This place is the closest apartment to Microsoft that you can find. It is literally across the street from main campus. This makes it a great place for those who want a quick commute or save gas. However, the wall is very thin in this apartment complex and I can hear the traffic outside very well with all doors and windows closed. Noises from the adjoining stairs are very noticeable even at midnight. The floor plan is quite good though.
This alteration store is located at the rear of Crossroad Shopping Center behind Michaels and right next to a bakery. I brought in a pair of silk pants for alteration and they did the job perfectly. Usually I don't trust people with slicky fabrics such as silk for alteration but these people are great with their craft. Price ($10) is very reasonable given the quality of their work. I will sure go back for their service if needed for more expensive garments.
My daughter just started in this preschool this month. She goes there twice a week for 3 hours each day. Like other kids, she cried so hard for the first few days, but the teachers have been very nice and made her feel better and enjoy the class more. All the teachers are Japanese and only Japanese language is spoken. There are a lot of activities going on in that three-hour class, including story telling, craft, play, games and snack time.
This towing company has quick service. I used them a couple times, once for jump starting, another time for a completely dead battery and the last time was for a flat tire. The drivers were all courteous and performed the task quickly. Arrival might take a while during the day but at night it was like a 20 minute wait. I am satisfied with the service they provided.
This is a very newly opened Japanese discount store in Alderwood Mall. It is similar to the now closed Zakka store but a bit more upscale. The product selection is vast ranging from stationery, cookware, dinnerware, gift items, dried food, kitchen items, books, toys, etc. Everything is very cheap ($1-5) and quality is average.
This store in old downtown Bellevue has a good selection of Birkenstocks. The staff is friendly and accomodating in fitting. The price is what you expect for in a brick and mortar store, that is, MSRP. My pair is still in good condition so I haven't tried their repair service yet.
This place is a heaven for those who love nature. Besides carrying books on gardening and wildlife, it also has a lot of beautiful postcards with birds and plants in drawing. It has field guides on various subjects, gardening tips, designs, books for birders, etc. It is a great place to refresh from the crowd in busy Pioneer Square.
Dr Brooks, his staff including the receptionist and hygenists are super friendly people. Dr Brooks is very caring and really takes the time to explain everything you want to know about dental health and address your concerns. Their preventive care is top notch and you really can see your progress during each checkup.
Squak is a bit off downtown Issaquah along route 900 to Renton. It has a very good (and high quality) selection of Japanese maples. Their newsletter informs you of special sales, talks and seasonal tips. They have a spring and autumn sale which is a very nice time to stock up the expensive maples.
This place is very convenient for those living in Sammamish or Issaquah and commuting to Redmond. It is in the crossroad of E Lake Sammamish Pkway and Highway 202, just behind the Shell station. I used their alteration service which is decent giving the price ($10 for pants). Wait time is a bit long though (1 week).