Friday, August 9, 2013

What Kind of Businesses Did We Hear that People Want on 35th Ave NE?

As the results of our 35th Ave NE Survey indicate (HTML Link), the majority (92%) of respondents desire an increased diversity of businesses throughout the 35th Ave NE Business District.  Currently, the most frequently used business types currently include 1) shopping/grocery, 2) coffee/snack, and 3) banking.  But what are the most desired business types that respondents would like to see?  Well check out this cool word cloud!

Here's also our attempt to summarize what we heard from the respondents.

Restaurants
Vegetarian
Mexican
Indian
Thai
Vietnamese/Pho
Dim Sum
Sushi
Decent pizza restaurant
Breakfast/brunch/lunch place
Bakery
Bagel shop
Café/deli/sandwich shops with healthy foods
Prepared, carry-out foods
Gluten free bakery
Organic food outlets
Ice cream/gelato/frozen yogurt
Specialty desserts, e.g., pie shop
Smoothie/Juice bar
Pub/brewery, like Elliot Bay Brewery
Affordable neighborhood bistro
Family friendly
Finer dining
Artisan food shops, like La Pasta
Wine/cheese bar
Kosher deli or restaurant or butcher
Dog friendly restaurant
Tea house
Food trucks at park on Saturday nights
Fish taco cafe
           
Restaurants/Food Service, specifically mentioned
Sandpoint Grill
Molly Moons
True Food Kitchen
Cosi
Elliott Bay
Red Mill burgers
Tutta Bella
Macrina Bakery
Nana’s Soup
Frank’s Oyster House
In-N-Out Burger
Paseo sandwich shop
PlayDate SEA
Zingerman’s Deli
Delfino’s
Zoka’s coffeehouse
Zippy’s Giant Burgers
Twirl Cafe

Specialty Food Stores
Trader Joes
Chinese grocery
Butcher
Farmer’s market

Bookstores
Children’s bookstore
Third Place books with community gathering space
Newsstand

Boutique/Clothes
Kid clothing store
Consignment shop for kids, clothes and toys
Vintage clothing
Boutiques – clothing, gifts, cards
Fitness clothing

Crafts/Art
Yarn/craft/art store
Art gallery
Artist’s co-op
Ceramics studio -- wheels, kilns

Fitness
Small gym/fitness
Kids gym

Hardware
Ace or City People’s or McVicar’s hardware

Performance/Gathering Spaces
Small movie theater, live theater, performance spaces
Music studio rental space
Musical instruments
Music venue
Community center with meeting rooms
Retro video arcade
Healthy hangout for teens
Family friendly evening entertainment, e.g., bowling

Repair
Auto parts
Shoe repair
Small appliance repair
Computer repair

Small Business Services
UPS store
Photo copy & business printing store

Financial
Credit union

Miscellaneous
Daycare/kid activity
“Math N Stuff”
Doggie daycare/grooming
Florist
Spa
Dollar store
Home decorating accessories
State licensed marijuana store
Garden store
Bike shop/community based bike shop
Antique store
Kitchen/household
10,000 Villages
Party supply store

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