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City of Seattle
Mike McGinn (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: 2012 Only in Seattle campaign introduces Pioneer Square hidden gems

8/16/2012  3:00:00 PM

2012 Only in Seattle campaign introduces Pioneer Square hidden gems
Only in Seattle Sundays continue in Belltown August 26 and Wallingford September 30

SEATTLE - In a continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of new neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the addition of Pioneer Square to the 2012 Only in Seattle Campaign, and revealed the location of the upcoming Only in Seattle Sunday- Belltown.
Pioneer Square is where Seattle got started. The city's founders settled in the area in 1852, and after 160 years (and one Great Seattle Fire) it's still one of Seattle's classic neighborhoods. In Pioneer Square you can explore Seattle's oldest history - the Seattle Underground, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - amidst some of Seattle's liveliest bars and restaurants. Add in some of Seattle's best architecture and quintessential businesses, and you have a neighborhood that's still the can't-miss heart of Seattle.

"This program helps promote what makes Seattle's neighborhoods special," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "I hope that our efforts on our Center City initiative, and on-going programs like Only in Seattle, help encourage people to come enjoy the diverse businesses that can only be found in our downtown neighborhoods."

Pioneer Square businesses featured on include Il Terrazzo Carmine, Magic Mouse Toys, the Tashrio Kaplan All-Arts Building and Zeitgeist Coffee.

Only in Seattle Sundays in Belltown August 26th
This year the city is not only adding 12 new businesses in Fremont, Pioneer Square, and Wallingford, but also taking the campaign one step further by introducing Only in Seattle Sundays.

Only in Seattle Sundays are designed in partnership with the neighborhood business districts to give people a great way to get out and discover what makes Seattle's neighborhoods unique - and get some great deals while they're at it.

After a successful inaugural launch in Fremont, Belltown will host the next Only in Seattle Sunday on Sunday, August 26th with discounts offered at neighborhood favorites, including all-day happy hour pricing at Spitfire, two-for-one bicycles rentals at Bicycle Pull Apart, and $1 house-made seasonal sangria from Black Bottle. Grab a bite to eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory with free Sicilian garlic cheese bread with the purchase of an entree, and enjoy 10% off in-stock items at Fancy, among other discounts throughout the neighborhood.

To redeem and view the monthly Only in Seattle Sundays deals, shoppers can download or print the Only in Seattle Sundays coupon available at Additionally Seattleites are encouraged to follow Only in Seattle on Facebook and Twitter, where the City's Office of Economic Development (OED) will be giving away prizes from select neighborhood businesses throughout the month.

About Only in Seattle
For the past two years Only in Seattle has captured the essence of Seattle's neighborhoods and shared the unique stories behind each of the featured businesses. With Only in Seattle Sundays the campaign's "buy local" mission is brought to life beyond the Only in Seattle website,, by inspiring people to take one day a month to discover and explore a new neighborhood or businesses they otherwise might not experience.

Following Only in Seattle Sundays in Belltown (August) and Wallingford (September), locals can look forward to events in other neighborhoods in the subsequent months.

The City promotes a healthy business environment for neighborhood business districts and organizations. The Only in Seattle marketing campaign is only one of numerous City-funded projects and activities that improve and strengthen local business districts under the broader Only in Seattle Initiative.

Annually, participating neighborhoods apply and are selected to be part of the Only in Seattle marketing campaign. Neighborhood business organizations interested in applying to participate in the 2013 Only in Seattle campaign should contact Theresa Barrearas at (206) 684-4505 or

Seattle Jobs Plan
Mayor Mike McGinn's vision for next generation economic development that creates a sustainable economy with shared prosperity in Seattle was launched in August 2010. It consists of new and existing policies, programs and investments designed to help create quality jobs, protect the environment, and ensure that taxpayers get true value from the city of Seattle's public investments. For more information, visit

City's Office of Economic Development (OED)
OED supports a healthy business environment and empowers companies to grow and compete. We provide services directly to businesses through advocacy, retention and expansion assistance, and workforce development. Visit to access city services for businesses, and for more information about our office, visit

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