University Village, Seattle, Washington


University Village, Seattle, Washington

University Village is an upscale shopping center in Seattle, Washington, built at the south corner of Ravenna neighborhood. [(1) cite web
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url =http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/nmaps/html/NN-1085S.htm
title ="Ravenna", map
publisher =Office of the Seattle City Clerk
accessdate =2006-04-21
Maps "NN-1030S", "NN-1040S".jpgdated 17 June, 2002.
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(2) cite web
last =
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date =n.d. | year = | month =
url =http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/about.htm
title ="About the Seattle City Clerk's On-line Information Services", Information Services, Seattle City Clerk's Office
publisher =Office of the Seattle City Clerk
accessdate =2006-04-21
See heading, "Note about limitations of these data".
] The 24 acre (97,000 m²) shopping center was built in 1956 across NE 45th Street on an earlier part of the Montlake Landfill (since 1911, 1922-1966; home of J. P. Patches 1958-1981), taking out what remained of the Union Bay Marsh that was drained by the lowering of Lake Washington as a result of the opening of the Lake Washington Ship Canal (1913-1916). [(1) Dorpat
(2) Phelps, pp. 59, 68. 207–208.
(3) Stein
] Some wetland was later partially restored as the Union Bay Natural Area with the Center for Urban Horticulture. [Center for Urban Horticulture]

Until the early 1990s, the character of University Village was decidedly different. Most of its businesses were small, and the chain stores were all local: Ernst Home & Nursery, Malmo Nurseries (acquired by Ernst), Lamonts Department Store (acquired by Gottschalks, 2000), [cite web
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] Pay 'n Save Drugs, and QFC (a grocery). Many of the businesses began to falter toward the end of the 1980s, however, and in 1993 the owners of the mall decided to sell. The chairman of QFC and a partner bought it, and tenants such as those mentioned above began to move out. U-Village, as it is colloquially known, no longer has a hardware store, but features upscale national stores such as Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Miller-Pollard, Banana Republic, and Crate & Barrel instead (as well as related local specialty stores). Despite this, 61% of U-Village merchants are still local. (The Ernst and Pay n' Save corporate chains went out of business in the 1990s; adjacent QFC still nominally exists, but as a division of Kroger.)

Anchor tenants today are Barnes and Noble, local and family-owned Bartell Drugs (since 1890), [Warren] Crate & Barrel, The Gap, and Pottery Barn. [Largest by square footage, alphabetically. Next largest are Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Fiorini Sports, Smith & Hawken, and Storables, alphabetically. 206 stores plus five offices.
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url =http://www.uvillage.com/pdf/UVillage_Directory.pdf
title ="Map", Home > Information > Map at [http://www.uvillage.com/map.asp "Map"]
publisher =University Village
accessdate =2006-05-21
] Significant adjacent anchors are the Seattle QFC flagship store, a large Safeway, and an Office Depot. In 1991, neighborhood activists initiated a campaign with the City to "daylight" Ravenna Creek through Ravenna Park to Lake Washington, but the segment from the park to the University of Washington (UW) and the Union Bay Natural Area was successfully blocked by the owners of University Village. [(1) cite web
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url =http://home.earthlink.net/~ravennacreek/chronology.htm
title ="Chronology"
publisher =Ravenna Creek Alliance
accessdate =2006-04-21

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title ="Ravenna Creek Alliance: Specific Info"
publisher = [http://home.earthlink.net Earthlink]
accessdate =2006-04-21

(3) O'Neil
]

