Monthly Archives: August 2006

Part of Old Bellevue City Hall Property Sold for $15.9 million

According to a recent article in at, written by Brian K. Miller of, the Leavitt Building in Bellevue was purchased by a joint venture between Mark Weed of Egis Real Estate Services and Michael Barnes for $15.9 million.

The Leavitt Building was a part of the old Bellevue City Hall Property that auto magnate Michael O’Brien purchased from the City for $24.7 million. He had previously demolished the City Hall Building and adjoining Police Station (formerly the Bellevue Public Library for those who weren’t around back then) to make way for the new Lexus dealership building and parking lots.

The grapevine says that the new construction had come to a virtual standstill because of the shortage of concrete available because of the recent union strike. An agreement was worked out earlier in the week and we’re hoping that all stalled projects get back on track quickly.

September Issue of Eastside Business is Out

The September issue of Eastside Business is out. Subscriptions have been mailed and over 10,000 copies are being distributed at over 300 locations on the Eastside. The lead article on the front page is about the Bellevue Entrepreneur Center‘s First Annual Fundraising luncheon that was held at Meydenbauer Center. Thank you to all that attended,… Continue Reading

Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue #6 in Vehicle Theft Rates

Definitely not a top ten list to shoot for, the National Insurance Crime Bureau has released their list of the top ten metropolitan areas with the highest vehicle theft rates last year: The 10 metropolitan areas with the highest vehicle theft rates last year were: 1. Modesto, Calif. 2. Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 3. Stockton, Calif.… Continue Reading

Cjazz Benefit Jazz Weekend in Kauai

Michele Abrams of CJazz is putting together a great benefit Jazz Weekend in Kauai. If you’re a jazz fan and are looking to get out of town, I’m fairly certain you’ll enjoy Kauai. Here’s the details: TWO HOT NIGHTS OF JAZZ ON KAUAI TO BENEFIT YWCA OF KAUAI Reduced Room Rates at both Grand Hyatt… Continue Reading

Eastside Business Welcomes Bellevue Towers

I’d like to welcome Bellevue Towers as one of our newest advertisers at Eastside Business. The new condo towers are going to be 42 stories and are being built at the site of the old Puget Power building in Bellevue: NE Corner of 4th and 106th Ave NE. There are a lot of cool features… Continue Reading

The Business Newspaper War is On!

Lately there has been a business publication from south King County that has expanded to start an Eastside edition – trying to break into a great market. As you probably know, Eastside Business is locally owned and operated and made it’s debut in March of 2005. This other publication is published by a Renton City… Continue Reading

Bellevue Entrepreur Center Has First Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Today, Saturday August 12th at Meydenbauer Center, the Bellevue Entrepreneur Center, BEC, held their First Annual Fundraising Luncheon and Silent Auction. The keynote speaker was Tom O’Keefe, Chairman and Founder of Tully’s Coffee, who was a very entertaining speaker with great insights on what it takes to be an Entrepreneur in today’s business climate. The… Continue Reading

Coming Soon To The Computer in Front of You:

I’m finally doing it – I decided to spend the money necessary to have a first class real estate website where anyone can go to search all the homes listed for sale in the Puget Sound Region. will be the new web portal for my real estate company AAA Properties. It should be live… Continue Reading