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Bumbershoot Music Festival Aims for Persistent Presence in Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle’s retail space once occupied by Bed Bath & Beyond, permanently closed in 2018, may have landed a new tenant for the hulking, 66,000-square-foot retail space – and that prospective tenant has longstanding, high-profile roots in Seattle’s arts-and-culture scene.

The producers of the Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival have indicated their interest in leasing the space in the interest of maintaining a “year-round presence” in the city’s Capitol and First Hill districts.

Clise Properties reportedly attended, and commented, at Seattle’s city meeting on March 9, but declined to comment further (link).

The arts festival is associated with New Rising Sun, which, according to the website, is “a coalition of Seattle-based arts, entertainment and cultural leaders.” From New Rising Sun and the city’s news release:
[New Rising Sun proposes] “the transformation of Bumbershoot into a year-round, community and nationally engaged arts and music events brand realigning the festival with Seattle’s current identity, growth and direction”

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