What a great place for kids to take a break from shopping and a chance for mom or dad to sit down while the kids play. Creative exhibits. If your kid loves water, bring extra clothes. My daughter loves to play in their water exhibit. Best thing? It's free from 5 to 8pm on Friday nights.
CONS: can't bring in food and it's not a huge museum.
I took my daughter here for her very first haircut. The stylist knew what to do to keep my daughter occupied so she wouldn't get too squirmy during the haircut. My only complaint was that she didn't get much hair cut (only an even cut along the bottom and her bangs trimmed) and her haircut cost as much as mine. On the positive side, we did get a free small bottle of Paul Mitchell brand kids' detangler spray.
This library has EVERYTHING a library should have. It reminds me of the library I used to study in at the UW. Aside from books, CDs, movies, computers, etc, the thing I like most about this library is that there are a number of meeting rooms that can be reserved for personal use.
The teacher in me always loves going here to peruse the latest game, toy, or classroom management item they have stocked. The only con is that it's focused more for elementary-aged kids. I used a few things with my middle-schoolers. But, if I was still teaching high school, I probably wouldn't purchase a thing.
This "mall" has lots of stores for a variety of needs (pharmacy, party store, craft store, clothing, furniture, movies, groceries, and many more), but what I like most is the food court that is flanked by a mini stage where many local artists perform. The food court consists of foods from around the world. Anyone who enjoys ethnic foods will LOVE coming here, especially if everyone in the family is craving something different to eat. The only drawback is that during busy eating times it's difficult to find an area to eat that's clean. People are responsible for bussing their own areas and that doesn't always happen.
This mall has some great stores (Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Nordstorm Rack, and Target), some great eateries (Red Robin, Seattle's Best Coffee, Cold Stone), and some nice places to rest (a Children's Museum for kids and InSpa for mom!). What I like most, though, is that it's never too crowded and I can always find parking (even during Christmas!).
PROS: lots of parking
CONS: not a huge shopping mall
I love to go shopping here because there's almost everything I need here. LOTS of shoppping choices. My only complaint is that there isn't a play area in the mall for young kids (like at Bellevue Square).
PROS: Tons of Stores
CONS: No Kids' Play Area
I have taken our dry cleaning here ever since living in Fairwood (four years). The prices are average (not too high, but not the cheapest, either). I haven't had a single problem with the dry cleaning. I have even had some mending done that turned out well. Help at the front desk is usually really fast. Clothes always done by the quote date & time.
I had both a pedicure and a manicure done at the same time, literally. A female did my feet while a man did my hands. The pedicure turned out really nice, esp the cute flowers she painted. I didn't like the manicure for the "clear" polish had a really pink tint to it that really showed in the light.
CONS: Only one person the day I was there spoke English
Almost every week we visit the library for story time for the toddlers or to pick up a book on hold. I love that I can search online and then place a book, movie, CD, etc on hold and then go pick it up within the next week. The staff here has always been helpful for me when I need it (which is rare because everything there is pretty self explanatory). They even have free wireless if you bring your laptop! I made great use of this when I was studying for my Masters degree.