Bellevue Beat | Realogics Sotheby's International Realty opening hybrid, innovative office and lounge in Old Bellevue
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Think Capital One Cafe but for real estate and with cocktails, artisanal bites and more! The two-story, 3,200-sf hybrid, innovative retail and office space will include the B-Bar, a cafe and cocktail lounge; a real estate showroom; an events center; a co-working lounge; and real estate offices.
B-Bar will be a daytime café with convenient grab-and-go food and coffee bar, and crossover to a cocktail lounge and piano bar with a full dining menu in the evening. B-Bar will be operated by Joe Vilardi, owner of Bis on Main restaurant located next door. "Realogics Sotheby's International Realty has presented me with an exciting opportunity to build out a shared vision for a contemporary café and lounge as an extension of Bis on Main's success," adds Vilardi. "The B-Bar will help expand our popular happy hour scene with live music and cater to the rising demand for private dining and events."
RSIR is a noted vanguard when it comes to designing and incorporating dynamic retail hybrid operations in prime locations. For example, the Kirkland branch features Maison DeLille, a wine tasting lounge operated by DeLille Cellars; and the Bainbridge Island branch repurposed the historic Hardware Store Building into a joint retail operation shared by the brokerage and Bruciato restaurant, which is operated by James Beard Award-finalist chef Brendan McGill.
"The residential real estate market in Bellevue has experienced an influx of global companies, new attractions, hotels, and restaurants that now call the area home," said Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, chief operating officer of Sotheby’s International Real Estate Affiliates, LLC. "The area is undergoing tremendous growth and we are delighted to have RSIR continue to develop this key market and elevate the client experience with its innovative new office space."
RSIR regional branch office in Old Bellevue is now open and construction of the remaining retail amenities is expected to complete in Summer 2020.
Published: December 11, 2019. Updated July 7, 2020.
Photos courtesy of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.