Person Behind the Place: Kelly Thompson
April 20, 2021 - by Brooke Wilson
Person Behind the Place:
Portfolio Community Manager | WeWork
From creative spaces in Lincoln Square to airy rooms in Bellevue Place, Kelly Thompson manages the community portfolio for WeWork's Bellevue locations. We caught up with her to see why she loves the #HeartofBellevue!
What do you love about working Downtown?
Working in Downtown Bellevue is so convenient and the energy is infectious. Plus, there are a ton of spots to grab lunch and happy hour specials after work. The Downtown Park is a perfect place to relax and recharge any time of day. Not to mention, everyone is so friendly!
When I first moved here, I would take myself out to dinner so I could try different restaurants, and the people I’ve crossed paths with while out and about have become great connections I still keep in touch with today!
My doctor's office is in the Lincoln Square building, my dry cleaner is across the street, my dog's vet clinic is only a few blocks away, my salon is nearby, the library is close, there's a movie theatre, golf course and several gyms... what else could someone ask for!
Anything special happening at WeWork?
If you haven't checked out WeWork before, we offer a complimentary one-month trial! Each location has its own personality, and we are happy to help you find the one the best suits your workflow and style! WeWork not only provides private offices, but also flexible memberships for people who may only need a collaborative space for a day or two. Our spaces can cater to folks who are traveling, or those who just need a change of scene for a little while.
Favorite places to SHOP in Bellevue?
Working so close to Nordstrom Rack has been a life-saver. I've gone there countless times for last-minute gifts and clothing "emergencies.” And of course, The Bellevue Collection always has plenty of options.
Favorite places to DINE?
Two of my favorite places for food and drinks with friends are JOEY and Black Bottle, which both have the same friendly, energetic atmosphere. I've also enjoyed some unforgettable meals at Fogo de Chão and Wild Ginger, where time would fly by for hours with great company and memorable conversation! I also consider ordering breakfast burritos from Barrio Luchador every day for a month as practically a rite of passage for anyone who joins my team; they are so addictive!
Where do you like to HANG OUT in Bellevue?
For nearly two years, I’ve called the Spring District home and it has been so exciting to watch the neighborhood develop. If hitting the trails for a weekend hike isn’t an option, I always make a point to visit the Bellevue Botanical Garden for at least an hour. It can be surprisingly easy to forget that all the Downtown businesses and shops are just around the corner!
Person Behind the Place is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.