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City campaign features Seattle’s “hidden gems”

Discover Seattle’s locally owned “hidden gems” that help shape our neighborhoods. The Office of Economic Development’s 2011 Only in Seattle campaign celebrates local businesses that deliver one-of-a-kind experiences. The website highlights unique spots that include a bookstore/gallery, quilting store, independently owned record shops, restaurants, wine shops, butchers and the home of one of the largest video collections in the world.  Follow the website, Facebook and Twitter for information on the businesses and to receive announcements about discounts, special events, new business openings and neighborhood news.

Only in Seattle currently features 36 new businesses in eight neighborhoods:  Belltown, Capitol Hill, Chinatown/International District, Madison Valley, Phinney/Greenwood, Queen Anne, South Lake Union and the University District. By the end of the summer, the campaign will grow to spotlight 58 businesses in 13 neighborhoods.

Originally launched in 2010, the campaign’s “buy local” mission encourages people to shop locally and aims to inspire people to discover and explore new neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city.