Skanska’s Vision for the Ground Floor Comes to Life in Time for Summer With Four New Retailers
Heralded one of Eater’s 17 most anticipated food halls in the country, The Hall at 400 Fairview is designed to capture the inspiration of an open-air market, with spaces that flow into each other. The new tenants join current Hall shops Caffe Ladro, Meat & Bread, Juicy Café, florist Verde & Co., Bar Harbor, which opened its outside space on April 28, and the first Kai Market by Uwajimaya, which opened May 3.
“With The Hall, we continue to realize our vision of a mix of food, drinks, traditional retail, and services for our office tenants and the surrounding community,” said Murphy McCullough, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development. “We are happy to welcome our new tenants to The Hall.”
Meet the New Tenants
The eye clinic and luxury eyewear shop opened in March, offering everything from eye exams to the treatment of ocular diseases. Their eyewear includes a truly unique selection of frames exclusive to Urban Optix.
“We were attracted to the uniqueness of 400 Fairview because we bring a non-traditional approach to the treatment of our patients and customers, and we wanted a modern space that reflects the vibrant community of South Lake Union,” said Dr. Traci Lee, owner of Urban Optix.
After years at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the popular cosmetics line and nail salon will bring its culture and energy to 400 Fairview this summer. For appointment holders and walk-ins, Butter London will offer manicures at their nail bar and will also feature makeovers and beauty touch ups.
“The space feels open, engaging and energetic, which is the ideal backdrop to our nail bar concept,” said Sarina Godin, president of Butter London. “It’s the perfect place to come on your lunch break for a quick manicure, after work during happy hour, and of course anytime in between.”
Established in Seattle nearly 10 years ago, JOIN is a collective of independent designers, makers and artists. JOIN Shop showcases the US-made wares of its more than 50 studio members through its first “brick-and-mortar” store at 400 Fairview.
“Serendipitously, we found 400 Fairview, a place focused on building community—just like JOIN,” said Sallyann Corn, JOIN co-founder. “We’re excited to open this new concept shop among the fantastic mix of other businesses in the Hall!”
In May, local favorite Trophy Cupcakes will open a pop-up location at 400 Fairview, showcasing cupcakes and other confections from owners Jennifer Shea and her husband Mike Williamson. The pair opened their first shop in 2007, touting the finest ingredients, like European chocolate, Madagascar bourbon vanilla and local sweet cream butter.
More on 400 Fairview and Skanska
400 Fairview is Skanska’s second office development in Seattle, home to the headquarters of Tommy Bahama, Impinj, Car Toy’s/Wireless Advocates, and local headquarters to Stantec and Delta Dental. Skanska first revealed plans for the development in January 2012: a 13-story tower with 320,000 square feet of office space and 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, targeting LEED® Platinum certification. In December 2015, institutional investor TIAA bought a majority interest in the building, and Skanska retained 10 percent ownership.
Skanska’s other developments in the Seattle area include Alley 111, a 260-unit multi-family building with 6,000 square feet of retail space in Bellevue, and 2+U, a thoughtfully designed 38-story office building currently under development. Located at Second Avenue and University Street, a prime location in downtown Seattle, 2+U will span an entire city block with 665,000 square feet office space, 18,500 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of covered outdoor, open space that will create an urban village – a one-of-a-kind addition to the Seattle market.
With more than 70 years of history in the Puget Sound region, Skanska combines generations of local knowledge with the vast tools of a global construction and development firm to build what matters for local communities. Skanska’s portfolio ranges from local landmarks, such as Benaroya Hall and the Museum of Glass, to small tenant improvements and major infrastructure projects like the replacement of the southern mile of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Recognized as one of the region’s top corporate philanthropists, Skanska is also committed to creating new opportunities for local small, traditionally disadvantaged businesses.