake Washington. For a cultivated stroll, visit the Washington Park Arboretum, only 9 minutes away. This living collection of plants is free to visit or for a fee, you can wander the Japanese Gardens at the south end of the park.


Short Drive

New trails to discover are just a matter of hopping in your car and getting there. Seward Park has multiple trails crisscrossing the Bailey Peninsula. This beautiful park houses one of the last sections of old-growth forest within the city and boasts 300 acres. Keep your eyes to the trees and you may be able to spot an eagle’s nest. Hop on I-90 East and you’ll pass Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in 25 minutes, Squak Mountain State Park Natural Area in 30 minutes, and Tiger Mountain State Forest in 50 minutes. Three huge natural areas full of trails and natural scenery to take in whenever you feel like doing some forest bathing.


Long Drive

If you’re the adventurous type or need to get out of the city, consider taking a longer drive to get to the many trails available throughout the nearby national parks. Getting to Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest will take about 2 hours to reach. In the other direction is a 2.5-hour drive to the Olympic National Park. Or you can head south towards Mt. Ranier National Park in a 3-hour drive.


Things to Bring

Before heading off into the woods, there are certain supplies that you need to bring and some that are optional, but convenient to have. At the top of the list are the things that keep our bodies going — plenty of food and water! Next up is footwear. A good pair of wool socks and sturdy boots will make a world of difference on the trails. Along the same lines, an extra jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit will make your trek more comfortable, whatever the conditions. Keep your hands free by carrying all this in a backpack and you’ll be ready to rock.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Best Hiking Trails in Seattle For You To Check Out This Weekend

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, where adventure calls nearly all the time! If you’re ready to answer, read on to find a list of hikes close to home, areas to explore that are further away, and what you’ll need to have a good time wherever you roam. Happy trails!

The lights are low, the music is right, you just had a great meal, and now is time for a post-dinner cocktail. Thankfully, a good bar is almost as easy to find as coffee shops here in the Pacific Northwest and our Central District neighborhood is no exception! Read on to learn more about the bars closest to Midtown Square.


Self-proclaimed to be the best dive bar in Central District, Twilight Exit boasts a cozy interior, cool murals on the exterior, and excellent pub grub to satisfy a hungry appetite. They have a jukebox, pinball, and occasional karaoke nights for your entertainment. All this and bartenders who can whip up your favorite drinks? You better believe you can get all this just a few blocks away.


Chuck’s Hop Shop is just a couple of blocks down the street from us here at Midtown Square. At Chuck’s you can expect to find a stellar tap list of around 50 options and almost daily food trucks for you to enjoy along with your cold glass of beer. Make sure you visit in the summer, their patio is breezy in the best way and covered for when the rain comes to play.


Tucked away on the backside of Capitol Hill is  The BottleNeck Lounge. This little bar is known for its great drinks, full menu served until midnight, friendly staff, and laid-back atmosphere. If you’re a fan of locally crafted drinks, you’ll be delighted to know that they proudly serve beers and ciders brewed within 60 miles of their location and have other locally-distilled spirits available.


Finding a bar that feels like your spot is a special thing. Seattle is the largest city in Washington and with the territory comes many options for where to find a drink. This list will get you started with the closest spots worth mentioning so you can begin the hunt for your neighborhood go-to. Remember to come back to check the blog for a future part two.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Where to Find A Drink Close To Central District, Seattle - Part 1

The lights are low, the music is right, you just had a great meal, and now is time for a post-dinner cocktail. Thankfully, a good bar is almost as easy to find as coffee shops here in the Pacific Northwest and our Central District neighborhood is no exception! Read on to learn more about the bars closest to Midtown Square.

Many of the greatest memories of our lives include food. Gathering around the turkey in November, blowing out the candles on your birthday, bringing homemade soup to a sick friend. We go out to eat to celebrate or when we’re feeling a little lazy and just don’t want to cook. Obviously, we need food to live, but really enjoying that food is a part of what makes being alive so great. Feed your body with some of the best food Seattle restaurants have to offer.


For the classic Southern comfort experience, Fat's Chicken and Waffles is a spot you have to try. Start with an order of poutine fries, then enjoy choosing from a myriad of ways to eat fried chicken or one of their other top-notch entrees, and complete the meal with a side of collard greens, catfish, or corn bread.


