A new website highlighting the Othello neighborhood has been launched by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.
On Board Othello is focused specifically on fostering strong and vibrant commercial growth in the Othello/Graham MLK corridor. Current organizations involved include: Artspace, HomeSight, MLK Business Association, Othello Park Alliance (OPA), Othello Station Community Advisory Team (OSCAT), Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF), SouthEast Effective Development (SEED), City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, and City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and the list continues to grow.
The webpage includes links to an Othello-Graham Retail Real Estate Market Analysis and an Othello Retail Analysis. Both analyses can help inform local business owners as they START, GROW, and GREEN their business.
See the webpage here.
PLATE OF NATIONS: LOCAL VENUES, GLOBAL MENUS
MLK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Plate of Nations is the signature event of the MLK Business Association (MLKBA) formed in 2008 to promote the independently owned businesses in the MLK community. MLK Jr. Way South is home to some of Seattle’s best, independently owned ethnic eateries. MLKBA invites Seattleites to taste the rich flavors these local restaurants have to offer on March 21 to April 5. Participating restaurants include Bananas Grill (Mediterranean and Middle Eastern), Huarachitos Cocina Mexicana (Mexico City), and The Original Philly’s (American East Coast). Plate of Nations is funded by the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle initiative.
Last year, over 1000 people enjoyed Plate of Nations special menus, representing diners from over 4 states, 19 cities in Washington State, and 35 Seattle neighborhoods. These folks bolstered Seattle’s local economy by spending tens of thousands of dollars, and got to enjoy cultural experiences with global menus at local venues on MLK in the Valley (some won prizes, too!).
Plate of Nations was launched in 2011 by the MLK Business Association to create a festive event where MLK restaurants can showcase some of their favorite dishes with special menus that invite customers to experience their cultural traditions.
The MLK Business Association (MLK BA) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 to serve the businesses along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle. Its vision is to “build a strong, vibrant, and culturally diverse business community that is a destination second to none in the Pacific Northwest.”
The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of March 10.
TEN BEST FOODIE SPOTS IN SEATTLE
Seattle’s list of can’t-miss foodie spots seems to change with the season or whenever there’s a whisper about a new venue opening its doors. Here are some of the best and buzziest foodie spots: Pike Place Market where many top local chefs do their shopping. It’s hard to go wrong at Tavolàta, Staple & Fancy, Mkt., or any restaurants by Ethan Stowell, or Maria Hines and Tom Douglas. Seattle also has a thriving food truck scene, and many local favorites have landed on assorted “Best Food Trucks” lists.
LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT: INDEPENDENT SHOPS VERSUS CHAINS
SEVEN WAYS TO INCREASE BUSINESS PROFITS
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