There’s one sure way to attract a crowd at a parking garage: plan a car show.
More than 750 people gathered at the top level of the new three level Bellevue Library parking garage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and car show to celebrate the completion of the construction project on the morning of Saturday, June 22.
“We in Bellevue love libraries,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer Robertson. “The partnership between the city and KCLS is a wonderful thing; I can’t wait to see the green wall go up.”
In addition to 163 new parking spaces, for a total of 362 spaces, the project includes a green wall of living plants and license plate artwork by renowned Northwest artist Buster Simpson.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees toured more than 40 classic, muscle, exotic and electric cars while enjoying mini-donuts from Street Donuts and coffee generously provided by the Bellevue Friends of the Library. Lolo the Clown also was in attendance, creating balloon animals for children.