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Five New Restaurants Debut at Kemper Development’s Lincoln Square South in Bellevue Amid an Increase in Sales

Lincoln Square South, Bellevue, The Bellevue Collection, Kemper Development Co., 500 Bellevue Way NE

By The Registry Staff

On Monday, five new restaurants debuted on the second floor of Lincoln Square South as The Bellevue Collection reopened its food hall.

Originally launched in 2018 at 500 Bellevue Way NE, the food hall underwent renovations in the spring of 2022 before reopening its doors.

Located within the Lincoln Square complex, the food hall is part of Kemper Development Co.’s Bellevue Collection, which includes Bellevue Square Mall and Bellevue Place, along with shopping, restaurants, office space spanning 700,000 square feet, and two hotels: W Bellevue and Westin Bellevue, according to a report in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Jennifer Leavitt, Kemper’s vice president of marketing, expressed, “With the return of office workers, it is the right time to open the refreshed space as part of our growing Dining District at The Bellevue Collection.”

According to a Kemper spokesperson, sales across all properties, encompassing over 50 restaurants, have risen by 40 percent compared to the same period last year. Moreover, ten restaurants have achieved annual sales surpassing $10 million.

The latest additions to the food hall’s lineup include West Coast Tacos, specializing in street tacos; Seoul Bowl, offering Korean barbecue; Wonderbowl, a gluten-free option featuring rice- or quinoa-based bowls; and Drip Tea, a bubble tea cafe. Burbs Burgers, a venture by chef Joshua Henderson, is scheduled to open in early July. Dote Coffee Bar has continued to operate during the renovation process.

Kemper McQuaid, vice president of leasing, stated in the report, “We are reopening the Lincoln South Food Hall with restaurants that are new to the Bellevue area after establishing popularity in the greater Seattle market.”

Over the past year, Kemper Development has revamped multiple dining spaces within the Bellevue Collection, welcoming new establishments like Water Grill, Farzi Cafe, and Cantina Monarca.

Future openings are on the horizon, including Din Tai Fung, relocating to the former Maggiano’s Little Italy space spanning 17,000 square feet, Shake Shack, and a project known as Legion.