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Supporting Businesses Impacted by East Link Extension Construction

August 29, 2018 - by Lexi Roberts

Category What's Happening

Supporting Businesses Impacted by East Link Extension Construction

Loyal to the Local

In less than five year’s Sound Transit’s East Link light rail line will be opening in 2023 and connecting to the communities we love throughout Seattle and the Eastside will be easier than ever. Committed to serving the region, Sound Transit knows that innovation can be messy, and the impact construction has on local business owners.

Local businesses are at the heart of our cities, and Sound Transit is devoted to supporting Bellevue businesses directly impacted by the East Link extension tunnel that mining was recently completed for.

Sound Transit calls for us to be Loyal to the Local. We can all make a difference in the Bellevue community by visiting local neighborhood restaurants, shops, and services that not only offer a unique experience, but influence the vibrant personality of our neighborhoods.

As part of the Loyal to the Local campaign, Sound Transit is holding a Twitter contest where seven winners with a friend will privately tour the East Link extension tunnel in Fall 2018. Entering the contest is as easy as snapping a photo and posting a tweet with the Loyal to the Local display onsite at Bellevue’s free summer Live at Lunch concert series. Post must include hashtags, #LoyalToLocal and #SoundTransit, and be submitted by September 13.

Enjoy a free concert in Downtown Bellevue, and enter the contest on the following Live at Lunch dates:

  • August 30
  • September 4, 6, 12, 13

Complete Live at Lunch presented by Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center Schedule.

On September 13, seven winners will be selected at random for a group tour. Sound Transit’s staff will be onsite with the display to answer contest questions and construction updates. All winners must be at least 18 years old and able to navigate stairs and other obstacles in a construction site.

Meet the Loyal to the Local Businesses: