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CITY CENTER

Scenic shores and vintage vibes

The walkable and shoppable City Center neighborhood boasts the scenic shores of Lake Washington to the north and a downtown core that melds bygone charm with suburban chic. And it’s right next door to the training home for a local team known as the Seattle Seahawks.

Historic downtown gives off a vintage vibe with its antique and eclectic shops offering one-of-a-kind finds. Just down the street, The Landing is 600,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment therapy that’s sure to make you smile. This suburban shopping hub features national retailers along with a big dose of local, including galleries, boutiques, brewers and restaurants that draw diners from near and far.

Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in the City Center Neighborhood:

DOWNTOWN RENTON

Cupcake maker assembles the sweet treat at Common Ground Cupcakes in Renton, WA.

While You’re Here. Peruse vibrant murals, delve into the city’s past at the art deco-style Renton History Museum and get your table-game on at Fortune Casino Renton, open 24/7.

4 Sisters Holistic Remedies

Expand your mind and opt for the gift of holistic health and healing. This shop and educational center offers a vast selection of organic herbs, spices, burnables, essential oils, resins and teas. You’ll also find crystals, books, tarot and oracles, along with local art to soothe the soul.

Apparition Books

This recent addition to the downtown core landscape is a welcoming neighborhood nook that carries a wide (and growing) collection of used books that span genres. Just like the name evokes, this shop is remarkable and unexpected.

Blossom Vegetarian Restaurant

They bring a rich tradition of creating dishes that remind their customers of beloved meat and seafood dishes they have enjoyed before becoming vegetarian or vegan dinners. Blossom Vegetarian team hopes to help customers lead a healthy life and find their inner peace.

Cedar Rivers Smokehouse

They pride themselves on providing traditional as well as non-traditional Texas Style Barbecue. They offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to their number one concern… their customers!

Sparkle Gifts and Whatnot

This distinct boutique spotlights local Etsy artists and features a mingling of pottery, accessories, holiday and home décor, and unique et cetera. The perfect place to find gifts for friends—or yourself.

Urban Sprouts

A boutique plant shop specializing in empowering the curation of a personalized oasis in every home using live plants, custom terrariums and American made housewares. Hands-on classes, private events, subscription services and the resources for plant care also available. 

Boon Boona Coffee

An exclusively African coffee roaster. Boon Boona looks to share its profits directly with the growers and provide a welcoming space for all in its cafe.

Naan-N-Curry

Everything is made in house as they refuse to use pre-packaged spice mixes. They roast and grind their own spice mixes daily. The menu provides options for everyone, so go ahead, LIVE IT UP. Or as they say in Pakistan and India: “ASH KAR YAAR!”

Cheers Bar and Grills

Cheers is one of the best bars in the metro area. Bring your friends and have with endless choice of drink combinations.  ​Plus, they have more than 20 beers on draft.

Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes

Serving famous and delicious Caffe D’Arte coffee, all made by their talented baristas. And don’t leave without a cupcake! Baked in-house daily by the bake team, with and local ingredients.

Ding Tea

Craving some Boba or milk tea? Look no further than Ding Tea in the historic downtown Renton. 

Wild Ginger Teriyaki

With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, their chef is excited to present their vision to you and all their guests. Their caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with them.

Jaguar Restaurant

Formerly “El Burrito Loco”, Jaguar Mexican Restaurant brings you the best of Mexico. Against the backdrop of the welcoming villages in Central Mexico, wrapped in centuries-old traditions of hospitality and culture, they want Jaguar Mexican Restaurant to be your getaway. 

Junkyard Bones

Pick up a premium bone for your dog! Junkyard Bones hand-cuts and hand-selects every bone. Their smoking process cures the bones so there is no splintering.  All of their super premium pet products carry a 100% money-back guarantee.

La Hacienda Santa Fe

La Hacienda Santa Fe is a cornerstone in the Renton community and has been recognized for its outstanding Mexican cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. Their Mexican restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

Luther’s Table

Luther’s Table exists to change the world by loving all people, fostering authentic community, and breaking down barriers through food, drink, the arts, and a spirit of generosity.

Marianna Ristorante

A local favorite of four years, come experience Marianna Ristorante’s fresh, seasonal, Northern Italian specialties, by candlelight dining. Open for lunch and dinner and available for special events.

New Zen Japanese Restaurant

Serving authentic handcrafted family-style Japanese cuisine created by a Japanese family. Enjoy the beauty of simple ingredients and service that warms your heart. 

Antiques 4U & The Puget Sound Cider Company

Their business is based on a love and passion for furniture of the past: pieces that were built to last. Unlike the disposable furniture of today, antiques are a piece of history that you can own, display, and use. They are heirlooms, works of art, and have an emotional connection that new furniture lacks.

River Valley Cheese

River Valley Cheese began with a focus on making handmade artisan cheese. A decade later, River Valley Cheese holds firmly to the art of handmade cheese and wants to carry on the tradition to teach other ancient crafts.  They bring this art to you by inviting you to engage in their hands-on artisan classes.

Smoking Monkey Pizza

They are a blend of old and new, local, and international. The pizza is made in the traditional, hand-tossed method in a brick oven. Although they strive to follow tradition, they are not bound by it. The menu includes authentic Italian recipes and their own modern favorites.

St. Charles’ Place and Antiques

Family owned and operated since 1973 in historic downtown Renton. They specialize in buying & selling a variety of high-quality antique furniture & collectibles. Skilled repairs and professional restorations are also available. 

Mathewson’s Automotive

Mathewson’s has been serving Renton’s automobile service and repair needs since 1933! With their well-trained mechanics and awesome customer service, this local automotive repair shop is a great place to get everything from oil changes to performance tuning.

Bad & Boujee Beauty Bar

Bad & Boujee Beauty Bar conveniently located in the heart of downtown Renton is a one-stop shop with endless options. Let their expert team help you with services such as hair, lash extensions, eyebrow tattoo, wax, updos and facials. 

DPAD Retro Toys and Games

Specializing in retro games, vintage and modern toys, and collectibles. You’ll find just the video games, Legos, action figures and more to fill in your home collection. 

DubTown Brewing Company

DubTown has 12 taps all made in love in downtown Renton. Sodas, ciders, and beers – oh my! It’s top notch. You’re encouraged to bring food for a taproom picnic; they only serve beverages here.

Four Generals Brewing

Their head brewer got his start home brewing. After years of very favorable comments for is beers, he decided to brew professionally and bring his love of craft beer to his hometown.

Liberty Cafe

Coffee, Community, Conversation! This cozy gathering place offers espresso, tea, light fare, free Wi-Fi & community event nights (when we’re able to gather again!)

Melrose Grill

The Melrose Grill offers an alternative to “downtown” dining using high quality ingredients, first class service, and a relaxing neighborhood feel. Their hero product is their Nebraska, corn-fed, 28 day aged beef. They proudly offer fresh seafood specials and a Washington-heavy wine list.

Yummy Deli & Meats

Spice up your dinner table with something from the Yummy Deli menu. This local hot spot gets rave reviews across the region for its Chinese-meets-Nashville crunchy fried chicken sandwich, purported to be the spiciest in area. Pick your own level of heat, from mild to scorching.  

Whistle Stop Ale House

Whistle Stop has been around for 25 years and proudly offer 18 rotating taps featuring the finest ales and lagers of the Pacific Northwest and the world.  You’ll love their freshly grilled signature sandwiches, house made soups, unique salads and appetizers, and dazzling burgers.

Wyldwood Creative

This contemporary fabric and craft store will kindle your creative spirit with classes on sewing, quilting, needlework and more, all led by local artists. For the maker in your life, the shop carries fabrics, patterns, kits and notions.

Cugini Florist

Let a special someone know how you really feel! Cugini Florists can help you speak the language of flowers…tell them you love them, give them a hearty pat on the back, wish them a happy birthday or just let them know you care. 

Game-Xplosion

Stop by if you’re looking to buy or sell video games, music, comics, guitars, Legos, toys, and geek art and figures.

JP’s Barroom

They serve food made from scratch, and source with local, fresh, high-quality ingredients. Even their buns are from Kent’s Macrina Bakery.

LA Frames

L.A. Frames carries a broad selection of ready-made picture frames in a wide variety of sizes and styles; from the smallest photo frame to the canvas frame or ornate mirror frame. They provide a one-of a-kind service and value.

Local 907

They started the Local with the Idea that a Pub should have great food and great service. They brought their years of experience to the Local 907 and try to maintain a high level of fun and service for their customers.

Modern to Vintage Furniture & Design LLC

Their shops are filled with vintage and contemporary previously owned furnishings and decor. As a family business, they are proud to convey their personal tastes in furniture and design, with a particular leaning towards mid-century modern.

Pinto’s

They strive to continue the Pinto’s tradition of providing quality and collectable firearms at reasonable prices, the best possible customer service, and the most reliable knowledge. The goal at Pinto’s is to make your shooting, collecting or reloading experience a fun one.

Poodie’s Pet Palace

Poodie’s has a wide variety of bath and haircut packages, with the option for specialty shampoos, conditioners, teeth brushing, nail grinding, and a flare of color! Their quiet and welcoming atmosphere will make even the most nervous dogs feel comfortable during their spa day. Feel free to stop by and meet their four groomers, and see their storefront full of outfits, collars, and cookies!

Red House Beer and Wine Shoppe

With a comfortable earthy vibe, they pair a restaurant with an excellent selection of beer and wine. Their food pleases young and old alike yet still excites the senses. The steady hand of their professional staff delivers service that adds the finishing touch to what is become The Red House Experience.

Renton Printery

The Renton Printery offers everything a big, box printer offers and so much more! From huge outdoor banners, ​to small hard hat decals, we produce top quality, customized full color decals, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, signs, table tents and more!

Rubattino’s Restaurant

Rubattino’s opened in 1917 and has been family owned for 44 years. They specialize in breakfast with many customer favorites.

Sewing Machine Service Co

Their service department offers free estimates, and fast, friendly service, and their factory trained technicians can repair most models of home and industrial sewing equipment. They are proud to be the largest industrial and household sewing store in the region, and they work hard establishing a real and lasting relationship with their customers so they can earn and keep their trust.

Uncle Mo’s Snappy Inn

If you are looking for a good bite or fantastic drinks to grab in the Renton area, Uncle Mo’s has you covered. The bar is conveniently located in the middle of downtown for easy access to patrons from across the region. Their only goal is your satisfaction with the service you receive and the memories you make with them.

Viking Sewing & Vacuum

This shop services most sewing machine and vacuum brands. All work is done in-store by factory trained technicians. Free estimates available. Stop by for all your sewing and vacuum supplies and parts: bags, belts, filters, shampoo, pet and allergen supplies, scissors, feet and much more.

THE LANDING/COULON

Mother and son walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Park in Renton, Washington.

Glazed Art

This popular ceramic painting and mosaic studio has everything to spark your creative spirits. Schedule a studio session, or pick up a kit to go for creating pottery masterpieces at home.  

Papaya

Offering Vietnamese cuisine with an innovative twist, Papaya features traditional dishes, fresh rolls, soothing pho and creative salads. Dishes like grilled prawns, papaya salad and hard-to-find Banh Xeo (Vietnamese crepes) draw diners from near and far. 

Urban Float

Trest yourself to an escape, deep relaxation and a better night’s sleep. The private, sensory-managed saltwater pods at Urban Float offer weightless and blissful restoration and a welcome disconnect from the world. Choose from gift cards, membership or packages.

Eyes on The Landing

The doctors and staff here are dedicated to bringing a fun environment filled with laughter and are making a commitment to their patients of quality products and exceptional service.Choose from gift cards, membership or packages.

Nibbana Thai Restaurant

Authentic Thai food with a twist. Using several kinds of herbs, natural ingredients, and plenty of vegetables, Nibbana Thai serves tasty, healthy dishes. Get a taste of freshness, creativity and flavor.

Torero’s Mexican Restaurant

Distinguished freshness and quality of food, which is prepared daily. Stop by Torero’s and be greeted by their unbeatable hospitable staff. Their margaritas are famous!

Vino at The Landing

Wine bar and retail wine shop. Their tapas-style menu includes a signature bruschetta, the Vino platter (an assortment of artisan meats, cheeses) and tapenades, paninis, salads, flatbreads, and other wine-friendly selections.

Learning Express Toys & Gifts

With a focus on imagination and fun, this local neighborhood toy store offers a huge selection from Squishmallows and Floor Floaties to science kits, crafts and classics. 

The Pro Shop

Whether you’re in the market for a #3 Russell Wilson jersey or a traditional 12 flag, this official Seattle Seahawks retail store has all the gear imaginable for the casual fan or rabid fanatic in your life. This City Center neighborhood location is just down the road from Seahawks’ headquarters. 

Cacie Nails

Professional Nail Care, Waxing & Facials.

Dough Zone

Authentic Chinese-style, doughy goods, such as Pan Seared Bao, Soup Dumplings, and a variety of noodle selections.

Izakaya Sushi

This Japanese restaurant and bar offers teriyaki conveyor-belt sushi plus daily happy hour. There’s also a kids’ menu and mochi for dessert. 

Top Pot Doughnuts

Exceptional quality, vintage aesthetic, and personal customer service offers a fresh take on the old “coffee and doughnuts” routine.

Trenchers Kitchen & Tap

Trencher’s Kitchen & Tap provides visitors with incredible food and drink options, including 50 constantly-rotating beers on tap and a menu of amazing handcrafted cocktails.

While You’re Here. Wander 57 waterside acres at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Catch a movie, coffee and bite and put a significant dent in your gift list at The Landing, City Center’s urban shopping and entertainment mecca.

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