Columbia City Business Association

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Know Your Customer Training -  Thurs.  Jan.  23rd

This training is designed to help any business increase their sales by both deepening their connection with existing customers and reaching new customers. We will explore topics in customer segmentation, service design, and marketing. 

When: 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday 1/23 

Where: Offices of Johnson-Southerland Architects

3827B S Edmunds St.  (behind Empire Espresso)

Mardi Gras -  Tues.  Feb 25th

Fat Tuesday gets fatter every year in Columbia City, especially thanks to our talented and hardworking Beatwalk team.  Look for festivities and great music at Lotties, Island Soul, The Royal Room, Backyard, Hummingbird. Watch this space for more details and get some beads!

Next CCBA Meeting - Tues. March 10th 9am PCC Community Room


Columbia City is a historic landmark district in South Seattle, known for its international mix of restaurants and cafes, live music venues, Ark Lodge Cinema, locally-owned shops and businesses.  In the 1890's, Columbia City was the last stop on the trolley line from downtown Seattle.  Now, it is at the heart of the Light Rail line, 15 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport and 11 minutes to Downtown 


 You made it possible!

Our fabulous new Winter Lights on Rainier would not be hanging without the help of:

  • PCC Community Markets 
  • Columbia City BIA 

They made substantial donations to get the fundraising started. Then the parade of local businesses that stepped up to make the vision of a brighter Main street has been incredible.

  • Bob's Meats
  • Columbia City Ale House
  • Columbia City Bakery
  • Columbia City Bouquet
  • Columbia City Gallery
  • Columbia City Theater
  • Eileen Fisher Renew
  • Full Tilt
  • Gather 
  • Geraldine's Counter
  • Great NW LLC
  • HomeSight
  • Island Soul
  • Lottie's Lounge
  • LR Ingrid LLC
  • LR Isabella LLC
  • Molly Moon
  • Pagliacci
  • Retroactive Kids
  • Rookies
  • Royal Room
  • Shirley Marvin Apartments
  • Wabi Sabi
  • Washington Federal
  • WINK Eyewear


Tish Gallow & Kate Bond 

Tish Gallow and Kate Bond, pictured above with their donation buckets, are the Producers of BeatWalk, which is in its 25th Anniversary Year.  They have done a phenomenal job of expanding the number of venues, creating an amazing street scene and pumping up the participation and the energy. 

  • Royal Room
  • Columbia City Ale House 
  • Lotties 
  • Rhumba Notes
  • Rainier Valley Historical Society
  • Tutta Bella
  • Backyard
  • Columbia City Gallery
  • Royal Esquire Club

BeatWalk is the 2nd Sunday of each month.  It is completely free, but donations are most welcome!


Restaurant News…

Mamadou Diakhate has reached his goal of moving La Teranga Restaurant to a larger space. He’ll be opening at Rainier and Genesee, right next to his Baol African Imports shop. Now we’ll have to walk an extra three blocks to enjoy Mamadou’s smile. 

Coming into the former La Teranga space is Evan Leichtling with plans to take advantage of the location's well known idiosyncrasies. Evan and his wife Meghna are currently thinking about "Off Alley" as the name and are hoping for a mid-April opening. Read more

Development News…

The Pho Bo Restaurant property has recently changed hands, and the new owner/developer CP Rainier LLC has begun the permitting process for a new mixed-use building with four levels of residential units over commercial and amenity space. The developer’s current (early) thinking is to provide 72 residential units, 3 small commercial spaces, and underground parking for 80 vehicles. The project architect says they hope to have permits a year from now and be ready for occupancy in late 2022.

get involved 

The CCBA is a fully volunteer based organization and your help is vital in keeping our organization running smoothly. Please review our available committees for opportunities to get involved and help shape our vibrant community!  For more information, click here CCBA Committees

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