After 11 fantastic years at the Bellevue Collection we have moved 4 miles up the road to a comfortable and familiar location in the heart of downtown Kirkland in the Marina District.
We have landed in an intimate and cozy retail space on Kirkland Avenue where tree lined streets, busy sidewalks and unique shops meet the sunset on the shores of Lake Washington.
It has been 11 years since we left Kirkland where time slows down, sunsets fall beautifully to the west and conversations last longer than the passing hellos of a busy Bellevue culture.
Kirkland has always been a great place to live, but honestly its a difficult business location for lots of reasons. Leaving Kirkland 11 years ago after 18 years as a looming recession was rearing its ugly head we needed to explore a more business friendly environment to survive what was expected to be a long and challenging recession.
We survived and flourished albeit at a cost and it is now time to slow down and move back "home". Small business isn't easy and the requirements of success often come with an inequity of balance and we are looking to be back in balance again. Work and play are important and neither should be challenged by the other.
Come by our La Petite Galerie, say hello, watch a sunset and view some great art!