Columbia City Business Association

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 Columbia City Caroling       Extravaganza & Beatwalk         Winter Fest!                           Sat. Dec. 14th 3:30 - 10:00pm 

This annual holiday event which morphed from a neighborhood tree lighting at the corner of Rainier and Hudson to a pole lighting at the Gateway Plaza is now coming back to our main street in the form of a family-friendly festival of lights, caroling, holiday celebrities and live music venues.   And, yes The Beaconettes will be back. Click here for details: Columbia City Caroling Extravaganza

For:  Beatwalk Winter Fest


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!


Development News… As the Alta Columbia City at the former post office site continues to take shape, there’s another new project being planned for the corner of Rainier and Angeline, current location of Pho Bo Restaurant. The 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.

Easy Come – Easy Go… We previously noted the arrival of the Columbia City Psychic Shop at the former Big John’s Barber Shop between Vino Verite and the Columbia City Alehouse. Well, after renovating the interior and installing their signage, on the eve of opening, the business owners broke their lease and disappeared. Building owner Tracy Wynn, John’s daughter, breathed a sigh of relief and has put the space back up for lease.

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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