There is no taste like home and a meal at Communion reminds you of this in the tastiest way. The owners are a mother and son duo who pull from their history  to serve up culture and love in meals made to remember. Flavorful craft cocktails also make an appearance on the menu.


Farm fresh food is crafted lovingly in the kitchen at Marjorie. Their decadent dinner menu is completed by a selection of desserts and cocktails, served in a homey yet industrial interior or on their gorgeous patio when the weather is good. Proudly Black-owned and woman-powered, you’re in for the foodie version of a hug.


Maybe your insides are longing for a sandwich to fill you up. In that case, HoneyHole Sandwiches could be just what you need. They have a large menu with fun names and options for the meat-eaters and vegetarians / vegans alike. Generous fillings and house made sauces make this a dining experience you’ll want to do again.


There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants here in the Central District of Seattle and this list barely scratches the surface. If you know of a restaurant you think deserves to be mentioned, let us know! We’d love to include your favorite places in a future part two.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Best Restaurants to Visit in the Central District, Seattle - Part 1

Food, Glorious Food!

Many of the greatest memories of our lives include food from blowing out the candles on your birthday to bringing homemade soup to a sick friend. Obviously, we need food to live, but really enjoying that food is a part of what makes being alive so great. Feed your body with some of the best food Seattle restaurants have to offer.

Coffee puts a kick in your step and gives you the boost you need to start your day confidently. In the Pacific Northwest, you’re never far from a great cup of joe — Starbucks was even founded in Seattle 50 years ago in 1971 at Pike Place Market. Midtown Square itself is within walking distance of tons of unique shops, each with their own special flair. Try them all to find your new local favorite!


Squirrel Chops, 1 min walk

Squirrel Chops is a woman-owned business less than a block away that specializes in hand-crafted, small batch coffee from local roasters. That’s not all they do, though! They also have a team of stylists to take care of your hair when it’s time for that next cut or color.


Union Coffee, 1 min walk

A block in the other direction gets you to Union Coffee and Wine where you can get your caffeine fix in the morning and return in the evening for a glass of wine and snacks. Check out their website for specialty drinks — the Rosemary Maple Latte is amazing!


Raised Doughnuts, 2 min walk

No list of coffee shops would be complete without mentioning at least one doughnut shop and Raised Doughnuts takes the cake! Their tried and true recipes are a tastebud’s wonder and even your dog can enjoy a “pup nut” here.


Katy's Corner Café, 4 min walk

Katy’s Corner just might become your go-to place to catch up with a friend, get some work done, or grab a quick bite to eat from their handmade sandwich menu. 


Central Café & Juice Bar, 9 min walk

Central Café and Juice Bar prides themselves on being eco-conscious in practice and packaging along with offering a great selection of espresso, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and teas in addition to breakfast and lunch items. Order ahead so your drink is ready when you get there!


KB Espresso, 13 min walk

The coffee first attitude at KB Espresso guarantees you a fantastic cup of handcrafted coffee ready in minutes. A curated selection of cookies, croissants, and cruffins makes the walk even more worth it.


Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting, 19 min walk

High quality coffee comes from mindful sourcing and Caffé Vita excels at working with farmers who are committed to sustainability. By roasting their beans fresh and onsite, you can experience the full body flavor and subtle notes that make their blends stand out.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Here’s Where You Can Find the Best Coffee Shops in Central District Seattle

Grab a cup of coffee from one of the many nearby shops.

Coffee puts a kick in your step and gives you the boost you need to start your day confidently. In the Pacific Northwest, you’re never far from a great cup of joe — Midtown Square itself is near tons of unique coffee shops. Read on to learn about each of these walkable locations.

Construction is tracking well and WG Clark is on schedule for a December completion. The exterior work on the building is mostly complete, as are the unit interiors. The focus for the next two months will be completing the building along the street levels,  new sidewalks, completion of the central square and street improvements.


We are thrilled with the progress so far, and look forward to welcoming our first residents in just a few months!

The Art
 

A statement from artist, Perri Rhoden, on the inspiration behind her artwork displayed on our square entrance.

"I want to create this mural as a visual reminder to breathe. Breathing is what empowers us to accomplish even the most unfathomable tasks. Breathing calms the nervous system. And, we have the ability to breathe new life into the the future of this corner."

A statement from artist, Myron Curry, on the inspiration behind his artwork displayed in our plaza.