The campus of the UW is to the west and south, the neighborhood of Bryant farther to the east, and the neighborhood of Ravenna to the north, [cite web
last =Seattle City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas
first =
date =n.d., map .jpgc. 17 June 2002 | year = | month =
url =http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/nmaps/html/NN-1085S.htm
title ="Ravenna", map
publisher =Office of the Seattle City Clerk
accessdate =2006-04-21
] but portions of the surrounding neighborhoods are often referred to as being in "University Village" themselves, approximately west to 22nd Avenue NE, north to NE 55th Street, and east to Union Bay Place NE and 30th Avenue NE. The area's principal arterials are 25th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street; 35th Avenue is a minor arterial. Collector arterials are NE Blakeley-Union Bay Place NE and NE 55th streets. [cite web
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date =2004-01-12 | year = | month =
url =http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/planwebsmall.pdf
title =Low-Resolution Version
work =Street Classification Maps
publisher =Seattle Department of Transportation
accessdate =2006-04-21
format=PDF
For browser use; other versions for printing, cf. Bibliography. From [http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps.htm "Principal, Minor and Collector arterials"] , Seattle Department of Transportation, 2005.
]

Competing local shopping

*Northgate mall
*The Ave
*Downtown Lake City

See also

[http://www.uvillage.com/ U Village] shopping center Web site
Neighborhoods of Ravenna Creek

References

Bibliography


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* [http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/about.htm "About the Seattle City Clerk's On-line Information Services"] , Information Services, Seattle City Clerk's Office. Retrieved 21 April 2006. See heading, "Note about limitations of these data".
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* [http://depts.washington.edu/ubna/history.htm "HISTORY @ UBNA"] (Union Bay Natural Area). Center for Urban Horticulture (n.d., 1999 per [http://depts.washington.edu/ubna/landfillreport.pdf "Montlake Landfill Information Summary, January 1999"] on page). Retrieved 21 April 2006.
* [http://www.uvillage.com/pdf/UVillage_Directory.pdf "Map"] , Home > Information > Map at [http://www.uvillage.com/map.asp "Map"] , U Village. PDF dated 7 May 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2006.
* O'Neil, Kit, University Community Urban Center (n.d., 1997 per [http://home.earthlink.net/~ravennacreek/chronology.htm Chronology] ). [http://www.scn.org/neighbors/ucuc/rcreek.html "Ravenna Creek Daylighting Project"] . Retrieved 21 April 2006] .
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* Ravenna Creek Alliance (9 November 2005). [http://home.earthlink.net/~ravennacreek/specific.htm "Ravenna Creek Alliance: Specific Info"] . Retrieved 21 April 2006.
* Ravenna Creek Alliance (9 November 2005). [http://home.earthlink.net/~ravennacreek/whatsnew.htm "What's New"] . Retrieved 21 April 2006.
* Seattle City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas (n.d., map .jpgc. 17 June 2002). [http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/nmaps/html/NN-1085S.htm "Ravenna"] . Retrieved 21 April 2006.
Maps "NN-1030S", "NN-1040S".jpgdated 17 June, 2002.
* Stein, Alan J. [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5344 "Patches, Julius Pierpont"] , "HistoryLink". 02 March 2003, retrieved 21 April 2006. Stein referenced Jack Broom, “The J.P. Generation,” "Pacific Magazine", "The Seattle Times", 4 April 1993, pp. 6-11,14-17;
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[no title] , "The East Side Journal", 31 May 1962, p. 3; Ibid. 14 May 1969, p. 19.
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[http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/plan.pdf High-Resolution Version] , PDF format, 16.1 MB
[http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/planweb.pdf Medium-Resolution Version] , PDF format, 1.45 MB 12 January 2004.
[http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/planwebsmall.pdf Low-Resolution Version] , PDF format, 825 KB 12 January 2004.
[http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/arterialslegend.pdf "Planned Arterials Map Legend Definitions"] , PDF format. 12 January 2004.
The high resolution version is good for printing, 11 x 17. The low and medium resolution versions are good for quicker online viewing. [Source: [http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps.htm#pdfnote "Street Classification Maps, Note on Accessing These PDF Files"] ]
* Warren, James R. (updated 13 September 2004). [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1670 "Bartell, George H. Sr. (1868-1956)"] . 16 September 1999, corrected on 17 April 2002, and updated on 13 September 2004. Retrieved 21 April 2006. Warren referenced "A Century of Business," Puget Sound Business Journal, September 17, 1999;
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