New Year Brings New Look for Seattle’s Pacific Place

Iconic brands solidify plans for new spaces, local art installation appears as highly anticipated redevelopment at premier shopping and dining destination tracks toward February completion

Pacific Place, downtown Seattle’s premier destination for shopping, entertainment and dining, is putting the finishing touches on its multi-million-dollar, Gensler designed redevelopment project. Iconic tenants Tiffany & Co and Lululemon announce plans for new, expanded spaces, local art appears throughout the center and new spaces are revealed as the redevelopment tracks toward a completion in February 2020.

“The start of a new year also marks a significant milestone in the Pacific Place redevelopment,” said Elena Arosteguy, general manager at Pacific Place. “We’re thrilled to be creating new spaces for iconic brands and watch with delight as construction clears and the beautiful, new look of Pacific Place emerges.”

The changing face of the center weaves northwest contemporary design with the quintessential natural elements of the Pacific Northwest in an abstract manner. Notable design features include a living green column that stretches from level one up to level four near each elevator.  The atrium has always been illuminated but now opens-up and further connects to the Concourse level making it a now five-story atrium. Lounge areas dot the center, welcoming visitors to linger, relax and take in the city. Upcoming features and updates from the development include:

  • A stunning, light-filled sculptural art installation named “murmuration” will grace the atrium by the end of February. The sculpture, inspired by a moving flock of birds, is created by local artist Susan Zoccola.  Zoccola is known for iconic, larger than life pieces like “Grasssblades” at the Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle and countless other large-scale works in public spaces.
  • The existing entrance at Sixth Avenue and Pine Street will open to the public, with a grand unveiling of the new look in February.
  • This February, Tiffany & Co. will move from its previous 5,223 square foot space to a temporary storefront on level two, opening March 2020. Its permanent, larger 6,197 store is slated to open early 2021.
  • Lululemon will move from its temporary store on level one to a new, larger 4,500 square foot shop this month. The new spot will be nearly double the square footage of the original location, with more than 4,500 square feet of retail space.

With the addition of Bezel & Kiln and Wishes Toys, Books & Games late 2019, the shopping center will continue its active pop-up store program that showcases art, new retail brands and experiences which reflect the future of Pacific Place. More than 20 best-in-class shops, restaurants and AMC Pacific Place 11 are open for business as the management team at Madison Marquette creates new spaces for retailers, restaurants and experiences to be announced soon. The center’s current retailers include Tiffany & Co., JNBY, Michael Kors, Aveda, Trophy Cupcakes, Din Tai Fung and coming May 2020, the new restaurant Hai Di Lao Hot Pot. For more details on happenings, stores and events  visit .

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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