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U District chosen for ‘Only in Seattle’ campaign

Posted by Kate Bergman on July 27th, 2011

Check out the hidden gems of the University District with the city’s 2011 “Only in Seattle” marketing campaign.

Thirty-six new businesses in eight Seattle neighborhoods will be highlighted throughout the current campaign, which will showcase some of Seattle’s unique independent stores and restaurants. It also encourages people to “buy local” and explore new neighborhoods.

Café Allegro is one of the businesses selected. “We are thrilled that Café Allegro was chosen to be part of Only in Seattle this year,” said Chris Peterson, co-owner of Café Allegro in the University District. “As the first espresso house in Seattle founded in 1975, we have seen a lot of changes and businesses come and go. The past few years have been difficult for small business owners, but businesses in Seattle have been lucky because of the overwhelming support of the community and campaigns like this. Only in Seattle helps guide people to some of the best local gems in the city, but really it is about trying out new stores and restaurants, venturing outside of your own neighborhood and discovering all that Seattle’s local businesses have to offer in your own backyard.”

The participating neighborhoods are the U District, Phinney/Greenwood, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, Belltown, Capitol Hill, Madison Park and the International District. “The businesses featured in the campaign all deliver one-of-a-kind experiences and range from wine shops to butchers to the home of one of the largest video collections in the world,” from the press release.

The University District will be in the spotlight on the OnlyinSeattle.org website next week. You can also follow Only in Seattle on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook.



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