"I wanted to paint something that resonated with the Central area like culture and community diversity and its unity as well as what pull those things together, like our youth. It's the dreams as a child that resonates within the soul and only the courageous will let them become beacons into their future. I will tie these images together with an artistic overtone that has an inviting feeling to it. My goal is to produce an inviting feeling of celebration, connection, positivity and community."

Retail Update

The Midtown project is organized around a 16,000 sf square in the center of the project. This publicly accessible square is similar in size to Occidental Mall, just south of Main Street in Pioneer Square. The square will be lined with retail shops and is intended to be an active community gathering space from day to night. We’ve made a commitment to prioritize leasing the retail space to African-American-owned businesses.
 
Over the last 18 months, we have made good progress on a number of discussions with local retailers and have developed a short list of candidates, but there is still time if you’re interested in retail space at Midtown! Please reach out to Tracy or Dana. As a reminder, we are interested in talking to anyone with an interest, regardless of previous business experience or financial capacity. 
 
As we reported previously, we have leases signed with So Beautiful SalonRaised Doughnuts. and Neighbor Lady. They are all underway with their planning and construction and will be open in early 2022. We are also working with several other local, Black owned business and we are looking forward to making announcements on these tenants in the coming weeks.  
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Midtown Community Update

What's New & What's Coming

Pre-leasing at Midtown is well underway. We've loved welcoming potential residents and community members to see all that Midtown has to offer! If you haven't had a chance yet, check out our brand new website complete with pricing, floor plans and photos (a quick sneak peek of the interiors is below). Or if you're interested in taking a tour, we'd be happy to have you!

Congratulations on making the move to Central District, Seattle, Washington. We’re sure you’re wondering how you’ll begin to get acquainted with the area. We’re here to help you feel comfortable and get you started with a few of the best local spots around for a drink or bite to eat, shopping, and recreation. Keep on reading and welcome home!


Local Coffee Shops and Restaurants

The area is known for coffee - worldwide favorite Starbucks was even born here! But you’ll have plenty of options for where to grab your morning cup of joe as there are seven coffee shops all within walking distance of your new Midtown Square apartment. Squirrel Chops and Union Coffee and wine are the closest, with Katy’s Corner Cafe, KB Espresso, Central Cafe and Juice Bar, Verite Coffee, and of course Starbucks filling in the area just beyond.

Foodies, rejoice! Good eats abound in this town and your taste buds are in for a treat as you discover all of them. Tacos Chukis and Communion Restaurant and Bar are both right across the street from our community. Tour the world one plate at a time by visiting Rhein Haus Seattle for German fare, Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant for African platters, or Barrio Mexican Kitchen and Bar.


Shopping

For you retail therapists, you surely know about the charming shops at Pike Place Market, just 15 minutes away. However, there is also the Westlake Center and Pacific Place with a larger selection of stores and high-end retailers. Harvard Market and Broadway Market are a bit closer, each with their own grocery stores and various eateries nearby. 

There is a Grocery Outlet just a few blocks away and a Trader Joe’s within close driving distance so you can keep getting your favorite dinner items. For a true neighborhood experience which we highly recommend, check out the PCC (Puget Consumer’s Co-op) right across the street. They are an outstanding local grocery store and will have just about everything you need. As a member, you’ll get access to exclusive discounts steps from your door! This market has a high focus on sustainability, quality healthy food, and even offers classes so you can learn how to perfect classic recipes.


Walking Trails and Nearby Parks 

Part of the joys of living in the Pacific Northwest is close access to green spaces in the mountains and close to home. For the outdoors-inclined and daily walkers, you’ll be happy to find tons of parks within 10 minutes of our community of Midtown Square. There’s Cal Anderson Park a bit more in the city, Powell Barnett Park, Frink and Leschi Parks, and beaches all along Lake Washington Blvd from Denny Blaine Beach down to Madrona Park, Creek, and Beach all in one spot! Also on Lake Washington Blvd is the famous Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens.


To get even more acquainted with the neighborhood, check out our website for additional recommendations. Now that you’re home to stay, share your adventures with us on social media! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, and keep following the Midtown Square blog for more articles like this one. See you next time!

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Your Guide to Living in Central District, Seattle

The Ins and Outs of the Neighborhood Around Midtown Square

Congratulations on making the move to Central District, Seattle, Washington. We’re sure you’re wondering how you’ll begin to get acquainted with the area. We’re here to help you feel comfortable and get you started with a few of the best local spots around for a drink or bite to eat, shopping, and recreation. Keep on reading and welcome home!